Selected publications within CRC/TRR 247


  • Anke, S., Falk, T., Bendt, G., Sinev, I., Zegkinoglou, I., Jeon, H., Roldan Cuenya, B., Schulz, S., Muhler, M.: On the Reversible Deactivation of Cobalt Ferrite Spinel Nanoparticles applied in Selective 2-Propanol Oxidation. Journal of Catalysis 2020, 382, 57-68. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcat.2019.12.007.
  • Dai, Y., Poidevin, C., Ochoa-Hernández, C., Auer, A.A., Tüysüz, H.: A Supported Bismuth Halide Perovskite Photocatalyst for Selective Aliphatic and Aromatic C-H Bond Activation, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2020, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201915034
  • Fan, XL., Zerebecki, S., Du, R., Hubner, R., Marzum, G., Jiang, GC., Hu, Y., Barcikowki, S., Reichenberger, S., Eychmuller, A.: Promoting the Electrocatalytic Performance of Noble Metal Aerogels by Ligand-Directed Modulation, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2020, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201913079.
  • Yildiz, C., Kutonova, K., Oßwald, S., Titze-Alonso, A., Bitzer, J., Bräse, S., Kleist, W.: Post-synthetic Modification of DUT-5-based Metal Organic Frameworks for the Generation of Single-site Catalysts and their Application in Selective Epoxidation Reactions, ChemCatChem 2020,  DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201901434.


  • Aiyappa, H.B., Wilde, P., Quast, T., Masa, J., Andronescu, C., Chen, Y.T., Muhler, M., Fischer, R.A., Schuhmann, W.: Oxygen evolution electrocatalysis of a single MOF‐derived composite nanoparticle on the tip of a nanoelectrode, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2019, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201903283

  • Alkan, B., Cychy, S., Varhade, S., Muhler, M., Schulz, C., Schuhmann, W., Wiggers, H., Andronescu, C.: Spray‐Flame‐Synthesized LaCo1−xFexO3 Perovskite Nanoparticles as Electrocatalysts for Water and Ethanol Oxidation, ChemElectroChem 2019, 6, 1-10.

  • Anke, S., Bendt, G., Sinev, I., Hajiyani, H., Antoni, H., Zegkinoglou, I., Jeon, H., Pentcheva, R., Roldan Cuenya, B., Schulz, S., Muhler, M.: Selective 2‑Propanol Oxidation over Unsupported Co3O4 Spinel Nanoparticles: Mechanistic Insights into Aerobic Oxidation of Alcohols, ACS Catalysis 2019, 9, 5974-5985.

  • Barwe, S., Andronescu, C., Engels, R., Conzuelo, F., Seisel, S., Wilde, P., Chen, Y.T., Masa, J., Schuhmann, W.: Cobalt metalloid and polybenzoxazine derived composites for bifunctional oxygen electrocatalysis, Electrochimica Acta 297, 1042-1051.

  • El Arrassi, A., Liu, Z., Evers, M.V., Blanc,N., Bendt, G., Saddeler, S., Tetzlaff, D., Pohl, D., Damm, C., Schulz, S., Tschulik, K.: Intrinsic Activity of Oxygen Evolution Catalysts Probed at Single CoFe2O4 Nanoparticles, Journal of the American Chemical Society 2019,

  • Masa, J., Schuhmann, W.: The Role of Non-Metallic and Metalloid Elements on the Electrocatalytic Activity of Cobalt and Nickel Catalysts for the Oxygen Evolution Reaction, ChemCatChem 2019, DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201901151

  • Medina, D., Barwe, S., Masa, J., Seisel, S., Schuhmann, W., Andronescu, C.: Optimizing the synthesis of Co/Co-Fe nanoparticles/N-doped carbon composite materials as bifunctional oxygen electrocatalysts, Electrochimica Acta 2019, 318, 281-289,  DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2019.06.048

  • Möller, S., Barwe, S., Masa, J., Wintrich, D., Seisel, S., Baltruschat, H., Schuhmann, W.: Online Monitoring of Electrochemical Carbon Corrosion in Alkaline Electrolytes by Differential Electrochemical Mass Spectrometry,  Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2019, 58, 1-6. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201909475

  • Reichenberger, S., Marzun, G., Barcikowski, S., Muhler, M.: Perspective of surfactant‐free colloidal nanoparticles in heterogeneous catalysis, ChemCatChem 2019,

  • Tarnev, T., Aiyappa, H.B., Botz, A., Erichsen, T., Ernst, A., Andronescu, C., Schuhmann, W.: Scanning electrochemical cell microscopy investigation of single ZIF‐derived nanocomposite particles as electrocatalysts for oxygen evolution in alkaline media, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2019, 58, 14265-14269, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201908021

  • Waffel, D., Alkan, B., Fu, Q., Chen, Y.-T., Schmidt, S., Schulz, C., Wiggers, H., Muhler, M., Peng, B.: Towards Mechanistic Understanding of Liquid-Phase Cinnamyl Alcohol Oxidation with tert-Butyl Hydroperoxide over Noble-Metal-Free LaCo1–xFexO3 Perovskites, ChemPlusChem 2019, 84, 1155–1163,

  • Wang, S., Bendt, G., Saddeler, S., Schulz, S.: Synergistic Effects of Mo2C‐NC@CoxFey Core–Shell Nanoparticles in Electrocatalytic Overall Water Splitting Reaction, Energy Technology 2019, 7, DOI: 10.1002/ente.201801121.

  • Xu, Y., Ozcan, F., Zielke, P., Becker, S., Heimann, M., Heese, J., Chakrapani, K., Behrens, M., Simonsen, S.B., Norby, P., Hendriksen, P.V., Kiebach, R.: Continuous Hydrothermal Flow Synthesis of Co1-xNixFe2O4 (x=0-0.8) Nanoparticles and Their Catalytic Properties for CO Oxidation and Oxygen Evolution Reaction, ZAAC 2019, 644, 24, 1727-1733. DOI: 10.1002/zaac.201800307

  • Yu, M., Waag, F., Chan, C., Weidenthaler, C., Barcikowski, S., Tüysüz, H.: Laser fragmentation induced cobalt oxide nanoparticles for electrochemical oxygen evolution reaction, ChemSusChem 2019, 12, 1-10,


  • Barwe, S., Weidner, J., Cychy, S., Morales, D.M., Dieckhöfer, S., Hiltrop, D., Masa, J., Muhler, M., Schuhmann, W.: Electrocatalytic 5-(hydroxymethyl)furfural oxidation using high surface area nickel boride, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2018, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201806298

  • Chakrapani, K., Bendt, G., Hajiyani, H., Lunkenbein, T., Greiner, M.T., Masliuk, L., Salamon, S., Landers, J., Schlögl, R., Wende, H., Pentcheva, R., Schulz, S., Behrens, M.: The role of composition of uniform and highly dispersed cobalt vanadium iron spinel nanocrystals for oxygen electrocatalysis, ACS Catalysis 2018, 8 (2), 1259 - 1267.

  • Hajiyani, H., Pentcheva, R.: Surface Termination and Composition Control of Activity of the CoxNi1–xFe2O4(001) Surface for Water Oxidation: Insights from DFT+U Calculations, ACS Catalysis 2018, 8 (12), 11773-11782.
  • Hufnagel, A.G., Hajiyani, H., Zhang, S., Li, T., Kasian, O., Gault, B., Breitbach, B., Bein, T., Fattakhova-Rohlfing, D., Scheu, C., Pentcheva, R.: Why Tin‐Doping Enhances the Efficiency of Hematite Photoanodes for Water Splitting—The Full Picture, Advanced Functional Materials 2018, 28 (52), 1804472.
  • Lau, M., Reichenberger, S., Haxhiaj, I., Barcikowski, S., Müller, A.M.: Mechanism of Laser-Induced Bulk and Surface Defect Generation in ZnO and TiO2 Nanoparticles: Effect on Photoelectrochemical Performance, ACS Applied Energy Materials 2018, 1 (10), 5366-5385.


  • Chakrapani, K., Bendt, G., Hajiyani, H., Schwarzrock, I., Lunkenbein, T., Salamon, S., Landers, J., Wende, H., Schlögl, R., Pentcheva, R., Behrens, M., Schulz, S.: Role of Composition and Size of Cobalt Ferrite Nanocrystals in the Oxygen Evolution Reaction, ChemCatChem 2017, 9, 2988-2995.

  • Deng, X., Chen, K., Tüysüz, H.: Protocol for the Nanocasting Method: Preparation of Ordered Mesoporous Metal Oxides, Chemistry of Materials 2017, 29, 40-52.

  • Deng, X., Rin, R., Tseng, J.-C., Weidenthaler, C., Apfel, U.-P., Tüysüz, H.: Monodispersed Mesoporous Silica Spheres Supported Co3O4 as Robust Catalyst for Oxygen Evolution Reaction, ChemCatChem 2017, 9, 4238-4243.

  • Gutkowski, R., Khare, C., Conzuelo, F., Kayran, Y.U., Ludwig, A., Schuhmann, W.: Unraveling compositional effects on the light-induced oxygen evolution in Bi(V-Mo-X)O4 material libraries, Energy and Environmental Science 2017, 10, 1213-1221.

  • Kühl, S., Düdder, H., Girgsdies, F., Kähler, K., Muhler, M., Behrens, M.: Perovskites as Precursors for Ni/La2O3 Catalysts in the Dry Reforming of Methane: Synthesis by Constant pH Co-Precipitation, Reduction Mechanism and Effect of Ru-Doping, Zeitschrift für Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie 2017, 643, 1088-1095.

  • Ortega, K.F., Anke, S., Salamon, S., Özcan, F., Heese, J., Andronescu, C., Landers, J., Wende, H., Schuhmann, W., Muhler, M., Lunkenbein, T., Behrens, M.: Topotactic Synthesis of Porous Cobalt Ferrite Platelets from a Layered Double Hydroxide Precursor and Their Application in  Oxidation Catalysis, Chemistry – A European Journal 2017, 23, 12443-12449.

  • Sikdar, N., Konkena, B., Masa, J., Schuhmann, W., Maji, T.K.: Co3O4@Co/NCNT Nanostructure Derived from a Dicyanamide-Based Metal-Organic Framework as an Efficient Bi-functional Electrocatalyst for Oxygen Reduction and Evolution Reactions, Chemistry – A  European Journal 2017, 23, 18049-18056.

  • Spanos, I., Auer, A. A., Neugebauer, S., Deng, X., Tüysüz, H., Schlögl, R.: Standardized Benchmarking of Water Splitting Catalysts in a Combined Electrochemical Flow Cell/Inductively Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES) Setup, ACS Catalysis 2017, 7, 3768-3778.
  • Thomas, J., Thomas, N., Girgsdies, F., Behrens, M., Huang, X., Sudheesh, V.D., Sebastian, V.: Synthesis of cobalt ferrite nanoparticles by constant pH co-precipitation and their high catalytic activity in CO oxidation, New Journal of Chemistry 2017, 41, 7356-7363. 

  • Waag, F., Gökce, B., Kalapu, C., Bendt, G., Salamon, S., Landers, J., Hagemann, U., Heidelmann, M., Schulz, S., Wende, H., Hartmann, N., Behrens, M., Barcikowski, S.: Adjusting the catalytic properties of cobalt ferrite nanoparticles by pulsed laser fragmentation in water with defined energy dose, Scientific Reports 2017, 7, 13161.

  • Yang, F., Sliozberg, K., Sinev, I., Antoni, H., Bähr, A., Ollegott, K., Xia, W., Masa, J., Grünert, W., Roldan Cuenya, B., Schuhmann, W., Muhler, M.: Synergistic Effect of Cobalt and Iron in Layered Double Hydroxide Catalysts for the Oxygen Evolution Reaction, ChemSusChem 2017, 10, 156-165.