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Feringa, Prof. Ben

Ben Feringa
Ben Feringa

Ben Feringa (1951) has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016. Feringa has been professor of Organic Chemistry since 1988. He is one of the best scientists of our time, both within the Netherlands and worldwide. His research performance is so exceptional that he is generally regarded as one of the world’s most creative and productive chemists. He has achieved breakthroughs in various fields of chemistry, including organic synthesis, catalysis, supramolecular chemistry and nanotechnology.

His discovery in 1999 of the ‘molecular motor’, a light-driven rotating molecule, is widely recognized as a world-class breakthrough. The potential applications of this concept are as numerous as they are spectacular. The idea that molecular motors can transport themselves through the bloodstream in order to deliver drugs to previously unreachable locations in the human body with a high degree of accuracy is particularly inspiring. It is partly thanks to Feringa that the University of Groningen is undisputedly Europe’s number one in the field of chemistry.

Feringa has been awarded numerous prizes, including the 2004 Spinoza Prize, the highest Dutch prize in science, awarded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). In 2008 the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) appointed Feringa Academy Professor, giving him the opportunity to concentrate on whatever he wanted in the field of innovative teaching and research for five years. Feringa is the Vice President of the KNAW also. In 2011 he received the Van 't Hoff medal. This is awarded once every ten years by the University of Amsterdam for work in the field of chemistry. In May 2013 he was awarded a TOP grant of EUR 780,000 by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The grant is for his research on molecular motors.

In 2013 Feringa was awarded the Lilly European Distinguished Science Award, followed by the Marie Curie Medal, the highest honor awarded annually by the Polish Chemical Society for chemist working outside Poland. Also he was awarded two important Japanese prizes (2013), the prestigious Cope Scholar Award of the American Chemical Society (2014), the Chemistry for the Future Solvay Prize (2015) and the Tetrahedron Prize (2016).

Nobel prize

In 2016 Feringa has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Feringa received the prize together with Jean-Pierre Sauvage (France) and Sir James Fraser Stoddart (UK) for their work on the development of molecular machines.

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2021

Kobauri, P., Szymanski, W., Cao, F., Thallmair, S., Marrink, S. J., Witte, M. D., Dekker, F. J., & Feringa, B. L. (2021). Biaryl sulfonamides as cisoid azosteres for photopharmacology. Chemical Communications, 57(34), 4126-4129. https://doi.org/10.1039/d1cc00950h
Helbert, H., Antunes, I. F., Luurtsema, G., Szymanski, W., Feringa, B. L., & Elsinga, P. H. (2021). Cross-coupling of [11C]methyllithium for 11C-labelled PET tracer synthesis. Chemical communications (Cambridge, England), 57(2), 203-206. https://doi.org/10.1039/d0cc05392a
Roy, P., Sardjan, A. S., Cnossen, A., Browne, W. R., Feringa, B. L., & Meech, S. R. (2021). Excited State Structure Correlates with Efficient Photoconversion in Unidirectional Motors. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 12(13), 3367-3372. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.1c00710
Xu, F., Pfeifer, L., Crespi, S., Leung, F. K-C., Stuart, M. C. A., Wezenberg, S. J., & Feringa, B. L. (2021). From Photoinduced Supramolecular Polymerization to Responsive Organogels. Journal of the American Chemical Society. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.1c01802
Lauxen, A. I., Kobauri, P., Wegener, M., Hansen, M. J., Galenkamp, N. S., Maglia, G., Szymanski, W., Feringa, B. L., & Kuipers, O. P. (2021). Mechanism of Resistance Development in E. coli against TCAT, a Trimethoprim-Based Photoswitchable Antibiotic. Pharmaceuticals, 14(5), [ph14050392]. https://doi.org/10.3390/ph14050392
Roy, P., Sardjan, A. S., Danowski, W., Browne, W. R., Feringa, B. L., & Meech, S. R. (2021). Photophysics of First-Generation Photomolecular Motors: Resolving Roles of Temperature, Friction, and Medium Polarity. The Journal of Physical Chemistry. A: Molecules, Spectroscopy, Kinetics, Environment, & General Theory, 125(8), 1711-1719. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpca.0c11050
Danowski, W., van Leeuwen, T., Browne, W. R., & Feringa, B. L. (2021). Photoresponsive porous materials. Nanoscale advances, 3(1), 24-40. https://doi.org/10.1039/d0na00647e
Maglia, G., Mutter, N. L., Volaric, J., Feringa, B. L., & Szymanski, W. C. (2021). Reversible photo-controlled frac nanopores, modified frac monomers, methods for preparing the same, and uses thereof. (Patent No. EP3771687).
Heideman, G. H., Berrocal, J. A., Stöhr, M., Meijer, E. W., & Feringa, B. L. (2021). Stepwise Adsorption of Alkoxy-Pyrene Derivatives onto a Lamellar, Non-Porous Naphthalenediimide-Template on HOPG. Chemistry - A European Journal, 27(1), 207-211. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.202004008
Arkhipova, V., Fu, H., Hoorens, M., Trinco, G., Lameijer, L., Marin, E., Feringa, B. L., Poelarends, G., Szymanski, W., Slotboom, D., & Guskov, A. (2021). Structural Aspects of Photopharmacology: Insight into the Binding of Photoswitchable and Photocaged Inhibitors to the Glutamate Transporter Homologue. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 143(3), 1513-1520. [jacs.0c11336]. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.0c11336, https://doi.org/https://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/jacs.0c11336

2020

Tosi, F., Berrocal, J. A., Stuart, M. C. A., Wezenberg, S. J., & Feringa, B. L. (2021). Tuning of Morphology by Chirality in Self-Assembled Structures of Bis(Urea) Amphiphiles in Water. Chemistry, 27(1), 326-330. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.202003403
Szymanski, W., Reessing, F., Alves Fernandes Bispo, M., Lopez Alvarez, M., Oosten, van, M., Feringa, B. L., & Dijl, van, J. M. (2020). A Facile and Reproducible Synthesis of Near-Infrared Fluorescent Conjugates with Small Targeting Molecules for Microbial Infection Imaging. ACS Omega, 5(35), 22071-22080. https://doi.org/10.2021/acsomega.0c02094
Reessing, F., Huijsse, S. E. M., Dierckx, R. A. J. O., Feringa, B. L., Borra, R. J. H., & Szymanski, W. (2020). A Photocleavable Contrast Agent for Light-Responsive MRI. Pharmaceuticals, 13(10), 1-14. [296]. https://doi.org/10.3390/ph13100296
Zhang, Q., Qu, D-H., Tian, H., & Feringa, B. L. (2020). Bottom-Up: Can Supramolecular Tools Deliver Responsiveness from Molecular Motors to Macroscopic Materials? Matter, 3(2), 355-370. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matt.2020.05.014
Kumar, S., Soni, S., Danowski, W., van Beek, C. L. F., Feringa, B. L., Rudolf, P., & Chiechi, R. C. (2020). Correlating the Influence of Disulfides in Monolayers across Photoelectron Spectroscopy Wettability and Tunneling Charge- Transport. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 142(35), 15075-15083. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.0c06508
Chen, S., Leung, F. K. C., Stuart, M. C. A., Wang, C., & Feringa, B. L. (2020). Dynamic Assemblies of Molecular Motor Amphiphiles Control Macroscopic Foam Properties. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 142(22), 10163-10172. [jacs.0c03153]. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.0c03153
Berrocal, J. A., Heideman, G. H., de Waal, B. F. M., Enache, M., Havenith, R. W. A., Stöhr, M., Meijer, E. W., & Feringa, B. L. (2020). Engineering Long-Range Order in Supramolecular Assemblies on Surfaces: The Paramount Role of Internal Double Bonds in Discrete Long-Chain Naphthalenediimides. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 142(8), 4070-4078. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.0c00765
Lameijer, L. N., Budzak, S., Simeth, N. A., Hansen, M. J., Feringa, B. L., Jacquemin, D., & Szymanski, W. (2020). General Principles for the Design of Visible-Light-Responsive Photoswitches: Tetra-ortho-Chloro-Azobenzenes. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 59(48), 21663-21670. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202008700
Ryabchun, A., Lancia, F., Chen, J., Morozov, D., Feringa, B. L., & Katsonis, N. (2020). Helix Inversion Controlled by Molecular Motors in Multistate Liquid Crystals. Advanced materials, 32(47), [2004420]. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.202004420
Ribovski, L., Zhou, Q., Chen, J., Feringa, B. L., van Rijn, P., & Zuhorn, I. S. (2020). Light-induced molecular rotation triggers on-demand release from liposomes. Chemical communications (Cambridge, England), 56(62), 8774-8777. https://doi.org/10.1039/d0cc02499f
Böhmer, V. I., Szymanski, W., van den Berg, K-O., Mulder, C., Kobauri, P., Helbert, H., van den Born, D., Reeβing, F., Huizing, A., Klopstra, M., Samplonius, D. F., Antunes, I. F., Sijbesma, J. W. A., Luurtsema, G., Helfrich, W., Visser, T. J., Feringa, B. L., & Elsinga, P. H. (2020). Modular Medical Imaging Agents Based on Azide-Alkyne Huisgen Cycloadditions: Synthesis and Pre-Clinical Evaluation of(18)F-Labeled PSMA-Tracers for Prostate Cancer Imaging. Chemistry, 26(47), 10871-10881. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.202001795
Costil, R., Crespi, S., Pfeifer, L., & Feringa, B. L. (2020). Modulation of a Supramolecular Figure-of-Eight Strip Based on a Photoswitchable Stiff-Stilbene. Chemistry, 26(35), 7783-7787. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.202002051
Xu, F., Pfeifer, L., Stuart, M. C. A., Leung, F. K-C., & Feringa, B. L. (2020). Multi-modal control over the assembly of a molecular motor bola-amphiphile in water. Chemical Communications, 56(54), 7451-7454. https://doi.org/10.1039/d0cc02177f
Costil, R., Guinart, A., & Feringa, B. L. (2020). On the Right "Track'' to Artificial Assemblers. Chem, 6(11), 2868-2870. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chempr.2020.10.016
Helbert, H., Visser, P., Hermens, J. G. H., Buter, J., & Feringa, B. L. (2020). Palladium-catalysed cross-coupling of lithium acetylides. Nature Catalysis, 3(8), 664-671. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41929-020-0485-2
Fujimoto, A., Fujinaga, N., Nishimura, R., Hatano, E., Kono, L., Nagai, A., Sekine, A., Hattori, Y., Kojima, Y., Yasuda, N., Morimoto, M., Yokojima, S., Nakamura, S., Feringa, B. L., & Uchida, K. (2020). Photoinduced swing of a diarylethene thin broad sword shaped crystal: a study on the detailed mechanism. Chemical Science, 11(45), 12307-12315. https://doi.org/10.1039/d0sc05388k
Welleman, I. M., Hoorens, M. W. H., Feringa, B. L., Boersma, H. H., & Szymanski, W. (2020). Photoresponsive molecular tools for emerging applications of light in medicine. Chemical Science, 11(43), 11672-11691. https://doi.org/10.1039/d0sc04187d
Hansen, M. J., Feringa, B. L., & Feringa, F. M. (2020). Photoresponsive nutlin derivatives and uses thereof. (Patent No. WO2020071911).
Pfeifer, L., Hoang, N., Scherubl, M., Pshenichnikov, M. S., & Feringa, B. L. (2020). Powering rotary molecular motors with low-intensity near-infrared light. Science Advances, 6(44), [ eabb6165]. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.abb6165
Yao, G., Li, J., Li, Q., Chen, X., Liu, X., Wang, F., Qu, Z., Ge, Z., Narayanan, R. P., Williams, D., Pei, H., Zuo, X., Wang, L., Yan, H., Feringa, B. L., & Fan, C. (2020). Programming nanoparticle valence bonds with single-stranded DNA encoders. Nature Materials, 19(7), 781-+. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41563-019-0549-3
Sitkowska, K., Hoes, M. F., Lerch, M. M., Lameijer, L. N., van der Meer, P., Szymanski, W., & Feringa, B. L. (2020). Red-light-sensitive BODIPY photoprotecting groups for amines and their biological application in controlling heart rhythm. Chemical Communications, 56(41), 5480-5483. https://doi.org/10.1039/d0cc02178d
Dorel, R., & Feringa, B. L. (2020). Stereodivergent Anion Binding Catalysis with Molecular Motors. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 59(2), 785-789. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201913054
Mateos-Gil, J., Mondal, A., Castiñeira Reis, M., & Feringa, B. L. (2020). Synthesis and Functionalization of Allenes by Direct Pd-Catalyzed Organolithium Cross-Coupling. Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English), 59(20), 7823-7829. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201913132
Berrocal, J. A., Pfeifer, L., Heijnen, D., & Feringa, B. L. (2020). Synthesis of Core-Modified Third-Generation Light-Driven Molecular Motors. Journal of Organic Chemistry, 85(16), 10670-10680. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.joc.0c01235
Deng, Y., Zhang, Q., Feringa, B. L., Tian, H., & Qu, D-H. (2020). Toughening a Self-Healable Supramolecular Polymer by Ionic Cluster-Enhanced Iron-Carboxylate Complexes. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 59(13), 5278-5283. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201913893
Krause, S., & Feringa, B. L. (2020). Towards artificial molecular factories from framework-embedded molecular machines. Nature reviews chemistry, 4(10), 550-562. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41570-020-0209-9
Sardjan, A. S., Roy, P., Danowski, W., Bressan, G., Nunes dos Santos Comprido, L., Browne, W. R., Feringa, B. L., & Meech, S. R. (2020). Ultrafast Excited State Dynamics in a First Generation Photomolecular Motor. Chemphyschem, 21(7), 594-599 . https://doi.org/10.1002/cphc.201901179
Zhou, Q., Chen, J., Luan, Y., Vainikka, P. A., Thallmair, S., Marrink, S. J., Feringa, B. L., & van Rijn, P. (2020). Unidirectional rotating molecular motors dynamically interact with adsorbed proteins to direct the fate of mesenchymal stem cells. Science Advances, 6(5), [eaay2756]. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aay2756
Danowski, W., Castiglioni, F., Sardjan, A. S., Krause, S., Pfeifer, L., Roke, D., Comotti, A., Browne, W. R., & Feringa, B. L. (2020). Visible-Light-Driven Rotation of Molecular Motors in a Dual-Function Metal-Organic Framework Enabled by Energy Transfer. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 142(19), 9048-9056. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.0c03063
Feringa, B. L. (2020). Vision Statement: Materials in Motion. Advanced materials, 32(20), [1906416]. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201906416

2019

Stuckhardt, C., Roke, D., Danowski, W., Otten, E., Wezenberg, S. J., & Feringa, B. L. (2019). A chiral self-sorting photoresponsive coordination cage based on overcrowded alkenes. Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry, 15, 2767-2773. https://doi.org/10.3762/bjoc.15.268
Reeßing, F., Stuart, M. C. A., Samplonius, D. F., Dierckx, R. A. J. O., Feringa, B. L., Helfrich, W., & Szymanski, W. (2019). A light-responsive liposomal agent for MRI contrast enhancement and monitoring of cargo delivery. Chemical communications (Cambridge, England), 55(72), 10784-10787. https://doi.org/10.1039/c9cc05516a
Roke, D., Feringa, B. L., & Wezenberg, S. J. (2019). A Visible-Light-Driven Molecular Motor Based on Pyrene. Helvetica Chimica Acta, 102(2), [e1800221]. https://doi.org/10.1002/hlca.201800221
Heijnen, D., van Zuijlen, M., Tosi, F., & Feringa, B. L. (2019). An atom efficient synthesis of tamoxifen. Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, 17(9), 2315-2320. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8ob02977f
Zhang, Q., Deng, Y-X., Luo, H-X., Shi, C-Y., Geise, G. M., Feringa, B. L., Tian, H., & Qu, D-H. (2019). Assembling a Natural Small Molecule into a Supramolecular Network with High Structural Order and Dynamic Functions. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 141(32), 12804-12814. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.9b05740
Kumar, S., Merelli, M., Danowski, W., Rudolf, P., Feringa, B. L., & Chiechi, R. C. (2019). Chemical Locking in Molecular Tunneling Junctions Enables Nonvolatile Memory with Large On-Off Ratios. Advanced materials, 31(15), [1807831]. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201807831
Murawska, G. M., Poloni, C., Simeth, N. A., Szymanski, W., & Feringa, B. L. (2019). Comparative Study of Photoswitchable Zinc-Finger Domain and AT-Hook Motif for Light-Controlled Peptide-DNA Binding. Chemistry, 25(19), 4965-4973. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201900090
Kolarski, D., Sugiyama, A., Breton, G., Rakers, C., Ono, D., Schulte, A., Tama, F., Itami, K., Szymanski, W., Hirota, T., & Feringa, B. L. (2019). Controlling the Circadian Clock with High Temporal Resolution through Photodosing. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 141(40), 15784-15791. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.9b05445
Leung, F. K-C., Kajitani, T., Stuart, M. C. A., Fukushima, T., & Feringa, B. L. (2019). Dual-Controlled Macroscopic Motions in A Supramolecular Hierarchical Assembly of Motor Amphiphiles. Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English), 58(32), 10985-10989. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201905445
Hansen, M., Hille, J., Szymanski, W., Driessen, A., & Feringa, B. L. (2019). Easily Accessible, Highly Potent, Photocontrolled Modulators of Bacterial Communication. Chem, 5(5), 1293-1301. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chempr.2019.03.005
Kumar, S., Soni, S., Leach, I., Faraji, S., Feringa, B. L., Rudolf, P., & Chiechi, R. C. (2019). Eliminating Fatigue in Surface-Bound Spiropyrans. The Journal of Physical Chemistry. C: Nanomaterials and Interfaces, 123(42), 25908-25914. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b05889
Hoorens, M. W. H., Medved, M., Laurent, A. D., Di Donato, M., Fanetti, S., Slappendel, L., Hilbers, M., Feringa, B. L., Buma, W. J., & Szymanski, W. (2019). Iminothioindoxyl as a molecular photoswitch with 100 nm band separation in the visible range. Nature Communications, 10, [2390]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-10251-8
Hoorens, M. W. H., Ourailidou, M. E., Rodat, T., van der Wouden, P. E., Kobauri, P., Kriegs, M., Peifer, C., Feringa, B. L., Dekker, F. J., & Szymanski, W. (2019). Light-controlled inhibition of BRAFV600E kinase. European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 179, 133-146. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejmech.2019.06.042
Chen, J., Vachon, J., & Feringa, B. L. (2019). Light-driven Molecular Motors on Surfaces for Single Molecular Imaging. Journal of Visualized Experiments, (145), [58750]. https://doi.org/10.3791/58750
de Jong, J., Feringa, B. L., & Wezenberg, S. J. (2019). Light-Modulated Self-Blockage of a Urea Binding Site in a Stiff-Stilbene Based Anion Receptor. Chemphyschem, 20(24), 3306-3310. https://doi.org/10.1002/cphc.201900917
Sinha, N., Heijnen, D., Feringa, B. L., & Organ, M. G. (2019). Murahashi Cross‐Coupling at −78 °C: A One-Pot Procedure for Sequential C-C/C-C, C-C/C-N, and C-C/C-S Cross-Coupling of Bromo-Chloro-Arenes. Chemistry, 25(39), 9180-9184. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201901678
Nishimura, R., Fujimoto, A., Yasuda, N., Morimoto, M., Nagasaka, T., Sotome, H., Ito, S., Miyasaka, H., Yokojima, S., Nakamura, S., Feringa, B. L., & Uchida, K. (2019). Object Transportation System Mimicking the Cilia of Paramecium aurelia Making Use of the Light-Controllable Crystal Bending Behavior of a Photochromic Diarylethene. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 58(38), 13308-13312. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201907574
de Jong, J., Heijnen, D., Helbert, H., & Feringa, B. L. (2019). One-pot, modular approach to functionalized ketones via nucleophilic addition/Buchwald-Hartwig amination strategy. Chemical Communications, 55(20), 2908-2911. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8cc08444k
Pfeifer, L., Scherubl, M., Fellert, M., Danowski, W., Cheng, J., Pol, J., & Feringa, B. L. (2019). Photoefficient 2(nd) generation molecular motors responsive to visible light. Chemical Science, 10(38), 8768-8773. https://doi.org/10.1039/c9sc02150g
Dorel, R., & Feringa, B. L. (2019). Photoswitchable catalysis based on the isomerisation of double bonds. Chemical Communications, 55(46), 6477-6486. https://doi.org/10.1039/c9cc01891c
Yu, J-J., Zhao, L-Y., Shi, Z-T., Zhang, Q., London, G., Liang, W-J., Gao, C., Li, M-M., Cao, X-M., Tian, H., Feringa, B. L., & Qu, D-H. (2019). Pumping a Ring-Sliding Molecular Motion by a Light-Powered Molecular Motor. Journal of Organic Chemistry, 84(9), 5790-5802. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.joc.9b00783
Tosi, F., Stuart, M. C. A., Smit, H., Chen, J., & Feringa, B. L. (2019). Reorganization from Kinetically Stable Aggregation States to Thermodynamically Stable Nanotubes of BINOL-derived Amphiphiles in Water. Langmuir, 35(36), 11821-11828. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b01989
Mutter, N. L., Volarić, J., Szymanski, W., Feringa, B. L., & Maglia, G. (2019). Reversible Photocontrolled Nanopore Assembly. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 141(36), 14356-14363. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.9b06998
Tosi, F., Stuart, M. C. A., Wezenberg, S. J., & Feringa, B. L. (2019). Salen-Based Amphiphiles: Directing Self-Assembly in Water by Metal Complexation. Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English), 58(42), 14935–14939. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201908010
Heijnen, D., Helbert, H., Luurtsema, G., Elsinga, P. H., & Feringa, B. L. (2019). Synthesis of Substituted Benzaldehydes via a Two-Step, One-Pot Reduction/Cross-Coupling Procedure. Organic letters, 21(11), 4087-4091. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.orglett.9b01274
Zulfikri, H., Koenis, M. A. J., Lerch, M. M., Di Donato, M., Szymanski, W., Filippi, C., Feringa, B. L., & Buma, W. J. (2019). Taming the Complexity of Donor-Acceptor Stenhouse Adducts: Infrared Motion Pictures of the Complete Switching Pathway. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 141(18), 7376-7384. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.9b00341
Vlatkovic, M., & Feringa, B. L. (2019). Unclicking of thioureas: Base catalyzed elimination of anilines and isothiocyanates from thioureas. Tetrahedron, 75(14), 2188-2192. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tet.2019.02.035
Danowski, W., van Leeuwen, T., Abdolahzadeh, S., Roke, D., Browne, W. R., Wezenberg, S., & Feringa, B. L. (2019). Unidirectional rotary motion in a metal-organic framework. Nature Nanotechnology, 14(5), 488-+. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41565-019-0401-6
Roke, D., Sen, M., Danowski, W., Wezenberg, S. J., & Feringa, B. L. (2019). Visible-Light-Driven Tunable Molecular Motors Based on Oxindole. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 141(18), 7622-7627. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.9b03237

2018

Chen, J., Leung, F. K-C., Stuart, M. C. A., Kajitani, T., Fukushima, T., van der Giessen, E., & Feringa, B. L. (2018). Artificial muscle-like function from hierarchical supramolecular assembly of photoresponsive molecular motors. Nature Chemistry, 10(2), 132-138. https://doi.org/10.1038/nchem.2887
Clemente, G. S., Antunes, I. F., Rickmeier, H. J., Feringa, B. L., Elsinga, P. H., & Ritter, T. (2018). Automated Synthesis Of 5-[F-18]fluoro-tryptophan Via Deoxyfluorination Of A Phenol-derived Ru-coordinated Complex. European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, 45(Suppl_1), S223. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00259-018-4148-3
van Leeuwen, T., Danowski, W., Pizzolato, S. F., Stacko, P., Wezenberg, S. J., & Feringa, B. L. (2018). Braking of a Light-Driven Molecular Rotary Motor by Chemical Stimuli. Chemistry, 24(1), 81-84. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201704747
Dorel, R., Miro, C., Wei, Y., Wezenberg, S. J., & Feringa, B. L. (2018). Cation-Modulated Rotary Speed in a Light-Driven Crown Ether Functionalized Molecular Motor. Organic letters, 20(13), 3715-3718. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.orglett.8b00969
Pizzolato, S. F., Stacko, P., Kistemaker, J. C. M., van Leeuwen, T., Otten, E., & Feringa, B. L. (2018). Central-to-Helical-to-Axial-to-Central Transfer of Chirality with a Photoresponsive Catalyst. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140, 17278-17289. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.8b10816
Chen, J., Vachon, J., & Feringa, B. L. (2018). Design, Synthesis, and Isomerization Studies of Light-Driven Molecular Motors for Single Molecular Imaging. Journal of Organic Chemistry, 83(11), 6025-6034. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.joc.8b00654
Goh, S. S., Guduguntla, S., Kikuchi, T., Lutz, M., Otten, E., Fujita, M., & Feringa, B. L. (2018). Desymmetrization of meso-Dibromocycloalkenes through Copper(I)-Catalyzed Asymmetric Allylic Substitution with Organolithium Reagents. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140(23), 7052-7055. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.8b02992
Zhang, Q., Shi, C-Y., Qu, D-H., Long, Y-T., Feringa, B. L., & Tian, H. (2018). Exploring a naturally tailored small molecule for stretchable, self-healing, and adhesive supramolecular polymers. Science Advances, 4(7), [8192]. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aat8192
Pinxterhuis, E. B., Visser, P., Esser, I., Gualtierotti, J-B., & Feringa, B. L. (2018). Fast, Efficient and Low E-Factor One-Pot Palladium-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling of (Hetero)Arenes. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 57(30), 9452-9455. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201707760
Hoorens, M. W. H., Fu, H., Duurkens, R. H., Trinco, G., Arkhipova, V., Feringa, B. L., Poelarends, G. J., Slotboom, D. J., & Szymanski, W. (2018). Glutamate Transporter Inhibitors with Photo-Controlled Activity. Advanced Therapeutics, 1(2), [1800028]. https://doi.org/10.1002/adtp.201800028
Sitkowska, K., Feringa, B. L., & Szymanski, W. (2018). Green-Light-Sensitive BODIPY Photoprotecting Groups for Amines. Journal of Organic Chemistry, 83(4), 1819-1827. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.joc.7b02729
Pinxterhuis, E. B., Gualtierotti, J-B., Wezenberg, S. J., de Vries, J. G., & Feringa, B. L. (2018). Highly Efficient and Robust Enantioselective Liquid-Liquid Extraction of 1,2-Amino Alcohols utilizing VAPOL- and VANOL-based Phosphoric Acid Hosts. Chemsuschem, 11(1), 178-184. https://doi.org/10.1002/cssc.201701896
Roke, D., Stuckhardt, C., Danowski, W., Wezenberg, S. J., & Feringa, B. L. (2018). Light-Gated Rotation in a Molecular Motor Functionalized with a Dithienylethene Switch. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 57(33), 10515-10519. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201802392
Hall, C. R., Browne, W. R., Feringa, B. L., & Meech, S. R. (2018). Mapping the Excited-State Potential Energy Surface of a Photomolecular Motor. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 57(21), 6203-6207. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201802126
Lubbe, A. S., Bohmer, C., Tosi, F., Szymanski, W., & Feringa, B. L. (2018). Molecular Motors in Aqueous Environment. Journal of Organic Chemistry, 83(18), 11008-11018. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.joc.8b01627
Roke, D., Wezenberg, S. J., & Feringa, B. L. (2018). Molecular rotary motors: Unidirectional motion around double bonds. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115(38), 9423-9431. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1712784115
Barta, K., Yan, T., & Feringa, B. L. (2018). N-alkylated amino acids and oligopeptides, uses thereof and methods for providing them. (Patent No. WO2018178397). https://nl.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/originalDocument?CC=WO&NR=2018178397A1&KC=A1&FT=D&ND=3&date=20181004&DB=&locale=nl_NL
Hansen, M. J., Feringa, F. M., Kobauri, P., Szymanski, W., Medema, R. H., & Feringa, B. L. (2018). Photoactivation of MDM2 Inhibitors: Controlling Protein-Protein Interaction with Light. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140(41), 13136-13141. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.8b04870
Fu, Y., Han, H-H., Zhang, J., He, X-P., Feringa, B. L., & Tian, H. (2018). Photocontrolled Fluorescence "Double-Check" Bioimaging Enabled by a Glycoprobe-Protein Hybrid. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140(28), 8671-8674. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.8b05425
Lubbe, A. S., Liu, Q., Smith, S. J., de Vries, J. W., Kistemaker, J. C. M., De Vries, A. H., Faustino, I., Meng, Z., Szymanski, W., Herrmann, A., & Feringa, B. L. (2018). Photoswitching of DNA Hybridization Using a Molecular Motor. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140(15), 5069-5076. [jacs.7b09476]. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.7b09476
Lerch, M. M., Di Donato, M., Laurent, A. D., Medved, M., Iagatti, A., Bussotti, L., Lapini, A., Buma, W. J., Foggi, P., Szymanski, W., & Feringa, B. L. (2018). Solvent Effects on the Actinic Step of Donor-Acceptor Stenhouse Adduct Photoswitching. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 57(27), 8063-8068. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201803058
Franken, L., Wei, Y., Chen, J., Boekema, E. J., Zhao, D., Stuart, M. C. A., & Feringa, B. L. (2018). Solvent mixing to induce molecular motor aggregation into bowl-shaped particles: underlying mechanism, particle nature and application to control motor behavior. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140(25), 7860-7868. [jacs.8b03045]. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.8b03045
Goh, S. S., Champagne, P. A., Guduguntla, S., Kikuchi, T., Fujita, M., Houk, K. N., & Feringa, B. L. (2018). Stereospecific Ring Contraction of Bromocycloheptenes through Dyotropic Rearrangements via Nonclassical Carbocation-Anion Pairs. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140(15), 4986-4990. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.8b00821
Leung, F. K-C., van den Enk, T., Kajitani, T., Chen, J., Stuart, M. C. A., Kuipers, J., Fukushima, T., & Feringa, B. L. (2018). Supramolecular Packing and Macroscopic Alignment Controls Actuation Speed in Macroscopic Strings of Molecular Motor Amphiphiles. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140(50), 17724–17733. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.8b10778
Wezenberg, S. J., & Feringa, B. L. (2018). Supramolecularly directed rotary motion in a photoresponsive receptor. Nature Communications, 9, [1984]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-04249-x
Chiechi, R., Kumar, S., van Herpt, J., Gengler, R., Feringa, B. L., & Rudolf, P. (2018). Synthesis and self-assembly in tunneling junctions comprising molecular switches. Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, 255.
Lerch, M. M., Medved, M., Lapini, A., Laurent, A. D., Iagatti, A., Bussotti, L., Szymanski, W., Buma, W. J., Foggi, P., Di Donato, M., & Feringa, B. L. (2018). Tailoring Photoisomerization Pathways in Donor-Acceptor Stenhouse Adducts: The Role of the Hydroxy Group. The Journal of Physical Chemistry. A: Molecules, Spectroscopy, Kinetics, Environment, & General Theory, 122(4), 955-964. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpca.7b10255
Lerch, M. M., Szymanski, W., & Feringa, B. L. (2018). The (photo)chemistry of Stenhouse photoswitches: Guiding principles and system design. Chemical Society Reviews, 47(6), 1910-1937. https://doi.org/10.1039/c7cs00772h

2017

Lubbe, A. S., Wezenberg, S. J., & Feringa, B. L. (2017). Artificial microtubules burst with energy. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America, 114(45), 11804-11805. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1716868114
Kassem, S., van Leeuwen, T., Lubbe, A. S., Wilson, M. R., Feringa, B. L., & Leigh, D. A. (2017). Artificial molecular motors. Chemical Society Reviews, 46(9), 2592-2621. https://doi.org/10.1039/c7cs00245a
van Leeuwen, T., Danowski, W., Otten, E., Wezenberg, S. J., & Feringa, B. L. (2017). Asymmetric Synthesis of Second-Generation Light-Driven Molecular Motors. The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 82(10), 5027-5033. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.joc.7b00852
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