Independent work

19) 19 Abstract

„Chiral Mechanically Interlocked Molecules – Applications of Rotaxanes, Catenanes and Molecular Knots in Stereoselective Chemosensing and Catalysis"

Noel Pairault, Jochen Niemeyer*

Synlett 2018, 19, 689-698 (Minireview)  [Link]

18) 18 Abstract

„Kreuzkuppeln mit Palladium(I)-Dimeren"

Dennis Jansen, Martha Kohlhaas, Jochen Niemeyer*

Nachrichten aus der Chemie 201866, 15-18 (Minireview) [Link]

17) 17 Abstract

„Dual Brønsted acid organocatalysis: Cooperative asymmetric catalysis with combined phosphoric and carboxylic acids"

Raja Mitra, Jochen Niemeyer*

ChemCatChem 2018, DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201701698 (Minireview) [Link]

16) 16 Abstract

„Functional mechanically interlocked molecules: Asymmetric organocatalysis with a catenated bifunctional Brønsted acid"

Raja Mitra, Hui Zhu, Stefan Grimme, Jochen Niemeyer*

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 11456-11459 (back cover). [Link]

Highlighted in Synfacts as a "Synfact of the month" (Synfacts 2017, 13, 1085). [Link]

Highlighted in "Trendberichte Organische Chemie 2017" (Nachrichten aus der Chemie 2018, 66, 249-280). [Link]

15) 15 Abstract

„Rigid tethering of chiral phosphoric acids: Generation of highly fluorescent bifunctional frameworks for selective chemosensing of ferric ions”

Frescilia Octa-Smolin, Raja Mitra, Maike Thiele, Constantin Daniliuc, Linda Stegemann, Cristian Strassert, Jochen Niemeyer*

Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 10058-10067  (Frontispiece). [Link]

14) 14 Abstract

„Verzahnte Moleküle für die Katalyse"

Jochen Niemeyer*

Nachrichten aus der Chemie 2016, 64, 741-746 (Minireview). [Link]
13) 13 Abstract


A bifunctional chiral [2]catenane based on 1,1´-binaphthyl-phosphates"

Raja Mitra, Maike Thiele, Frescilia Octa-Smolin, Matthias C. Letzel, Jochen Niemeyer*

Chem. Commun. 2016, 5977-5980. [Link]


Postdoctoral research

12) 12 Abstract

„Iminoborylene complexes: evaluation of synthetic routes towards BN-allenylidenes and unexpected reactivity towards carbodiimides"

Jochen Niemeyer*, Michael Kelly, Ian Riddlestone, Drasko Vidovic, Simon Aldridge*

Dalton Trans. 2015, 11294-11305 (Cover Picture). [Link]


11 Abstract

"Extending the Chain: Synthetic, Structural, and Reaction Chemistry of a BN Allenylidene Analogue”

Jochen Niemeyer, David A. Addy, Ian Riddlestone, Michael Kelly, Amber L. Thompson, Dragoslav Vidovic, Simon Aldridge*

Angew. Chem. 2011, 123, 9070-9073, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 8908-8911 (“Hot Paper”) [Link]

10) 10 Abstract

"Modelling Fundamental Arene-Borane Contacts: Spontaneous Formation of a Dibromoborenium Cation Driven by Interaction Between a Borane Lewis Acid and an Arene pi-System”

Hassanatu B. Mansaray, Alexander D. L. Rowe, Nicholas Phillips, Jochen Niemeyer, Michael Kelly, David A. Addy, Joshua I. Bates, Simon Aldridge*

Chem. Commun. 2011, 12295-12297 (“Hot Paper”)         [Link


PhD work

9) 09 Abstract

"Fullerene-Mediated Activation of Dihydrogen: A New Way of Metal-Free Catalytic Hydrogenation”

Jochen Niemeyer*, Gerhard Erker*

ChemCatChem 2010, 2, 499-500 (Highlight). [Link

8) 08 Abstract

"Salen Ligands Based on a Planar-Chiral Hydroxyferrocene Moiety: Synthesis, Coordination Chemistry and Use in Asymmetrc Silylcyanation”

Jochen Niemeyer, Jeannine Cloppenburg, Gerald Kehr, Roland Fröhlich, Gerhard Erker*

J. Organomet. Chem. 2010, 695, 1801-1812. [Link

7) 07 Abstract

"Salen Ligands Revisited: Synthesis and Application of a Planar Chiral “Ferro-Salen” Ligand”

Jochen Niemeyer, Gerald Kehr, Roland Fröhlich, Gerhard Erker*

Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2010, 680-684. [Link

6) 06 Abstract

"Bis-Hydroxylaminato Group 4 Halfsandwich Complexes - Syntheses, Structures and Polymerisation Activity Studies”

Alexander Willner, Jochen Niemeyer, Norbert W. Mitzel*

Dalton Trans. 2009, 4473-4480. [Link

5) 05 Abstract

"Bis(“ferrocene-saliminato”) Group 4 Metal Complexes: Synthesis, Structural Features and Use in Homogenous Ziegler-Natta Polymerization Catalysis”

Jochen Niemeyer, Gerald Kehr, Roland Fröhlich, Gerhard Erker*

Dalton Trans. 2009, 3731-3741 (Cover Picture). [Link]  

4) 04 Abstract

"Selective Synthesis of the 2-Hydroxyferrocene-aldimine Enantiomers – Extended Planar-Chiral Analogues of the “Flat” Salicylaldimine Ligand Family”

Jochen Niemeyer, Gerald Kehr, Roland Fröhlich, Gerhard Erker*

Dalton Trans. 2009, 3716-3730 (Cover Picture). [Link

3) 03 Abstract

"Mastering the Third Dimension of Salicylaldimine-type Ligand Systems: Development of a Convenient Route to Bis(“ferrocene-saliminato”)zirconium Chemistry”

Jochen Niemeyer, Gerald Kehr, Roland Fröhlich, Gerhard Erker*

Chem. Eur. J. 2008, 14, 9499-9502. [Link

2) 02 Abstract

"Control of the Coordination Structure of Organometallic Palladium Complexes in an apo-Ferritin Cage"

Satoshi Abe, Jochen Niemeyer, Mizue Abe, Yusuke Takezawa, Takafumi Ueno, Tatsuo Hikage, Gerhard Erker*, Yoshihito Watanabe*

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 10512-10514. [Link

1) 01 Abstract

"Noncovalent Insertion of Ferrocenes into the Protein Shell of apo-Ferritin”

Jochen Niemeyer, Satoshi Abe, Tatsuo Hikage, Takafumi Ueno, Gerhard Erker*, Yoshihito Watanabe*

Chem. Commun. 2008, 6519-6521. [Link


Other publications

3) "The nature of the mechanical bond", J. Niemeyer, Nachrichten aus der Chemie 2017, 65, 1150 (book review).

I love to share knowledge – A personal perspective on academic teaching”, J. Albrecht, C. Brenner, B. Gökce, P. E. Malkemper, J. Niemeyer, T. Zeume

A book with interviews and background information on university teaching around the globe (143 pages, Universitätsbibliothek, Universität Duisburg-Essen, 2017, ISBN: 978-3-940402-09-7). Developed within the framework of the Global Young Faculty.


"Lust auf Wissenschaft", J. Nase, J. Niemeyer, T. Zeume.

An art project for the promotion of science within the Ruhr-area, consisting of public art displays and a website. Developed within the framework of the Global Young Faculty.





"Synthesis of triacetonediamine compounds by reductive amination proceeding from triacetonediamine and derivatives thereof“ 

Benjamin Willy, Jochen Niemeyer, Günter Kreilkamp, Beatrix vom Bruch, Manfred Neumann, Michael Keup, EP 3048096, 2016.


"Method for producing an N-Methyl substitued triacetone amine“ 

Jochen Niemeyer, Benjamin Willy, Felix Nissen, Manfred Neumann, Günter Kreilkamp, Sabine Schering, EP 3048097, 2016.


"Absorbents for removal of carbon dioxide from fuel gases and flue gases“

Alexander Schraven, Jochen Niemeyer, Manfred Neumann, Stefanie Rinker, Rolf Schneider, Jörn Rolker, WO 2014086560, 2013.


"Method for the preparation and treatment of a reaction mixture containing triacetoneamine”

Jochen Niemeyer, Manfred Neumann, Volker Brehme, Mirko Michel, Christoph Schwarz, EP 2706056, 2012.


"Method for the treatment of a waste water flow resulting from the processing of a reaction mixture containing triacetoneamine”

Jochen Niemeyer, Manfred Neumann, Volker Brehme, Mirko Michel, Christoph Schwarz, EP 2706045, 2012.


"Method for absorbing CO2 from a gas mixture“

Benjamin Willy, Stefanie Rinker, Manfred Neumann, Jochen Niemeyer, Michael Keup, Daniel Witthaut, Matthias Seiler, Jörn Rolker, Rolf Schneider, Daniel Dembkowski, WO 2013167367, 2012.


"Process for absorbing CO2 from a gas mixture with amines“

Alexander Schraven, Stefanie Rinker, Benjamin Willy, Jörn Rolker, Rolf Schneider, Daniel Dembkowski, Manfred Neumann, Jochen Niemeyer, WO 2013107551, 2012.



26) 07/03/2018 Chemiedozententagung, Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena, Germany.

25) 17/01/2018 GDCh Kolloqium, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany.

24) 14/11/2017 Asian Conference on Chemical Sensors (ACCS), Hanoi, Vietnam.

23) 17/07/2017 Organisch-Chemisches Kolloqium, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany.

22) 02/07/2017 International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry (ISMSC), Cambridge, UK (flash talk).

21) 19/06/2017 Organisch-Chemisches Kolloqium, University of Saarbrücken, Germany (invited).

20) 13/06/2017 GDCh-Kolloqium, University of Osnabrück, Germany (invited).

19) 15/03/2017 Chemiedozentagung, Marburg, Germany.

18) 06/03/2017 The Netherlands' Catalysis and Chemistry Conference NCCC, Noordwijkerhoud, Netherlands.

17) 13/02/2017 SupraChem, RWTH Aachen, Germany.

16) 20/12/2016 Organisch-Chemisches Kolloqium, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany (invited).

15) 22/09/2016  25. Nachwuchswissenschaftler Symposium "Bioorganische Chemie", Jena, Germany.

14) 15/09/2016  6th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress, Sevilla, Spain

13) 17/06/2016 19. Steinheimer Gespräche, Bad Homburg, Germany.

12) 31/05/2016 Regional meeting of FCI-fellows, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany.

11) 29/03/2016 University of Tokyo, Japan (Group of Prof. Makoto Fujita).

10) 28/03/2016 University of Nagoya, Japan (Group of Prof. Eiji Yashima).

9)  22/03/2016 University of Tokyo, Japan (Group of Prof. Takuzo Aida).

8) 01/07/2015 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, Lindau, Germany.

7) 02/10/2008 6th Joint IRTG-Symposium, University of Nagoya, Japan.

6) 22/08/2008 IRTG seminar, Rothenberge, Germany.

5) 07/12/2007 IRTG/AM2NET International Symposium, University of Münster, Germany.

4) 07/11/2007 Dijon-Münster Symposium, Rothenberge, Germany.

3) 29/11/2007 Symposium des Fonds der Chemischen Industrie, University of Münster, Germany.

2) 06/09/2007 4th Joint IRTG-Symposium, University of Münster, Germany.

1) 13/02/2006 Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA


Poster presentations

10) 07/2017 International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry (ISMSC), Cambridge, UK.

9) 03/2016 96th CSJ Annual meeting, Kyoto, Japan. 

8) 09/2015 SFB 1093 1st International Symposium, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. 

7) 05/2009 7th Joint IRTG-Symposium, University of Münster, Germany.

6) 09/2008 2nd EuCheMS Chemistry Congress, Torino, Italy.

5) 05/2008 5th Joint IRTG-Symposium, University of Münster, Germany.

4) 11/2007 1st IRTG Minisymposium, University of Münster, Germany

3) 09/2007 Wissenschaftsforum Chemie 2007, University of Ulm, Germany.

5) 08/2006 111th BASF Summer Course, Ludwigshafen, Germany.

1) 08/2006 2nd Joint IRTG Symposium, University of Münster, Germany.