Oliver Wenger - NCCR MSE

Oliver Wenger

Department of Chemistry, University of Basel

Project Leader



M. R. Schreier, B. Pfund, D. M. Steffen, O. Wenger “Photocatalytic Regeneration of a Nicotinamide Adenine Nucleotide Mimic with Water-Soluble Iridium(III) Complexes“ Inorg. Chem. 2023. [DOI]
J. A. Kübler, B. Pfund, O. Wenger “Zinc(II) Complexes with Triplet Charge-Transfer Excited States Enabling Energy-Transfer Catalysis, Photoinduced Electron Transfer, and Upconversion“ JACS Au 2022. [DOI]
N. Sinha, B. Pfund, C. Wegeberg, A. Prescimone, O. Wenger “Cobalt(III) Carbene Complex with an Electronic Excited-State Structure Similar to Cyclometalated Iridium(III) Compounds“ J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022. [DOI]
M. R. Schreier, X. Guo, B. Pfund, Y. Okamoto, T. R. Ward, C. Kerzig, O. Wenger “Water-Soluble Tris(cyclometalated) Iridium(III) Complexes for Aqueous Electron and Energy Transfer Photochemistry“ Acc. Chem. Res. 2022. [DOI]
J. B. Bilger, C. Kerzig, C. B. Larsen, O. Wenger “A Photorobust Mo(0) Complex Mimicking [Os(2,2′-bipyridine)3]2+ and Its Application in Red-to-Blue Upconversion“ J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021. [DOI]
O. Wenger “Photoactive nickel complexes in cross coupling catalysis“ Chem. Eur. J. 2020. [DOI]
M. R. Schreier, B. Pfund, X. Guo, O. Wenger “Photo-triggered hydrogen atom transfer from an iridium hydride complex to unactivated olefins“ Chem. Sci. 2020. [DOI]
B. Pfund, D. M. Steffen, M. R. Schreier, M. Bertrams, C. Ye, K. Börjesson, O. Wenger, C. Kerzig “UV Light Generation and Challenging Photoreactions Enabled by Upconversion in Water“ J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020. [DOI]
X. Guo, Y. Okamoto, M. R. Schreier, T. R. WardO. Wenger “Reductive Amination and Enantioselective Amine Synthesis by Photoredox Catalysis“ Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2020. [DOI]
T. Brandl, C. Kerzig, L. Le Pleux, A. Prescimone, O. WengerM. Mayor “Improved Photostability of a Cu(I) Complex by Macrocyclization of the Phenanthroline Ligands“ Chem. Eur. J. 2019. [DOI]
C. Fischer, C. Kerzig, B. Zilate, O. WengerC. Sparr “Modulation of Acridinium Organophotoredox Catalysts Guided by Photophysical Studies“ ACS Catal. 2019. [DOI]
A. Castrogiovanni, P. Herr, X. Guo, C. Larsen, C. SparrO. Wenger “Shortcuts for Electron-Transfer through the Secondary Structure of Helical Oligo-1,2-naphthylenes“ Chem. Eur. J. 2019. [DOI]
O. Wenger “Is Iron the New Ruthenium?“ Chem. Eur. J. 2019. [DOI]
O. Wenger “Photoactive Complexes with Earth-Abundant Metals“ J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018. [DOI]
H. C. Schmidt, X. Guo, P. U. Richard, M. Neuburger, C. G. PalivanO. Wenger “Mixed-valent molecular triple-deckers“ Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018. [DOI]
X. Guo, Y. Okamoto, M. R. Schreier, T. R. WardO. Wenger “Enantioselective synthesis of amines by combining photoredox and enzymatic catalysis in a cyclic reaction network“ Chem. Sci. 2018. [DOI]
X. Guo, O. Wenger “Reductive Amination by Photoredox Catalysis via Polarity-Matched Hydrogen Atom Transfer“ Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017. [DOI]
S. G. Keller, A. Pannwitz, H. Mallin, O. WengerT. R. Ward “Streptavidin as a Scaffold for Light-Induced Long-Lived Charge Separation“ Chem. Eur. J. 2017. [DOI]
A. Pannwitz, O. Wenger “Photoinduced Electron Transfer Coupled to Donor Deprotonation and Acceptor Protonation in a Molecular Triad Mimicking Photosystem II“ J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017. [DOI]
L. A. Buldt, O. Wenger “Chromium complexes for luminescence, solar cells, photoredox catalysis, upconversion, and phototriggered NO release“ Chem. Sci. 2017. [DOI]
C. B. Larsen, O. Wenger “Photoredox Catalysis with Metal Complexes Made from Earth-Abundant Elements“ Chem. Eur. J. 2017. [DOI]
L. A. Büldt, O. Wenger “Chromium(0), Molybdenum(0), and Tungsten(0) Isocyanide Complexes as Luminophores and Photosensitizers with Long-Lived Excited States“ Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017. [DOI]
M. Kuss-Petermann, O. Wenger “Exceptionally Long-Lived Photodriven Multi-Electron Storage without Sacrificial Reagents“ Chem. Eur. J. 2017. [DOI]
A. Lanzilotto, M. Kuss-Petermann, O. Wenger, E. C. Constable, C. E. Housecroft “Homoleptic complexes of a porphyrinatozinc(ii)-2,2':6',2''-terpyridine ligand“ Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 2017, 16:585-95. [DOI]
M. Kuss-Petermann, M. Orazietti, M. Neuburger, P. Hamm, O. Wenger “Intramolecular Light-Driven Accumulation of Reduction Equivalents by Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer“ J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017. [DOI]
M. Skaisgirski, X. Guo, O. Wenger “Electron Accumulation on Naphthalene Diimide Photosensitized by [Ru(2,2′-Bipyridine)3]2+“ Inorg. Chem. 2017, 56:2432-39. [DOI]
L. A. Büldt, X. Guo, R. Vogel, A. Prescimone, O. Wenger “A Tris (diisocyanide) chromium (0) Complex Is a Luminescent Analog of Fe (2, 2′-Bipyridine) 32+“ J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139:985-92. [DOI]
A. Pannwitz, A. Prescimone, O. Wenger “Ruthenium(II)–Pyridylimidazole Complexes as Photoreductants and PCET Reagents“ Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2017, 2017:609-15. [DOI]
M. Kuss-Petermann, O. Wenger “Pump-Pump-Probe Spectroscopy of a Molecular Triad Monitoring Detrimental Processes for Photoinduced Charge Accumulation“ Helv. Chim. Acta 2017, 100:e1600283. [DOI]
L. A. Büldt, X. Guo, A. Prescimone, O. Wenger “A Molybdenum (0) Isocyanide Analogue of Ru (2, 2′‐Bipyridine) 32+: A Strong Reductant for Photoredox Catalysis“ Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55:11247-50. [DOI]
S. G. Keller, A. Pannwitz, F. Schwizer, J. Klehr, O. WengerT. R. Ward “Light-driven electron injection from a biotinylated triarylamine donor to [Ru (diimine) 3] 2+-labeled streptavidin“ Org. Biomol. Chem. 2016, 14:7197-201. [DOI]
Y. OkamotoT. R. WardO. Wenger “From Photodriven Charge Accumulation to Fueling Enzyme Cascades in Molecular Factories“ Chimia 2016, 6:395. [DOI]
E. A. Miłopolska, M. Kuss-Petermann, M. Neuburger, O. WengerT. R. Ward “N-Heterocyclic carbene ligands bearing a naphthoquinone appendage: Synthesis and coordination chemistry“ Polyhedron 2016, 103:261-66. [DOI]
A. Lanzilotto, L. A. Büldt, H. C. Schmidt, A. Prescimone, O. Wenger, E. C. Constable, C. E. Housecroft “Improved light absorbance does not lead to better DSC performance: studies on a ruthenium porphyrin–terpyridine conjugate“ RSC Adv. 2016, 6:15370. [DOI]
H. C. Schmidt, M. Spulber, M. Neuburger, C. G. Palivan, M. Meuwly, O. Wenger “Charge Transfer Pathways in Three Isomers of Naphthalene-Bridged Organic Mixed Valence Compounds“ J. Org. Chem. 2016, 81:595-602. [DOI]