Oliver Wenger

Department of Chemistry, University of Basel


University of Basel

Department of Chemistry
St. Johanns-Ring 19
4056 Basel
Office phone +41 61 207 11 46

Read more about the Wenger-Group here.






X. Guo, Y. Okamoto, M. R. Schreier, T. R. WardO. WengerEnantioselective synthesis of amines by combining photoredox and enzymatic catalysis in a cyclic reaction network“ Chem. Sci. (2018). [Link]
X. Guo, O. WengerReductive Amination by Photoredox Catalysis via Polarity-Matched Hydrogen Atom Transfer“ Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2017). [Link]
S. G. Keller, A. Pannwitz, H. Mallin, O. WengerT. R. WardStreptavidin as a Scaffold for Light-Induced Long-Lived Charge Separation“ Chem. Eur. J. (2017). [Link]
A. Pannwitz, O. WengerPhotoinduced Electron Transfer Coupled to Donor Deprotonation and Acceptor Protonation in a Molecular Triad Mimicking Photosystem II“ J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2017). [Link]
L. A. Buldt, O. WengerChromium complexes for luminescence, solar cells, photoredox catalysis, upconversion, and phototriggered NO release“ Chem. Sci. (2017). [Link]
C. B. Larsen, O. WengerPhotoredox Catalysis with Metal Complexes Made from Earth-Abundant Elements“ Chem. Eur. J. (2017). [Link]
L. A. Büldt, O. WengerChromium(0), Molybdenum(0), and Tungsten(0) Isocyanide Complexes as Luminophores and Photosensitizers with Long-Lived Excited States“ Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2017). [Link]
M. Kuss-Petermann, O. WengerExceptionally Long-Lived Photodriven Multi-Electron Storage without Sacrificial Reagents“ Chem. Eur. J. (2017). [Link]
A. Lanzilotto, M. Kuss-Petermann, O. Wenger, E. C. Constable, C. E. HousecroftHomoleptic complexes of a porphyrinatozinc(ii)-2,2':6',2''-terpyridine ligand“ Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 16, 585-95 (2017). [Link]
M. Kuss-Petermann, M. Orazietti, M. Neuburger, P. Hamm, O. WengerIntramolecular Light-Driven Accumulation of Reduction Equivalents by Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer“ J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2017). [Link]
M. SkaisgirskiX. GuoO. WengerElectron Accumulation on Naphthalene Diimide Photosensitized by [Ru(2,2′-Bipyridine)3]2+“ Inorg. Chem. 56, 2432-39 (2017). [Link]
L. A. Büldt, X. Guo, R. Vogel, A. Prescimone, O. WengerA Tris (diisocyanide) chromium (0) Complex Is a Luminescent Analog of Fe (2, 2′-Bipyridine) 32+“ J. Am. Chem. Soc. 139, 985-92 (2017). [Link]
A. Pannwitz, A. Prescimone, O. WengerRuthenium(II)–Pyridylimidazole Complexes as Photoreductants and PCET Reagents“ Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2017, 609-15 (2017). [Link]
M. Kuss-Petermann, O. WengerPump-Pump-Probe Spectroscopy of a Molecular Triad Monitoring Detrimental Processes for Photoinduced Charge Accumulation“ Helv. Chim. Acta 100, e1600283 (2017). [Link]
L. A. Büldt, X. Guo, A. Prescimone, O. WengerA Molybdenum (0) Isocyanide Analogue of Ru (2, 2′‐Bipyridine) 32+: A Strong Reductant for Photoredox Catalysis“ Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 55, 11247-50 (2016). [Link]
S. G. Keller, A. Pannwitz, F. Schwizer, J. Klehr, O. WengerT. R. WardLight-driven electron injection from a biotinylated triarylamine donor to [Ru (diimine) 3] 2+-labeled streptavidin“ Org. Biomol. Chem. 14, 7197-201 (2016). [Link]
Y. OkamotoT. R. WardO. WengerFrom Photodriven Charge Accumulation to Fueling Enzyme Cascades in Molecular Factories“ Chimia 6, 395 (2016). [Link]
E. A. Miłopolska, M. Kuss-Petermann, M. Neuburger, O. WengerT. R. WardN-Heterocyclic carbene ligands bearing a naphthoquinone appendage: Synthesis and coordination chemistry“ Polyhedron 103, 261-66 (2016). [Link]
A. Lanzilotto, L. A. Büldt, H. C. Schmidt, A. Prescimone, O. Wenger, E. C. Constable, C. E. HousecroftImproved light absorbance does not lead to better DSC performance: studies on a ruthenium porphyrin–terpyridine conjugate“ RSC Adv. 6, 15370 (2016). [Link]
H. C. Schmidt, M. Spulber, M. Neuburger, C. G. Palivan, M. Meuwly, O. WengerCharge Transfer Pathways in Three Isomers of Naphthalene-Bridged Organic Mixed Valence Compounds“ J. Org. Chem. 81, 595-602 (2016). [Link]