In memory of Prof. Carsten Schmuck

Carsten Schmuck, Professor of the Supramolecular Chemistry Group at the University of Duisburg-Essen, passed away on the 1st of August 2019. Due to his dedication and commitment to supramolecular chemistry and intermolecular interactions several publications, including a special issue of the Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry, were dedicated to the late Prof. Schmuck.

We thank all contributing authors and the Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry for their respectful contribution to this list.

The following articles were published in a special issue of the Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry in the memory of Prof. Carsten Schmuck:


Brandon Charles Seychell, Tobias Beck
Molecular basis for protein–protein interactions
Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2021, 17, 1-10, DOI: 10.3762/bjoc.17.1


Chen Shahar, Yaron Tidhar, Yunmin Jung, Haim Weissman, Sidney R. Cohen, Ronit Bitton, Iddo Pinkas, Gilad Haran, Boris Rybtchinski
Control over size, shape, and photonics of self-assembled organic nanocrystals
Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2021, 17, 42-51, DOI: 10.3762/bjoc.17.5


Cheng Qian, Yuan Chen, Qian Zhao, Ming Cheng, Chen Lin, Juli Jiang, Leyong Wang
Circularly polarized luminescent systems fabricated by Tröger's base derivatives through two different strategies
Beilstein J. Org. Chem., 2021, 17, 52-57, DOI: 10.3762/bjoc.17.6


David Straßburger, Svenja Herziger, Katharina Huth, Moritz Urschbach, Rainer Haag, Pol Besenius
Supramolecular polymerization of sulfated dendritic peptide amphiphiles into multivalent L-selectin binders
Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2021, 17, 97-104, DOI: 10.3762/bjoc.17.10


Jan-Erik Ostwaldt, Christoph Hirschhäuser, Stefan K. Maier, Carsten Schmuck, Jochen Niemeyer
Supramolecular polymers with reversed viscosity/temperature profile for application in motor oils
Beilstein J. Org. Chem
. 2021, 17, 105-114, DOI: 10.3762/bjoc.17.11


Subrata Nath, Alexander Kappelt, Matthias Spengler, Bibhisan Roy, Jens Voskuhl, Michael Giese
Tuning the solid-state emission of liquid crystalline nitro-cyanostilbene by halogen bonding
Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2021, 17, 124-131, DOI: 10.3762/bjoc.17.13


Minzan Zuo, Krishnasamy Velmurugan, Kaiya Wang, Xueqi Tian, Xiao-Yu Hu
Insight into functionalized-macrocycles-guided supramolecular photocatalysis
Beilstein J. Org. Chem
. 2021, 17, 139-155, DOI: 10.3762/bjoc.17.15


Alexander Zika, Franziska Gröhn
Multiswitchable photoacid–hydroxyflavylium–polyelectrolyte nano-assemblies
Beilstein J. Org. Chem
. 2021, 17, 166-185, DOI: 10.3762/bjoc.17.17


Margareta Sohora, Leo Mandić, Nikola Basarić
[3 + 2] Cycloaddition with Photogenerated Azomethine Ylides in β-Cyclodextrin
Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2020, 16, 1296-1304, DOI: 10.3762/bjoc.16.110


Florian Klepel, Bart Jan Ravoo
A dynamic combinatorial library for biomimetic recognition of dipeptides in water
Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2020, 16, 1255-1595, DOI: 10.3762/bjoc.16.131


Alo Rüütel, Ville Yrjänä, Sandip A. Kadam, Indrek Saar, Mihkel Ilisson, Astrid Darnell, Kristjan Haav, Tõiv Haljasorg, Lauri Toom, Johan Bobacka, Ivo Leito
Design, synthesis and application of carbazole macrocycles in anion sensors
Beilstein J. Org. Chem
. 2020, 16, 1901-1914, DOI: 10.3762/bjoc.16.157


Rémi Martinent, Javier López-Andarias, Dimitri Moreau, Yangyang Cheng, Naomi Sakai, Stefan Matile
Automated high-content imaging for cellular uptake, from the Schmuck cation to the latest cyclic oligochalcogenides
Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2020, 16, 2007-2016, DOI: 10.3762/bjoc.16.167


Goutam Ghosh, Gustavo Fernández
pH- and concentration-dependent supramolecular self-assembly of a naturally occurring octapeptide
Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2020, 16, 2017-2025, DOI: 10.3762/bjoc.16.168


Annike Weißenstein, Myroslav O. Vysotsky, Ivo Piantanida, Frank Würthner
Naphthalene diimide–amino acid conjugates as novel fluorimetric and CD probes for differentiation between ds-DNA and ds-RNA
Beilstein J. Org. Chem.
2020, 16, 2032-2045, DOI: 10.3762/bjoc.16.170


Poulami Jana, Filip Šupljika, Carsten Schmuck, Ivo Piantanida
Naphthalene diimide bis-guanidinio-carbonyl-pyrrole as a pH-switchable threading DNA intercalator
Beilstein J. Org. Chem.
2020, 16, 2201-2211, DOI: 10.3762/bjoc.16.185


David Van Craen, Jenny Begall, Johannes Großkurth, Leonard Himmel, Oliver Linnenberg, Elisabeth Isaak, Markus Albrecht
Hierarchically assembled helicates as reaction platform – from stoichiometric Diels–Alder reactions to enamine catalysis
Beilstein J. Org. Chem.
2020, 16, 2338-2345, DOI: 10.3762/bjoc.16.195


Peter Bayer, Anja Matena, Christine Beuck
NMR Spectroscopy of supramolecular chemistry on protein surfaces
Beilstein j. Org. Chem.
2020, 16, 2505-2522, doi: 10.3762/bjoc.16.203


Henrik Hupatz, Marius Gaedke, Hendrik V. Schröder, Julia Beerhues, Arto Valkonen, Fabian Klautzsch, Sebastian Müller, Felix Witte, Kari Rissanen, Biprajit Sarkar, Christoph A. Schalley
Thermodynamic and electrochemical study of tailor-made crown ethers for redox-switchable (pseudo)rotaxanes
Beilstein J. Org. Chem.
2020, 16, 2576-2588, DOI: 10.3762/bjoc.16.209


Lena Reinke, Julia Bartl, Marcus Koch, Stefan Kubik
Optical detection of di- and triphosphate anions with mixed monolayer-protected gold nanoparticles containing zinc(II)–dipicolylamine complexes
Beilstein J. Org. Chem.
2020, 16, 2687-2700, DOI: 10.3762/bjoc.16.219


Matthias Hardy, Marianne Engeser, Arne Lützen
A heterobimetallic tetrahedron from a linear platinum(II)-bis(acetylide) metalloligand
Beilstein J. Org. Chem.
2020, 16, 2701-2708, DOI: 10.3762/bjoc.16.220


Rakesh Biswas, Surya Ghosh, Shubhra Kanti Bhaumik, Supratim Banerjee
Selective recognition of ATP by multivalent nano-assemblies of bisimidazolium amphiphiles through “turn-on” fluorescence response
Beilstein J. Org. Chem.
2020, 16, 2728-2738, DOI: 10.3762/bjoc.16.223


Pragati Kishore Prasad, Naama Lahav-Mankovski, Leila Motiei, David Margulies
Encrypting messages with artificial bacterial receptors
Beilstein J. Org. Chem.
2020, 16, 2749-2756, DOI: 10.3762/bjoc.16.225


Jonas Becher, Daria V. Berdnikova, Heiko Ihmels, Christopher Stremmel
Synthesis and investigation of quadruplex-DNA-binding, 9-O-substituted berberine derivatives
Beilstein J. Org. Chem.
2020, 16, 2795-2806, DOI: 10.3762/bjoc.16.230


David Liese, Hans Henning Wenk, Xin Lu, Jochen Kleinen, Gebhard Haberhauer
Dirhamnolipid ester – formation of reverse wormlike micelles in a binary (primerless) system
Beilstein J. Org. Chem.
2020, 16, 2820-2830, DOI: 10.3762/bjoc.16.232


Amit Ghosh, Michael Schmittel
Using multiple self-sorting for switching functions in discrete multicomponent systems
Beilstein J. Org. Chem.
2020, 16, 2831-2853, DOI: 10.3762/bjoc.16.233


Marius H. Heddinga, Jens Müller
Incorporation of a metal-mediated base pair into an ATP aptamer – using silver(I) ions to modulate aptamer function
Beilstein J. Org. Chem.
2020, 16, 2870-2879, DOI: 10.3762/bjoc.16.236


Tim Holtum, Vikas Kumar, Daniel Sebena, Jens Voskuhl, Sebastian Schlücker
UV resonance Raman spectroscopy of the supramolecular ligand guanidiniocarbonyl indole (GCI) with 244 nm laser excitation
Beilstein J. Org. Chem.
2020, 16, 2911-2919, DOI: 10.3762/bjoc.16.240


Xinru Sheng, Errui Li, Feihe Huang
Construction of pillar[4]arene[1]quinone–1,10-dibromodecane pseudorotaxanes in solution and in the solid state
Beilstein J. Org. Chem.
2020, 16, 2954-2959, DOI: 10.3762/bjoc.16.245


Sidharth Thulaseedharan Nair Sailaja, Iván Maisuls, Jutta Kösters, Alexander Hepp, Andreas Faust, Jens Voskuhl, Cristian A. Strassert
Naphthalonitriles featuring efficient emission in solution and in the solid state
Beilstein J. Org. Chem.
2020, 16, 2960-2970, DOI: 10.3762/bjoc.16.246


Debabrata Maity
Selected peptide-based fluorescent probes for biological applications
Beilstein J. Org. Chem.
2020, 16, 2971-2982, DOI: 10.3762/bjoc.16.247



Further articles that were published in memory of Prof. Carsten Schmuck:

(31) Michael R. A. Giese*, Jens Voskuhl*, Jochen Niemeyer*, Wo schwache Kräfte sinnvoll walten,UNIKATE 56, Universität Duisburg-Essen, 2021. [Link]

Natalie Schäfer, Michael Bühler, Lisa Heyer, Merle I. S. Röhr, Florian Beuerle
Endohedral Hydrogen Bonding Templates the Formation of a Highly Strained Covalent Organic Cage Compound
Chem. Eur. J. 2021, 27, 6077-6085, DOI: 10.1002/chem.202005276


Matthias Spengler, Lukas Pschyklenk, Jochen Niemeyer, Peter Kaul, Michael Giese
Photonic NO2 Gas Sensing with Binaphthyl-Based Dopants
Adv. Opt. Mater.
2021, 2001828, DOI: 10.1002/Adom.202001828


Carel Kwamen, Jochen Niemeyer
Functional Rotaxanes in Catalysis
Chem. Eur. J.
2021, 27, 175-186, DOI: 10.1002/chem.202002876


Michael Giese, Markus Albrecht
Alkyl-Alkyl Interactions in the Periphery of Supramolecular Entities: From the Evaluation of Weak Forces to Applications
2020, 85, 715-724, DOI: 10.1002/cplu.202000077


Joydev Hatai, Christoph Hirschhäuser, Carsten Schmuck, Jochen Niemeyer
A Metallosupramolecular Coordination Polymer for the ‘Turn-on’ Fluorescence Detection of Hydrogen Sulfide
2020, 9, 786-792, DOI: 10.1002/open.202000163


Christoph Helling, George E. Cutsail III, Hanns Weinert, Christoph Wölper, Stephan Schulz
Ligand Effects on the Electronic Structure of Heteroleptic Antimony-Centered Radicals
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.
2020, 59, 7561-7568, DOI: 10.1002/anie.202000586


Dennis Jansen, Johannes Gramüller, Felix Niemeyer, Torsten Schaller, Matthias C. Letzel, Stefan Grimme, Hui Zhu, Ruth M. Gschwind, Jochen Niemeyer
What is the role of acid–acid interactions in asymmetric phosphoric acid organocatalysis? A detailed mechanistic study using interlocked and non-interlocked catalysts
Chem. Sci.
2020, 11, 4381-4390, DOI: 10.1039/D0SC01026J


Alexander Kappelt, Michael Giese
Photo-switchable Fluorescence in Hydrogen-Bonded Liquid Crystals
Chem. Eur. J.
2020, 26, 13347-13351, DOI: 10.1002/chem.202001696


Mathis Kreuzahler, Gebhard Haberhauer
Cyclopropenylmethyl Cation: A Concealed Intermediate in Gold(I)-Catalyzed Reactions
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.
2020, 59, 17739-17749, DOI: 10.1002/anie.202006245


Mao Li, Robert Puschmann, Andreas Herdlitschka, Dorothea Fiedler, Helma Wennemers
Delivery of myo-Inositol Hexakisphosphate to the Cell Nucleus with a Proline-Based Cell-Penetrating Peptide
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.
2020, 59, 15586-15589, DOI: 10.1002/anie.202006770


Xin Liu, Kaiya Wang, Marlen Externbrink, Jochen Niemeyer, Michael Giese, Xiao-Yu Hu
Control of secondary structure and morphology of peptide–guanidiniocarbonylpyrrole conjugates by variation of the chain length
Chin. Chem. Lett.
2020, 31, 1239-1242, DOI: 10.1016/j.cclet.2019.10.036


Florian Malotke, Marco Saccone, Christoph Wölper, Ronald Y. Dong, Carl A. Michal, Michael Giese
Chiral mesophases of hydrogen-bonded liquid crystals
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng.
2020, 5, 1299-1306, DOI: 10.1039/D0ME00070A


Thorben R. Schulte, Julian J. Holstein, Laura Schneider, Abdulselam Adam, Gebhard Haberhauer, Guido H. Clever
A New Mechanically-Interlocked [Pd2L4] Cage Motif by Dimerization of two Peptide-based Lemniscates
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.
2020, 59, 22489-22493, DOI: 10.1002/anie.202010995


T. Šmidlehner, M. Košćak, K. Božinović, D. Majhen, C. Schmuck, I. Piantanida
Fluorimetric and CD Recognition between Various ds-DNA/RNA Depends on a Cyanine Connectivity in Cyanine-guanidiniocarbonyl-pyrrole Conjugate.
2020, 25, 4470, DOI: 10.3390/molecules25194470


Cecilia Vallet, Dennis Aschmann, Christine Beuck, Matthias Killa, Annika Meiners, Marcel Mertel, Martin Ehlers, Peter Bayer, Carsten Schmuck, Michael Giese, Shirley K. Knauer
Functional Disruption of the Cancer-Relevant Interaction between Survivin and Histone H3 with a Guanidiniocarbonyl Pyrrole Ligand
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.
2020, 59, 5567-5571, doi: 10.1002/anie.201915400


Michael Giese, Jochen Niemeyer, Jens Voskuhl
Guanidiniocarbonyl-Pyrroles (GCP) – 20 Years of the Schmuck Binding Motif
2020, 85, 985-997, DOI: 10.1002/cplu.202000142


Meik Blanke, Jan Balszuweit, Marco Saccone, Christoph Wölper, David Doblas Jiménez, Markus Mezger, Jens Voskuhl, Michael Giese
Photo-switching and -cyclisation of hydrogen bonded liquid crystals based on resveratrol
Chem. Commun.
2020, 56, 1105-1108, DOI: 10.1039/C9CC07721A


Bin Chen, Shinnosuke Horiuchi, Julian J. Holstein, Jacopo Tessarolo, Guido H. Clever
Tunable Fullerene Affinity of Cages, Bowls and Rings Assembled by PdII Coordination Sphere Engineering
Chem. Eur. J.
2019, 25, 14921-14927, doi: 10.1002/chem.201903317


Noel Pairault, Hui Zhu, Dennis Jansen, Alexander Huber, Constantin G. Daniliuc, Stefan Grimme, Jochen Niemeyer
Heterobifunctional Rotaxanes for Asymmetric Catalysis
Angew. Chem.
2019, 132, 5140-5145, DOI: 10.1002/ange.201913781


Anna Zens, Florian Bauer, Benedikt Kolb, Fabian Mannchen, Philipp Seubert, Robert Forschner, Kim S. Flaig, Andreas Köhn, Doris Kunz, Sabine Laschat
Ni(NHC) Catalyzed Rearrangement of 1-Acyl-2-vinylcyclopropanes: Tackling a Mechanistic Puzzle by Combined Experimental and Computational Studies
Eur. J. Org. Chem.
2019, 2019, 6285-6295, DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.201901096