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Dr. Wacharee Harnying

Universität zu Köln
Department für Chemie
Greinstraße 4
50939 Köln

Email: wharnyinSpamProtectionuni-koeln.de

Lab 416

Tel: +49 221 470-3289

Fax: +49 221 470-5102

Academic Background

1996                          B. Sc. (Khon Kaen University, Faculty of Science, Knon Kaen, Thailand)

2000                          M. Sc. (Mahidol University, Faculty of Science, Bangkok, Thailand, Prof. Pohmakotr)

2004                          Ph.D. (Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen, Institut für Organische Chemie, Prof.                                               Enders)

2000–2007                Lecturer (Khon Kaen University, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry, Knon Kaen, Thailand)

01/2008–05/2010    PostDoc in the group of Prof. Berkessel

since 06/2010           Senior researcher in the group of Prof. Berkessel



1993–1999                Grant from the Development and Promotion of Science and Technology Talents Project (DPST), Thailand

2001–2004                Grant from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Graduiertenkolleg 440 and SFB 380)

2005–2007                Research grant from the Center for Innovation in Chemistry; Postgraduate Education                                                                       and Research Program in Chemistry (PERCH-CIC), Thailand

2006–2007                Research grant from the Thailand Research Fund (TRF) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHE)

10/2008–05/2010     Humboldt Research fellowship for postdoctoral researcher from the Alexander von Humboldt                                                       foundation



Catalytic Prins Reaction Effected by Molecular Iodine in the Presence of Bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)​imide Salts
W. Harnying, J.-M. Neudoerfl, A. Berkessel, Synthesis 2017, 49, 269−274.
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1588367

1,​4-​Bis-​Dipp​/Mes-​1,​2,​4-​Triazolylidenes: Carbene Catalysts That Efficiently Overcome Steric Hindrance in the Redox Esterification of α- and β-​Substituted α,​β-​Enals
V. R. Yatham, W. Harnying, D. Kootz, J.-M. Neudoerfl, N. E. Schloerer, A. Berkessel, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 2670−2677.
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b11796

Vinylation of Aldehydes Using Mn​/Cr Alloy and a N4-​Ligand​/NiII-​Catalyst
W. Harnying, A. Berkessel, Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 6057−6061.
DOI: 10.1002/chem.201500024

One-​pot preparation of (S)​-​N-​[(S)​-​1-​hydroxy-​4-​methyl-​1,​1-​diphenylpentan-​2-​yl]​pyrrolidine-​2-​carboxamide from L-​proline
W. Harnying, N. Duangdee, A. Berkessel, Org. Synth. 2014, 91, 137−149.
DOI: 10.1002/0471264229.os091.13

Highly Enantioselective Organocatalytic Trifluoromethyl Carbinol Synthesis - a Caveat on Reaction Times and Product Isolation
N. Duangdee, W. Harnying, G. Rulli, J.-M. Neudörfl, H. Gröger, A. Berkessel J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 11196–11205.
DOI: 10.1021/ja302511t

Large Scale Synthesis of Singh's Catalyst in a One-Pot Procedure Starting from Proline
A. Berkessel, W. Harnying, N. Duangdee, J.-M. Neudörfl, H. Gröger Org. Proc. Res. Dev. 2012, 16, 123–128.
DOI: 10.1021/op200283q

Cr/Ni-Catalyzed Vinylation of Aldehydes: A Mechanistic Study on the Catalytic Roles of Nickel and Chromium
A. Berkessel, W. Harnying, A. Kaiser, A. Klein Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17, 4765–4773.
DOI: 10.1002/chem.201003366

Stereoselective Sulfonate Aldol Reactions: Asymmetric Synthesis of ?,?-Substituted ?-Hydroxy Sulfonates
W. Harnying, W. Kitisriworaphan, M. Pohmakotr, D. Enders, Synlett 2007, 2529–2532.

Asymmetric Synthesis of ?- and ?,?-Substituted ?-Alkoxycarbonyl Sulfonates
D. Enders, J.-C. Adelbrecht, W. Harnying, Synthesis 2005, 2962–2968.

Efficient Asymmetric Synthesis of ?-Alkylated Methyl Sulfonates
D. Enders, N. Vignola, O. M. Berner, W. Harnying, Tetrahedron 2005, 61, 3241–3243.

A Highly Efficient Asymmetric Synthesis of Homotaurine Derivatives via Diastereoselective Ring-Opening of ?-Sultones
D. Enders, W. Harnying, Synthesis 2004, 2910–2918.

Diastereoselective Hydrolysis of ?,?-Substituted ?-Sultones in the Asymmetric Synthesis of ?-Hydroxy Sulfonates
D. Enders, W. Harnying, G. Raabe, Synthesis 2004, 590–594.

Asymmetric Synthesis of ?,?-Substituted ?-Alkoxy Methyl Sulfonates via Diastereospecific Ring-Opening of Sultones
D. Enders, W. Harnying, ARKIVOC 2004, 181–188.

Asymmetric Synthesis of ?,?-Substituted ?-Sultones via Allylation of Chiral Lithiated Sulfonates
D. Enders, W. Harnying, N. Vignola, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2003, 3939–3947.

Asymmetric Michael Addition of Chiral Lithiated Sulfonates: Diastereo- and Enantioselective Synthesis of ?,?-Disubstituted ?-Nitro and ?-Alkoxycarbonyl Methyl Sulfonates
D. Enders, O. M. Berner, N. Vignola, W. Harnying, Synthesis 2002, 1945–1952

A Practical Approach towards the Asymmetric Synthesis of ?,?-Substituted ?-Sultones
D. Enders, W. Harnying, N. Vignola, Synlett 2002, 1727–1729.

Vicinal Dianion of Triethyl Ethanetricarboxylate: Syntheses of (±)-Lichesterinic Acid, (±)-Phaseolinic Acid, (±)-Nephromopsinic Acid, (±)-Rocellaric acid, and (±)-Dihydroprotolichesterinic Acid
M. Pohmakotr, W. Harnying, P. Tuchinda, V. Reutrakul, Helv. Chim. Acta 2002, 85, 3792–3813.