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Independent Work

"Dual-catalytic structural isomerisation as a route to
α-arylated ketones"

D. Lunic+, N. Vystavkin+, C. J. Teskey*

(+ authors contributed equally)

Preprint here




"Dual-Catalysed Intermolecular Reductive Coupling of Dienes and Ketones"

V. J. Mayerhofer+, M. Lippolis+, C. J. Teskey*

(+ authors contributed equally)

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 202362, e202314870

(highlighted in Trendbericht Organische Chemie 2024)


"Discovery of divergent, light-controlled catalysis triggered by ligand photodissociation from cobalt complexes"

N. Vystavkin+, M. Barday+, C. J. Teskey*

(+ authors contributed equally)

Synthesis 2023, doi: 10.1055/a-2183-4332


"Photoinduced cobalt catalysis for the reductive coupling of pyridines and dienes enabled by paired single-electron transfer"

J. Qin+, M. Barday+, S. Jana, N. Sanosa, I. Funes-Ardoiz,* C. J. Teskey*

(+ authors contributed equally)

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2023, 62, e202310639

(amongst the most read articles in September 2023, highlighted in ChemCatChem and Synfacts and one of HepatoChem's 23 photochemistry papers from 2023)

"Highlights from the 56th Bürgenstock Conference on Stereochemistry 2023"

M. Reid,* C. J. Teskey*

Chem. Sci. 2023,14, 92449247



"Photo- and Electrochemical Cobalt Catalysed Hydrogen Atom Transfer for the Hydrofunctionalisation of Alkenes"

S. Jana+, V. J. Mayerhofer+, C. J. Teskey*

(+ authors contributed equally)

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2023, 62, e202304882


"Light-Driven Cobalt Hydride Catalyzed Hydroarylation

of Styrenes"

E. Bergamaschi+, V. J. Mayerhofer+, C. J. Teskey*

(+ authors contributed equally)

ACS Catal. 2022, 12, 14806–14811

(2nd most read paper in ACS Catalysis in December 2022, & selected as one of Hepatochem's top 22 photochemistry papers from 2022)

Highlighted in Synfacts here


"Mild and Chemoselective Carboxylic Acid Reduction Promoted by Borane Catalysis"

D. Lunic, N. Sanosa, I. Funes-Ardoiz*, C. J. Teskey*

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2022, 61, e202207647

(amongst the most accessed in September 2022

and highlighted in OPR&D)

"Light-Gated Cobalt(I) Hydride Catalysed Alkyne Hydroboration"

E. Bergamaschi & C. J. Teskey*

Tetrahedron Lett. 2022, 98, 153813

Invited submission in honor of Professor Dr Franziska Schoenebeck for the 2022 Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award in Organic Synthesis


"Controlling Chemoselectivity of Catalytic Hydroboration

with Light"

E. Bergamaschi,+ D. Lunic,+ L. A. McLean, M. Hohenadel,

Y.-K. Chen, C. J. Teskey*

(+ authors contributed equally) 

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 202261, e202114482

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"Dual Photoredox/Cobaloxime Catalysis for Cross-Dehydrogenative α-Heteroarylation of Amines"

E. Bergamaschi, C. Weike, V. J. Mayerhofer, I. Funes-Ardoiz*, 

C. J. Teskey* 

Org. Lett. 202123, 5378–5382

(3rd most read article in Org. Lett. for August 2021)

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"Using Light to Modify Selectivity of Transition Metal Catalysed Transformations"

D. Lunic,+ E. Bergamaschi,+ C. J. Teskey* 

(+ authors contributed equally)

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 20594–20605

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"Photocontrolled Cobalt Catalysis for Selective Hydroboration of α,β-Unsaturated Ketones" 

F. Beltran,+ E. Bergamaschi,+ I. Funes-Ardoiz, C. J. Teskey*

(+ authors contributed equally)

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 2117621182

Highlight in Synfacts here


"Visible-light controlled divergent catalysis using a bench-stable cobalt(I) hydride complex" 

E. Bergamaschi,† F. Beltran,† C. J. Teskey* († authors contributed equally)

Chem. Eur.-J. 2020, 26, 5180–5184

Postdoc & PhD Work


"Alpha-functionalisation of ketones through metal-free electrophilic activation" 

W. Zawodny, C. J. Teskey, M. Mishevska, M. Völkl,

 B. Maryasin, L. González and N. Maulide*

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 20935–20939

(amongst most accessed papers in Nov 2020)

"Unified Approach to the Chemoselective α-Functionalization of Amides with Heteroatom Nucleophiles" 

C. R. Gonçalves,† M. Lemmerer,† C. J. Teskey,+ P. Adler,+ D. Kaiser,+ B. Maryasin, L. González, N. Maulide*

(†, + authors contributed equally)

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 18437–18443 

(2nd most read paper in Dec 2019)


"α-Fluorination of carbonyls with nucleophilic fluorine"

P. Adler,†, C. J. Teskey,† D. Kaiser, M. Holy, H. H. Sitte, N. Maulide* (†authors contributed equally)

Nat. Chem. 2019, 11, 329–334 

'Behind the paper' blog post here


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"Chemoselective α,β-Dehydrogenation of Saturated Amides"

C. J. Teskey,† P. Adler,† C. R. Gonçalves, N. Maulide*

(†authors contributed equally)

Angew. Chem Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 456–460

(a top 10% most downloaded paper in 2018-2019)


“Regioselective synthesis of pyridines by redox alkylation of pyridine N-oxides with malonates”

M. Lemmerer, C. J. Teskey, D. Kaiser, N. Maulide*

Monatsh. Chem. 2018, 148, 715–719



“Ruthenium Catalyzed meta-Carboxylation” 

H. L. Barlow, C. J. Teskey, M. F. Greaney*

Org. Lett. 2017, 19, 6662–6665

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“Domino N- / C-Arylation via in situ generation of a directing group: An atom efficient approach to using diaryliodonium salts”

C. J. Teskey,† S. M. A. Sohel,† D. L. Bunting, S. G. Modha, M. F. Greaney* (†authors contributed equally)

Angew. Chem Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 5263–5266

(Hot Paper)


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“The Cross-Dehydrogenative-Coupling of Alkoxybenzenes with Toluenes: Copper(II) Halide Mediated Tandem Halo/Benzylation of Arenes” 

T. E. Storr, C. J. Teskey, M. F. Greaney*

Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 50, 18169–18178


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“Ruthenium catalysed meta-selective C–H bond bromination”

C. J. Teskey, A. W. Y. Lui, M. F. Greaney*

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 11677–11680


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