Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. – Samuel Beckett

Thematical Overview of our Independent Research

Reviews & Essays

On Visualizations
2022, 76, 748

On Education

Independent Research @UNIGE

35. Finding Joy In Science     

W. Rickhaus, M. Rickhaus*

Chimia 2024, ASAP 🔓OpenAccess  

34. Influence of the substitution position on spin communication in photoexcited perylene−nitroxide dyads      

P. Thielert°, M. El Bitar Nehme°, M. Mayländer, M. Franz, S. L. Zimmermann, F. Fisch, P. Gilch, A. Vargas Jentzsch, M. Rickhaus*, Sabine Richert* | ° shared first authorship

Chem Sci. 2024, ASAP (link) 🔓OpenAccess  

33. Shape-Assisted Self-Assembly of Hexa-Substituted Carpyridines into 1D Supramolecular Polymers      

L. Gallego, J. F. Woods, R. Butti, P. Szwedziak, A. Vargas Jentzsch*, M. Rickhaus*

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2024, 63, e202318879 (link) 🔓OpenAccess 
ChemRxiv 2023 (link)
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed....Introducing (link)

32. Scientific Crocheting - A Proposal     

M. Rickhaus*

Chimia 2023, 77, 789 (link) 🔓OpenAccess  

Independent Research @UZH

31. 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*

Nature Commun. 2023, 14, 4725 (link) 🔓OpenAccess   
ChemRxiv 2023 (link)

30. 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

Helv. Chim. Acta 2023, 106, e202200198 (link) 🔓OpenAccess  

29. Synthesizing Strained Azatriseptane Frameworks        

K. Zhang°, M. El Bitar Nehme°, P. A. Hope, M. Rickhaus* | ° shared first authorship

Helv. Chim. Acta 2023, 106, e202200195 (link) 🔓OpenAccess  

28. Top 10% Accessed Azatriseptanes –Strained Framework Analogs of [7,7,7]Circulenes                

K. Zhang°, P. A. Hope°, M. El Bitar Nehme, A. Linden, B. Spingler, M. Rickhaus* | ° shared first authorship

Chem. Eur. J. 2022, 29, e202203954 (link)   
ChemRxiv 2022 (link).

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

M. Rickhaus*

Chimia 2022, 76, 748 (link) 🔓OpenAccess  

26. Recent concepts for supramolecular 2D materials                 

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

Org. Mater. 2022, 4, 173 (link) 🔓OpenAccess   
ChemRxiv 2022 (link)

25. Editors Choice Shape-Assisted Self-Assembly                   

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

Nature Commun. 2022, 13, 3681 (link) 🔓OpenAccess 
ChemRxiv 2022 (link)

24. 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) 🔓OpenAccess  

Michel's Postdoctoral, Graduate, and Undergraduate Research

23. The impact of spin–orbit coupling on fine-structure and spin polarisation in photoexcited porphyrin triplet states                        

G. Moise, A. J. Redman, S. Richert, W. K. Myers, I. Bulut, P. S. Bols, M. Rickhaus, J. Sun, H. L. Anderson, and C. R. Timmel

J. Magn. Reson. 2023, 355, 107546 (link)

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, and F. Cacialli

J. Mater. Chem.2022, 10, 5929 (link).
ChemRxiv 2022 (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).
ChemRxiv 2020 (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)