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Christopher Weike

Chair of Technical Chemistry and Petrochemistry


Building: Sammelbau Chemie

Room: 42B210

Worringerweg 2

52074 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 26511

Chirality plays a significant role in pharmaceutical chemistry. More than half of the active substances used today contain at least one stereogenic group, and the trend is rising. However, the different enantiomers do not always show the same medical effect, as can be seen in the probably best-known example of thalidomide.

My aim is to use the enantioselective hydrohydrazonomethylation recently established in our working group for the construction of chiral nitrogen compounds.