List of publications

44. J. D. Buriánek, J. Kvicala, L. Sekerova, B. H. Müller, R. Francke, T. Bystron*, "Determination of Diaryliodonium Species by Reverse Iodometric Titration with Ascorbic Acid", Electroanalysis  2023, accepted. DOI: 10.1002/elan.202200376.

43. A. Prudlik, N. Mohebbati, L. Hildebrandt, A. Heck, L. Nuhn, R. Francke*, "TEMPO-Modified Polymethacrylates as Mediators in Electrosynthesis - Influence of the Molecular Weight on Redox Properties and Electrocatalytic Activity", Chem. Eur. J.  2023, 29, e202202730. DOI: 10.1002/chem.202202730.

42. P. Enders, M. Májek*, C. M. Lam, D. Little*, R. Francke*, "How to Harness Electrochemical Mediators for Photocatalysis – A Systematic Approach Using the Phenanthro[9,10-d]imidazole Framework as a Test Case", ChemCatChem 2023, 15, e202200830. DOI: 10.1002/cctc.202200830.

41. M. Sawall, C. Ruckebusch, M. Beese, R. Francke, A. Prudlik, K. Neymeyr*, "An active constraint approach to identify essential spectral information in noisy data", Anal. Chim. Acta  2022, 1233, 340448. DOI: 10.1016/j.aca.2022.340448.

40. R. Francke, "Concepts for Sustainable Organic Electrosynthesis", Curr. Opin Electrochem. 2022, 36, 101111. DOI: 10.1016/j.coelec.2022.101111.

39. N. Mohebbati, I. Sokolovs, P. Woite, M. Lokov, E. Parman, M. Ugandi, I. Leito*, M. Roemelt*, E. Suna*, R. Francke*, “Electrochemistry and Reactivity of Chelation-stabilized Hypervalent Bromine(III) Compounds”, Chem. Eur. J.  2022, 28, e202200974 (DOI: 10.1002/chem.202200974).

38. H. Liang*, T. Beweries*, R. Francke*, M. Beller*, "Molecular Catalysts for Reductive Homocoupling of CO2 towards C2+ Compounds", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2022, e202200723. DOI: 10.1002/ange.202200723.

37. R. Francke, M. Májek, "Mediated Electron Transfer in Electrosynthesis: Concepts, Applications, and Recent Influences from Photoredox Catalysis" in Sustainable and Functional Redox Chemistry (Ed.: S. Inagi), 2022, Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge. DOI: 10.1039/9781839164828-00119.

36. R. Francke, A. Prudlik, R. D. Little, "Redox Mediators in Organic Electrochemistry" in Science of Synthesis: Electrochemistry in Organic Synthesis (Ed.: L. Ackermann), Thieme, Stuttgart, 2022, 293-324. DOI: 10.1055/sos-SD-236-00197.

35. R. Francke, P. Enders, "Methods and Materials Applied in Electrosynthesis" in Science of Synthesis: Electrochemistry in Organic Synthesis (Ed.: L. Ackermann), Thieme, Stuttgart, 2022, 33-72. DOI: 10.1055/sos-SD-236-00029.

34. N. Mohebbati, A. Prudlik, A. Scherkus, A. Gudkova, R. Francke*, "TEMPO-Modified Polymethacrylates as Mediators in Electrosynthesis ‒ Redox Behavior and Electrocatalytic Activity toward Alcohol Substrates", ChemElectroChem  2021, 8, 3837-3843. DOI: 10.1002/celc.202100768.

33. I. Sokolovs, N. Mohebbati, R. Francke*, E. Suna*, "Electrochemical Generation of Hypervalent Bromine(III) Compounds", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.  2021, 60, 15832-15837. DOI: 10.1002/anie.202104677.

32. R. Francke*, "Recent Progress in the Electrochemistry of Hypervalent Iodine Compounds", Curr. Opin. Electrochem.  2021, 28, 100719. DOI: 10.1016/j.coelec.2021.100719.

31. A. F. Roesel, M. Ugandi, N. T. T. Huyen, M. Majek, T. Broese, M. Roemelt*, R. Francke*, "The Electrochemically Catalyzed Newman-Kwart Rearrangement: Mechanism, Structure-Reactivity Relationship, and Parallels to Photoredox Catalysis", J. Org. Chem.  2020, 85, 8029–8044. DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.0c00831.

30. R. Francke*, "Integrating Catalytic Processes and Modern Electrolyte Concepts into Electrosynthesis", Chimia  2020, 74, 49-56. DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2020.49.

29. R. Francke, L. Gonzalez, R. D. Little, K. D. Moeller, "Electrons, Electrodes, and the Transformation of Organic Molecules", Surface and Interface Science (Vol. 10), K. Wandelt (Ed.), Wiley-VCH, 2020, 827-891. DOI: 10.1002/9783527822508.ch79.

28. A. F. Roesel, T. Broese, M. Májek, R. Francke*, "Iodophenylsulfonates and Iodobenzoates as Redox-Active Supporting Electrolytes for Electrosynthesis", ChemElectroChem.  2019, 6, 4229-4237. DOI: 10.1002/celc.201900540.

27. R. Francke*, R. D. Little*, "Electrons and Holes as Catalysts in Organic Electrosynthesis", ChemElectroChem.  2019, 6, 4373-4382 (including front cover). DOI: 10.1002/celc.201900432.

26. R. Francke*, "Electrogenerated Hypervalent Iodine Compounds as Mediators in Organic Synthesis", Curr. Opin. Electrochem.  2019, 15, 83-88. DOI: 10.1016/j.coelec.2019.03.012.

25. E. Oberem, A. F. Roesel, A. Rosas-Hérnandez, T. Kull, S. Fischer, A. Spannenberg, H. Junge, M. Beller*, R. Ludwig*, M. Roemelt*, R. Francke*, "Mechanistic Insights into the Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide Catalyzed by Cyclopentadienone Iron Complexes", Organometallics  2019, 38, 1236–1247. DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.8b00517.

24. C. Steinlechner, A. F. Roesel, E. Oberem, A. Paepcke, N. Rockstroh, F. Gloaguen, S. Lochbrunner, R. Ludwig, A. Spannenberg, H. Junge, R. Francke*, M. Beller*, "A Selective Earth-Abundant System for Carbon Dioxide Reduction: Comparing Photo- and Electrocatalytic Processes", ACS Catal.  2019, 9, 2091−2100. DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.8b03548.

23. T. Broese, A. F. Roesel, A. Prudlik, R. Francke*, "An Electrocatalytic Newman-Kwart-Type Rearrangement", Org. Lett.  2018, 20, 7483–7487. DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.8b03257.

22. R. Francke, T. Broese, A. F. Roesel, “The Electrochemistry of Hypervalent Iodine Compounds” in Patai’s Chemistry of Functional Groups – The Chemistry of Hypervalent Halogen Compounds, I. Marek, Z. Rappoport (Eds.), 2018, Wiley-VCH. DOI: 10.1002/9780470682531.pat0960.

21. B. Schille, N. O. Giltzau, R. Francke*, "On the Use of Polyelectrolytes and Polymediators in Organic Electrosynthesis", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.  2018, 57, 422–426. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201710659.

20. R. Francke*, B. Schille, M. Roemelt, "Homogeneously Catalyzed Electroreduction of Carbon Dioxide - Methods, Mechanisms, and Catalysts", Chem. Rev.  2018, 118, 4631–4701. DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.7b00459.

19. O. Koleda, T. Broese, J. Noetzel, M. Roemelt*, E. Suna*, R. Francke*, "Synthesis of Benzoxazoles Using Electrochemically Generated Hypervalent Iodine", J. Org. Chem.  2017, 82, 11669–11681(ACS Editors Choice Article). DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.7b01686.

18. B. M. Johnson, R. Francke*, R. D. Little*, L. A. Berben*, "High Turnover in Electrooxidation of Alcohols and Ethers with a Glassy Carbon-Supported Phenanthroimidazole Mediator", Chem. Sci.  2017, 8, 6493-6498. DOI: 10.1039/C7SC02482G.

17. A. Rosas-Hernández, H. Junge, M. Beller*, M. Roemelt*, R. Francke*, "Cyclopentadienone Iron Complexes as Efficient and Selective Catalysts for the Electroreduction of CO2 to CO", Catal. Sci. Technol.  2017, 7, 459-465. DOI: 10.1039/C6CY02352E.

16. T. Broese, R. Francke*, “Electrosynthesis Using a Recyclable Mediator-Electrolyte System Based on Ionically Tagged Phenyl Iodide and 1,1,1,3,3,3-Hexafluoroisopropanol ”, Org. Lett.  2016,18,5896-5899. DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.6b02979.

15. R. Francke, T. Quell, A. Wiebe, S. R. Waldvogel, “Electrochemical Conversion of Alcohols, Ethers and Phenols”, in Organic Electrochemistry (5th Edition), B. Speiser, O. Hammerich (Eds.), 2015, Taylor & Francis, 981-1033.

14. R. Francke*, "Recent advances in the electrochemical construction of heterocycles", Beilstein J. Org. Chem.  2014, 10, 2858-2873. DOI: 10.3762/bjoc.10.303.

13. R. Francke, R. D. Little*, “Optimizing Electron Transfer Mediators Based on Arylimidazoles by Ring Fusion: Synthesis, Electrochemistry and Computational Analysis of 2-Aryl-1-methyl[9,10-d]phenanthroimidazoles”, J. Am. Chem. Soc.  2014, 136, 427-435. DOI: 10.1021/ja410865z.

12. R. Francke*, R. D. Little*, “Electron Transfer Catalysis in Organic Electrochemistry: Basic Principles and Recent Developments”, Chem. Soc. Rev.  2014, 43, 2492-2521 (front cover). DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60464K.

11. R. Francke, R. Reingruber, D. Schollmeyer, S. R. Waldvogel*, “Highly Fluorinated 2,2′-Biphenols and Related Compounds: Relationship between Substitution Pattern and Herbicidal Activity”,J. Agric. Food. Chem.  2013, 61, 4709-4714. DOI: 10.1021/jf401081g.

10. R. Francke, D. Cericola, D. Weingarth, R. Kötz, S. R. Waldvogel*, “Novel Electrolytes for Electrochemical Double Layer Capacitors Based on 1,1,1,3,3,3-Hexafluoropropan-2-ol”,Electrochim. Acta  2012, 372-380. DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2011.12.050.

9. R. Francke, D. Cericola, R. Kötz, S. R. Waldvogel*, “Azolylborates for Electrochemical Double Layer Capacitor Electrolytes”, Z. Phys. Chem.  2012, 226, 141–149. DOI: 10.1524/zpch.2012.0174.

8. R. Francke, D. Cericola, R. Kötz, G. Schnakenburg, S. R. Waldvogel*, “Fluorinated Biphenoxyborates for Electrochemical Double Layer Capacitor Electrolytes”, Chem. Eur. J.  2011, 17, 3082-3085(VIP manuscript and front cover). DOI: 10.1002/chem.201003449.

7. R. Francke, G. Schnakenburg, S. R. Waldvogel*, “Synthesis of Highly Fluorinated 2,2´-Biphenols and 2,2´-Bisanisoles”, Org. Lett.  2010, 12, 4288-4291. DOI: 10.1021/ol101698a.

6. R. Francke, G. Schnakenburg, S. R. Waldvogel*, “Efficient and Reliable Iodination and O-Methylation of Fluorinated Phenols”, Eur. J. Org. Chem.  2010, 2357-2362. DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.201000161.

5. R. Francke, V. Climent, H. Baltruschat, J. M. Feliu*, “Electrochemical Deposition of Copper on Stepped Platinum Surfaces in the [0,1,-1] Zone Vicinal to the (100) Plane”, J. Electroanal. Chem.  2008, 624, 228-240. DOI: 10.1016/j.jelechem.2008.09.012.

Publications without peer review

4. R. Francke*, "Self-assembly of molecules triggered by electricity", Nature  2022, 603, 229-230 (News & Views Article). DOI: 10.1038/d41586-022-00640-3.

3. R. Francke*, R. D. Little, S. Inagi, "Organic Electrosynthesis", ChemElectroChem 2019, 6, 4065-4066 (Editorial for Special Issue). DOI: 10.1002/celc.201901175.


2. R. Francke, T. Broese, A. F. Roesel, “Electrochemical Synthesis of S-Arylthiocarbamates", Ger. Offen.  2020, DE102018215611A1.

1. A. Garsuch, M. Schmidt, S. R. Waldvogel, R. Francke, “Use of Fluoroisopropyl Derivatives as Additives in Electrolytes”, PCT Int. Appl. 2014, WO 2014095407 A1 20140626.