Cagatay Dengiz


PhD Student


HCI G-304


+41-44-633 4172


Cagatay Dengiz



B.Sc. Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Middle East Technical University, TURKEY


Visiting Researcher at University of Minnesota, USA- Advisor: Prof. Wayland E. Noland


M.Sc. Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Middle East Technical University, TURKEY. Advisor: Prof. Metin Balci

since 2012:

Graduate Student with F. Diederich, ETH Zurich

Cascade Reactions of Alleno-Acetylenes

Cascade reactions are valuable tools for building complex molecular architectures with high efficiency, selectivity and atom economy. Cascade transformations would greatly benefit the field of advanced materials science, where they offer opportunities for rapid and divergent synthetic elaboration, thereby expanding the chemical space for functional materials. The aim of this project is to expand the scope and complexity of the cascade processes and explore enantioselective variants when working with optically pure starting materials.


M. Ergun, C. Dengiz, M. S. Ozer, E. Sahin, M. Balci, Tetrahedron 2014 (accepted for publication). Synthesis of Thio- and Furan-Fused Heterocycles: Furopyranone, Furopyrrolone, and Thienopyrrolone Derivatives.

P. Gawel, C. Dengiz, A. D. Finke, N. Trapp, C. Boudon, J.-P. Gisselbrecht, F. Diederich, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 4341–4345. Synthesis of Cyano-substituted Diaryltetracenes From Tetraaryl[3]cumulenes. (Selected as a research highlight by: SYNFACTS 2014, 10(6), 0587).

C. Dengiz, O. Dumele, S-i. Kato, M. Zalibera, P. Cias, W. B. Schweizer, C. Boudon, J.-P. Gisselbrecht, G. Gescheidt, F. Diederich, Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 1279–1286. From Homoconjugated Push–Pull Chromophores to Donor–Acceptor-Substituted Spiro Systems by Thermal Rearrangement.

I.-E. S. Müller, B. Bernet, C. Dengiz, W. B. Schweizer, F. Diederich, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2014, 941–953. Towards Stapling of Helical Alleno-Acetylene Oligomers – Synthesis of An Enantiopure Bis(ethynylvinylidene)-Substituted Cyclohexadeca-1,3,9,11-tetrayne.

C. Dengiz, M. Balci, Turk. J. Chem. 2013, 37, 220–227. New Synthetic Methodology for Construction of the 3,4-dihydroquinolin-2-one Skeleton.

M. K. Deliomeroglu, C. Dengiz, R. Caliskan, M. Balci, Tetrahedron 2012, 68, 5838–5844. Mn(OAc)3-Promoted Sulfur-Directed Addition of an Active Methylene Compound to Alkenes.

C. Dengiz, R. Caliskan, M. Balci, Tetrahedron Lett. 2012, 53, 550-552. Chloroacetonylation of C=C Double Bonds Promoted by Manganase(III) acetate.

A. A. Kilikli, C. Dengiz, S. Ozcan, M. Balci, Synthesis 2011, 22, 3697-3705. Synthesis of Indolin-2-one, Isoindolin-1-one and Indole Derivatives Starting from Homophthalic Acid.

S. Ozcan, C. Dengiz, M. K. Deliomeroglu, E. Sahin, M. Balci, Tetrahedron Lett. 2011, 52, 1495-1497. A Novel One Pot, Three Component Reaction for the Synthesis of Isocoumarin-Condensed Pyrazoles.

C. Dengiz, S. Ozcan, E. Sahin, M. Balci, Synthesis 2010, 08, 1365-1370. New Synthetic Methodology for Construction of the 1,3,4,5-Tetrahydro-2H-1,3-benzodiazepin-2-one Skeleton.

Last update: June 2014