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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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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.
Danowski, W., van Leeuwen, T., Browne, W. R., & Feringa, B. L. (2021). Photoresponsive porous materials. Nanoscale advances, 3(1), 24-40.
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.
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, [jacs.0c11336].,


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.
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, (35), 22071-22080.
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].
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.
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.
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].
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.
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.
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].
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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].
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-+.
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.
Dorel, R., & Feringa, B. L. (2020). Stereodivergent Anion Binding Catalysis with Molecular Motors. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 59(2), 785-789.
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.
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.
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.
Krause, S., & Feringa, B. L. (2020). Towards artificial molecular factories from framework-embedded molecular machines. Nature reviews chemistry, 4(10), 550-562.
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 .
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].
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.
Feringa, B. L. (2020). Vision Statement: Materials in Motion. Advanced materials, 32(20), [1906416].


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.
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.
Roke, D., Feringa, B. L., & Wezenberg, S. J. (2019). A Visible-Light-Driven Molecular Motor Based on Pyrene. Helvetica Chimica Acta, 102(2), [e1800221].
Heijnen, D., van Zuijlen, M., Tosi, F., & Feringa, B. L. (2019). An atom efficient synthesis of tamoxifen. Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, 17(9), 2315-2320.
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.
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].
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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].
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.
Chen, J., Vachon, J., & Feringa, B. L. (2019). Light-driven Molecular Motors on Surfaces for Single Molecular Imaging. Journal of Visualized Experiments, (145), [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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dorel, R., & Feringa, B. L. (2019). Photoswitchable catalysis based on the isomerisation of double bonds. Chemical Communications, 55(46), 6477-6486.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vlatkovic, M., & Feringa, B. L. (2019). Unclicking of thioureas: Base catalyzed elimination of anilines and isothiocyanates from thioureas. Tetrahedron, 75(14), 2188-2192.
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-+.
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.


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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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].
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.
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].
Sitkowska, K., Feringa, B. L., & Szymanski, W. (2018). Green-Light-Sensitive BODIPY Photoprotecting Groups for Amines. Journal of Organic Chemistry, 83(4), 1819-1827.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Barta, K., Yan, T., & Feringa, B. L. (2018). N-alkylated amino acids and oligopeptides, uses thereof and methods for providing them. (Patent No. WO2018178397).
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.
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.
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].
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.
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].
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.
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.
Wezenberg, S. J., & Feringa, B. L. (2018). Supramolecularly directed rotary motion in a photoresponsive receptor. Nature Communications, 9, [1984].
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.
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.


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.
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.
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.
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Cheng, J., Stacko, P., Rudolf, P., Gengler, R. Y. N., & Feringa, B. L. (2017). Bidirectional Photomodulation of Surface Tension in Langmuir Films. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 56(1), 291-296.
Pizzolato, S. F., Collins, B. S. L., van Leeuwen, T., & Feringa, B. L. (2017). Bifunctional Molecular Photoswitches Based on Overcrowded Alkenes for Dynamic Control of Catalytic Activity in Michael Addition Reactions. Chemistry, 23(25), 6174-6184.
Mao, B., Fananas-Mastral, M., & Feringa, B. L. (2017). Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis of Butenolides and Butyrolactones. Chemical reviews, 117(15), 10502-10566.
van Dijken, D. J., Stacko, P., Stuart, M. C. A., Browne, W. R., & Feringa, B. L. (2017). Chirality controlled responsive self-assembled nanotubes in water. Chemical Science, 8(3), 1783-1789.
Domingos, S. R., Cnossen, A., Buma, W. J., Browne, W. R., Feringa, B. L., & Schnell, M. (2017). Cold Snapshot of a Molecular Rotary Motor Captured by High-Resolution Rotational Spectroscopy. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 56(37), 11209-11212.
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