Heilmann M., Knezevic M., Piccini G. M., Tiefenbacher K.*
Org. Biomol. Chem. 2021, just accepted
“Understanding the binding properties of phosphorylated glycoluril-derived molecular tweezers and selective nanomolar binding of natural polyamines in aqueous solution”


Pfeuffer-Rooschüz J., Prescimone A., Tiefenbacher K.*
ChemRxiv 2021Preprint
“Xanthene[n]arenes: Exceptionally Large, Bowl-shaped Macrocyclic Building Blocks Suitable for Self-Assembly”





Merget S., Catti L., Zev S., Major D.T., Trapp N., Tiefenbacher K.*
Chem. Eur. J. 2021, 27, 4447.
“Concentration‐dependent Self‐assembly of an Unusually Large Hexameric Hydrogen‐bonded Molecular Cage”


Némethová I., Syntrivanis L.-D., Tiefenbacher K.*
Chimia 2020, 74, 561.
“Molecular Capsule Catalysis: Ready to Address Current Challenges in Synthetic Organic Chemistry?”



Nemat S.J., Jędrzejewska H., Prescimone A., Szumna A., Tiefenbacher K.*
Org. Lett. 2020, 22, 5506.
“Catechol[4]arene: The Missing Chiral Member of the Calix[4]arene Family”


Knezevic M., Heilmann M., Piccini G. M., Tiefenbacher K.*
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 202059, 12387.
“Overriding Intrinsic Reactivity in Aliphatic C–H Oxidation: Preferential C3/C4 Oxidation of Aliphatic Ammonium Substrates”


Syntrivanis L.-D., Némethová I., Schmid D., Levi S., Prescimone A., Bissegger F., Major D. T., Tiefenbacher K.*
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020142, 5894. 
“Four-Step Access to the Sesquiterpene Natural Product Presilphiperfolan-1β-ol and Unnatural Derivatives via Supramolecular Catalysis”


Bissegger F. R., Neuburger M., Tiefenbacher K.*
Supramolecular Chemistry 2020
“Scope of the direct trimerisation to C3-symmetric cyclotribenzylene derivatives”


Merget S., Catti L., Piccini G. M., Tiefenbacher K.*
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 4400.
“Requirements for Terpene Cyclizations inside the Supramolecular Resorcinarene Capsule: Bound Water and its Protonation Determine the Catalytic Activity”


Heilmann M., Tiefenbacher K.*
Chem. Eur. J. 2019, 25, 12900.
“A Modulated Phosphorylated Glycoluril-Derived Molecular Tweezer for Potent Binding of Aliphatic Diamines”


Zhang Q., Tiefenbacher K.*
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 12688.
“Sesquiterpene Cyclizations inside the Hexameric Resorcinarene Capsule: Total Synthesis of δ‐Selinene and Mechanistic Studies”


Zhang Q., Catti L., Syntrivanis L.-D., Tiefenbacher K.*
Nat. Prod. Rep. 2019, 36, 1619.
“En route to terpene natural products utilizing supramolecular cyclase mimetics”


Pahima E., Zhang Q., Tiefenbacher K., Major D. T.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 6234.
“Discovering Monoterpene Catalysis Inside Nanocapsules with Multiscale Modeling and Experiments”


Köster J.; Häussinger D.; Tiefenbacher K.*
Front. Chem
. 2019, 6, 639.
“Activation of primary and secondary benzylic and tertiary alkyl (sp3)C-F bonds inside a self-assembled molecular container”


Zhang Q.; Catti L.; Tiefenbacher K.*
. Chem. Res. 2018, 51, 2107.
Catalysis inside the Hexameric Resorcinarene Capsule”


Zhang Q.; Rinkel J.; Goldfuss B.; Dickschat J.; Tiefenbacher K.*
Nat. Catal. 2018, 1, 609.
“Sesquiterpene cyclizations catalysed inside the resorcinarene capsule and application in the short synthesis of isolongifolene and isolongifolenone”
(highlighted in “News and Views” Nat. Catal. 20181, 567.)


Thamm I.; Tiefenbacher K.; Rychlik M.
2018, 10, 511.
“Quantification of α-Thujone and Its Metabolites in Human Urine after Consumption of a Sage Infusion Using Stable Isotope Dilution Assays”


Köster J.; Tiefenbacher K.*
ChemCatChem 2018, 10, 2941.
“Elucidating the Importance of Hydrochloric Acid as a Cocatalyst for Resorcinarene-Capsule-catalyzed reactions”


Catti, L.; Tiefenbacher K.*
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 14589.
“Brønsted Acid-Catalyzed Carbonyl-Olefin Metathesis inside a Self-Assembled Supramolecular Host”


Bräuer T.; Zhang Q.; Tiefenbacher K.* 
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 17500.
“Iminium Catalysis inside a Self-Assembled Supramolecular Capsule: Scope and Mechanistic Studies”

Lou, Y.; Steib, M.; Zhang, Q.; Tiefenbacher, K.; Horvath, A.; Jentys, A.; Liu, Y.; Lercher, J. A.*
J. Catal. 2017, 356, 147.

Zhang, Q.; Catti, L.; Pleiss, J.; Tiefenbacher, K.*
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 11482.
Terpene Cyclizations inside a Supramolecular Catalyst: Leaving Group-Controlled Product Selectivity and Mechanistic Studies

 27. Pollok, C. H.; Zhang, Q.; Tiefenbacher, K.; Merten, C.
ChemPhysChem 2017, 18, 1987.
“Chirality induction from a chiral guest to the hydrogen bonding network of its hexameric resorcinarene host capsule”

Richers, J.; Pöthig, A.; Herdtweck, E.; Sippel, C.; Hausch, F.; Tiefenbacher, K.*
Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 3178.
“Synthesis and Neurotrophic Activity Studies of Illicium Sesquiterpene Natural Product Analogues”


Catti, L.; Pöthig, A.; Tiefenbacher, K.*
Adv. Synth. Catal. 2017, 359, 1331.
“Host-Catalyzed Cyclodehydration–Rearrangement Cascade Reaction of Unsaturated Tertiary Alcohols”

24. chemsci2017
Richers, J.; Heilmann, M.; Drees, M.; Tiefenbacher, K.*, Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 6472.


Catti L.; Bräuer T.; Zhang Q.; Tiefenbacher K.* 
Chimia 2016, 70, 810.
“Exploring Catalysis inside Self-assembled Supramolecular Containers”

Thamm, I.; Richers, J.;  Rychlik M.; Tiefenbacher, K.*
Bräuer, T.; Zhang, Q.; Tiefenbacher, K.*
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 7698.
“Iminium Catalysis inside a Self-Assembled Supramolecular Capsule: Modulation of Enantiomeric Excess”
19. Catti, L.; Zhang, Q.; Tiefenbacher, K.*
Chem. Eur. J. 201622, 9060.
“Advantages of Catalysis in Self-Assembled Molecular Capsules”
18. Catti, L.; Zhang, Q.; Tiefenbacher, K.*
Synthesis 2016, 48, 313.
“Self-Assembled Supramolecular Structures as Catalysts for Reactions Involving Cationic Transition States”
17. Zhang, Q.; Tiefenbacher, K.*
Nature Chem. 2015, 7, 197.
“Terpene cyclization catalysed inside a self-assembled cavity”
(highlighted in “News and Views” Nature Chem. 2015, 7, 187.)
16. Catti, L.; Tiefenbacher, K.*
Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 892.
“Intramolecular hydroalkoxylation catalyzed inside a self-assembled cavity of an enzyme-like host structure”
15. Räder, A..; Tiefenbacher, K.*
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 1206. (Highlight)
“Tertiary Alcohols as Substrates for SN2-Like Stereoinversion”
14. Zhang, Q.; Tiefenbacher, K.*
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 16213.
“Hexameric Resorcinarene Capsule is a Brønsted Acid: Investigation and Application to Synthesis and Catalysis”

Postdoc &PhD work:

 13.  Tiefenbacher, K.; Zhang, K-d.; Ajami, D.; Rebek, J.
J. Phys. Org. Chem. 2014, 28, 187.
“Robust hydrogen-bonded capsules with stability in competitive media” 
 12.  Wei, J.; Tiefenbacher, K.; Ajami, D.; Rebek, J.
Chem. Sci. 2012, 3, 3022.
“Complexes within complexes: hydrogen bonding in capsules” 
 11. Tiefenbacher, K.; Rebek, J.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 2914.
“Selective Stabilization of Self-Assembled Hydrogen-Bonded Molecular Capsules Through π-π Interactions” 
 10. Tiefenbacher, K.; Ajami, D.; Rebek, J.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 12003.
“Self-Assembled Capsules of Unprecedented Shapes”
(highlighted in Science 2011, 333, 1361.) 
 9. Tiefenbacher, K.; Dube, H.; Ajami, D.; Rebek, J.
Chem. Comm. 2011, 47, 7341.
“A transparent photo-responsive organogel based on a glycoluril supergelator” 
 8. Tiefenbacher, K.; Trondlin, L.; Mulzer, J.; Pfaltz, A.
Tetrahedron 2010, 66, 6508.
“An expeditious asymmetric formal synthesis of the antibiotic platensimycin” 
 7. Tiefenbacher, K.; Gollner, A.; Mulzer, J.
Chem. Eur. J. 2010, 16, 9616.
“Syntheses and Antibacterial Properties of iso-Platencin, Cl-iso-Platencin and Cl-Platencin: Identification of a New Lead Structure” 
 6.  Magauer, T.; Mulzer, J.; Tiefenbacher, K.
Org. Lett. 2009, 11, 5306.
“Total Syntheses of (+)-Echinopine A and B: Determination of Absolute Stereochemistry” 
5. Tiefenbacher, K.; Mulzer, J.
J. Org. Chem. 2009, 74, 2937.
“A Nine-Step Total Synthesis of (–)-Platencin” 
 4.  Tiefenbacher, K.; Mulzer, J.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 6199.
“Short Formal Synthesis of (–)-Platencin” 
3. Tiefenbacher, K.; Mulzer, J.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 2548.
“Synthesis of Platensimycin (Minireview)” 
2. Tiefenbacher, K.; Mulzer, J.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2007, 46, 8074.
“Protecting-Group-Free Formal Synthesis of Platensimycin” 
 1.  Tiefenbacher, K.; Arion, V. A.; Mulzer, J.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2007, 46, 2690.
“A Diels-Alder Approach to (–)-Ovalicin”