Prof. Dr. E. Anders' Publications since 1993

(most recent issues first)

  • The Zinc Complex Catalyzed Hydration of Alkyl Isothiocyanates. W. A. Eger, B. O. Jahn and E. Anders*, J. Mol. Model. 2008, accepted.

  • Allene as the Parent Substrate in Zinc-Mediated Biomimetic Hydration Reactions of Cumulenes. B. O. Jahn, W. A. Eger, E. Anders*, J. Org. Chem. 2008, 73, 8265-8278.

  • Exploiting the Anders-Gaßner variant on the Wittig reaction: new methodology for the synthesis of 3,3-dimethylacroyl enol esters. B. D. Schwartz, C. M. Williams*, E. Anders, P. V. Bernhardt, Tetrahedron 2008, 64, 6482-6487. 47, 1382-1390.

  • Orthoamides, LXVII [1]. Bis(diformylamino)methane - A New Efficient Formylating Reagent for Aromatic Compounds. W. Kantlehner*, E. Anders, J. Mezger, E. V. Stoyanov, R. Kreß, K. Wermann, W. Frey, H. Görls, Z. Naturforsch. 2008, 63b, 395-406.

  • Formation of a Unique Zinc Carbamate by CO2 Fixation: Implications for the Reactivity of Tetra-Azamacrocycle Ligated Zn(II) Complexes. J. Notni, S. Schenk, H. Breitzke, H. Görls, and E. Anders*, Inorg. Chem. 2008, 47, 1382 - 1390.

  • [(1-Azulenyl)methanethiolato-κS](1,4,8,12-tetraazacyclopentadecane-κ4N)zinc(II) perchlorate. Helmar Görls, Johannes Notni, Ernst Anders*, Acta Cryst. 2008, E64, m205.


  • Synthesis and characterization of chiral 1,2-diamines from 5-oxo-pyrrolidine-(S)-2-carboxylic acid. U. Köhn, A. Schramm, F. Klo▀, H. Görls, E. Arnold, and E. Anders*, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry, 2007, 18/14, 1735 - 1741.

  • New computational evidence for the catalytic mechanism of carbonic anhydrase. G. P. Miscione, M. Stenta, D. Spinelli, E. Anders, A. Bottoni, Theor. Chem. Acc. 2007, 118, 193 - 201.

  • The Missing Link in COS Metabolism: A Model Study on the Reactivation of Carbonic Anhydrase from its Hydrosulfide Analogue. J. Notni, S. Schenk, G. Protoschill-Krebs, J. Kesselmeier, E. Anders*, ChemBioChem 2007, 8, 530.

  • Zinc Thiolate Complexes [ZnLn(SR)]+ with Azamacrocyclic Ligands, Part III: The Influence of the Ligand Ln on the Reactivity of the Zinc-bound Thiolate. J. Notni, W. Günther, E. Anders*, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem 2007, 985.

  • (p-Methylbenzenethiolato)[tris(3-phenyl-5-methylpyrazolyl)borato]zinc(II). Helmar Görls, Wolfgang Günther, Johannes Notni, Ernst Anders*, Acta Cryst. 2007, E63, m2545.

  • (Phenylmethylthiolato)(1,5,9-triazacyclododecane)}zinc(II) thiocyanate. Helmar Görls, Johannes Notni, Ernst Anders*, Acta Cryst. 2007, E63, m2556.

  • Diethyl 2,2'-(ethylenediimino)di(cyclopentenecarboxylate). Helmar Görls, Johannes Notni, Kristian Kempe, Ernst Anders*, Acta Cryst. 2007, E63, o4095.


  • Neue Acylierungs- und Formylierungsmittel, Verfahren zu ihrer Herstellung und neue Herstellungsverfahren für aromatische und heterocyclische Aldehyde. W. Kantlehner, E.V. Stoyanov, J. Mezger, E. Haug, E. Anders, K. Wermann, Patent, DE 102004040121, 02.03.2006

  • A New Class of Chiral Phosphazene Bases: Synthesis and Characterization. U. Köhn, M. Schulz, A. Schramm, W. Günther, H. Görls, S. Schenk and E. Anders*, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2006, 4128-4134.

  • A Supramolecular Photocatalyst for the Production of Hydrogen and the Selective Hydrogenation of Tolane. S. Rau*, B. Schäfer, D. Gleich, E. Anders, M. Rudolph, M. Friedrich, H. Görls, W. Henry, J. G. Vos, Angew. Chem. 2006, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2006, 6361-6364.

  • Carbon Dioxide and related heterocumulenes at zinc and lithium cations: Bioinspired reactions and principles. S. Schenk, J. Notni, U. Köhn, K. Wermann, E. Anders*, Dalton Trans. 2006, 4191-4206.

  • Zinc Thiolate Complexes [ZnLn(SR)]+ with Azamacrocyclic Ligands, Part II: The Mechanism of the Reaction with CS2. J. Notni, S. Schenk, A. Roth, W. Plass, H. Görls, U. Uhlemann, A. Walter, M. Schmitt, J. Popp, S. Chatzipapadopoulos, T. Emmler, H. Breitzke, J. Leppert, G. Buntkowsky, K. Kempe and E. Anders*, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2006, 2783-2791.

  • Zinc Thiolate Complexes [ZnLn(SR)]+ with Azamacrocyclic Ligands: Synthesis and Structural Properties. J. Notni, H. Görls, E. Anders*, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2006, 1444-1455.

  • Synthesis of Hindered Chiral Guanidine Bases Starting from (S)-(N,N-Dialkyl-aminomethyl)pyrrolidines and BrCN. U. Köhn, M. Klopfleisch, H. Görls, E. Anders*, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2006, 17, 811.

  • Synthesis of Azolyl Carboximidamides as Ligands for Zn(II) and Cu(II): Application of the Zn(II) Complexes as Catalysts for the Copolymerization of Carbon Dioxide and Epoxides. M. Walther, K. Wermann, M. Lutsche, W. Günther, H. Görls, E. Anders*, J. Org. Chem. 2006, 71, 1399-1406.

  • Introduction of a high pressure cell for use with Raman microscopy. U. Uhlemann, M. Schmitt, K. L. Oehme, J. Notni, E. Anders, J. Popp*, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 2006, 37(1-3), 442-446.


  • A Density Functional Investigation of the Mitsunobu Reaction. S. Schenk, J. Weston and E. Anders*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 12566-12576.

  • 1,3-Thiazoline-5-thiolates and 1,3-Thiazole-5(2H)-thiones by [3+2]-Cycloaddition of Carbon Disulfide to Metal 4-Alkylidene-4H-pyridin-1-ides. D. Hampe, H. Görls and E. Anders*, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2005, 21, 4589-4600.

  • 1,2-Diazetines as useful tools for ring transformation reactions with isothiocyanates - a new entry to 1,3,4-thiadiazines. R. Beckert*, J. Fleischhauer, A. Darsen, J. Weston*, S. Schenk, A. Batista, E. Anders, H. Görls, M. Döring, D. Pufky, O. Walter, Heterocycles 2005, 65-6, 1311-12320.

  • Neutral zinc(II) and Molybdenum(0) Complexes with Chiral Guanidine Ligands: Synthesis, Characterisation and Applications. U. Köhn, M. Schulz, H. Görls, E. Anders*, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry, 2005, 16, 2125-2131.

  • Novel Triazinium-Imidothioate Zwitterions: Intermediates in the Reaction of Bis[1,3,4]-thiadiazolo-2,3-d-[1,2,4]-triazolo-1,5-a-[1,3,5]-triazinium Cations with Amines. K. Wermann, M. Walther, W. Günther, H. Görls and E. Anders*, Tetrahedron 2005, 61/3, 673-685.


  • Metal 4-Alkylidene-4H-pyridin-1-ides and 2H-Imidazol-4-ones from Novel Highly Substituted Azomethines. D. Hampe, W. Günther, H. Görls and E. Anders*, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2004, 4357-4372.

  • Regioselectivity in Iron Catalyzed [2+2+1] Cycloadditions: A DFT Investigation of Substituent Effects in 1,4-Diazabutadienes. W. Imhof* and E. Anders*, Chem. Eur. J. 2004, 10, 5717.

  • Preparation of Chiral Thioureas, Ureas and Guanidines from (S)-2-(N,N-dialkylamino-methyl)pyrrolidines. U. Köhn, W. Günther, H. Görls, E. Anders*, Tetrahedron Asymmetry 2004, 15/9, 1419-1426.

  • Carbon Dioxide Fixation by Lithium Amides: DFT Studies on the Reaction Mechanism of the Formation of Lithium Carbamates. Sten O. Nilsson Lill*, Uwe Köhn, and Ernst Anders*, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2004, 2868-2880.

  • How does the Exchange of One Oxygen Atom by Sulfur Affect the Catalytic Cycle of Carbonic Anhydrase? S. Schenk, J. Kesselmeier, and E. Anders*, Chem. Eur. J. 2004, 10, 3091-3105.


  • A Gas-phase Reaction which Serves as a Functional Mimic for the Activation of Carbon Dioxide by Carbonic Anhydrase. D. Schröder*, H. Schwarz, S. Schenk, E. Anders, Angew. Chem. 2003, 115, 5241-5244; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2003, 42 (no. 41), 5087-5090.

  • Chemical Reactivity Controlled by Negative Hyperconjugation: A Theoretical Study. S. O. Nilsson Lill, Dr. G. Rauhut, E. Anders*, Chem. Eur. J. 2003 9, 3143-3153.

  • Bis(1,3,4-thiadiazolo)-1,3,5-triazinium Halides: Access to Highly Substituted Aromatic Guanidines. K. Wermann, M. Walther, H. Görls, Ernst Anders*, Synlett 2003, 10, 1459-1462.

  • Computational Studies on the Mode of Action of Metalloenzymes: Quantum Chemistry Connects Molecular Biology with Chemistry. S. Schenk, J. Weston, E. Anders, Berichte des Interdisziplinären Zentrums für Wissenschaftliches Rechnen, IZWR (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena) 2003, 2, 1-18.
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  • Bis-(1,3,4-Thiadiazolo)-1,3,5-Triazinium Halides, 5: Formation of Triazinium-Imidothioate Zwitterions and Their Role as Key Intermediates for Novel SN(ANRORC) Reaction Pathways. K. Wermann, M. Walther, W. Günther, H. Görls, E. Anders*, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2003, 1389-1404.

  • A Theoretical Study on the Complete Catalytic Cycle of the Hetero-Pauson-Khand-Type [2+2+1] Cycloaddition Reaction of Ketimines, Carbon Monoxide and Ethylene Catalyzed by Iron Carbonyl Complexes. W. Imhof*, E. Anders*, A. Göbel and Dr. H. Görls, Chem. Eur. J. 2003, 9, 1166-1181.


  • Structure Determination of a Pseudotripeptide Zinc Complex with the COSMOS-NMR Force Field and DFT. R. Witter, L. Seyfart, G. Greiner, S. Reissmann, J. Weston, E. Anders, U. Sternberg*, J. Biomolecular NMR, 2002, 24(4), 277-289.

  • Synthesis of chiral lithium carbamates from (S)-(N,N-dialkyl-aminomethyl)pyrrolidines and (S)-2-methoxymethylpyrrolidine. Uwe Köhn, Ernst Anders*, Tetrahedron Lett. 2002, 43/45, 9585.

  • Bis(1,3,4-thiadiazolo)-1,3,5-triazinium halides, 4: Syntheses of Azole-Substituted Guanidines and Bis(azolyl)alkanes. K. Wermann, M. Walther, E. Anders*, ARKIVOC 2002, 24-33.

  • Metal Mediated Reactions Modeled after Nature. - Review S. Diekmann, J. Weston, E. Anders, W. Boland, B. Schönecker, T. Hettmann, J. v. Langen, S. Erhardt, M. Mauksch, M. Bräuer, C. Beckmann, M. Rost, P. Sperling, E. Heinz, Reviews in Molecular Biotechnology 2002, 90, 73-94.

  • A Quantitative Reactivity Model for the Hydration of Carbon Dioxide by Biomimetic Zinc Complexes. M. Bräuer, J. L. Perez-Lustres, J. Weston, E. Anders*, Inorgan. Chem. 2002, 41, 1454-1463.


  • Molecular Mechanics for Zinc Complexes with Fluctuating Atomic Charges. U. Sternberg*, F.-T. Koch, M. Bräuer, M. Kunert, E. Anders, Journal of Molecular Modeling 2001, 54-64.

  • Bis-(1,3,4-Thiadiazolo)-1,3,5-Triazinium Halides, 3: Synthesis of Guanidyl Functionalized 1,4,8,11-Tetraazacyclotetradecanes and Tris-(2-aminoethyl)amines: Application of a Novel Rearrangement. Martin Walther, Kurt Wermann, Helmar Görls, and Ernst Anders*, Synthesis, 2001, 1327.

  • CS2 Fixation by Carbonic Anhydrase Model Systems - A New Substrate in the Catalytic Cycle. S. Sinnecker, M. Bräuer, W. Koch*, E. Anders*, Inorg. Chem. 2001, 40, 1006-1013.

  • Bis-(1,3,4-Thiadiazolo)-1,3,5-Triazinium Halides, 2: Intramolecular Ring Transformation and Synthesis of Novel Highly Substituted Guanidines. K. Wermann, M. Walther, W. Günther, H. Görls, E. Anders*, J. Org. Chem. 2001, 66, 720-726.

  • New Insights into the Mechanistic Details of the Carbonic Anhydrase Cycle as Derived from the Model System [(NH3)3Zn(OH)+/CO2: How Does the H2O/HCO3- Replacement Step Occur? M. Mauksch, M. Bräuer, J. Weston, E. Anders*, ChemBioChem 2001, 2, (No.3), 190-198.


  • Chemistry of N-(1-Haloalkyl)Heteroarylium Salts. - Review E. Anders, K. Wermann, J.-J. Vanden Eynde, Adv. Heterocyclic Chem. 2000, 77, 183-219.

  • Conformational Design for 13α-Steroids. B. Schönecker*, C. Lange, M. Kötteritzsch, W. Günther, J. Weston, E. Anders, H. Görls, J. Org. Chem., J. Org. Chem. 2000, 65, 5487-97.

  • On the Structure of Sulfur Stabilized Allyl Lithium Compounds in Solution. M. Piffl, J. Weston, W. Günther, E. Anders*, J. Org. Chem. 2000, 65, 5942-5945.

  • Fixation of Heterocumulenes II. An Experimental and Theoretical Study on the Reaction of Lithiated Allyl Systems with CO2, Isocyanates and Isothiocyanates. M. Piffl, J. Weston, E. Anders*, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2000, 2851-2859.

  • Heterocyclization of Compounds Containing Diazo and Cyano Groups, 6. Theoretical and Experimental Research of the Cyclization of 2-Cyano-2-diazo-acetamides to 5-Hydroxy-1,2,3-triazole-4-carbonitrile. Y. Morzherin, M. Bräuer, E. Anders, V. Bakulev,* Russ. J. of Heterocyclic Chem. 2000, Russ. Ed. 2000, N 1, 19.

  • Carboxylation of Acetophenone with Zinc (II) Alkoxides / CO2 Systems: A Mechanistic Study. M. Kunert, M. Bräuer, O. Klobes, H. Görls, E. Dinjus*, E. Anders*; Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2000, 1803-1809.

  • Evaluation of the Accuracy of PM3, AM1 and MNDO/d as Applied to Zinc Compounds. M. Bräuer, M. Kunert, E. Dinjus, M. Klussmann, M. Döring, E. Anders*, J. Molecular Struct. (Theochem) 2000, 505, 289-301.

  • The TpZn-OH / CS2 Reaction: Theoretical and Preparative Visualization of an Essential Bioinorganic Reaction Path. M. Bräuer, E. Anders*, S. Sinnecker, W. Koch, M. Rombach, H. Brombacher and H. Vahrenkamp*, Chem. Commun. 2000, 647-648.

  • Evidence for a Robinson-like Annelation During the Reaction Between N-(1-Chloroalkyl)pyridinium Chlorides and N-Substituted Enaminoesters. J.-J. Vanden Eynde*, A. Mayence, O. Kataeva, E. Anders, ARKIVOC 2000, 1, Issue 1, 73-83.

  • Fixation of Heterocumulenes I. A Theoretical Study on the Irreversible Reaction of CO2 with a 2-Lithio-1,3-Dithiane. M. Bräuer, J. Weston, E. Anders*, J. Org. Chem. 2000, 65, 1193-1199.


  • N-Heteroarylphosphonates, Part II. Synthesis and Reactions of 2- and 4-Phosphonatoquinolines and Related Compounds. M. Haase, W. Günther, H. Görls, E. Anders*; Synthesis 1999, 2071-2081.

  • MO-Theoretical Investigation of the Cis Effect Observed in Mono- and Dihalodiazenes. K. Nordhoff, E. Anders*; J. Org. Chem. 1999, 64, 7485-7491.

  • 1-Acyl-4-benzylpyridinium Tetrafluoroborates: Stability, Structural Properties, and Utilization for the Synthesis of Acyl Fluorides. R. Wagner, B. Wiedel, W. Günther, H. Görls, E. Anders*, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 1999, 2382-2390.

  • Mechanistic Aspects of the Cationic Polymerization of Vinylformamide. A. Madl, S. Spange*, T. Waldbach, E. Anders, N. Mahr; Macromol. Chem. Phys. 1999, 200, 1495-1505.

  • Regioselectivity of the Reaction of Heteroatom-Stabilized Allyl Anions with Electrophiles. - Review. A. R. Katritzky*, M. Piffl, H. Lang, E. Anders*; Chem. Review 1999, 99, 665-722.

  • Preparation and Conversion of N-Halomethylpyridinium Halides. Comparison with Related Compounds. E. Anders*, A. Opitz, K. Wermann, B. Wiedel, M. Walther, W. Imhof, H. Görls; J. Org. Chem. 1999, 64, 3113-3121.


  • Synthesis of PO(OR)2- and PR3+-Disubstituted Pyridines via N-(Trifluoromethylsulfonyl)pyridinium Triflates. M. Haase, H. Görls, E. Anders*; Synthesis 1998, 195-200.

  • N-Acylpyridinium Trifluoromethanesulfonates and Tetrafluoroborates: Shuttle Reagents for the Acylation of Enantiopure Secondary Alcohols. R. Wagner, W. Günther, E. Anders*; Synthesis 1998, 883-888.

  • 1-(Arylchloromethyl)pyridinium Chlorides. Investigation by X-ray Single Crystal Diffraction and Semiempirical (PM3, AM1, MNDO) Calculations. O. N. Kataeva, I. A. Litvinov, V. E. Kataev, J.-J. Vanden Eynde, A. Mayence, E. Anders*; J. Molecular Struct. 1998, 442, 55-63.

  • The Stabilization of Lithiated Organic Compounds by Water as a Ligand Synthesis of a New Lithium-Imidazole Complex and Regioselective Reactions with Selected Electrophiles. J. Atzrodt, R. Beckert*, M. Bräuer, K. Nordhoff, E. Anders, H. Görls; Eur. J. Org. Chem. 1998, 2557-2563.

  • Syntheses of a Novel Class of 5/6/5-Heterocycles: Convenient Routes from Aldehydes to Bis(1,3,4-thiadiazolo)-1,3,5-triazinium Halides. E. Anders*, K. Wermann, B. Wiedel, W. Günther, H. Görls; Eur. J. Org. Chem. 1998, 2923-2930.


  • Highly Selective Alkylation of 5-Amino-1-methyl-1H-1,2,4-triazole with 1-(1-Chloroalkyl)pyridinium Chlorides under Formation of Novel Geminal Bis(heteroarylium) Salts: A Combined Experimental/MO-Theoretical Study. E. Anders*, K. Wermann, B. Wiedel, J.J. Vanden Eynde, Liebigs Ann./Recueil 1997, 745-752.

  • Synthesis of Thiazolidine-4-carboxylic Acids and N-(1-Sulfonatoalkyl)pyridinium Betaines from N-(1-Chloroalkyl)pyridinium Chlorides. E. Anders*, S. Duray, R. Fuchs, G. Maas, A. Mayence, J.- J. Vanden Eynde, Bull. Soc. Chim. Belg. 1997, 106, 383-386.


  • The Reduction of Oxalic Amidines with Metallic Lithium: Preparation of Lithiated Bisamides [R''(RR'N)C=C(NRR')NR'']Li2 and Their Use as Intermediates in a Novel Synthesis of Tetraaminoethenes. M. Wenzel, D. Lindauer, R. Beckert*, R. Boese, E. Anders; Chem. Ber. 1996, 129, 39-44.

  • Theoretical Study of the Deprotonation of Nitriles, RCH2CN: Ab Initio and PM3 Calculations of Intermediate Aggregates and Transition States. R. Koch, B. Wiedel, E. Anders*; J. Org. Chem. 1996, 61, 2523-2529


  • A PM3 and MNDO Study on the Mechanism and the Regioslectivity of the Lithiation of Lithium Methyl-1- and Methyl-2-naphthylcarbamate, Lithium 1,2,3,4-Tetrahydro-isoquinolinecarbamate and Toluene. A. Opitz, R. Koch, A. R. Katritzky, W. Fan, E. Anders*, J. Org. Chem. 1995, 60, 3743-3749.

  • Ab initio and PM3-MO Calculations of Lithiophosphonates. R. Koch, E. Anders, J. Org. Chem. 1995, 60, 5861-5866.

  • Ab initio and Semiempirical Calculations of the Hetero-Diels-Alder Reaction of 1-Aza-1,3-butadiene with Ethene. L. F. Tietze*, J. Fennen, H. Gei´┐Żer, G. Schulz, E. Anders*, Liebigs Ann. 1995, 1681-1687.


  • PM3-MO Calculations of Monolithiated Sulfones, Sulfoxides, and 1,3-Dithianes: Comparison with ab Initio or X-Ray Results. R. Koch, E. Anders*, J. Org. Chem. 1994, 59, 4529-4534.

  • An Unusual Aromatization of Hantzsch-Type 4-Antipyryl-1,4-Dihydropyridines. J.-J. Vanden Eynde*, A. Mayence, A. Maquestiau and E. Anders, Heterocycles 1994, 37, 815.

  • Benzotriazole-assisted β-Lithiation of Vinyl Ethers. A. R. Katritzky*, A. V. Ignatschenko, X. Lan, H. Lang, C. V. Stevens, A. Opitz, R. Koch, E. Anders*, Tetrahedron 1994, 6005-6016


  • Picoline and Toluene: A Comparison of Structural Properties and Relative Stabilities of Their Monolithiated Derivatives. E. Anders*, A. Opitz, N. J. R. van E. Hommes, F. Hampel, J . Org. Chem. 1993, 58, 4424-4430.

  • An Expedient Route to 1H-Benzimidazoles and 1H-Imidazopyrodines. J.-J. Vanden Eynde*, A. Mayence, A. Maquestiau and E. Anders, Bull. Soc. Chim. Belg. 1993, 102, 357.

  • A New and Convenient Method for the Preparation of 2-Substituted Quinazolines. J. J. Vanden Eynde*, A. Mayence, A. Maqiestiau, E. Anders*, Synthesis 1993, 867.

  • An Expedient Route to 1H-Benzimidazoles and 1H-Imidazopyrodines. J.-J. Vanden Eynde*, A. Mayence, A. Maquestiau and E. Anders, Bull. Soc. Chim. Belg. 1993, 102, 357.

  • Rate-determining Effects in the Formation of Hantzsch 1,4-Dihydropyridines from N-(1-Haloalkyl)azinium Halides and 3-Amino-2-butenoate. J.-J. Vanden Eynde*, E. Anders*, A. Mayence und A. Maquestiau, Chem. Ber. 1993, 126, 1251.

  • Optimization and Application of Lithium Parameters for PM3. E. Anders*, R. Koch, P. Freunscht, J. Comput. Chem. 1993, 14, 1301-1312.