Publications


M. Ellerhorst, S. A. Barth, A. P. Graça, W. K. Al-Jammal, L. Peña-Ortiz, I. Vilotijevic, G. Lackner*

trans-Selective hydrocyanation of ynoates, ynones and ynoic acids catalyzed by nucleophilic phosphines”

ACS Chem. Biol. 2022, 17, 3207–3217


M. Michel,* C. Benítez-Buelga, P. A. Calvo, B. M. F. Hanna, O. Mortusewicz, G. Masuyer, J. Davies, O. Wallner, K. Sanjiv, J. J. Albers, S. Castañeda-Zegarra, A.-S. Jemth, T. Visnes, A. Sastre-Perona, A. N. Danda, E. J. Homan, K. Marimuthu, Z. Zhenjun, C. N. Chi, A. Sarno, E. Wiita, C. von Nicolai, A. J. Komor, V. Rajagopal, S. Müller, E. C. Hank, M. Varga, E. R. Scaletti, M. Pandey, S. Karsten, H. Haslene-Hox, S. Loevenich, P. Marttila, A. Rasti, K. Mamonov, F. Ortis, F. Schömberg, O. Loseva, J. Stewart, N. D’Arcy-Evans, T. Koolmeister, M. Henriksson, D. Michel, A. de Ory, L. Acero, O. Calvete, M. Scobie, C. Hertweck, I. Vilotijevic, C. Kalderén, A. Osorio, R. Perona, A. Stolz, P. Stenmark, U. Warpman Berglund, M. de Vega, T. Helleday*

“Small molecule activation of OGG1 increases oxidative DNA damage repair by gaining a new function”

Science, 2022, 376, 1471-1476.


F. Schömberg, M. Perić, M. Meyer, I. Vilotijevic*

trans-Selective hydrocyanation of ynoates, ynones and ynoic acids catalyzed by nucleophilic phosphines”

Tetrahedron, 2021, 99, 132457.
Special Issue: System-Oriented Development of Organocatalysis


F. Seifert, D. Drikermann, J. Steinmetzer, Y. Zi, S. Kupfer, I. Vilotijevic*

Z-Selective Phosphine Promoted 1,4-Reduction of Ynoates and Propynoic Amides in the Presence of Water”

Org. Bimol. Chem. 2021, 19, 6092-6097.


M. Duong, M. Lange, I. Vilotijevic*

“Bild ohne Spiegelbild”
“An Image without a Mirror Image”

Nachr. Chem. 2020, 68(11), 67-71.

(Wissenschaft + Forschung: Synthese im Blickpunkt)


Y. Zi, K. Wagner, F. Schömberg, I. Vilotijevic*

“Selective C-H Chalcogenation of Thiazoles via Thiazol-2-yl-phosphonium Salts”

Org. Bimol. Chem. 2020, 18, 5183-5191.


M. Lange, Y. Zi, I. Vilotijevic*

“Latent (Pro)Nucleophiles in Lewis Base Catalyzed Allylic Substitutions”

Synlett 2020, 31, 1237-1243.


Y. Zi, M. Lange, I. Vilotijevic*

“Enantioselective Lewis base catalyzed phosphonyldifluoromethylation of allylic fluorides using a C-silyl latent pronucleophile”

Chem. Commun. 2020, 56, 5689 – 5692.


M. Lange, I. Vilotijevic*

“Geschüttelt, nicht gerührt – Kugelmühle statt Kolben”
“Shaken, not stirred – Ball mills instead of flasks”

Nachr. Chem. 2020, 68(5), 66-69.

(Wissenschaft + Forschung: Synthese im Blickpunkt)


Y. Zi, F. Schömberg, K. Wagner, I. Vilotijevic*

“C–H Functionalization of Benzothiazoles via Thiazol-2-yl-phosphonium Intermediates”

Org. Lett. 2020, 22, 3407-3411.


D. Drikermann, V. Kerndl, H. Görls, I. Vilotijevic*

“Intramolecular Cyclization of Vinyldiazoacetates as a Versatile Route to Substituted Pyrazoles”

Synlett 2020, 31, 1158-1162.


M. Lange, I. Vilotijevic*

“Carbonyl–Olefin–Metathese: Tauschhandel unter Molekülen”
“Carbonyl-Olefin Metathesis: Bartering Between Molecules”

Nachr. Chem. 2020, 68(3), 73-75.

(Wissenschaft + Forschung: Synthese im Blickpunkt)


M. Sauer, V. Nasufovic, H.-D. Arndt,* I. Vilotijevic*

“Robust Synthesis of NIR-emissive P-Rhodamine Fluorophores”

Org. Bimol. Chem. 2020, 18, 1567-1571.

Highlighted in: T. M. Swager, A. Concellón, Synfacts 2020, 16, 0399.


D. Drikermann, R. S. Mößel, W. K. Al-Jammal, I. Vilotijevic*

“Synthesis of Allylboranes via Cu(I)-catalyzed B-H Insertion of Vinyldiazoacetates into Phosphine-Borane Adducts”

Org. Lett. 2020, 22, 1091-1095.


Y. Zi, M. Lange, P. Schüler, S. Krieck, M. Westerhausen, I. Vilotijevic*

“Synthesis of β-Lactams via Enantioselective Allylation of Anilines using Morita-Baylis-Hillman Carbonates”

Synlett 2020, 31, 575-580.


M. Lange, Y. Zi, I. Vilotijevic*

“Enantioselective Synthesis of Pyrrolizin-1-ones via Lewis Base Catalyzed N-Allylation of N-Silyl Pyrrole Latent Nucleophiles”

J. Org. Chem. 2020, 85, 1259-1269.


Y. Zi, M. Lange, C. Schultz, I. Vilotijevic*

“Latent Nucleophiles in Lewis Base Catalyzed Enantioselective N-Allylation of N-Heterocycles”
“Latente Nukleophile in der Lewis‐Base‐katalysierten, enantioselektiven N‐Allylierung von N‐Heterozyklen”

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 10727-10731.
Angew. Chem. 2019, 131, 10837-10841.


Y. Zi, F. Schömberg, F. Seifert, H. Görls, I. Vilotijevic*

“trans-Hydroboration vs. 1,2-Reduction: Divergent Reactivity of Ynones and Ynoates in Lewis-Base-Catalyzed Reactions with Pinacolborane”

Org. Biomol. Chem. 2018, 16, 6341-6349.


V. Dugandžic, D. Drikermann, O. Ryabchykov, A. Undisz, I. Vilotijevic, S. Lorkowski, T. W. Bocklitz, C. Matthäus, K. Weber, D. Cialla-May,* J. Popp

“SERS-Detection of the uptake of mannose-modified nanoparticles by macrophages in vitro – a model for detection of vulnerable atherosclerotic plaques”

J. Biophotonics 2018, 11, e201800013.


F. Schömberg, Y. Zi, I. Vilotijevic*

“Lewis-Base-Catalysed Selective Reductions of Ynones with Mild Hydride Donor”

Chem. Commun. 2018, 54, 3266-3269.


M. Grube, B.-Y. Lee M. Garg, D. Michel, A. Malik, I. Vilotijevic, P. H. Seeberger, D. Varón Silva*
“Synthesis of Galactosylated Glycosylphosphatidylinositol Derivatives from Trypanosoma brucei “
Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 3068-3339.

C. Stefaniu,* I. Vilotijevic, M. Santer, G. Brezesinski, P. H. Seeberger, D. Varón Silva*
“Versatility of a GPI Fragment in Forming Highly Ordered Polymorphs”
Langmuir 2014, 30, 5185-5192.

C. Stefaniu,* I. Vilotijevic, G. Brezesinski, P.H. Seeberger, D. Varón Silva*
“A Comparative Structural Study in Monolayers of GPI Fragments and Their Binary Mixtures”
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2014, 16, 9259-9265

Y.-H. Tsai, S. Götze, I. Vilotijevic, M. Grube, D. Varón Silva,* P. H. Seeberger*
“A General and Convergent Synthesis of Diverse Glycosylphosphatidylinositol Glycolipids”
Chem. Sci. 2013, 4, 468-481.

I. Vilotijevic, S. Götze, P. H. Seeberger, D. Varón Silva*
“Synthesis of Glycosylphosphatidylinositols and GPI-anchored Proteins”
In Modern Synthetic Methods in Carbohydrate Chemistry; D. B. Werz and S. Vidal, Eds.; Wiley-VCH: Weinheim; 2013; Ch. 12, pp 335-372.

C. Stefaniu,* I. Vilotijevic, M. Santer, D. Varón Silva, G. Brezesinski, P. H. Seeberger*
“Subgel Phase Structure in Monolayers of Glycosylphosphatidylinositol Glycolipids”
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 12874-12878.
(Featured in Max Planck Research News, Science Daily)

M. Wehle, I. Vilotijevic, R. Lipowsky, P. H. Seeberger, D. Varon-Silva, M. Santer*
“Mechanical Compressibility of the Glycosylphosphatidylinositol(GPI) Anchor Backbone Governed by Independent Glycosidic Linkages”
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 18964–18972.

I. Vilotijevic, T. F. Jamison*
“Biomimetic synthesis of polyether natural products via polyepoxide opening”
In Biomimetic Organic Synthesis; E. Poupon and B. Nay, Eds.; Wiley-VCH: Weinheim; 2011; Vol 2.; Ch. 15, pp 537-590.

I. Vilotijevic, T. F. Jamison*
“Synthesis of marine polycyclic polyethers via endo-selective epoxide-opening cascades”
Mar. Drugs 2010, 8, 763-809.

C. J. Morten, A. R. Van Dyke, J. A. Byers, I. Vilotijevic, T. F. Jamison*
“The development of endo-selective epoxide-opening cascades in water”
Chem. Soc. Rev. 2009, 38, 3175-3192.

I. Vilotijevic,* T. F. Jamison*
“Epoxide-opening cascades in the synthesis of polycyclic polyether natural products”
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, 5250-5281.

I. Vilotijevic, T. F. Jamison*
“Epoxide-opening cascades promoted by water”
Science 2007, 317, 1189-1192.
(Cover article. Featured in: Science, Nature, Nature Chem. Bio., C&E News, Chemistry World)

S. Pichlmair, M. de Lera Ruiz, I. Vilotijevic, L. A. Paquette*
“Exploration of conjugate addition routes to advanced tricyclic components of mangicol A”
Tetrahedron 2006, 62, 5791-5802.

R. E. Hartung, J. E. Hofferberth, I. Vilotijevic, J. Yang, L. A. Paquette*
“Synthesis of stereoisomeric medium-ring α, α’-dihydroxy cycloalkanones”
J. Org. Chem. 2004, 69, 2454-2460.

I. Vilotijevic, D. Himley, J. Young, L. A. Paquette*
“Base-promoted ring contraction of eight-membered cyclic acyloins and their ethers to CS-symmetric α-ketols”
Synthesis 2003, 35, 1872-1874.

L. A. Paquette,* I. Vilotijevic, D. Himley, J. Young
“Divergent regioselectivity in the base-promoted reactions of cyclic eight-membered α-ketols with activated halides”
Org. Lett. 2003, 5, 463-466.