alfred werner fritz habermax planck


dr. stephan zuend


Ph.D., Chemistry, June 2009

Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachussetts.

Advisor: Eric Jacobsen

B.A., Chemistry, January 2004

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.

Research advisor: David Collum


current research

Applications of reducing metal complexes towards energy-related problems.



Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellowship (2010-present).

American Chemical Society Division of Organic Chemistry Graduate Fellowship, sponsored by Roche (2007-2008).

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Xu, H.;Zuend, S.J.; Woll, M.G.; Lalonde, M.P.; Jacobsen, E.N. Asymmetric Cooperative Catalysis of Strong Bronsted Acid-Promoted Reactions Using Chiral Ureas. Science 2010, 327, 986-990


Zuend, S.J.; Coughlin, M.P.; Lalonde, M.P.; Jacobsen, E.N. Scaleable Catalytic Asymmetric Strecker Syntheses of Unnatural a-Amino Acids. Nature 2009, 461, 968-970

Zuend, S.J.; Jacobsen, E.N. Mechanism of Amido-Thiourea Catalyzed Enantioselective Imine Hydrocyanation: Transition State Stabilization via Multiple Non-Covalent Interactions. J. Am.Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 15358-15374.


Mergott, D.J.; Zuend, S.J.; Jacobsen, E.N. Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis of (+)-Yohimbine. Org.Lett. 2008, 10, 745-748


Zuend, S.J.; Jacobsen, E.N. Cooperative Catalysis by Tertiary Amino-Thioureas: Mechanism and Basis for Enantioselectivity of Ketone Cyanosilylation. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 15872-15883.


Zuend, S.J.; Ramirez, A.; Lobkovsky, E.; Collum, D.B. Lithiated Imines: Solvent-Dependent Aggregate Structures and Mechanisms of Alkylation. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 5939-5948.



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