Institut für Anorganische Chemie

Scientific Publications


Leis, W.; Argüello Cordero, M.A.; Lochbrunner, S.; Schubert, H.; Berkefeld, A. A Photoreactive Iron(II) Complex Luminophore. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.1c13083. Access Paper.

28. Alrefai, R.; Hörner, G.; Schubert, H.; Berkefeld, A., Broadly versus Barely Variable Complex Chromophores of Planar Ni(II) from k3-N,N',C and k3-N,N',O Donor Platforms, Organometallics 2021, 40, 1163. Access Paper.

Kathe, P.M.; Berkefeld, A.; Fleischer, I., Nickel Hydride Catalyzed Cleavage of Allyl Ethers Induced by Isomerization, Synlett 2021, DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1706683. Access Paper.

26. Bayer, U.; Werner, D.; Berkefeld, A., Maichle-Mössmer, C.; Anwander, R., Cerium-quinone redox couples put under scrutiny, Chem. Sci. 2021, 12, 1343.  Access Paper.
25. Berkefeld, A.; Roemelt, M.; Römelt, C.; Schubert, H.; Jeschke, G., Modulating Effect of Ligand Charge on the Electronic Properties of 2Ni-2S Structures and Implications on Biological 2M-2S Sites,
Inorg. Chem. 2020, 59, 17234. Access Paper.
24. Kathe, P. M.; Caciuleanu, A.; Berkefeld, A.; Fleischer, I., Tandem Olefin Isomerization/Cyclization Catalyzed by Complex Nickel Hydride and Brønsted Acid, J. Org. Chem. 2020, 85, 15183.  Access Paper.

Mews, N. M.; Reimann, M.; Hörner, G.; Kaupp, M.; Schubert, H., Berkefeld, A., A four-parameter system for rationalising the electronic properties of transition metal-radical ligand complexes,

Dalton Trans. 2020, 49, 9735. Access Paper.

22. Berkefeld, A.; Fröhlich, M.; Kordan, M.; Hörner, G.; Schubert, H., Selective Metalation of Phenol-Type Proligands for Preparative Organometallic Chemistry, Chem. Commun. 2020, 56, 3987. Access Communication
21. Berkefeld, A.; Reimann, M.; Hörner, G.; Kaupp, M.; Schubert, H., C-P vs C-H Bond Cleavage of Triphenylphosphine at Platinum(0): Mechanism of Formation, Reactivity, Redox Chemistry, and NMR Chemical Shift Calculations of a μ-Phosphanido Diplatinum(II) Platform, Organomatallics 2020, 39, 443. Access Paper.

Alrefai, R.; Eggenweiler, H.; Schubert, H.; Berkefeld, A., Understanding Factors that Control the Structural (Dis)Assembly of Sulphur-Bridged Bimetallic Sites. Inorganics 2019, 7, 42. Open Access Paper

Contribution to Inorganics Special Issue on "Bimetallic Complexes". Access Special Issue


Mews, N. M.; Hörner, G.; Schubert, H.; Berkefeld, A., Tuning of Thiyl/Thiolate Complex Near-Infrared Chromophores of Platinum through Geometric Constraints. Inorg. Chem. 2018, 57, 9670. Access Paper

Contribution to Inorganic Chemistry Forum on "Applications of Metal-Complexes with Ligand-Centered Radicals" Access Forum


Koch, F.; Berkefeld, A., Reactant or Reagent? Oxidation of H2 at Electronically Distinct Nickel-Thiolate Sites
[Ni2(mu-SR)2]+ and [Ni-SR]+. Dalton Trans. 2018, 47, 10561. Access Paper

Contribution to themed issue of Dalton Transactions "New Talent: Europe, 2018". Access Themed Issue


Koch, F.; Berkefeld, A.; Speiser, B., Schubert, H., Mechanistic Aspects of Redox-Induced Assembly and Disassembly of S-Bridged [2M-2S] Structures. Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 16681-16690. Access Paper


Mews, N. M.; Berkefeld, A.; Hörner, G.; Schubert, H., Controlling Near-Infrared Chromophore Electronic Properties through Metal-Ligand Orbital Alignment. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 2808-2815. Access Paper


Koch, F.; Berkefeld, A.; Schubert, H.; Grauer, C., Redox and Acid-Base Properties of Binuclear 4-Terphenyldithiophenolate Complexes of Nickel. Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 14640-14647. Access Paper


Koch, F.; Schubert, H.; Sirsch, P.; Berkefeld, A., Binuclear Complexes of Ni(I) from 4-Terphenyldithiophenol.

Dalton Trans. 2015, 44, 13315-13324. Open Access


Berkefeld, A.; Piers, W. E.; Parvez, M.; Castro, L.; Maron, L.; Eisenstein, O., Decamethylscandocinium-hydrido-(perfluorophenyl)borate: Fixation and Tandem Tris(perfluorophenyl)borane

Catalyzed Deoxygenative Hydrosilation of Carbon Dioxide. Chem. Sci. 2013, 4, 2152.


Frank, A.; Berkefeld, A.; Drexler, M.; Möller, H. M.; Exner, T. E., Small Changes-Huges Influences: NMR Chemical Shifts of Ni(II) Complexes with Polar Substrates. Int. J. Quantum Chem. 2013, 113, 1787-1793.


Berkefeld, A.; Piers, W. E.; Parvez, M.; Castro, L.; Maron, L.; Eisenstein, O., Carbon Monoxide Activation via O-bound CO Using Decamethylscandocinium Hydridoborate Ion Pairs. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 10843-10851.


LeBlanc, F. A.; Berkefeld, A.; Piers, W. E.; Parvez, M., Reactivity of Scandium β-Diketiminate Alkyl Complexes with Carbon Dioxide. Organometallics 2012, 31, 810.


Xiong, Y.; Yao, S.; Inoue, S.; Berkefeld, A.; Driess, M., Taming the Germyliumylidene [CIGe:]+ and Germathionium [CIGe=S]+ Ions by Donor-Acceptor Stabilization Using 1,8-Bis(tributylphosphazenyl)naphthalene.
Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 12198.


Berkefeld, A.; Piers, W. E.; Parvez, M., Tandem Frustrated Lewis Pair/ Tris(pentafluorophenyl)borane-Catalyzed Deoxygenative Hydrosilylation of Carbon Dioxide. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 10660.


Berkefeld, A.; Drexler, M.; Möller, H. M.; Mecking, S., Mechanistic Insights on the Copolymerization of Polar Vinyl Monomers with Neutral Ni(II) Catalysts. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 12613.


Berkefeld, A.; Mecking, S., Deactivation Pathways of Neutral Ni(II) Polymerization Catalysts.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 1565.


Berkefeld, A.; Möller, H. M.; Mecking, S., Unusual Reactivity of N,N,N’,N’-Tetramethylethylenediamine Coordinated Neutral Ni(II) Polymerization Catalysts. Organometallics 2009, 28, 4048.


Berkefeld, A.; Mecking, S., Coordination Copolymerization of Polar Vinyl Monomers H2C=CHX.
Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 2538.


Korthals, B.; Berkefeld, A.; Ahlmann, M.; Mecking, S., Catalytic Polymerization of Butadiene in Aqueous Systems with Cationic Nickel(II) Complexes. Macromolecules 2008, 41, 8332.


Yu, S.-M.; Berkefeld, A.; Göttker-Schnetmann, I.; Müller, G.; Mecking, S., Synthesis of Aqueous Polyethylene Dispersions with Electron-Deficient Neutral Nickel(II) Catalysts with Enolatoimine Ligands.
Macromolecules 2007, 40, 421.


Berkefeld, A.; Mecking, S., Mechanistic Studies of Catalytic Polyethylene Chain Growth in the Presence of Water. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2006, 45, 6044.