Prof. Dr. Bernhard Breit

University Freiburg

Professor Bernhard Breit is a graduate of the University of Kaiserslautern (Diploma, Dr. rer. nat.). After postdoctoral studies at Stanford University he joined the faculty at the University of Marburg for his habilitation and was appointed Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Heidelberg. He is presently a Professor of Organic Chemistry at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg. Professor Breit’s research in organic synthesis and catalysis encompasses pioneering studies on supramolecular concepts in homogeneous catalysis and the development of atom-economic bond forming reactions. He is author and coauthor of more than 210 publications.

My Sessions

Inducing Axial-Chirality in a Supramolecular Catalyst


A new type of self-assembly ligand able to form axial-chiral, supramolecular complexes was designed through DFT calculations: two chiral monomers, each featuring a covalently bound chiral auxiliary, form a bidentate phosphine ligand with a twisted, hydrogen-bonded backbone upon coordination to a transition metal center, resulting in two diastereomeric, tropos complexes. The ratio of the diastereomers […]

Supramolecular strategies in homogeneous catalysis