Research Interests

The Wiesenfeldt Lab is a newly established research group at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung. We aim to develop synthetic organic methods via radical intermediates with a focus on transformations that address synthetic problems in medicinal chemistry. Those radical intermediates will be accessed by photoredox catalysis under mild reaction conditions. Physical organic chemistry will play a major role in the consideration of the stability of reaction intermediates, especially regarding substituent and solvent effects. As such, students in the Wiesenfeldt Lab will work on cutting-edge transformations with a focus on radical chemistry and photoredox catalysis and be exposed to a diverse set of topics ranging from physical organic chemistry to medicinal chemistry.