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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).

Together with Anouk Lubbe, Feringa wrote the book Everyday Molecules, in 2022. The richly illustrated book provides an accessible overview of 180 substances from our daily lives.

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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Zhang, Q., Toyoda, R., Pfeifer, L., & Feringa, B. L. (2023). Architecture-Controllable Single-Crystal Helical Self-assembly of Small-Molecule Disulfides with Dynamic Chirality. Journal of the American Chemical Society.
Pfeifer, L., Stindt, C. N., & Feringa, B. L. (2023). Coupled Rotary and Oscillatory Motion in a Second-Generation Molecular Motor Pd Complex. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 145(2), 822-829.
Srivastava, G., Štacko, P., Mendieta-Moreno, J. I., Edalatmanesh, S., Kistemaker, J. C. M., Heideman, G. H., Zoppi, L., Parschau, M., Feringa, B. L., & Ernst, K. H. (2023). Driving a Third Generation Molecular Motor with Electrons Across a Surface. Acs Nano, 17(4), 3931-3938.
Beil, S. B., Wonink, M. B. S., & Feringa, B. L. (2023). Incorporating sulfur into redox-active reagents and materials. Tetrahedron, 132, [133262].
Ovalle, M., Kathan, M., Toyoda, R., Stindt, C. N., Crespi, S., & Feringa, B. L. (2023). Light-Fueled Transformations of a Dynamic Cage-Based Molecular System. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 62(9), [e202214495].
Jiang, Y., Danowski, W., Feringa, B. L., & Heinke, L. (2023). Nanoporous Films with Oriented Arrays of Molecular Motors for Photoswitching the Guest Adsorption and Diffusion. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 62(3), [e202214202].
Xu, F., & Feringa, B. L. (2023). Photoresponsive Supramolecular Polymers: From Light-Controlled Small Molecules to Smart Materials. Advanced materials, 35(10), [2204413].
Roy, P., Browne, W. R., Feringa, B. L., & Meech, S. R. (2023). Ultrafast motion in a third generation photomolecular motor. Nature Communications, 14(1), [1253].


van Vliet, S., Hermens, J. G. H., Fu, Y., Pfeifer, L., & Feringa, B. L. (2023). Hydrazone-based boron difluoride complexes as triplet photosensitizers for singlet oxygen generation. Chemical Communications, 59(7), 884–887.
Deng, Y., Zhang, Q., Qu, D-H., Tian, H., & Feringa, B. L. (2022). A Chemically Recyclable Crosslinked Polymer Network Enabled by Orthogonal Dynamic Covalent Chemistry. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 61(39), [e202209100].
Deng, Y., Zhang, Q., Shi, C., Toyoda, R., Qu, D. H., Tian, H., & Feringa, B. L. (2022). Acylhydrazine-based reticular hydrogen bonds enable robust, tough, and dynamic supramolecular materials. Science Advances, 8(4), [eabk3286].
Freese, T., Fridrich, B., Crespi, S., Lubbe, A. S., Barta, K., & Feringa, B. L. (2022). A molecular motor from lignocellulose. Green Chemistry, 24(9), 3689–3696.
Helbert, H., Ploeg, E. M., Samplonius, D. F., Blok, S. N., Antunes, I. F., Böhmer, V. I., Luurtsema, G., Dierckx, R. A. J. O., Feringa, B. L., Elsinga, P. H., Szymanski, W., & Helfrich, W. (2022). A proof-of-concept study on the use of a fluorescein-based 18F-tracer for pretargeted PET. EJNMMI Radiopharmacy and Chemistry, 7(1), [3].
Hermens, J. G. H., Freese, T., Alachouzos, G., Lepage, M. L., van den Berg, K. J., Elders, N., & Feringa, B. L. (2022). A sustainable polymer and coating system based on renewable raw materials. Green Chemistry, 24(24), 9772-9780.
Kathan, M., Crespi, S., Thiel, N. O., Stares, D. L., Morsa, D., de Boer, J., Pacella, G., van den Enk, T., Kobauri, P., Portale, G., Schalley, C. A., & Feringa, B. L. (2022). Author Correction: A light-fuelled nanoratchet shifts a coupled chemical equilibrium (Nature Nanotechnology, (2022), 17, 2, (159-165), 10.1038/s41565-021-01021-z). Nature Nanotechnology, 17(4), 432.
Mondal, A., Toyoda, R., Costil, R., & Feringa, B. L. (2022). Chemically Driven Rotatory Molecular Machines. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 61(40), [e202206631].
Kolarski, D., Szymanski, W., & Feringa, B. L. (2022). Chronophotopharmacology: Methodology for High Spatiotemporal Control Over the Circadian Rhythm with Light. In T. Hirota, M. Hatori, & S. Panda (Eds.), Circadian Clocks (pp. 377-401). (Neuromethods; Vol. 186). Humana Press.
Alachouzos, G., Schulte, A. M., Mondal, A., Szymanski, W., & Feringa, B. L. (2022). Computational Design, Synthesis, and Photochemistry of Cy7-PPG, an Efficient NIR-Activated Photolabile Protecting Group for Therapeutic Applications. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 61(27), [e202201308].
Pfeifer, L., Crespi, S., van der Meulen, P., Kemmink, J., Scheek, R. M., Hilbers, M. F., Buma, W. J., & Feringa, B. L. (2022). Controlling forward and backward rotary molecular motion on demand. Nature Communications, 13, [2124].
Pooler, D. R. S., Doellerer, D., Crespi, S., & Feringa, B. L. (2022). Controlling rotary motion of molecular motors based on oxindole. Organic Chemistry Frontiers, 9(8), 2084-2092.
Krause, S., Evans, J. D., Bon, V., Crespi, S., Danowski, W., Browne, W. R., Ehrling, S., Walenszus, F., Wallacher, D., Grimm, N., Többens, D. M., Weiss, M. S., Kaskel, S., & Feringa, B. L. (2022). Cooperative light-induced breathing of soft porous crystals via azobenzene buckling. Nature Communications, 13, [1951].
Volarić, J., Buter, J., Schulte, A. M., van den Berg, K. O., Santamaría-Aranda, E., Szymanski, W., & Feringa, B. L. (2022). Design and synthesis of visible-light-responsive azobenzene building blocks for chemical biology. Journal of Organic Chemistry, 14319–14333.
Zheng, Z., Hu, H., Zhang, Z., Liu, B., Li, M., Qu, D-H., Tian, H., Zhu, W-H., & Feringa, B. L. (2022). Digital photoprogramming of liquid-crystal superstructures featuring intrinsic chiral photoswitches. Nature Photonics, 16, 226-234.
Zhang, Q., Qu, D. H., Feringa, B. L., & Tian, H. (2022). Disulfide-Mediated Reversible Polymerization toward Intrinsically Dynamic Smart Materials. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 144(5), 2022-2033.
Pfeifer, L., Hoang, N. V., Crespi, S., Pshenichnikov, M. S., & Feringa, B. L. (2022). Dual-function artificial molecular motors performing rotation and photoluminescence. Science Advances, 8(44), [add0410].
Xu, F., Crespi, S., Pacella, G., Fu, Y., Stuart, M. C. A., Zhang, Q., Portale, G., & Feringa, B. L. (2022). Dynamic Control of a Multistate Chiral Supramolecular Polymer in Water. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 144(13), 6019-6027.
Kobauri, P., Galenkamp, N. S., Schulte, A. M., de Vries, J., Simeth, N. A., Maglia, G., Thallmair, S., Kolarski, D., Szymanski, W., & Feringa, B. L. (2022). Hypothesis-Driven, Structure-Based Design in Photopharmacology: The Case of eDHFR Inhibitors. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 65(6), 4798-4817. [1c01962].
Eijsink, L. E., Sardjan, A. S., Sinnema, E. G., den Besten, H., van den Berg, K. J., Flapper, J., van Gemert, R., Feringa, B. L., & Browne, W. R. (2022). In situ EPR and Raman spectroscopy in the curing of bis-methacrylate-styrene resins. RSC Advances, 12(5), 2537-2548.
Mo, K., Zhang, Y., Dong, Z., Yang, Y., Ma, X., Feringa, B. L., & Zhao, D. (2022). Intrinsically unidirectional chemically fuelled rotary molecular motors. Nature, 609(7926), 293-298.
Schulte, A. M., Kolarski, D., Sundaram, V., Srivastava, A., Tama, F., Feringa, B. L., & Szymanski, W. (2022). Light-Control over Casein Kinase 1δ Activity with Photopharmacology: A Clear Case for Arylazopyrazole-Based Inhibitors. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 23(10), [5326].
Staehler, C., Grunenberg, L., Terban, M. W., Browne, W. R., Doellerer, D., Kathan, M., Etter, M., Lotsch, B., Feringa, B. L., & Krause, S. (2022). Light-driven molecular motors embedded in covalent organic frameworks. Chemical Science, 13(28), 8253-8264.
Xu, F., Crespi, S., Pfeifer, L., Stuart, M. C. A., & Feringa, B. L. (2022). Mechanistic Insight into Supramolecular Polymerization in Water Tunable by Molecular Geometry. CCS Chemistry, 4(7), 2212-2220.
Chen, S., Yang, L., Leung, F. K-C., Kajitani, T., Stuart, M. C. A., Fukushima, T., van Rijn, P., & Feringa, B. L. (2022). Photoactuating Artificial Muscles of Motor Amphiphiles as an Extracellular Matrix Mimetic Scaffold for Mesenchymal Stem Cells. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 144(8), 3543-3553.
Simeth, N. A., de Mendoza, P., Dubach, V. R. A., Stuart, M. C. A., Smith, J. W., Kudernac, T., Browne, W. R., & Feringa, B. L. (2022). Photoswitchable architecture transformation of a DNA-hybrid assembly at the microscopic and macroscopic scale. Chemical Science, 13(11), 3263-3272.
Volarić, J., Thallmair, S., Feringa, B. L., & Szymanski, W. (2022). Photoswitchable, Water-Soluble Bisazobenzene Cross-Linkers with Enhanced Properties for Biological Applications. ChemPhotoChem, 6(12), [e202200170].
Hou, J., Long, G., Zhao, W., Zhou, G., Liu, D., Broer, D. J., Feringa, B. L., & Chen, J. (2022). Phototriggered Complex Motion by Programmable Construction of Light-Driven Molecular Motors in Liquid Crystal Networks. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 144(15), 6851-6860.
Hou, J., Toyoda, R., Meskers, S. C. J., & Feringa, B. L. (2022). Programming and Dynamic Control of the Circular Polarization of Luminescence from an Achiral Fluorescent Dye in a Liquid Crystal Host by Molecular Motors. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 61(41), [e202206310].
Zhang, Q., Crespi, S., Toyoda, R., Costil, R., Browne, W. R., Qu, D-H., Tian, H., & Feringa, B. L. (2022). Stereodivergent Chirality Transfer by Noncovalent Control of Disulfide Bonds. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 144(10), 4376-4382.
Schulte, A. M., Alachouzos, G., Szymański, W., & Feringa, B. L. (2022). Strategy for Engineering High Photolysis Efficiency of Photocleavable Protecting Groups through Cation Stabilization. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 144(27), 12421-12430.
Toyoda, R., Hoang, N. V., Moghaddam, K. G., Crespi, S., Pooler, D. R. S., Faraji, S., Pshenichnikov, M. S., & Feringa, B. L. (2022). Synergistic interplay between photoisomerization and photoluminescence in a light-driven rotary molecular motor. Nature Communications, 13(1), [5765].
Kathan, M., Crespi, S., Troncossi, A., Stindt, C. N., Toyoda, R., & Feringa, B. L. (2022). The Influence of Strain on the Rotation of an Artificial Molecular Motor. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 61(34), [e202205801].
Patalag, L. J., Hoche, J., Mitric, R., Werz, D. B., & Feringa, B. L. (2022). Transforming Dyes into Fluorophores: Exciton-Induced Emission with Chain-like Oligo-BODIPY Superstructures. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 61(22), [e202116834].
Dašková, V., Padín, D., & Feringa, B. L. (2022). Turning Enantiomeric Relationships into Diastereomeric Ones: Self-Resolving α-Ureidophosphonates and Their Organocatalytic Enantioselective Synthesis. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 144(51), 23603-23613.
Pshenichnikov, M. S., Hoang, N. V., Pfeifer, L., Crespi, S., & Feringa, B. L. (2022). Two-in-One: Rotation and Photoluminescence Dynamics of Artificial Molecular Motors. In International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena, UP 2022 [Tu1A.3] (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers). Optica Publishing Group (formerly OSA).
van Vliet, S., Alachouzos, G., de Vries, F., Pfeifer, L., & Feringa, B. L. (2022). Visible light activated BINOL-derived chiroptical switches based on boron integrated hydrazone complexes. Chemical Science, 13(33), 9713-9718.


Kathan, M., Crespi, S., Thiel, N. O., Stares, D. L., Morsa, D., de Boer, J., Pacella, G., van den Enk, T., Kobauri, P., Portale, G., Schalley, C. A., & Feringa, B. L. (2022). A light-fuelled nanoratchet shifts a coupled chemical equilibrium. Nature Nanotechnology, 17, 159-165.
Hermens, J. G. H., Jensma, A., & Feringa, B. L. (2022). Highly Efficient Biobased Synthesis of Acrylic Acid. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 61(4), [e202112618].
Deng, Y., Zhang, Q., Nie, T., Xu, F., Costil, R., Gong, X. Q., Tian, H., Feringa, B. L., & Qu, D. H. (2022). Light-Driven Spiral Deformation of Supramolecular Helical Microfibers by Localized Photoisomerization. Advanced optical materials, 10(1), [2101267].
Mondal, A., Thiel, N. O., Dorel, R., & Feringa, B. L. (2022). P-chirogenic phosphorus compounds by stereoselective Pd-catalysed arylation of phosphoramidites. Nature Catalysis, 5, 10–19.
Wezenberg, S. J., Chen, L. J., Bos, J. E., Feringa, B. L., Howe, E. N. W., Wu, X., Siegler, M. A., & Gale, P. A. (2022). Photomodulation of Transmembrane Transport and Potential by Stiff-Stilbene Based Bis(thio)ureas. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 144(1), 331–338.
Dubey, R., Yan, K., Kikuchi, T., Sairenji, S., Rossen, A., Goh, S. S., Feringa, B. L., & Fujita, M. (2021). Absolute Configuration Determination from Low ee Compounds by the Crystalline Sponge Method. Unusual Conglomerate Formation in a Pre-Determined Crystalline Lattice. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 60(21), 11809-11813.
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.
Feringa, B. L., Hermens, J. G. H., van den Berg, K. J., & van Gemert, R. (2021). Binder polymer obtainable by copolymerizing a monomer mixture comprising a vinyl monomer and a butenolide monomer. (Patent No. WO2021084066).
Dašková, V., Buter, J., Schoonen, A. K., Lutz, M., de Vries, F., & Feringa, B. L. (2021). Chiral Amplification of Phosphoramidates of Amines and Amino Acids in Water. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 60(20), 11120-11126.
Evans, J. D., Krause, S., & Feringa, B. L. (2021). Cooperative and synchronized rotation in motorized porous frameworks: Impact on local and global transport properties of confined fluids. Faraday Discussions, 225, 286-300.
Böhmer, V. I., Szymanski, W., van den Berg, K-O., Mulder, C., Kobauri, P., Helbert, H., van der 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. (2021). Corrigendum: Modular Medical Imaging Agents Based on Azide-Alkyne Huisgen Cycloadditions: Synthesis and Pre-Clinical Evaluation of F-18-Labeled PSMA-Tracers for Prostate Cancer Imaging (vol 26, pg 10871, 2020). Chemistry, 27(23), 6993-6993.
Pooler, D. R. S., Lubbe, A. S., Crespi, S., & Feringa, B. L. (2021). Designing light-driven rotary molecular motors. Chemical Science, 12(45), 14964-14986.
Yan, T., Feringa, B. L., & Barta, K. (2021). Direct Catalytic N-Alkylation of α-Amino Acid Esters and Amides Using Alcohols with High Retention of Stereochemistry. Chemsuschem, 14(11), 2303-2307.
Costil, R., Holzheimer, M., Crespi, S., Simeth, N. A., & Feringa, B. L. (2021). Directing Coupled Motion with Light: A Key Step Toward Machine-Like Function. Chemical reviews, 121(21), 13213–13237.
Zhang, Q., Deng, Y., Shi, C. Y., Feringa, B. L., Tian, H., & Qu, D. H. (2021). Dual closed-loop chemical recycling of synthetic polymers by intrinsically reconfigurable poly(disulfides). Matter, 4(4), 1352-1364.
Pooler, D. R. S., Pierron, R., Crespi, S., Costil, R., Pfeifer, L., Léonard, J., Olivucci, M., & Feringa, B. L. (2021). Effect of charge-transfer enhancement on the efficiency and rotary mechanism of an oxindole-based molecular motor. Chemical Science, 12(21), 7486–7497.
Larionov, V. A., Feringa, B. L., & Belokon, Y. N. (2021). Enantioselective "organocatalysis in disguise" by the ligand sphere of chiral metal-templated complexes. Chemical Society Reviews, 50(17), 9715-9740.
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.
Kistemaker, J. C. M., Lubbe, A. S., & Feringa, B. L. (2021). Exploring molecular motors. Materials Chemistry Frontiers, 5(7), 2900-2906.
Corbet, B. P., Wonink, M. B. S., & Feringa, B. L. (2021). Fast synthesis and redox switching of di- and tetra-substituted bisthioxanthylidene overcrowded alkenes. Chemical Communications, 57(62), 7665-7668.
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, 143(15), 5990–5997.
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].
Volarić, J., Szymanski, W., Simeth, N. A., & Feringa, B. L. (2021). Molecular photoswitches in aqueous environments. Chemical Society Reviews, 50(22), 12377-12449.
Liu, Y., Zhang, Q., Crespi, S., Chen, S., Zhang, X-K., Xu, T-Y., Ma, C-S., Zhou, S-W., Shi, Z-T., Tian, H., Feringa, B. L., & Qu, D-H. (2021). Motorized Macrocycle: A Photo-responsive Host with Switchable and Stereoselective Guest Recognition. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 60(29), 16129-16138.
Zhu, Q., Danowski, W., Mondal, A. K., Tassinari, F., van Beek, C. L. F., Heideman, G. H., Santra, K., Cohen, S. R., Feringa, B. L., & Naaman, R. (2021). Multistate Switching of Spin Selectivity in Electron Transport through Light-Driven Molecular Motors. Advanced science, 8(18), [2101773].
Bohmer, V. I., Szymanski, W., Feringa, B. L., & Elsinga, P. H. (2021). Multivalent Probes in Molecular Imaging: Reality or Future? TRENDS IN MOLECULAR MEDICINE, 27(4), 379-393.
Mondal, A., Visser, P., Doze, A. M., Buter, J., & Feringa, B. L. (2021). Pd-catalyzed sp-sp3cross-coupling of benzyl bromides using lithium acetylides. Chemical Communications, 57(61), 7529-7532.
Crespi, S., Simeth, N. A., Di Donato, M., Doria, S., Stindt, C. N., Hilbers, M. F., Kiss, F. L., Toyoda, R., Wesseling, S., Buma, W. J., Feringa, B. L., & Szymański, W. (2021). Phenylimino Indolinone: A Green-Light-Responsive T-Type Photoswitch Exhibiting Negative Photochromism. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 60(48), 25290-25295.
Sieredzinska, B., Zhang, Q., Berg, K. J. V. D., Flapper, J., & Feringa, B. L. (2021). Photo-crosslinking polymers by dynamic covalent disulfide bonds. Chemical Communications, 57(77), 9838-9841.
Kolarski, D., Miller, S., Oshima, T., Nagai, Y., Aoki, Y., Kobauri, P., Srivastava, A., Sugiyama, A., Amaike, K., Sato, A., Tama, F., Szymanski, W., Feringa, B. L., Itami, K., & Hirota, T. (2021). Photopharmacological Manipulation of Mammalian CRY1 for Regulation of the Circadian Clock. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 143(4), 2078-2087.
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.
Hou, J., Mondal, A., Long, G., de Haan, L., Zhao, W., Zhou, G., Liu, D., Broer, D. J., Chen, J., & Feringa, B. L. (2021). Photo-responsive Helical Motion by Light-Driven Molecular Motors in a Liquid-Crystal Network. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 60(15), 8251-8257.
Danowski, W., van Leeuwen, T., Browne, W. R., & Feringa, B. L. (2021). Photoresponsive porous materials. Nanoscale advances, 3(1), 24-40.
Kiss, F. L., Corbet, B. P., Simeth, N. A., Feringa, B. L., & Crespi, S. (2021). Predicting the substituent effects in the optical and electrochemical properties of N,N′-substituted isoindigos. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences, 20, 927-938.
Feringa, B. L., Hermens, J. G. H., van den Berg, K. J., & van Gemert, R. (2021). Radiation-curable coating composition, method of coating a substrate and coated substrate. (Patent No. WO2021259819).
Simeth, N. A., Kobayashi, S., Kobauri, P., Crespi, S., Szymanski, W., Nakatani, K., Dohno, C., & Feringa, B. L. (2021). Rational design of a photoswitchable DNA glue enabling high regulatory function and supramolecular chirality transfer. Chemical Science, 12(26), 9207-9220 .
Kolarski, D., Sugiyama, A., Rodat, T., Schulte, A., Peifer, C., Itami, K., Hirota, T., Feringa, B. L., & Szymanski, W. (2021). Reductive stability evaluation of 6-azopurine photoswitches for the regulation of CKI alpha activity and circadian rhythms. Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, 19(10), 2312-2321.
Kolarski, D., Miró-Vinyals, C., Sugiyama, A., Srivastava, A., Ono, D., Nagai, Y., Iida, M., Itami, K., Tama, F., Szymanski, W., Hirota, T., & Feringa, B. L. (2021). Reversible modulation of circadian time with chronophotopharmacology. Nature Communications, 12, [3164].
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).
Chen, S., Costil, R., Leung, F. K-C., & Feringa, B. L. (2021). Self-Assembly of Photoresponsive Molecular Amphiphiles in Aqueous Media. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 60(21), 11604-11627.
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.
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