Prof. Dr. Tanja Gulder

Prof. Dr. Tanja Gulder

Professor

Organische Chemie / Biomimetische Katalyse
Hauptgebäude Chemie
Johannisallee 29
04103 Leipzig

Abstract

Although the halogenation of organic molecules is one of the most widespread techniques for the functionalization of substrates, efficient catalytic methods for the selective installation of halogen atoms are rare. Our research program therefore addresses the long-standing problem of catalytic halogenation. Nature has developed different strategies to catalyze these types of reactions with high chemo-, regio, and stereospecificity. By exploring and emulating Nature’s concept, new catalysts are elaborated, which allow for the development of mild, generally applicable, and selective catalytic methods for the formation of carbon,halogen bonds, thus adding a particularly advantageous tool to the arsenal of methods in modern synthesis. With the application of these catalysts, novel compound classes with unique structures and potent biological activities are easily accessed, expanding the boundaries of chemical space.

Professional career

  • since 01/2020
    Professor for Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Mineralogy, University of Leipzig
  • 01/2018 - 12/2019
    Heisenberg-Professor for Biomimetic Catalysis, Department of Chemistry and Catalysis Research Center, TU Munich
  • 06/2014 - 12/2017
    Junior-Research-Group Leader, Department Chemie, TU Munich
  • 09/2010 - 05/2014
    Junior-Research-Group Leader, Institute of Organic Chemistry, RWTH Aachen University
  • 05/2008 - 08/2010
    Postdoctoral-Research Associate with Prof. Dr. P. S. Baran, Scripps Research Institute

Education

  • 03/2004 - 03/2008
    PhD Thesis with Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. G. Bringmann, Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Würzburg
  • 05/2003 - 02/2004
    Diploma Thesis with Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. G. Bringmann, Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Würzburg
  • Learning from natures's lessons: development of bioinspired catalysts for selective oxidative halogenations and their application for the creation of potent biomedical agents
    Gulder, Tanja
    Duration: 03/2017 - 12/2021
    Funded by: DFG Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Naturstoffchemie
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  • Catalytic, Asymmetric Halogenations mediated by hypervalent Iodanes
    Gulder, Tanja
    Duration: 01/2017 - 08/2021
    Funded by: DFG Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Naturstoffchemie
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more projects

  • Stierli, D.; Eberle, M.; Lamberth, C.; Jacob, O.; Balmer, D.; Gulder, T.
    Quarternary α-cyanobenzylsulfonamides: A new subclass of CAA fungicides with excellent anti-Oomycetes activity
    Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry. 2021. p. 115965
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  • Busse, M.; Marciniszyn, J. P.; Ferstl, S.; Kimm, M. A.; Pfeiffer, F.; Gulder, T.
    3D‐Non‐destructive Imaging through Heavy‐Metal Eosin Salt Contrast Agents
    Chemistry A European Journal. 2020.
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  • Kiefl, G.; Gulder, T.
    α-Functionalization of Ketones via a Nitrogen Directed Oxidative Umpolung
    Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2020. 142 (49). pp. 20577-20582
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