Dr. Rok Narobe


Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
Department of Chemistry
Duesbergweg 10–14
Room 1.131
55128 Mainz
Phone: +49 6131/39-24381
E-mail: rnarobe@uni-mainz.de
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2012–2015 Bachelor Studies in Chemistry at University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
2015–2018 Master Studies in Chemistry at University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
2018–2023 Ph.D. Studies in the König group at University of Regensburg (Germany)
Since 2023 Postdoctoral researcher in the Waldvogel group
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Research interests: radical chemistry, photochemistry, electroorganic synthesis

Narobe, R.; König, B., Transformations based on direct excitation of hypervalent iodine(III) reagents. Org. Chem. Front. 2023, 10, 1577–1586. [DOI: 10.1039/D3QO00039G]

Birnthaler, D.; Narobe, R.; Lopez-Berguno, E.; Haag, C.; König, B., Synthetic Application of Bismuth LMCT Photocatalysis in Radical Coupling Reactions. ACS Catal. 2023, 13, 1125–1132.[DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.2c05631], “ACS Editors' Choice” open access

Narobe, R.; Murugesan, K.; Haag, C.; Schirmer, T. E.; König, B., C(sp3)–H Ritter amination by excitation of in situ generated iodine(III)–BF3 complexes. Chem. Commun. 2022, 58, 8778–8781. [DOI: 10.1039/D2CC03283J], “HOT paper”

Babawale, F.; Murugesan, K.; Narobe, R.; König, B., Synthesis of Unnatural α-Amino Acid Derivatives via Photoredox Activation of Inert C(sp3)–H Bonds. Org. Lett. 2022, 24, 4793–4797. [DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.2c01822]

Murugesan, K.; Donabauer, K.; Narobe, R.; Derdau, V.; Bauer, A.; König, B., Photoredox-Catalyzed Site-Selective Generation of Carbanions from C(sp3)–H Bonds in Amines. ACS Catal. 2022, 12, 3974–3984. [DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.2c00662]

Narobe, R.; Murugesan, K.; Schmid, S.; König, B., Decarboxylative Ritter-Type Amination by Cooperative Iodine (I/III)─Boron Lewis Acid Catalysis. ACS Catal. 2022, 12, 809–817. [DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.1c05077]

Zheng, Y.-W.; Narobe, R.; Donabauer, K.; Yakubov, S.; König, B., Copper(II)-Photocatalyzed N–H Alkylation with Alkanes. ACS Catal. 2020, 10, 8582–8589. [DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.0c01924]

Giedyk, M.; Narobe, R.; Weiß, S.; Touraud, D.; Kunz, W.; König, B., Photocatalytic activation of alkyl chlorides by assembly-promoted single electron transfer in microheterogeneous solutions. Nat. Catal. 2020, 3, 40–47. [DOI: 10.1038/s41929-019-0369-5]

Narobe, R.; Düsel, S. J. S.; Iskra, J.; König, B., Photocatalytic Oxidative Iodination of Electron-Rich Arenes. Adv. Synth. Catal. 2019, 361, 3998–4004. [DOI: 10.1002/adsc.201900298], “Very Important Publication”