Research interests

  • Application of Machine Learning to molecular design and catalyst discovery
  • Metal carbenes in catalysis

Research Units in UniSysCat

Awards (selection)

2018 Postdoctoral fellowship of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
2012 Fellow of the German National Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)

Dr. Tobias Gensch
TU Berlin
Department of Chemistry
Institute of Chemistry, Office C2
Straße des 17. Juni 135
10623 Berlin
+49 (0)30 314-29733

Publications (selection)

J. Miró, T. Gensch, M. Ellwart, S.-J. Han, H.-H. Lin, M. S. Sigman, F. D. Toste, Enantioselective Allenoate-Claisen Rearrangement using Chiral Phosphate Catalysts. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2020, 142, 6390–6399.

S. Zhao, T. Gensch, B. Murray, Z. L. Niemeyer, M. S. Sigman, M. R. Biscoe, Enantiodivergent Pd-catalyzed C–C bond formation enabled through ligand parameterization. Science2018, 362, 670–674.

T. Gensch, R. Thoran, N. Richter, H.-J. Knölker, Reductive Eliminations from Diarylpalladium(II) Complexes – A Combined Experimental and Computational Investigation. Chemistry – A European Journal 2017, 23, 15116–15123.

T. Gensch, M. Teders, F. Glorius, Approach to Comparing the Functional Group Tolerance of Reactions. Journal of Organic Chemistry  2017, 82, 9154–9159.

X. Wang, T. Gensch, A. Lerchen, C. G. Daniliuc, F. Glorius, Cp*Rh(III)/Bicyclic Olefin Cocatalyzed C–H Bond Amidation by Intramolecular Amide Transfer. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2017, 139, 6506–6512.

T. Gensch, F. J. R. Klauck, F. Glorius, Cobalt-Catalyzed C–H Thiolation through Dehydrogenative Cross-Coupling. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2016, 55, 11287–11291.

T. Gensch, S. Vásquez-Céspedes, D.-G. Yu, F. Glorius, Cobalt(III)-Catalyzed Directed C−H Allylation. Organic Letters 2015, 17, 3714–3717.

D.-G. Yu, T. Gensch, F. de Azambuja, S. Vásquez-Céspedes, F. Glorius, Co(III)-Catalyzed C–H Activation/Formal SN-type Reactions: Selective and Efficient Cyanation, Halogenation and Allylation. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2014, 136, 17722–17725.

K. D. Collins, T. Gensch, F. Glorius, Contemporary screening approaches to reaction discovery and development. Nature Chemistry 2014, 6, 859–871.

T. Gensch, M. Rönnefahrt, R. Czerwonka, A. Jäger, O. Kataeva, I. Bauer, H.-J. Knölker, Snapshot of the Palladium(II)-Catalyzed Oxidative Biaryl Bond Formation by X-Ray Analysis of the Intermediate Diarylpalladium(II) Complex. Chemistry – A European Journal 2012, 18, 770–776.