Boris Buschhaus


Postdoctoral Fellow


HCI G-328


+41-1-633 4181


Boris Buschhaus



Chemistry Studies, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität (FAU) Erlangen-Nürnberg


Research Exchange wit Prof. R. Bowman, University of Loughborough, Loughborough/UK


Diploma Thesis with Prof. A. Hirsch, FAU Erlangen


PhD in Organic Chemistry with Prof. A. Hirsch, FAU Erlangen


Project Work at BASF AG, GCI Intermediates Research, Ludwigshafen

since 2005:

Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. F. Diederich at ETH Zürich

Synthesis of an Acetylenic Expanded Prism

The geometrically defined expansion of molecules by the formal insertion of buta-1,3-diynediyl fragments between all C-C-single bonds results in carbon rich compounds with excellent optoelectronic properties. In 2002 this general concept was for the first time applied to the three-dimensional octamethoxycubane and resulted in the synthesis of an acetylenic expanded cubane with a C56 core and the potential to rearrange into fullerenes.
The aim of this project is the synthesis of a new acetylenic expanded polygon as another member of this novel class of carbon rich cage compounds. Its reactivity, physical properties and the host-guest binding properties of the inner phase will be investigated. The synthesis is planned to proceed via enantiomerically pure trialkynlmethane derivatives as chiral corners and key building blocks.


B. Buschhaus, F. Hampel, S. Grimme, A. Hirsch, Chem. Eur. J. 2005, 2015-2025. Synthesis of Chiral a-Aminoalkylpyrimidines 11, 3530-3540. Metal-induced chiral folding of depsipeptide dendrimers.

B. Buschhaus, A. Hirsch, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2005,6, 1148-1160. Diastereoselective assembly of Ru(II)-coordinated depsipeptide dendrimers.

B. Buschhaus, W. Bauer, A. Hirsch, Tetrahedron 2003, 59, 3899-3915. Synthesis and chiroptical properties of a new type of chiral depsipeptide dendrons.

Last update: Oct. 2005