Center for Nanosystems Chemistry

Selected Publications

50  V. Kunz,  J. O. Lindner,  M. Schulze, M. I. S. Röhr, D. Schmidt,  R. Mitrić, F. Würthner
      Energy & Environmental Science
      First published: September 4th, 2017
      Cooperative water oxidation catalysis in a series of trinuclear metallosupramolecular ruthenium
    DOI: 10.1039/c7ee01557g

49  A. Nowak-Król, M. Röhr,  D. Schmidt, F. Würthner
      Angewandte Chemie

      First published: July 19th, 2017
      Crystalline π-Stack Containing Five Stereoisomers: Insights into Conformational Isomorphism,
      Chirality Inversion and Disorder
    DOI: 10.1002/anie.201705445

48  B. Soberats, M. Hecht, F. Würthner
      Angewandte Chemie, Internat. Edition
      First published: July 6th, 2017
      Diketopyrrolopyrrole Columnar Liquid-Crystalline Assembly Directed by Quadruple Hydrogen Bonds
    DOI: 10.1002/anie.201705137

47  R. Hecht, J. Kade, D. Schmidt, A. Nowak-Król
      Chemistry – A European Journal 
      First published: June 14th, 2017
      n-Channel Organic Semiconductors Derived from Air-Stable Four-Coordinate Boron Complexes
      of Substituted Thienylthiazoles
      DOI:  10.1002/chem.201701922

46  V. Kunz, D. Schmidt, M. Röhr, R. Mitric,  F. Würthner    
      Advanced Energy Materials, First published: June 6th, 2017
Supramolecular Approaches to Improve the Performance of Ruthenium-Based Water Oxidation 
     DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201602939

45   Z. Chen, Y. Liu, W. Wagner, V. Stepanenko, X. Ren, S. Ogi, F. Würthner
       Angewandte Chemie, First published: March 29th, 2017
       Near-IR Absorbing J-Aggregate of an Amphiphilic BF2-Azadipyrromethene Dye by Kinetic 
       Cooperative Self-Assembly

44  S. Seifert, K. Shoyama, D. Schmidt, F. Würthner
      Angew.Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 6390 –6395
      An Electron-Poor C64 Nanographene by Palladium-Catalyzed Cascade
      C–C Bond Formation: One Pot Synthesis and Single-Crystal Structure Analysis
      DOI: 10.1002/anie.201601433

43   F. Würthner, C. R. Saha-Möller, B. Fimmel, S. Ogi, P. Leowanawat, D. Schmidt
      Chem. Rev. 2016, 116, 962–1052
      Perylene Bisimide Dye Assemblies as Archetype Functional Supramolecular Materials
      DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.5b00188

42  Y. Wu, R. M. Young, M. Frasconi, S. T. Schneebeli, P. Spenst, D. M. Gardner,
      K. E. Brown, F. Würthner, J. Fraser Stoddart, M. R. Wasielewski
      J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 13236–13239
      Ultrafast Photoinduced Symmetry-Breaking Charge Separation and Electron Sharing
      in Perylenediimide Molecular Triangles
      DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b08386

41  A. Arjona-Esteban, J. Krumrain, A. Liess, M. Stolte, L. Huang, D. Schmidt,
      V. Stepanenko, M. Gsänger, D. Hertel, K. Meerholz, F. Würthner
      J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 13524–13534
      Influence of Solid-State Packing of Dipolar Merocyanine Dyes on Transistor
      and Solar Cell Perfomances
      DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b06722

40  J. Sung, P. Kim, B. Fimmel, F. Würthner, D. Kim
      Nat. Commun. 2015, 6, 8646
      Direct Observation of Ultrafast Coherent Exciton Dynamics in Helical pi-Stacks of Self-
      Assembled Perylene Bisimides
      DOI: 10.1038/ncomms9646

39   S. Klotzbach, F. Beuerle
      Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 10356-10360
      Shape-Controlled Synthesis and Self-Sorting of Covalent Organic Cage Compounds
      DOI: 10.1002/anie.201502983

38  V. Parthasarathy, R. Pandey, M. Stolte, S. Ghosh, F. Castet, F. Würthner, P. K. Das,
      M. Blanchard-Desce
      Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 14211–14217
      Combination of Cyanine Behaviour and Giant Hyperpolarisability in Novel
      Merocyanine Dyes: Beyond the Bond Lenght Alternation (BLA) Paradigm
      DOI: 10.1002/chem.201501800

37   P. Nuernberger, S. Ruetzel, T. Brixner
      Angew. Chem. 2015, 127, 11526-11546;
      Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 11368-11386
      Multidimensional Electronic Spectroscopy of Photochemical Reactions
      DOI: 10.1002/anie.201502974

36   A. Lv, M. Stolte, F. Würthner
      Angew. Chem. 2015, 127, 10658–10661;
      Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.
2015, 54, 10512–10515
      Head-to-Tail Zig-Zag Packing of Dipolar Merocyanine Dyes Affords High-Performance
      Organic Thin-Film Transistors
      DOI: 10.1002/anie.201504190

35   P. Spenst, F. Würthner
      Angew. Chem. 2015, 127, 10303–10306;
      Angew. Chem. Int. Ed
. 2015, 54, 10165–10168
      A Perylene Bisimide Cyclophane as a "Turn-On" and "Turn-Off" Fluorescence Probe

34   V. Stepanenko, R. Kandanelli, S. Uemura, F. Würthner, G. Fernández.
      Chem. Sci., 2015, 6,
      Concentration-dependent rhombitrihexagonal tiling patterns
      at the liquid/solid interface
      DOI: 10.1039/C5SC00811E 

33    P. D. Frischmann, V. Kunz, F. Würthner
       Angew. Chem. 2015, 127, 7393–7397; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 7285–7289
       Bright Fluorescent and Host-Guest Sensing with a Nanoscale M4L6 Tetrahedron
       Accessed by Self-Assembly of Zinc-Imine Chelate Vertices and Perylene Bisimide
       DOI: 10.1002/anie.201501670

32   D. Görl, X. Zhang, V. Stepanenko, F. Würthner
      Nat. Commun. 2015, 6,  7009
      Supramolecular Block Copolymers by Kinetically Controlled Co-Self-Assembly of
      Planar and Core-Twisted Perylene Bisimides
      DOI: 10.1038/ncomms8009

31   S. Ogi, V. Stepanenko, K. Sugiyasu, M. Takeuchi, F. Würthner
      J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 3300–3307
      Mechanism of Self-Assembly Process and Seeded Supramolecular Polymerization of
      Perylene Bisimide Organogelator
      DOI: 10.1021/ja511952c

30   S. Seifert, D. Schmidt, F. Würthner
      Chem. Sci. 2015, 6, 1663–1667
      An Ambient Stable Core-Substituted Perylene Bisimide Dianion: Isolation and Single
      Crystal Structure Analysis
      DOI: 10.1039/c4sc03671a

29   M. Schulze, A. Steffen, F. Würthner
      Angew. Chem. 2015, 127, 1590–1593; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 1570–1573
      Near-IR Phosphorescent Ruthenium(II) and Iridium(III) Perylene Bisimide Metal
      DOI: 10.1002/anie.201410437

28   T. He, M. Stolte, C. Burschka, N. H. Hansen, T. Musiol, D. Kälblein, J. Pflaum, X. Tao,
       J. Brill, F. Würthner
       Nat. Commun. 2015, 6, 5954
       Single-Crystall Field-Effect Transistors of new CI2-NDI Polymorph Processed
       by Sublimation in Air
       DOI: 10.1038/ncommus6954

27   V. Kunz, V. Stepanenko, F. Würthner
       Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 290–293
       Embedding of a Ruthenium(II) Water Oxidation Catalyst into Nanofibers
       via Self-assembly
      DOI: 10.1039/c4cc08314h

26   S. Klotzbach, T. Scherpf, F. Beuerle
       Comm. Comm, 2014, 50, 12454-12457
       Dynamic covalent assembly of tribenzotriquinacenes into molecular cubes 

25    S.-L. Suraru, F. Würthner
       Angew.Chem.2014, 7428–7448
       Strategies for the Synthesis of Functional Naphthalene Diimides
DOI: 10.1002/anie.201309746

24   W. Yue, S-L. Suraru, D. Bialas, M. Müller, F. Würthner
      Angew. Chem. 2014, 126, 6273–6276; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 6259–6162
      Synthesis and Properties of a New Class of Fully Conjugated Azahexacene
      DOI: 10.1002/anie.201403227

23   A. Issac, R. Hildner, C. Hippius, F. Würthner, J. Köhler
       ACS Nano
, 2014, 8, 2, 1708–1717      
      Stepwise Decrease of Fluorescence versus Sequential Photobleaching in a
      Single Multichromophoric System      
      DOI: 10.1021/nn4060946

22   Z. Xie, V. Stepanenko, B. Fimmel, F. Würthner
      Mater. Horiz. 2014, 1, 355-359    
      An Organogelator Design without Solubilizing Side Chains by Backbone Contortion of a
      Perylene Bisimide Pigment
      DOI: 10.1039/c3mh00159h

21  M. Gsänger, E. Kirchner, M. Stolte, C. Burschka, V. Stepenenko, J. Pflaum,
      F. Würthner
      J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 2351-2362
      High-Performance Organic Thin-Film Transistors of J-Stacked Squaraine Dyes

20   X. Zhang, D. Görl, V. Stepanenko, F. Würthner
      Angew. Chem. 2014, 126, 1294–1298; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 1270–1274
      Hierarchical Growth of Fluorescent Dye Aggregates in Water by Fusion of Segmented
      DOI: 10.1002/anie.201308963

19   C. Rest, M. J. Mayoral, K. Fucke, J. Schellheimer, V. Stepanenko, G. Fernández
      Angew. Chem. 2014, 126, 716–722; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 700–705
      Self-Assembly and (Hydro)gelation Triggered by Cooperative pi-pi and Unconventional
      CH⋅⋅⋅X Hydrogen Bonding Interactions
       DOI: 10.1002/anie.201307806

18   A. J. Jeménez, M-J. Lin, C. Burschka, J. Becker, V. Settels, B. Engels, F. Würthner
      Chem. Sci. 2014, 5, 608–619
      Structure–property relationships for 1,7-diphenoxy-perylene bisimides in solution
      and in the solid state
       DOI: 10.1039/c3sc52344f

17   S. Sengupta, F. Würthner
      Acc. Chem. Res. 2013, 46, 2498–2512
      Chlorophyll J-Aggregates: From Bioinspired Dye Stacks to Nanotubes, Liquid Crystals,
      and Biosupramolecular Electronics
      DOI: 10.1021/ar400017u

16   K. Mahata, P. D. Frischmann, F. Würthner
      J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 15656–15661
      Giant Electroactive M4L6 Tetrahedral Host Self-Assembled with Fe(II) Vertices and
      Perylene Bisimide Dye Edges
      DOI: 10.1021/ja/4083039

15   C. Shao,  M. Stolte, F. Würthner
      Angew. Chem. 2013, 125, 10657–10661;
      Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 10463–10467
      Backbone-Directed Perylene Dye Self-Assembly into Oligomer Stacks
      DOI: 10.1002/ange.201305894

14   C. Shao, M. Stolte, F. Würthner
      Angew. Chem. 2013, 125, 7630–7634; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 7482–7486
      Quadruple pi Stacks of Two Perylene Bisimide Tweezers: A Bimolecular Complex
      with Kinetic Stability
      DOI: 10.1002/anie.201302479

13  V. Stepanenko, X-Q. Li, J. Gershberg, F. Würthner
     Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 4176–4183
     Evidence for Kinetic Nucleation in Helical Nanofiber Formation Directed by Chiral
     Solvent for a Perylene Bisimide Organogelator

12  A. Zitzler-Kunkel, M. R. Lenze, K. Meerholz, F. Würthner
     Chem. Sci. 2013, 4, 2071–2075
     Enhanced photocurrent generation by folding-driven H-aggregate formation
     DOI: 10.1039/c3sc502633

11  P. Frischmann, K. Mahata, F. Würthner
     Chem. Soc. Rev. 2013, 42, 1847–1870
     Powering the Future of Molecular Artificial Photosynthesis with Light-Harvesting
     Metallosupramolecular Dye Assemblies
     DOI: 10.1039/c2cs35223k

10  M. J. Mayoral. C. Rest, V. Stepanenko, J. Schellheimer, R. Albuquerque, G. Fernández
     J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 2148–2151
     Cooperative Supramolecular Polymerization driven by Metallophilic Pd-Pd Interactions

9  M-J. Lin, À. J. Jimenéz, C. Burschka, F. Würthner
    Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 12050–12052
    Bay-substituted perylene bisimide dye with an undistorted planar scaffold and
    outstanding solid state fluorescence properties
    DOI: 10.1039/c2cc36719j

8  C. Shao, M. Grüne, M. Stolte, F. Würthner
    Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 13665–13677
    Perylene Bisimide Dimer Aggregates: Fundamental Insight into Self-Assembly by
    NMR and UV/Vis Spectroscopy

7  S. Sengupta, D. Ebeling, S. Patwardhan, X. Zhang, H. v. Berlepsch, C. Böttcher,
    V. Stepanenko, S. Uemura, C. Hentschel, H. Fuchs, F. C. Grozema, L. D. A. Siebbeles,
    A. R. Holzwarth, L. Chi, F. Würthner
    Biosupramolecular Nanowires from Chlorophyll Dyes with Exceptional
    Charge-Transport Properties
    Angew. Chem. 2012, 124, 6486–6488; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 6378–6382
    DOI: 10.1002/anie.201201961

6  D. Görl, X. Zhang, F. Würthner
    Molecular Assemblies of Perylene Bisimide Dyes in Water
    Angew. Chem. 2012, 124, 6434–6455; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 6328–6348
    DOI: 10.102/ange.201108690

5  U. Mayerhöffer, F. Würthner
    Angew. Chem. 2012, 124, 5713–5717; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 5615–5619
    Halogen-Arene Interactions Assist in Self-Assembly of Dyes

4  Z. Xie, V. Stepanenko, K. Radacki, F. Würthner
    Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 7060–7070
    Chiral J-Aggregates of Atropo-Enentiomeric Perylene Bisimides and Their
    Self-Sorting Behavior

3  M. J. Mayoral Muñoz, G. Fernández
    Chem. Sci. 2012, 3, 1395–1398
    Metallosupramolecular amphiphilic pi-systems
     DOI: 10.1039/c2sc01101h

2  V. Dehm, M. Büchner, J. Seibt, V. Engel, F. Würthner         
    Chem. Sci
. 2011, 2, 2094–2100; cover picture November 2011
    Foldamer with a spiral perylene bisimide staircase aggregate structure

1  M. M. Safont-Sempere, G. Fernández, F. Würthner
    Chem. Rev. 2011, 111, 5784–5814
    Self-Sorting Phenomena in Complex Supramolecular Systems