Publications
2013-present (Independent Work)
17. "Mechanistic and Synthetic Investigations on the Dual Selenium-π-Acid/Photoredox Catalysis in the Context of the Aerobic Dehydrogenative Lactonization of Alkenoic Acids"

S. Ortgies, R. Rieger, K. Rode, K. Koszinowski, J. Kind, C. M. Thiele, J. Rehbein, A. Breder,* ACS Catal. 2017, 7, 7578.
16. "Oxidative Alkene Functionalizations via Selenium-π-Acid Catalysis"

S. Ortgies, A. Breder,* ACS Catal. 2017, 7, 5828.
15. "Synthesis of (+)-Greek Tobacco Lactone via a Diastereoablative Epoxidation and a Selenium-Catalyzed Oxidative Cyclization"

S. Leisering, I. Riano, C. Depken, L. Gross, M. Weber, D. Lentz, R. Zimmer, C. B. W. Stark,* A. Breder,* M. Christmann,* Org. Lett. 2017, 19, 1478.
14. "Oxidative Allylic Esterification of Alkenes by Cooperative Selenium-Catalysis Using Air as the Sole Oxidant"

S. Ortgies, C. Depken, A. Breder,* Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 2856.
13. "Iodine(III)-mediated oxidative intramolecular arene-alkene coupling exemplified in the synthesis of phenanthrenes"

C. Depken, F. Krätzschmar, A. Breder,* Org. Chem. Front. 2016, 3, 314-318 (invited contribution to the themed collection "2015 Emerging Investigators by OCF").
12. "Selenium-Catalyzed Oxidative C(sp2)–H Amination of Alkenes Exemplified in the Expedient Synthesis of (Aza-)Indoles"

S. Ortgies, A. Breder,* Org. Lett. 2015, 17, 2748-2751.
11. "Recent developments in sulfur- and selenium-catalyzed oxidative and isohypsic functionalization reactions of alkenes"

A. Breder,* S. Ortgies, Tetrahedron Lett. 2015, 56, 2843-2852 (invited Digest Article).
10. "Selenium-Catalyzed C(sp3)–H Acyloxylation: Application in the Expedient Synthesis of Isobenzofuranones" |Hot Paper|

F. Krätzschmar, M. Kaßel, D. Delony, A. Breder,* Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 7030-7034.
9. "Young Career Focus: Dr. Alexander Breder"

A. Breder,* Synform 2014, 4, Synstories A56.
8. "Oxidative Allylic Amination Reactions of Unactivated Olefins – At the Frontiers of Palladium and Selenium Catalysis"

A. Breder,* Synlett 2014, 25, 899-904 (invited Synpacts article).
7. "Direct Oxidative Allylic and Vinylic Amination of Alkenes through Selenium Catalysis"

J. Trenner, C. Depken, T. J. Weber, A. Breder,*
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 8952-8956.

Angew. Chem. 2013, 125, 9121-9125.
2008-2012 (Ph.D. & Postdoc Work)
6. "Atom-Economical Synthesis of Functionalized Cycloalkanes via Catalytic Redox Cycloisomerization"

B. M. Trost, A. Breder, K. Bao, Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 1708-1711.
5.
"Towards the Synthesis of Massadine: A Unified Strategy for the Stereoselective Synthesis of the Carbocyclic C,D-Ring Subunit"

A. Breder, G. M. Chinigo, A. W. Waltman, E. M. Carreira, Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17, 12405-12416.
4.
"Propargyl Alcohols as β-Oxocarbenoid Precursors for the Ruthenium-catalyzed Cyclopropanation of Unactivated Olefins by Redox Isomerization"

B. M. Trost, A. Breder, B. M. O'Keefe, M. Rao, A. W. Franz, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 4766-4769.
3.
"An Atom-Economical Access to β-Heteroarylated Ketones from Propargylic Alcohols via Tandem Ruthenium/Indium-Catalysis"

B. M. Trost, A. Breder, Org. Lett. 2011, 13, 398-401.
2. "Ugi-4-Component Reaction Enabling Rapid Access to the Core Fragment of Massadine"

G. M. Chinigo, A. Breder, E. M. Carreira, Org. Lett. 2011, 13, 78–81.
1.
"Enantioselective Synthesis of the Carbocyclic D-Ring Subunit of Massadine"

A. Breder, G. M. Chinigo, A. W. Waltman, E. M. Carreira, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 8514–8517 (highlighted in CHIMIA 2008, 62, 980)