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Wagenknecht Group

Inst. f. Organic Chemistry
Fritz-Haber-Weg 6
Campus South
Building 30.42
D-76131 Karlsruhe
Tel.: +49 721 608-42860
Fax: +49 721 608-44825

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Arbeitskreis Wagenknecht Gruppenbild



Benjamin and Robert defended their PhD theses. Congratulations!

10/2018: Joana and Sina joined the group.
05/2018: Hülya started her master thesis.
04/2018: Prof. Wagenknecht recieved the Faculty award for excellent teaching 2018.

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Recent Publications

N-Arylphenothiazines as strong donors for photoredox catalysis - pushing the frontiers of nucleophilic addition of alcohols to alkenes
F. Speck, D. Rombach, H.-A. Wagenknecht, Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2019, 15, 52–59.

Control of helical chirality in supramolecular chromophore-DNA architectures
R. Hofsäß, P. Ensslen, H.-A. Wagenknecht, Chem. Commun. 2019, in press, DOI: 10.1039/c8cc08887j.

A Primer Extension with Cyclopropenylated 7-Deaza-2'-deoxyadenosine and Efficient Bioorthogonal Labeling in Vitro and in Living Cells
D. Ploschik, F. Rönicke, H. Beike, R. Strasser, H.-A. Wagenknecht, ChemBioChem 2018, 19, 1949-1953.

Fluorogenic "photoclick" labelling of DNA using a Cy3 dye
B. Lehmann, H.-A. Wagenknecht, Org. Biomol. Chem. 2018, 16, 7579-7582.

Programmable and Sequence-Selective Supramolecular Assembly of Two Different Chromophores along DNA Templates
R. Hofsäß, S. Sinn, F. Biedermann, H.-A. Wagenknecht, Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 16257-16261.

all publications

Research Topics

Nucleic acid chemistry:
New building blocks and postsynthetic methodologies

Chemical photocatalysis:
Sustainability by light and organic dyes

Fluorescent DNA and RNA:
Photostability and cellular imaging of nucleic acids

DNA architectonics:
Biomolecular architectures with optical and electronic functionalities

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