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Independent Research @UZH

30. Saddles as rotational locks within shape-assisted self-assembled nanosheets        

J. F. Woods, L. Gallego, A. Maisch, D. Renggli, C. Cuocci, O. Blacque, G. Steinfeld, A. Kaech, B. Spingler, A. Vargas Jentzsch, M. Rickhaus*

ChemRxiv, 2023 (link)

29. Preparation of 3-Bromo-1,2,4,5-tetrazine        

L. V. Hoff, S. Schnell, E. Benchimol, F. P. Foutinho, A. Tomio, M. Rickhaus, K. Gademann

Helvetica Chimica Acta, 2023, ASAP (link)

28. Synthesizing Strained Azatriseptane Frameworks        

K. Zhang, M. El Bitar Nehme, P. A. Hope, M. Rickhaus*

Helvetica Chimica Acta, 2023, ASAP (link)

27. Azatriseptanes –Strained Framework Analogsof [7,7,7]Circulenes                

K. Zhang, P. A. Hope, M. El Bitar Nehme, A. Linden, B. Spingler, M. Rickhaus*

Chem. Eur. J., 2022, ASAP (link)

26. Visual Anatomy of an Article – Lessons Learned and Taught in Five Figures                 

M. Rickhaus*

Chimia, 2022, 76, 748 (link)

25. Recent concepts for supramolecular 2D materials                 

L. Gallego°, J. F. Woods°, M. Rickhaus* | ° shared authorship

Org. Mater., 2022, 4, 173 (link)

24. Editors Choice Shape-Assisted Self-Assembly                   

J. F. Woods°, L. Gallego°, P. Pfister, M. Maaloum, A. Vargas Jentzsch°, M. Rickhaus* | ° shared authorship

Nature Commun. 2022, 13, 3681 (link)

23. Cooperative Weak Dispersive Interactions Actuate Catalysis in a Shape-Selective Abiological Racemase

Y. Wang, M. Rickhaus, O. Blacque, K. Baldridge, M. Juríček, J. Siegel

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022, 144, 2679 (link)

Michel's Postdoctoral, Graduate, and Undergraduate Research

22. A Porphyrin Pentamer as a Bright Emitter for NIR OLEDs                        

L. Tejerina, A. Rapidis, M. Rickhaus, P. Murto, Z. Genene, E. Wang, A. Minotto, H. L. Anderson, F. Cacialli

Journal of Materials Chemistry C 2022, 10, 5929 (link)

21. Experimental and Theoretical Evidence for Aromatic Stabilization Energy in Large Macrocycles                        

M. Jirasek, M. Rickhaus, L. Tejerina, and H. L. Anderson

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 2403 (link)

20. Bicyclic Phenyl–Ethynyl Architectures: Synthesis of a 1,4-Bis(phenylbuta-1,3-diyn-1-yl) Benzene Banister                         

L. M. Bannwart, T. Müntener, M. Rickhaus, L. Jundt, D. Häussinger, and M. Mayor

Chem. Eur. J. 2021, 27, 6295 (link)

19. Allosteric Cooperativity and Template-Directed Synthesis with Stacked Ligands in Porphyrin Nanorings                              

P. S. Bols, M. Rickhaus°/L. Tejerina°, H. Gotfredsen, K. Eriksen, M. Jirasek, and H. L. Anderson | ° shared  authorship

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 13219 (link)

18. Global Aromaticity at the Nanoscale                              

M. Rickhaus°/M. Jirasek°, L. Tejerina, H. Gotfredsen, M. D. Peeks, R. Haver, H.-W. Jiang, T. D. W. Claridge, and H. L. Anderson | ° shared first authorship

Nat. Chem. 2020, 12, 236 (link)

Nat. Chem. cover of the year!

17. Spin Delocalization in the Radical Cations of Porphyrin Molecular Wires: A New Perspective on EPR Approaches

G. Moise°/L. Tejerina°, M. Rickhaus, H. L. Anderson, and C. R. Timmel | ° shared first authorship

J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2019, 10, 5708 (link)

16. Metal Atom Markers for Imaging Epitaxial Molecular Self- Assembly on Graphene by Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy 

J.K. Lee, I. Bulut, M. Rickhaus, Y. Sheng, X. Li, G. Han, G. Briggs, H. L. Anderson, and J. Warner

ACS Nano 2019, 13, 7252 (link)

15. Tuning the Circumference of Six-Porphyrin Nanorings

R. Haver°/L. Tejerina°/ H.-W. Jiang°/M. Rickhaus°, M. Jirasek, I. Gruebner, H. J. Eggimann, L. M. Herz, and H. L. Anderson | ° shared first authorship

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 7965 (link)

14. Template-Directed Synthesis of a Conjugated Zinc Porphyrin Nanoball

J. Cremers, R. Haver, M. Rickhaus, J. Q. Gong, L. Favereau, M. D. Peeks, T. D. W. Claridge, L. M. Herz, and H. L. Anderson

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 5352 (link)

13. Molecular Dynamic Staircases: All-Carbon Axial Chiral “Geländer” Structures

R. Mannancherry, M. Rickhaus, D. Häussinger, A. Prescimone, and M. Mayor

Chem. Sci. 2018, 9, 5758 (link)

12. Single-Acetylene Linked Porphyrin Nanorings

M. Rickhaus, A. Vargas Jentzsch, L. Tejerina, I. Grübner, M. Jirasek, T. D. W. Claridge, and H. L. Anderson

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 16502 (link)

11. Chirality in Curved Polyaromatic Systems

M. Rickhaus, M. Mayor, and M. Juríček

Chem. Soc. Rev. 2017, 46, 1643 (link)

10. Strain-Induced Helical Chirality in Polyaromatic Systems, selected as Primer!

M. Rickhaus, M. Mayor, and M. Juríček

Chem. Soc. Rev. 2016, 45, 1542 (link

9. Determining Inversion Barriers in Atropisomers – A Tutorial for Organic Chemists

M. Rickhaus, L. Jundt, and M. Mayor

Chimia 2016, 70, 192 (link)

8. Stereoselective Arene-Forming Aldol Condensation: Synthesis of Configurationally Stable Oligo-1,2-naphthylenes

D. Lotter, M. Neuburger, M. Rickhaus, D. Häussinger, and C. Sparr

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 2920 (link)

7. Cethrene: A Helically Chiral Biradicaloid Isomer of Heptazethrene

P. Ravat, T. Šolomek, M. Rickhaus, D. Häussinger, M. Neuburger, M. Baumgarten, and M. Juríček

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 1183 (link)

6. Spin-Delocalization in a Helical Open-Shell Hydrocarbon

P. Ravat, P Ribar, M. Rickhaus, D. Häussinger, M. Neuburger, and M. Juríček

J. Org. Chem. 2016, 81, 12303 (link)

5. Tuning Helical Chirality in Polycyclic Ladder Systems

M. Rickhaus, O. T. Unke, R. Mannancherry, L. M. Bannwart, M. Neuburger, D. Häussinger, and M. Mayor

Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 18156 (link)

4. Through the Maze: Cross-Coupling Pathways to a Helical Hexaphenyl “Geländer” Molecule

M. Rickhaus, L. M. Bannwart, O. Unke, H. Gsellinger, D. Häussinger, and M. Mayor

Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2015, 4, 786 (link)

3. Activation Enthalpies and Entropies of the Atropisomerization of Substituted Butyl-Bridged Biphenyls

A. Bihlmeier, J. Rotzler, M. Rickhaus, M. Mayor, and W. Klopper

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2015, 17, 11165 (link)

2. Inducing Axial Chirality in a “Geländer” Oligomer by Length Mismatch of the Oligomer Strands

M. Rickhaus, L. M. Bannwart, M. Neuburger, H. Gsellinger, K. Zimmermann, D. Häussinger, and M. Mayor

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 14587 (link)

1. An Oxidation Induced by Potassium Metal. Studies on the Anionic Cyclodehydrogenation of 1,1′-Binaphthyl

M. Rickhaus, A. P. Belanger, H. A. Wegner, and L. T. Scott

J. Org. Chem. 2010, 75, 7358 (link)