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Würthner Group: Organic Materials and Nanosystems Chemistry

Research Highlights

Research Highlights


P. Kirchner, L. Schramm, S. Ivanova, K. Shoyama, F. Würthner, F. Beuerle
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2024, 146, 5305–5315
A Water-Stable Boronate Ester Cage

J. Sivanarayanan, E. Sebastian, K. Vinod, F. Würthner, M. Hariharan
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2022, 126, 13319–13326
Ultrafast Intersystem Crossing in Selenium-Annulated Perylene Bisimide

B. Mahlmeister, R. Renner, O. Anhalt, M. Stolte, F. Würthner
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2022, 10, 2581–2591
Axially chiral bay-tetraarylated perylene bisimide dyes as non-fullerene acceptors in organic solar cells

Y. Hong, W. Kim, T. Kim, C. Kaufmann, H. Kim, F. Würthner, D. Kim
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2022, 61, e202114474 / Angew. Chem. Dt. Ausgabe 2022, 134, e202114474
Real-time Observation of Structural Dynamics Triggering Excimer Formation in a Perylene Bisimide Folda-dimer by Ultrafast Time- Domain Raman Spectroscopy

J. Kim, T. Schembri, D. Bialas, M. Stolte, F. Würthner
Adv. Mater. 2022, 34, 2104678
Slip-Stacked J-Aggregate Materials for Organic Solar Cells and Photodetectors

C.-A. Shen, D. Bialas, M. Hecht, V. Stepanenko, K. Sugiyasu, F. Würthner
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 11949–11958 / Angew. Chem. Dt. Ausgabe 2021, 133, 12056–12065
Polymorphism in Squaraine Dye Aggregates by Self-Assembly Pathway Differentiation: Panchromatic Tubular Dye Nanorods versus J-Aggregate Nanosheets

M. Hecht, F. Würthner
Acc. Chem. Res. 2021, 54, 642–653
Supramolecularly Engineered J‑Aggregates Based on Perylene Bisimide Dyes

W. Kim, T. Kim, S. Kang, Y. Hong, F. Würthner, D. Kim
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59,8571–8578 / Angew. Chem. Dt. Ausg., 2020, 132,8649–8656
Tracking Structural Evolution during Symmetry‐Breaking Charge Separation in Quadrupolar Perylene Bisimide with Time‐Resolved Impulsive Stimulated Raman Spectroscopy

A. Liess, A. Arjona-Esteban, A. Kudzus, J. Albert, A. Krause, A. Lv, M. Stolte, K. Meerholz, F. Würthner
Adv. Funct. Mater. 2019, 29, 1805058 (1-9)
Ultranarrow Bandwidth Organic Photodiodes by Exchange Narrowing in Merocyanine H- and J-Aggregate Excitonic Systems

C. Kaufmann, D. Bialas, M. Stolte, F. Würthner
J. Am. Chem. Soc 2018, 140, 9986-9995
Discrete π‑Stacks of Perylene Bisimide Dyes within Folda-Dimers: Insight into Long- and Short-Range Exciton Coupling

K. Shoyama, M. Mahl, S. Seifert, F. Würthner
JOC 2018, 83 (10), 5339-5346
A General Synthetic Route to Polycyclic Aromatic Dicarboximides by Palladium-Catalyzed Annulation Reaction

Z. Chen, Y. Liu, W. Wagner, V. Stepanenko, X. Ren, S. Ogi, F. Würthner
Angew. Chem. 2017, 129, 5823–5827; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 5729–2733
Near-IR Absorbing J-Aggregate of an Amphiphilic BF2-Azadipyrromethene
Dye by Kinetic Cooperative Self-Assembly

A. Liess, L. Huang, A. Arjona-Esteban, A. Lv, M. Gsänger, V. Stepanenko, M. Stolte, F. Würthner
Adv. Funct. Mater. 2015, 25, 44–57
Organic Thin Film Transistors Based on Highly Dipolar Donor-Acceptor Polymethine Dyes

C. Shao, M. Grüne, M. Stolte, F. Würthner
Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 13665–13677
Perylene Bisimide Dimer Aggregates: Fundamental Insight into Self-Assembly by NMR and UV/Vis Spectroscopy

Air-stable n-Channel Organic Semiconductors with High Electron Mobility in Transistors

M. Gsänger, J. H. Oh, M. Könemann, H. W. Höffken, A-M. Krause, Z. Bao, F. Würthner
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 740–743:
A Crystal-Engineered Hydrogen-Bonded Octachloroperylene Diimide with a Twisted Core: An n-Channel Organic Semiconductor.

R. Schmidt, J. H. Oh, Y.-S. Sun, M. Deppisch, A.-M. Krause, K. Radacki, H. Braunschweig, M. Könemann, P. Erk, Z. Bao, F. Würthner
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 6215–6228:
High-Performance Air-Stable n-Channel Organic Thin Film Transistors Based on Halogenated Perylene Bisimides.

R. Schmidt, M. M. Ling, J. H. Oh, M. Winkler, M. Könemann, Z. Bao, F. Würthner
Adv. Mater. 2007, 19, 3692–3695:
Core-Fluorinated Perylene Bisimide Dyes: Air Stable n-Channel Organic Semicon-ductors for Thin Film Transistors with Exceptionally High On-to-Off Current Ratios.

Small Molecule Based Photorefractive and Photovoltaic Materials

F. Würthner, K. Meerholz:
Chem. Eur. J. 2010, 16, 9366–9373 (Concept Article):
Systems Chemistry Approach in Organic Photovoltaic.

N. M. Kronenberg, M. Deppisch, F. Würthner, H. W. A. Lademann, K. Deing, K. Meerholz
Chem. Commun. 2008, 6489–6491:
Bulk heterojunction organic solar cells based on merocyanine colorants.

F. Würthner, R. Wortmann, K. Meerholz  
ChemPhysChem 2002, 3, 17–31 (Review):
Chromophore Design for Photorefractive Organic Materials.

K. Meerholz, F. Würthner, BASF Patent Application WO2009007340 A1:
Mixtures for producing photoactive layers for organic solar cells and organic photodetectors

Artificial Nanocontainers

X. Zhang, S. Rehm, M. M. Safont-Sempere, F. Würthner
Nature Chem.  2009, 1, 623–629:
Vesicular perylene dye nanocapsules as supramolecular fluorescent pH sensor systems.

X. Zhang, Z. Chen, F. Würthner
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 4886–4887:
Morphology Control of Fluorescent Nanoaggregates by Co-Self-Assembly of Wedge- and Dumbbell-Shaped Amphiphilic Perylene Bisimides.

Morphogenesis Studies for Homochiral Merocyanine Nanorod Assemblies

A. Lohr, F. Würthner
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 1232–1236:
Evolution of Homochiral Helical Dye Assemblies: Involvement of Autocatalysis in the “Majority-Rules” Effect.

A. Lohr, M. Lysetska, F. Würthner
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2005, 44, 5071–5074:
Supramolecular Stereomutation in Kinetic and Thermodynamic Self-Assembly of Helical Merocyanine Dye Nanorods.

F. Würthner, S. Yao, U. Beginn
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2003, 42, 3247–3250:
Highly Ordered Merocyanine Dye Assemblies by Supramolecular Polymerization and Hierarchical Self-Organization.

- Highlighted in Science 2003, 301, 735.
- First description of a supramolecular stereomutation.
- First kinetic analysis for the formation of homochiral nanoaggregates according to “majority-rules” principle and discovery of an autocatalytic growth mechanism.

First Columnar Liquid Crystalline Perylene Dyes with Outstanding Fluorescence and Charge Transport Properties

Z. Chen, V. Stepanenko, V. Dehm, P. Prins, L. D. A. Siebbeles, J. Seibt, P. Marquetand, V. Engel, F. Würthner
Chem. Eur. J. 2007, 13, 43–449:
Photoluminescence and Conductivity of Self-Assembled π-Stacks of Perylene Bisimide Dyes.

F. Würthner
Chem. Commun. 2004, 1564–1579 (Feature Article):
Perylene bisimide dyes as versatile building blocks for functional supramolecular architectures.

F. Würthner, C. Thalacker, S. Diele, C. Tschierske 
Chem. Eur. J. 2001, 7, 2245–2253:
Fluorescent J-type Aggregates and Thermotropic Columnar Mesophases of Perylene Bisimide Dyes.

Self-assembly of Functional Nanofibers with Charge Carrier and Excitation Energy Transport Capabilities: Establishment of Fundaments of Supramolecular Electronics

T. Kaiser, H. Wang, V. Stepanenko, F. Würthner
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2007, 46, 5541–5544:
Supramolecular Construction of Fluorescent J-Aggregates Based on Hydrogen-Bonded Perylene Dyes.

F. Würthner
Science 2006, 314, 1693–1694 (Perspective Article):
Generating a Photocurrent on the Nanometer Scale.

F. Würthner, Z. Chen, F. J. M. Hoeben, P. Osswald, C.-C. You, P. Jonkheijm, J. van Herrikhuyzen, A. P. H. J. Schenning, P. P. A. M. van der Schoot, E. W. Meijer, E. H. A. Beckers, S. C. J. Meskers, R. A. J. Janssen
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126, 10611–10618:
Supramolecular p-n-Heterojunctions by Co-Self-Organization of Oligo(p-Phenylene Vinylene) and Perylene Bisimide Dyes.

F. Würthner, C. Thalacker, A. Sautter, W. Schärtl, W. Ibach, O. Hollricher
Chem. Eur. J. 2000, 6, 3871–3886:
Hierarchical Self-Organization of Perylene Bisimide -  Melamine Assemblies to Fluorescent Mesoscopic Superstructures.