Dr. Tom Wirtanen

 

Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
Department of Chemistry
Duesbergweg 10–14
Room 1.131
55128 Mainz
Phone: +49 6131/39-24381
E-mail: twirtane@uni-mainz.de
2010 Bachelor Thesis in Airaksinen group at University of Helsinki
2012 Master Thesis in Helaja group at University of Helsinki
2018 Ph.D. thesis in Helaja group at University of Helsinki
2018–2019 PostDoc in Helaja group
Since 2019 PostDoc in the Waldvogel group
2016 Research visit in the Lopez-Sanchez Group at University of Liverpool (UK)
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Research interests: electroorganic synthesis, reductive cyclizations
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Publications:

S. Aikonen, M. Muuronen, T. Wirtanen, S. Heikkinen, J. Musgreave, J. Burés, J. Helaja, Gold (I)-Catalyzed 1, 3-O-Transposition of Ynones: Mechanism and Catalytic Acceleration with Electron-Rich Aldehydes, ACS Catal. 2018, 8, 960–967.
[DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.7b04262]

A. R. Todorov, T. Wirtanen, J. Helaja, Photoreductive Removal of O-Benzyl Groups from Oxyarene N-Heterocycles Assisted by O-Pyridine–pyridone Tautomerism, J. Org. Chem. 2017, 82, 13756–13767.
[DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.7b02775]

T. Wirtanen, M. Muuronen, J. Hurmalainen, H.M. Tuononen, M. Nieger, J. Helaja, Intermolecular oxidative dehydrogenative 3,3′-coupling of benzo[b]furans and benzo[b]thiophenes promoted by DDQ/H+: total synthesis of shandougenine B, Org. Chem. Front. 2016, 3, 1738–1745.
[DOI: 10.1039/c6qo00331a]

T. Wirtanen, M. K Mäkelä, J. Sarfraz, P. Ihalainen, S. Hietala, M. Melchionna, J. Helaja, Carbocatalysed Oxidative C-C Homocouplings of Benzo‐Fused Heterocycles, Adv. Synth. Catal. 2015, 357, 3718–3726.
[DOI: 10.1002/adsc.201500664]

T. Wirtanen, M. Muuronen, M. Melchionna, M. Patzschke, J. Helaja, B. F. Yates, A. Ariafard, Gold(III)-Catalyzed Enynamine–Cyclopentadiene Cycloisomerization with Chirality Transfer: An Experimental and Theoretical Study Indicating Involvement of Dual Au(III) Push–Pull Assisted cis–trans Isomerism, J. Org. Chem. 2014, 79, 10269–10283.
[DOI: 10.1021/jo501905q]

J. E. Perea-Buceta, T. Wirtanen, O-V. Laukkanen, M.K. Mäkelä, M. Nieger, M. Melchionna, N. Huittinen, J. A. Lopez-Sanchez, J. Helaja, Cycloisomerization of 2‐Alkynylanilines to Indoles Catalyzed by Carbon‐Supported Gold Nanoparticles and Subsequent Homocoupling to 3, 3′‐Biindoles, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 11835–11839.
[DOI: 10.1002/anie.201305579]
J. E. Perea-Buceta, T. Wirtanen, O-V. Laukkanen, M.K. Mäkelä, M. Nieger, M. Melchionna, N. Huittinen, J. A. Lopez-Sanchez, J. Helaja, Cycloisomerization of 2‐Alkynylanilines to Indoles Catalyzed by Carbon‐Supported Gold Nanoparticles and Subsequent Homocoupling to 3, 3′‐Biindoles, Angew. Chem. 2013, 125, 12051–12055.
[DOI: 10.1002/ange.201305579]