VCD spectroscopy reveals that a water molecule determines the conformation of azithromycin in solution
Daniel P. Demarque, Michael Kemper, Christian Merten
Chemical Communications, 2021

Dynamic chiral self-recognition in aromatic dimers of styrene oxide revealed by rotational spectroscopy
Sérgio R. Domingos, Cristóbal Pérez, Nora M. Kreienborg, Christian Merten, Melanie Schnell
Communications Chemistry, 4 (2021) 32

Enantioselective Synthesis of Diaryl Sulfoxides Enabled by Molecular Recognition
Finn Burg, Christoph Buchelt, Nora M. Kreienborg, Christian Merten, and Thorsten Bach
Organic Letters 23 (2021) 1829-1834

Rhodium(III)-Catalyzed Enantioselective Benzamidation of Cyclopropenes
Saad Shaaban, Houhua Li, Christian Merten, Andrey P. Antonchick, Herbert Waldmann
Synthesis 2021 10.1055/s-0040-1706026

Treating Anisotropic Artefacts in Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy Enables Investigation of Lyotropic Liquid Crystalline Polyaspartate Solutions
Max Hirschmann, Christian Merten, Christina Thiele*
Soft Matter, 10.1039/D0SM02102D

Silver‐Catalyzed Enantioselective Sulfimidation Mediated by Hydrogen Bonding Interactions
Rajasekar Annapureddy, Finn Burg, Johannes Gramüller, Tino Golub, Christian Merten, Stefan Huber, Thorsten Bach*
Angewandte Chemie Intl Ed., 10.1002/anie.202016561


Chiral Molecular Propellers of Triarylborane Ammonia Adducts
Michael Kemper, Elric Engelage, Christian Merten*
Angewandte Chemie Intl. Ed. 10.1002/anie.202014130
Angewandte Chemie 10.1002/ange.202014130 (deutsch)

Basis set dependence of S=O stretching frequencies and its consequences for IR and VCD spectra predictions
Kevin Scholten, Elric Engelage, Christian Merten*
Phys Chem Chem Phys
22 (2020) 27979-27986

Oxygenated Acyclic Diterpenes with Anticancer Activity from the Irish Brown Seaweed Bifurcaria bifurcata
Vangelis Smyrniotopoulos, Christian Merten, Daria Firsova, Howard Fearnhead, Deniz Tasdemir*
Marine Drugs 18 (2020) 581

Antileishmanial compounds from Connarus suberosus: Metabolomics, isolation and mechanism of action
Lais S. Morais, Renata G. Dusi, Daniel P. Demarque, Raquel L. Silva, Lorena C. Albernaz, Sônia N. Báo, Christian Merten, Luciana M. R. Antinarelli, Elaine S. Coimbra, Laila S. Espindola*
PLOS One (2020) 10.1371/journal.pone.0241855 

Sensitivity of VCD spectroscopy for small structural and stereochemical changes of macrolide antibiotics
Daniel P. Demarque, Sascha Heinrich, Frank Schulz, Christian Merten*
Chem Commun 2020, doi: 10.1039/D0CC03838E

Recent Advances in the Application of Vibrational Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy for the Characterization of Asymmetric Catalysts

Christian Merten
European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2020 (VIP article)
Contribution to the #YourJOCtalents special issue

Solvation and the secondary structure of a proline-containing dipeptide: insights from VCD spectroscopy
Tom Vermeyen, Christian Merten*
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.22 (2020) 15640-15648

More complex, less complicated? Explicit solvation of hydroxyl groups for the analysis of VCD spectra
Luisa Weirich, Katharina Blanke, Christian Merten*
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 22 (2020) 12515-12523

Asymmetric chain‐growth synthesis of polyisocyanide with chiral nickel precatalysts
Sandra Schraff, Nora M. Kreienborg, Jens Trampert, Yu Sun, Andreas Orthaber, Christian Merten,* Frank Pammer*
J. Polym. Chem. 58 (2020) 2221-2233

Stereochemistry of the Reaction Intermediates of Prolinol Ether Catalyzed Reactions Characterized by Vibrational Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy
Tino P. Golub, Christian Merten*
Chem. Eur. J. 26 (2020) 2349-2353
How many solvent molecules are required to solvate chiral 1,2-diols with hydrogen bonding solvents? A VCD spectroscopic study

Luisa Weirich, Juliana Magalhães de Oliveira, Christian Merten*
Phys Chem Chem Phys 22 (2020) 1525-1533


Lewis Acid Catalyzed Enantioselective Photochemical Rearrangements on the Singlet Potential Energy Surface
Malte Leverenz, Christian Merten, Andreas Dreuw, Thorsten Bach*
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 141 (2019) 20053-20057

Solvation and self-aggregation of chiral alcohols: How hydrogen bonding affects their VCD spectral signatures
Luisa Weirich, Christian Merten*
Phys Chem Chem Phys 21 (2019) 13494-13503

Absolute configurations of synthetic molecular scaffolds from vibrational CD spectroscopy
Christian Merten, Tino P. Golub, Nora M. Kreienborg
J. Org. Chem. 84 (2019) 10.1021/acs.joc.9b00466

Enantio and Diastereoswitchable C-H Arylation of Methylene Groups in Cycloalkanes 
Michal S. Andrä, Lukas Schifferer, Corina H. Pollok, Christian Merten, Lukas J. Goossen,* Jin-Quan Yu
Chemistry – A European Journal 25 (2019) 8503-8507

Highly enantioselective asymmetric transfer hydrogenation: a practical and scalable method to efficiently access planar chiral [2.2]paracyclophanes
Marie-Léonie Delcourt, Simon Felder, Serge Turcaud, Corina H. Pollok, Christian Merten, Laurent Micouin, Erica Benedetti*
J. Org. Chem. 84 (2019) 5369-5382

The vibrational CD spectra of propylene oxide in liquid xenon: a proof-of-principle CryoVCD study that challenges theory
Nora M. Kreienborg,  Julien Bloino,  Tobias Osowski,  Corina H. Pollok  and  Christian Merten*
Phys Chem Chem Phys 21 (2019) 6582-6587

Chiral Hydrogen-Bonded Supramolecular Capsules: Synthesis,Characterization and Complexation of C70
Martha Kohlhaas, Manfred Zähres, Christian Mayer, Marianne Engeser, Christian Merten, Jochen Niemeyer*
Chem. Commun. 55 (2019) 3298-3301

Enantioselective Formal C(sp3)-H Bond Activation in the Synthesis of Bioactive Spiropyrazolone Derivatives
Houhua Li, Rajesh Gontla, Jana Flegel, Christian Merten, Slava Ziegler, Andrey P. Antonchick*, Herbert Waldmann*
Angewandte Chemie Intl. Ed. 58 (2019) 307-311 


How do substrates bind to a bifunctional thiourea catalyst? A vibrational CD study on carboxylic acid binding
Nora M. Kreienborg, Christian Merten*
Chem. Eur. J. 20 (2018)

C-H Bond Activation for the Synthesis of Heterocyclic Atropisomers Yields Hedgehog Pathway Inhibitors
Gang Shan, Jana Flegel, Houhua Li, Christian Merten, Slava Ziegler, Andrey P. Antonchick*, Herbert Waldmann*
Angewandte Chemie Intl. Ed. 57 (2018) 14250-14254

Explicit Solvation of Carboxylic Acids for VCD Studies: Limiting the Computational Efforts Without Losing Accuracy
Karoline Bünnemann, Corina H. Pollok, Christian Merten*
J. Phys. Chem. B 122 (2018) 8056-8064

How to treat C–F stretching vibrations? A vibrational CD study on chiral fluorinated molecules
Nora M. Kreienborg, Christian Merten*
Phys Chem Chem Phys 21 (2019) 3506-3511
Special issue – Challenges in spectroscopy: accuracy versus interpretation from isolated molecules to condensed phases

Enantioselective reduction of sulfur-containing cyclic imines through biocatalysis
Nadine Zumbrägel, Christian Merten, Stefan M. Huber, Harald Gröger*
Nature Communications 9, artile: 1949 (2018)

IR, Raman and Vibrational Optical Activity Spectra of Methyl Glycidate in Chloroform and Water: The Clusters-in-a-Liquid Solvation Model
Angelo S. Perera, Joseph Cheramy, Christian Merten, Javix Thomas, Yunjie Xu*
ChemPhysChem (2018)


Revisiting Empirical Rules for the Determination of the Absolute Configuration of Cascarosides and Other (Ox-)Anthrones
Daniel P. Demarque, Danielle R. Pinho, Norberto P. Lopes, Christian Merten*
Chirality 30 (2018) 432-438

Intra- vs. intermolecular hydrogen bonding: Solvent-dependent conformational preferences of a common supramolecular binding motif from 1H-NMR and VCD spectra
Daniel P. Demarque, Christian Merten*
Chem. Eur. J. 23 (2017) 17915–17922
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Biology-Oriented Synthesis of Decahydro-4,8-epoxyazulene Scaffolds
Zhi-Jun Jia, Christian Merten, Lena Knauer, Sandip Murarka, Carsten Strohmann, Herbert Waldmann*
Synlett 28 (2017)

Antiprotozoal Linear Furanosesterterpenoids from the Marine Sponge Ircinia oros
Giuseppina Chianese, Johanna Silber, Paolo Luciano, Christian Merten, Dirk Erpenbeck, Bülent Topaloglu, Marcel Kaiser, and Deniz Tasdemir*
J. Nat. Prod. 80 (2017) 2566–2571

Bifurcatriol, a New Antiprotozoal Acyclic Diterpene from the Brown Alga Bifurcaria bifurcate
Vangelis Smyrniotopoulos, Christian Merten, Marcel Kaiser, Deniz Tasdemir*
Marine Drugs 15 (2017) 245

Solvation of a chiral carboxylic acid: effects of hydrogen bonding on the IR and VCD spectra of α-methoxyphenylacetic acid
Karoline Bünnemann, Christian Merten*
Phys Chem Chem Phys 19 (2017) 18948-18956

Vibrational optical activity as probe for intermolecular interactions

Christian Merten
Phys Chem Chem Phys 19 (2017) 18803-18812

Chirality Induction from a Chiral Guest to the Hydrogen-Bonding Network of Its Hexameric Resorcinarene Host Capsule
Corina H. Pollok, Qi Zhang, Konrad Tiefenbacher, Christian Merten*
Chem Phys Chem 18 (2017) 1987–1991

Stereochemical assignment of fusiccocadiene from NMR shielding constants and vibrational circular dichroism spectroscopy
Christian Merten,* Michael Dirkmann and Frank Schulz
Chirality 28 (2017) 409–414

Asymmetric Synthesis of Carbocyclic Propellanes
Lisa M. Schneider, Volker M. Schmiedel, Tommaso Pecchioli, Dieter Lentz, Christian Merten, and Mathias Christmann*
Org. Lett 19 (2017) 2310–2313

Photoisomerization of a chiral imine molecular switch followed by matrix-isolation VCD spectroscopy
Corina H. Pollok, Tim Riesebeck, Christian Merten*
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 56 (2017) 1925–1928
Angew. Chem. 129 (2017)1952–1955 (deutsche Fassung)

General Enantioselective C−H Activation with Efficiently Tunable Cyclopentadienyl Ligands
Zhi-Jun Jia, Christian Merten, Rajesh Gontla, Constantin G. Daniliuc, Andrey P. Antonchick and Herbert Waldmann
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 56 (2017) 2429–2434


The Interplay between a Multifunctional Dehydratase Domain and a C-Methyltransferase Effects Olefin Shift in Ambruticin Biosynthesis
Gesche Berkhan, Christian Merten, Claudia Holec, Frank Hahn*
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 55 (2016) 13589–13592

Solution and solid state conformational preferences of a family of cyclic disulphide bridged tetrapeptides
Nadja Berger, Fee Li, Bert Mallick, J. Thomas Brüggemann, Wolfram Sander*, Christian Merten*
Biopolymers 107 (2017) 28–34

Solvation of N,C-Protected Valine: Interactions with DMSO and a Chiral Solvating Agent
Karoline Bünnemann, Christian Merten*
J. Phys. Chem. B 120 (2016) 9434–9442

Towards an observation of active conformations in asymmetric catalysis: Interaction-induced conformational preferences of a chiral thiourea model compound
Nora M. Kreienborg, Corina H. Pollok, Christian Merten*
Chem. Eur. J. 22 (2016) 12455-12463 — Hot paper

Intermolecular Interactions of a Chiral Amine Borane Adduct Revealed by VCD Spectroscopy
Tobias Osowski, Julia Golbek, Klaus Merz, Christian Merten*
J. Phys. Chem. A 120 (2016) 4108-4115

Conformational distortion of α-phenylethyl amine in cryogenic matrices – a matrix isolation VCD study
Corina H. Pollok, Christian Merten*
PCCP 18 (2016) 13496-13502

Controlled Flexible Coordination in Tripodal Iron(II) Phosphane Complexes: Effects on Reactivity
Anette Petuker, Klaus Merz, Christian Merten*, Ulf-Peter Apfel*
Inorg. Chem. 55 (2016) 1183−1191


Assignment of absolute configurations of highly flexible linear diterpenes from the brown alga Bifurcaria bifurcata by VCD spectroscopy 
Christian Merten*, Vangelis Smyrniotopoulos, Deniz Tasdemir
Chem. Commun. 51 (2015) 16217-16220

Stereochemical Communucation within a chiral ion pair based catalyst
Christian Merten*, Corina H. Pollok, Sahui Liao, Benjamin List*
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 54 (2015) 8841-8845
Angew. Chem. 127 (2015) 8967–8971 (deutsche Fassung)

Rhodium(II)-Catalyzed Enantioselective Synthesis of Troponoids
Sandip Murarka, Zhi-Jun Jia, Christian Merten, Constantin-G. Daniliuc, Andrey P. Antonchick*, Herbert Waldmann*
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 54 (2015) 7653-7656

Modulating Sonogashira Cross-Coupling Reactivity in Four-Coordinate Nickel Complexes by Using Geometric Control
Anette Petuker, Christian Merten*, Ulf-Peter Apfel*
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 12 (2015) 2139-2144

Catalytic Aerobic Oxidation and Tandem Enantioselective Cycloaddition in Cascade Multicomponent Synthesis
Marco Potowski, Christian Merten, Andrey P. Antonchick*, Herbert Waldmann*
Chem. Eur. J. 21 (2015) 4913–4917

Contrasting Reactivities of Silicon and Germanium Complexes Supported by an N-Heterocyclic Guanidine Ligand
Melanie W. Lui, Christian Merten, Michael J. Ferguson, Robert McDonald, Yunjie Xu, Eric Rivard*
Inorg. Chem. 54 (2015) 2040–2049


Evidence of Dihydrogen Bonding of a Chiral Amine–Borane Complex in Solution by VCD Spectroscopy
Christian Merten*, Christopher J. Berger, Robert McDonald, Yunjie Xu*
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 53 (2014) 9940-9943
Angew. Chem. 126 (2014) 10098–10101 (deutsche Fassung)

Identification of the specific, shutter-like conformational reorientation in a chiroptical switching polycarbodiimide by VCD spectroscopy
Christian Merten*, James F. Reuther, Joseph D. DeSousa, Bruce M. Novak
Phys Chem Chem Phys 16 (2014) 11456-11460

Strong Solvent-Dependent Preference of Δ and Λ Stereoisomers of a Tris(diamine)nickel(II) Complex Revealed by Vibrational Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy
Christian Merten*, Robert McDonald, Yunjie Xu*
Inorganic Chemistry 53 (2014) 3177–3182

Coaxing Solid State Phosphorescence from Tellurophenes
Gang He, William Torres Delgado, Devon J. Schatz, Christian Merten, Arash Mohammadpour, Lorenz Mayr, Michael J. Ferguson, Robert McDonald, Alex Brown, Karthik Shankar, Eric Rivard
Angewandte Cemie Int. Ed. 53 (2014) 4587–4591

Solvent-induced conformational changes in cyclic peptides: A vibrational circular dichroism study
Christian Merten*, Fee Li, Kenny Bravo-Rodriguez, Elsa Sanchez-Garcia, Yunjie Xu*, Wolfram Sander
Phys Chem Chem Phys 16 (2014) 5627-5633

Synthesis and Luminescent Properties of Lewis Base Appended Adducts of Borafluorenes
Christopher J. Berger, Gang He, Christian Merten, Robert McDonald, Michael J. Ferguson, Eric Rivard*
Inorganic Chemistry 53 (2014) 1476-1487


Anharmonicity Effects in the Vibrational CD Spectra of Propylene Oxide
Christian Merten, Julien Bloino, Vincenzo Barone, Yunjie Xu*
J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 4 (2013) 3424-3428

A comparative vibrational CD study of homo- and heteroleptic complexes of the type [Cu(trans-1,2-diaminocyclohexane)2L](ClO4)2
Christian Merten, Yunjie Xu*
Dalton Transactions 42 (2013) 10572-10578

Chirality transfer in the methyl lactate-ammonia complex observed by matrix-isolation vibrational circular dichroism spectroscopy
Christian Merten, Yunjie Xu*
Angewandte Chemie 125 (2013) 2127-2130
Angewandte Chemie Int. Edition 52 (2013) 273-276

Absolute configuration and predominant conformations of a chiral crown ether-based colorimetric sensor: A vibrational circular dichroism spectroscopy and DFT study of chiral recognition
Christian Merten, Myung Ho Hyun, Yunjie Xu*
Chirality 25 (2013) 294-300

Matrix Isolation Vibrational Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy of 3-Butyn-2-ol and Its Binary Aggregates
Christian Merten, Yunjie Xu*
ChemPhysChem14 (2013) 213-219 (VIP article)

Track by track: The structure of single tracks of atmospheric pressure plasma polymerized hexamethyl disiloxane (HMDSO) analyzed by infrared microscopy
Christian Merten, Christoph Regula*, Andreas Hartwig, Jörg Ihde, Ralph Wilken
Plasma Processes and Polymers 10 (2013) 60-68

Mutual Influence between Adhesion and Molecular Conformation: Molecular Geometry is a Key Issue in Interphase Formation
Andreas Hartwig*, Robert Meissner, Christian Merten, Peter Schiffels, Patricia Wand, Ingo Grunwald
Journal of Adhesion 89 (2013) 77-95


Effects of electron configuration and coordination number on the vibrational circular dichroism spectra of metal complexes of trans-1,2-diaminocyclohexane
Christian Merten, Kaitlynd Hiller, Yunjie Xu*
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 14 (2012) 12884-12891

13. Vibrational circular dichroism spectroscopy of two chiral binaphthyl diphosphine ligands and their palladium complexes in solution
Zahra Dezhahang, Christian Merten, Mohammad Reza Poopari, Yunjie Xu*
Dalton Transactions 41 (2012) 10817-10824

12. Simultaneous observation of resonance Raman Optical Activity with two electronic states
Christian Merten*, Honggang Li, Laurence A. Nafie
Journal of Physical Chemistry A 116 (2012) 7329-7336


11. Helical Screw Sense and Side Group Chirality of a Synthetic Chiral Polymer from Raman Optical Activity 
Christian Merten, Laurence D. Barron, Lutz Hecht, Christian Johannessen*
Angewandte Chemie 123 (2011) 10149–10152 (deutsche Fassung)
Angewandte Chemie Int. Edition 50 (2011) 9973–9976 (VIP article)

10. Comparative study of measured and computed Raman optical activity of a chiral transition metal complex
Christian Johannessen, Lutz Hecht, Christian Merten*
ChemPhysChem 12 (2011) 1419-1421

9. Fast functionalization of multi-walled carbon nanotubes by an atmospheric pressure plasma jet
Daniel Kolacyak*, Jörg Ihde, Christian Merten, Andreas Hartwig, Uwe Lommatzsch
Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 359 (2011) 311-317


8. Structural Examination of Dissolved and Solid Helical Chiral Poly(trityl methacrylate) by VCD Spectroscopy
Christian Merten*, Andreas Hartwig
Macromolecules 43 (2010) 8373-8378

7. Determining the structure of α-phenylethyl isocyanide in chloroform by VCD spectroscopy and DFT calculations – Simple case or challenge?
Christian Merten*, Marc Amkreutz, Andreas Hartwig
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys12 (2010) 11635-11641

6. Observation of resonance electronic and non-resonance enhanced vibrational natural ROA
Christian Merten*, Honggang Li, Xuefang Lu, Andreas Hartwig, Laurence A. Nafie
Journal of Raman Spectroscopy 41 (2010) 1563-1565

5. FTIR spectroscopic imaging of spherulites of poly(3-hydroxy butyrate) and it-poly(propylene oxide)
Christian Merten, Thomas Kowalik, Sarah J. Aßhoff, Andreas Hartwig*
Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 211 (2010) 1627-1631

4. Conformational Analysis and Vibrational Circular Dichroism Study of a Chiral Metallocene Catalyst
Christian Merten*, Marc Amkreutz, Andreas Hartwig
Journal of Molecular Structure 970 (2010) 101-105

3. Vibrational Circular Dichroism of 3-(Trifluoroacetyl)-camphor and its interaction with chiral amines
Christian Merten*, Karl J. Jalkanen, Volker C. Weiss, Andreas Hartwig
Chirality 22 (2010) 772-777

2. VCD study of α-methylbenzyl amine derivatives: Detection of the unchanged chiral motif
Christian Merten*, Marc Amkreutz, Andreas Hartwig
Chirality 22 (2010) 754-761


1. Vibrational Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy of Solid Polymer Films: Effects of Sample Orientation
Christian Merten*, Thomas Kowalik, Andreas Hartwig
Applied Spectroscopy 62 (2008) 901-905

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