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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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Publications

2024

Hou, J., Wang, J., Ryabchun, A., & Feringa, B. L. (2024). Amplification of Light-Induced Helix Inversion of Intrinsically Chiral Diarylethene Molecular Switches. Advanced Functional Materials, Article 2312831. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202312831
McNeice, P., ten Brink, G. H., Gran, U., Karlson, L., Edvinsson, R., & Feringa, B. L. (2024). Cellulose modification for sustainable polymers: overcoming problems of solubility and processing. RSC Sustainability, 2(2), 369-376. Article d3su00317e. https://doi.org/10.1039/d3su00317e
van Beek, C. L. F., & Feringa, B. L. (2024). Coupled Rotary Motion in Molecular Motors. Journal of the American Chemical Society, Article 3c14430. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.3c14430
Deng, Y., Zhang, Q., & Feringa, B. L. (2024). Dynamic Chemistry Toolbox for Advanced Sustainable Materials. Advanced science , Article 2308666. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/advs.202308666
Stähler, C., Reynaerts, R., Rinkovec, T., Verstraete, L., Heideman, G. H., Minoia, A., Harvey, J. N., Mali, K. S., De Feyter, S., & Feringa, B. L. (2024). Highly Ordered Co-Assembly of Bisurea Functionalized Molecular Switches at the Solid-Liquid Interface. Chemistry – A European Journal, Article e202303994. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.202303994
Qutbuddin, Y., Guinart, A., Gavrilović, S., Al Nahas, K., Feringa, B. L., & Schwille, P. (2024). Light-Activated Synthetic Rotary Motors in Lipid Membranes Induce Shape Changes Through Membrane Expansion. Advanced materials, Article 2311176. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.202311176
van Ewijk, C., Xu, F., Maity, S., Sheng, J., Stuart, M. C. A., Feringa, B. L., & Roos, W. H. (2024). Light-Triggered Disassembly of Molecular Motor-based Supramolecular Polymers Revealed by High Speed-AFM. Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English), Article e202319387. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202319387
Parlato, R., Volarić, J., Lasorsa, A., Bagherpoor Helabad, M., Kobauri, P., Jain, G., Miettinen, M. S., Feringa, B. L., Szymanski, W., & van der Wel, P. C. A. (2024). Photocontrol of the β-Hairpin Polypeptide Structure through an Optimized Azobenzene-Based Amino Acid Analogue. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2062–2071. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.3c11155
Schulte, A. M., Alachouzos, G., Szymanski, W., & Feringa, B. L. (2024). The fate of the contact ion pair determines the photochemistry of coumarin-based photocleavable protecting groups. Chemical Science, 15(6), 2062-2073. Article d3sc05725a. https://doi.org/10.1039/d3sc05725a
Volarić, J., van der Heide, N. J., Mutter, N. L., Samplonius, D. F., Helfrich, W., Maglia, G., Szymanski, W., & Feringa, B. L. (2024). Visible Light Control over the Cytolytic Activity of a Toxic Pore-Forming Protein. ACS chemical biology, 19(2), 451–461. Article 3c00640. https://doi.org/10.1021/acschembio.3c00640

2023

Schulte, A. M., Smid, L. M., Alachouzos, G., Szymanski, W., & Feringa, B. L. (2024). Cation delocalization and photo-isomerization enhance the uncaging quantum yield of a photocleavable protecting group. Chemical communications (Cambridge, England), 60(5), 578-581. Article D3CC05055F. https://doi.org/10.1039/d3cc05055f
Sheng, J., Perego, J., Bracco, S., Czepa, W., Danowski, W., Krause, S., Sozzani, P., Ciesielski, A., Comotti, A., & Feringa, B. L. (2024). Construction of Multi-Stimuli Responsive Highly Porous Switchable Frameworks by In-Situ Solid-State Generation of Spiropyran Switches. Advanced materials, 36(4), Article 2305783. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.202305783
Freese, T., Meijer, J. T., Brands, M. B., Alachouzos, G., Stuart, M. C. A., Tarozo, R., Gerlach, D., Smits, J., Rudolf, P., Reek, J. N. H., & Feringa, B. L. (2024). Iron oxide-promoted photochemical oxygen reduction to hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). EES Catalysis, 2(1), 262-275. https://doi.org/10.1039/D3EY00256J
Stindt, C. N., Crespi, S., Toyoda, R., Hilbers, M. F., Kemmink, J., van der Meulen, P., Buma, W. J., & Feringa, B. L. (2023). Activating a light-driven molecular motor by metal complexation. Chem, 9(8), 2337-2348. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chempr.2023.06.006
Freese, T., Meijer, J. T., Feringa, B. L., & Beil, S. B. (2023). An organic perspective on photocatalytic production of hydrogen peroxide. Nature Catalysis, 6, 553–558. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41929-023-00980-x
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, 145(12), 6976–6985. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.3c00586
Chen, X., Padin Santos, D., Stindt, L., & Feringa, B. L. (2023). Asymmetric Synthesis of Chiral-at-P Alkenylphosphonamidates through Nickel-Catalyzed C-P Coupling of Phosphoramidites and Alkenyl Halides. Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English), 62(33), Article e202307450. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202307450
Kuntze, K., Pooler, D. R. S., Di Donato, M., Hilbers, M. F., van der Meulen, P., Buma, W. J., Priimagi, A., Feringa, B. L., & Crespi, S. (2023). A visible-light-driven molecular motor based on barbituric acid. Chemical Science, 14(32), 8458-8465. https://doi.org/10.1039/d3sc03090c
Sheng, J., Perego, J., Danowski, W., Bracco, S., Chen, S., Zhu, X., Bezuidenhout, C. X., Krause, S., Browne, W. R., Sozzani, P., Comotti, A., & Feringa, B. L. (2023). Construction of a three-state responsive framework from a bistable photoswitch. Chem, 9(9), 2701-2716. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chempr.2023.08.004
Roy, P., Sardjan, A. S., Danowski, W., Browne, W. R., Feringa, B. L., & Meech, S. R. (2023). Control of Photoconversion Yield in Unidirectional Photomolecular Motors by Push-Pull Substituents. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 145(36), 19849–19855. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.3c06070
Kuntze, K., Pooler, D. R. S., Di Donato, M., Hilbers, M. F., van der Meulen, P., Buma, W. J., Priimagi, A., Feringa, B. L., & Crespi, S. (2023). Correction: A visible-light-driven molecular motor based on barbituric acid. Chemical Science, 14(34), 9227. https://doi.org/10.1039/d3sc90158k
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. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.2c08267
Sheng, J., Danowski, W., Crespi, S., Guinart, A., Chen, X., Stähler, C., & Feringa, B. L. (2023). Designing P-type bi-stable overcrowded alkene-based chiroptical photoswitches. Chemical Science, 14(16), 4328-4336. https://doi.org/10.1039/d2sc05903g
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. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.2c12340
Fu, Y., Wu, K., Alachouzos, G., Simeth, N. A., Freese, T., Falkowski, M., Szymanski, W., Zhang, H., & Feringa, B. L. (2023). Efficient, Near‐Infrared Light‐Induced Photoclick Reaction Enabled by Upconversion Nanoparticles. Advanced Functional Materials, 33(50), Article 2306531. https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202306531
Lepage, M. L., Alachouzos, G., Hermens, J. G. H., Elders, N., van den Berg, K. J., & Feringa, B. L. (2023). Electron-Poor Butenolides: The Missing Link between Acrylates and Maleic Anhydride in Radical Polymerization. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 145(31), 17211-17219. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.3c04314
Gilissen, P. J., Chen, X., De Graaf, J., Tinnemans, P., Feringa, B. L., Elemans, J. A. A. W., & Nolte, R. J. M. (2023). Enantiodivergent Sulfoxidation Catalyzed by a Photoswitchable Iron Salen Phosphate Complex. Chemistry - A European Journal, 29(24), Article e202203539. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.202203539
Sheng, J., Pooler, D. R. S., & Feringa, B. L. (2023). Enlightening dynamic functions in molecular systems by intrinsically chiral light-driven molecular motors. Chemical Society Reviews, 52(17), 5875-5891. https://doi.org/10.1039/d3cs00247k
Fu, Y., Alachouzos, G., Simeth, N. A., Di Donato, M., Hilbers, M. F., Buma, W. J., Szymanski, W., & Feringa, B. L. (2023). Establishing PQ-ERA photoclick reactions with unprecedented efficiency by engineering of the nature of the phenanthraquinone triplet state. Chemical Science, 14(27), 7465-7474. https://doi.org/10.1039/d3sc01760e
Siebe, H. S., Sardjan, A. S., Maßmann, S. C., Flapper, J., van den Berg, K. J., Eisink, N. N. H. M., Kentgens, A. P. M., Feringa, B. L., Kumar, A., & Browne, W. R. (2023). Formation of substituted dioxanes in the oxidation of gum arabic with periodate. Green Chemistry, 25(10), 4058-4066. https://doi.org/10.1039/d2gc04923f
Doellerer, D., Pooler, D. R. S., Guinart, A., Crespi, S., & Feringa, B. L. (2023). Highly Efficient Oxindole-Based Molecular Photoswitches. Chemistry – A European Journal, 29(55), Article e202301634. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.202301634
Beil, S. B., Wonink, M. B. S., & Feringa, B. L. (2023). Incorporating sulfur into redox-active reagents and materials. Tetrahedron, 132, Article 133262. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tet.2023.133262
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), Article e202214495. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202214495
Ryabchun, A., Lancia, F., Chen, J., Plamont, R., Morozov, D., Feringa, B. L., & Katsonis, N. (2023). Macroscopic motion from synchronized molecular power strokes. Chem, 9(12), 3544-3554. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chempr.2023.07.021
Medved', M., Di Donato, M., Buma, W. J., Laurent, A. D., Lameijer, L., Hrivnák, T., Romanov, I., Tran, S., Feringa, B. L., Szymanski, W., & Woolley, G. A. (2023). Mechanistic Basis for Red Light Switching of Azonium Ions. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 145(36), 19894–19902. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.3c06157
Fu, Y., Simeth, N. A., Toyoda, R., Brilmayer, R., Szymanski, W., & Feringa, B. L. (2023). Molecular Engineering To Enhance Reactivity and Selectivity in an Ultrafast Photoclick Reaction. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 62(16), Article e202218203. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202218203
Shan, Y., Zhang, Q., Sheng, J., Stuart, M., Qu, D., & Feringa, B. L. (2023). Motorized Photomodulator: Making A Non-photoresponsive Supramolecular Gel Switchable by Light. Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English), 62(43), Article e202310582. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202310582
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), Article e202214202. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202214202
Visser, P., & Feringa, B. L. (2023). Organogelation enables fast organolithium cross-coupling reactions in air. Chemical Communications, 59(37), 5539-5542. https://doi.org/10.1039/d3cc00756a
Xu, F., & Feringa, B. L. (2023). Photoresponsive Supramolecular Polymers: From Light-Controlled Small Molecules to Smart Materials. Advanced materials, 35(10), Article 2204413. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.202204413
Edwards, M. D., Pratley, M. T., Gordon, C. M., Teixeira, R. I., Ali, H., Mahmood, I., Lester, R., Love, A., Hermens, J. G. H., Freese, T., Feringa, B. L., Poliakoff, M., & George, M. W. (2023). Process Intensification of the Continuous Synthesis of Bio-derived Monomers for Sustainable Coatings using a Taylor Vortex Flow Reactor. ChemRxiv. https://doi.org/10.26434/chemrxiv-2023-fcf2w-v2
Kobauri, P., Dekker, F. J., Szymanski, W., & Feringa, B. L. (2023). Rational Design in Photopharmacology with Molecular Photoswitches. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 62(30), Article e202300681. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202300681
Mo, K., Zhang, Y., Dong, Z., Yang, Y., Ma, X., Feringa, B. L., & Zhao, D. (2023). Retraction Note: Intrinsically unidirectional chemically fuelled rotary molecular motors (Nature, (2022), 609, 7926, (293-298), 10.1038/s41586-022-05033-0). Nature, 619(7970), 658. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-023-06380-2
Sun, S., Li, X., Xu, C., Li, Y., Wu, Y., Feringa, B. L., Tian, H., & Ma, X. (2023). Scale effect of circularly polarized luminescent signal of matter. National Science Review, 10(5), Article nwad072. https://doi.org/10.1093/nsr/nwad072
Visser, P., Hagelschuer, A., & Feringa, B. L. (2023). Synthesis of (E)-1-aryl-2-buten-1-ones by the Cross-Coupling of Lithium 1-methoxy-1,3-butadienes with Aryl Bromides. Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis, Article 202301249. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/adsc.202301249
Guinart, A., Korpidou, M., Doellerer, D., Pacella, G., Stuart, M. C. A., Dinu, I. A., Portale, G., Palivan, C., & Feringa, B. L. (2023). Synthetic molecular motor activates drug delivery from polymersomes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 120(27), Article e2301279120. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2301279120
Welleman, I. M., Reeßing, F., Boersma, H. H., Dierckx, R. A. J. O., Feringa, B. L., & Szymanski, W. (2023). The Development of a Smart Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer Contrast Agent for the Imaging of Sulfatase Activity. Pharmaceuticals, 16(10), Article 1439. https://doi.org/10.3390/ph16101439
Roy, P., Browne, W. R., Feringa, B. L., & Meech, S. R. (2023). Ultrafast motion in a third generation photomolecular motor. Nature Communications, 14(1), Article 1253. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-023-36777-6

2022

Stähler, C., Pooler, D. R. S., Costil, R., Sudan, D., van der Meulen, P., Toyoda, R., & Feringa, B. L. (2024). Coupled Rocking Motion in a Light-Driven Rotary Molecular Motor. The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 89(1), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.joc.2c01830
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. https://doi.org/10.1039/d2cc05336e
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), Article e202209100. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202209100
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), Article eabk3286. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.abk3286
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. https://doi.org/10.1039/d2gc00291d
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), Article 3. https://doi.org/10.1186/s41181-022-00155-2
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. https://doi.org/10.1039/d2gc03657f
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. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41565-022-01119-y
Mondal, A., Toyoda, R., Costil, R., & Feringa, B. L. (2022). Chemically Driven Rotatory Molecular Machines. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 61(40), Article e202206631. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202206631
Corbet, B. P., Lubbe, A. S., Crespi, S., & Feringa, B. L. (2022). Chiroptical molecular switches and motors. In Z. L. Pianowski (Ed.), Molecular Photoswitches: Chemistry, Properties, and Applications, 2 Volume Set (Vol. 1-2, pp. 213-251). Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. https://doi.org/10.1002/9783527827626.ch11
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. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-0716-2577-4_18
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), Article e202201308. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202201308
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, Article 2124. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-29820-5
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. https://doi.org/10.1039/d2qo00129b
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, Article 1951. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-29149-z
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. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.joc.2c01777
Hermens, J. G. H., Lepage, M. L., Kloekhorst, A., Keller, E., Bloem, R., Meijer, M., & Feringa, B. L. (2022). Development of a modular photoreactor for the upscaling of continuous flow photochemistry. Reaction Chemistry and Engineering, 7(11), 2280-2284. https://doi.org/10.1039/d2re00310d
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. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41566-022-00957-5
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. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.1c10359
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), Article add0410. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.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. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.2c01063
Chen, X., Gilissen, P. J., Tinnemans, P., Vanthuyne, N., Rutjes, F. P. J. T., Feringa, B. L., Elemans, J. A. A. W., & Nolte, R. J. M. (2022). Enantiodivergent epoxidation of alkenes with a photoswitchable phosphate manganese-salen complex. Nature synthesis, 1(11), 873-882. https://doi.org/10.1038/s44160-022-00157-7
Feringa, B. L. (2022). Foreword. In Chiral Building Blocks in Asymmetric Synthesis: Synthesis and Applications (pp. xix-xx). Wiley.
Feringa, B. L. (2022). Foreword. In Molecular Photoswitches: Chemistry, Properties, and Applications, 2 Volume Set (Vol. 1-2, pp. xvii-xviii). Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. https://doi.org/10.1002/9783527827626.fmatter
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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. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-022-05033-0
Lubbe, A. S., Pooler, D. R. S., & Feringa, B. L. (2022). Investigating light-driven rotary molecular motors. In S. Crespi, & S. Protti (Eds.), Photochemistry (Vol. 50, pp. 491-520). (Photochemistry; Vol. 50). Royal Society of Chemistry. https://doi.org/10.1039/9781839167676-00491
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), Article 5326. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms23105326
Stähler, C., Grunenberg, L., Terban, M. W., Browne, W. R., Doellerer, D., Kathan, M., Etter, M., Lotsch, B. V., Feringa, B. L., & Krause, S. (2022). Light-driven molecular motors embedded in covalent organic frameworks. Chemical Science, 13(28), 8253-8264. https://doi.org/10.1039/d2sc02282f
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. https://doi.org/10.31635/ccschem.022.202201821
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. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.1c12318
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. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.1c10034
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. https://doi.org/10.1039/d1sc06490h
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), Article e202200170. https://doi.org/10.1002/cptc.202200170
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. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.2c01060
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), Article e202206310. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202206310
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. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.1c10000
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. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.2c04262
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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), Article e202205801. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202205801
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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. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41565-021-01021-z
Hermens, J. G. H., Jensma, A., & Feringa, B. L. (2022). Highly Efficient Biobased Synthesis of Acrylic Acid. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 61(4), Article e202112618. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202112618
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), Article 2101267. https://doi.org/10.1002/adom.202101267
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. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41929-021-00697-9
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. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202102559
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
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).
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