Prof. Dr. Rudolf Knorr

Department Chemie
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Prof. Dr. Rudolf Knorr
Butenandtstr. 5-13 (Haus F)
D-81377 München-Grosshadern

Telefon: +49 89 2180 77696


  1. Alkylidenecarbenes, Alkylidenecarbenoids, and Competing Species: Which Is Responsible for Vinylic Nucleophilic Substitution, [1 + 2] Cycloadditions, 1,5-CH Insertions, and the Fritsch-Buttenberg-Wiechell Rearrangement? R. Knorr, Chem. Rev. 2004, 104, 3795-3849.
  2. Carbenoid Chain Reactions: Substitutions by Organolithium Compounds at Unactivated 1-Chloro-1-alkenes, R.Knorr, C. Pires, C. Behringer, Th. Menke, J. Freudenreich, E. C. Rossmann, P. Böhrer, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 14845-14853.
  3. Carbenoid Chain Reactions through Proton, Deuteron, or Bromine Transfer from Unactivated 1-Bromo-1-alkenes to Organolithium Compounds, R. Knorr, C. Pires, J. Freudenreich, J. Org. Chem. 2007, 72, 6084-6090.
  4. Unpaired Spin Densities from NMR Shifts and Magnetic Anisotropies of Pseudotetrahedral Cobalt(II) and Nickel(II) Vinamidine Bis(chelates), R. Knorr, H. Hauer, A. Weiss, H. Polzer, F. Ruf, P. Löw, P. Dvortsák, and P. Böhrer, Inorg. Chem. 2007, 46, 8379-8390.
  5. Microsolvation and 13C-Li NMR Coupling, R. Knorr, Th. Menke, K. Ferchland, J. Mehlstäubl, D. S. Stephenson, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 14179-14188
  6. Easier Preparation of 2,6-Di-tert-butylphenyl Derivatives, Rudolf Knorr, Eva Christine Rossmann, Monika Knittl, Synthesis, 2010, 2124-2128.
  7. Shorter and Easier Syntheses of Di-tert-butylketene and Related gem-Di-tert-butyl Compounds, Rudolf Knorr, Karsten-Olaf Hennig, Bernhard Schubert, and Petra Böhrer, Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2010, 6651-6664.
  8. Acylation Mechanisms of DMSO/[D6]DMSO with Di-tert-butylketene and Its Congeners, Rudolf Knorr, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2011, 6335-6342.
  9. Deuterium Quantification Through Deuterium-Induced Remote 1H and 13C NMR Shifts, Rudolf Knorr and David S. Stephenson, Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 7501-7505.
  10. Pivaloylmetals (tBu-COM: M = Li, MgX, K) as Equilibrium Components, Rudolf Knorr, Gerald Böhrer, Bernhard Schubert, and Petra Böhrer, Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 7506-7515.
  11. Entropies of Organolithium Aggregation based upon Measured Microsolvation Numbers; Rudolf Knorr, Thomas Menke, and Kathrin Ferchland, Organometallics 2013, 32, 468-472.
  12. Pseudomonomolecular, Ionic sp2-Stereoinversion Mechanism of 1-Aryl-1-alkenyllithiums; Rudolf Knorr, Thomas Menke, Claudia Behringer, Kathrin Ferchland, Johann Mehlstäubl, and Ernst Lattke, Organometallics 2013, 32, 4070-4081.
  13. Carbenoid-mediated nucleophilic “hydrolysis” of 2-(dichloromethylidene)-1,1,3,3-tetramethylindane with DMSO participation, affording access to one-sidedly overcrowded ketone and bromoalkene descendants; Rudolf Knorr, Thomas Menke, Johannes Freudenreich, and Claudio Pires, Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2014, 10, 307-315.
  14. Ring expansion and vinylic nucleophilic substitution competing for (tert-alkyl)2C=C(Li)-Cl in carbenoid chain processes; Rudolf Knorr, Thomas Menke, Karsten-Olaf Hennig, Johannes Freudenreich, Petra Böhrer, and Bernhard Schubert, Tetrahedron 2014. 70, 2703-2710.
  15. Highly syn selective addition of aqueous HBr to hydrophobically shielded arylalkynes; Rudolf Knorr, Eva C. Rossmann, Monika Knittl, and Petra Böhrer, Tetrahedron 2014. 70, 5332-5338.
  16. Microsolvation, aggregation, and pseudomonomolecular, ionic sp2-stereoinversion mechanism of two exocyclic β,β-di-tert-alkyl-α-arylvinyllithiums; Rudolf Knorr, Karsten-Olaf Hennig, Petra Böhrer, and Bernhard Schubert, J. Organomet. Chem. 2014, 767, 125-135.
  17. Microsolvation and sp2-stereoinversion of monomeric α-(2,6-di-tert-butylphenyl)vinyl­-lithium as measured by NMR; R. Knorr, M. Knittl and E. C. Rossmann, Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2014, 10, 2521-2530.
  18. Microsolvation, Dimerization, and sp2-Stereoinversion of Monomeric α-(2,6-Diisopropylphenyl)vinyllithium; R. Knorr, J. Ruhdorfer, and P. Böhrer, Organometallics 2015, 34, 1038-1045.
  19. How Microsolvation Numbers at Li Control Aggregation Modes, sp2-Stereoinversion, and NMR Coupling Constants 2JH,H of H2C=C in α-(2,6-Dimethylphenyl)vinyllithium; R. Knorr, C. Behringer, E. Lattke, U. von Roman, and M. Knittl, J. Org. Chem. 2015, 60, 6313-6322.