Claire Empel

Claire Empel
Juniorprofessur für Organische Chemie



Phone: +49 241 80 94631

About Claire

Claire Empel studies chemistry at RWTH Aachen University. She is working in the group of Prof. Dr. Rene M. Koenigs since April 2017, focussing on iron catalyzed carbene transfer reactions and visible mediated carbene transfer reactions.


“Visible Light Induced Metal-free Carbene N-Carbazolation”, Claire Empel, Frederic W. Patureau, Rene M. Koenigs, J. Org. Chem. 2019, 84, 11316-11322.

“Sustainable Carbene Transfer Reactions with Iron and Light”, Claire Empel, Rene M. Koenigs, Synlett, 2019, DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1611874.

„Catalytic synthesis of trifluoromethyl cyclopropenes and oligo cyclopropenes”, Uyen P. N. Tran, Renè Hommelsheim, Zhen Yang, Claire Empel, Katharina J. Hock, T. Vinh Nguyen, Rene M. Koenigs, ChemRxiv, 2019, DOI: chemrxiv.7545623.v1.

“Blue Light Induced Carbene Transfer Reactions of Diazoalkanes” Rene Hommelsheim, Yujing Guo, Zhen Yang, Claire Empel, Rene M. Koenigs, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 1203-1207; Angew. Chem. 2019, 131, 1216-1220. Selected as a Hot Paper by the Editors.

“Intercepted dealkylative rearrangements of sulfur ylides” Claire Empel, Katharina J. Hock, Rene M. Koenigs, Chem. Commun. 2019, 55, 338-341.

“Iron-catalysed carbene-transfer reactions of diazo acetonitrile”, Claire Empel, Katharina J. Hock, Rene M. Koenigs, Org. Biomol. Chem. 2018, 16, 7129-7133.