Prof. Malte Brasholz

University of Rostock

Institute of Chemistry – Organic Chemistry

Rostock, Germany

Email: malte.brasholz[at]

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Main current Research interests:

  1. Organic photochemistry and photocatalysis
  2. Photooxygenation and radical cascade reactions
  3. Tandem catalysis
  4. Synthesis of bioactive and drug candidate compounds
  5. Chemical valorization of renewable feedstocks
  6. Microreactors and flow chemistry

Selected publications (max. three):

  1. Dirk Alpers, Malte Gallhof, Julian Witt, Frank Hoffmann, Malte Brasholz, A Photoredox-Induced Stereoselective Dearomative Radical (4+2)-Cyclization/1,4-Addition Cascade for the Synthesis of Highly Functionalized Hexahydro-1H-carbazoles Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 1402-1406.
  2. Stephanie Lerch, Lisa-Natascha Unkel, Malte Brasholz,Tandem Organocatalysis and Photocatalysis: An Anthraquinone-Catalyzed Indole-C3-Alkylation/Photooxidation/1,2-Shift Sequence Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 6558-6562.
  3. Malte Brasholz, Karin von Känel, Christian H. Hornung, Simon Saubern, John Tsanaktsidis Highly efficient dehydration of carbohydrates to 5-(chloromethyl)furfural (CMF), 5-(hydroxymethyl)furfural (HMF) and levulinic acid by biphasic continuous flow processing Green Chem. 2011, 13, 1114-1117.


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