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34 research papers: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2007.
5 reviews and book chapters
5 non-peer reviewed articles (conference reports, highlights and conference proceedings)


Research Papers:


[34] Folding Induced Supramolecular Assembly into pH-Responsive Nanorods with a Protein Repellent Shell.

R. Otter§, K. Klinker§, D. Spitzer, M. Schinnerer, M. Barz*, P. Besenius*,
Chem. Commun. 2017, accepted for publication. DOI: 10.1039/c7cc08127h.
(§ these authors contributed equally)

[33] Tuneable Transient Thermogels Mediated by a pH- and Redox-Regulated Supramolecular Polymerization.

D. Spitzer, L.L. Rodrigues, D. Straßburger, M. Mezger, P. Besenius*,
Angew. Chem. 2017, 129, 15664-15669. DOI: 10.1002/ange.201708857.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.
2017, 56, 15461-15465. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201708857.

[32] Dynamic Light Scattering Investigation of the Kinetics and Fidelity of Supramolecular Copolymerizations in Water.

P. Ahlers, K. Fischer, D. Spitzer, P. Besenius*,
Macromolecules 2017, 50, 7712-7720. DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.7b01561.

[31] Tuning the pH-Switch of Supramolecular Polymer Carriers for siRNA to Physiologically Relevant pH.

P. Ahlers, H. Frisch, R. Holm, D. Spitzer, M. Barz, P. Besenius*,
Macromol. Biosci. 2017, 10, 1700111. DOI: 10.1002/mabi.201700111.
Invited contribution to the 'Polymer-based Nanomedicines: From Materials to Therapies' special issue.

[30] Kinetic Control in the Temperature-Dependent Sequential Growth of Surface-Confined Supramolecular Copolymers.

S. Engel, D. Spitzer, L.L. Rodrigues, E.-C. Fritz, D. Straßburger, M. Schönhoff, B.J. Ravoo*, P. Besenius*,
Faraday Discuss. 2017, 204, 53-67. DOI: 10.1039/c7fd00100b.
Themed collection on Complex Molecular Surfaces and Interfaces.


[29] Reversible Covalent and Supramolecular Functionalization of Water-Soluble Au(I)-Complexes.

B. Kemper, M. von Gröning, V. Lewe, D. Spitzer, T. Otremba, N. Stergiou, D. Schollmeyer, E. Schmitt, B.J. Ravoo, P. Besenius*,
Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 6048-6055. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201700588.
Invited contribution to the Münster CRC 858 special issue on Cooperative Effects in Chemistry.

Graphical Abstract - ChemEurJ 2017 - Kemper


2016     (back to top)

[28] Kinetically Controlled Sequential Growth of Surface-Grafted Chiral Supramolecular Copolymers.

H. Frisch§, E.-C. Fritz§, F. Stricker, L. Schmüser, D. Spitzer, T. Weidner, B.J. Ravoo*, P. Besenius*,
Angew. Chem. 2016, 128, 7358-7362. DOI: 10.1002/ange.201601048.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 7242-7246. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201601048.
(§ these authors contributed equally)
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Highlighted in Trendberichte 2016 - Makromolekulare Chemie. Nachrichten aus der Chemie, 2017, 65, 348-358. DOI: 10.1002/nadc.20174057501.
Inside Back Cover: Angew. Chem. 2016, 128, 7383. DOI: 10.1002/ange.201604416.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 7265. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201604416.

Graphical Abstract - ACIE 2016 - Frisch

[27] Probing the Self-Assembly and Stability of Oligohistidine based Rod-like Micelles by Aggregation Induced Luminescence.

H. Frisch, D. Spitzer, M. Haase, T. Basché, J. Voskuhl*, P. Besenius*,
Org. Biomol. Chem. 201614, 5574-5579. DOI: 10.1039/c6ob00292g. (Open Access)
Invited contribution to the Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry ‘New Talent’ themed collection.

OBC 2016


2015     (back to top)

[26] Steric Constraints Induced Frustrated Growth of Supramolecular Nanorods in Water.

R. Appel, J. Fuchs, S.M. Tyrrell, P.A. Korevaar, M.C.A. Stuart, I.K. Voets, M. Schönhoff, P. Besenius*,
Chem. Eur. J. 201521, 19257-19264. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201503616.
Highlighted in Trendberichte 2015 - Makromolekulare Chemie. Nachrichten aus der Chemie, 2016, 64, 332-340. DOI: 10.1002/nadc.20164046973.

Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 19257

[25] Tuneable pH-Regulated Supramolecular Copolymerisation by Mixing Mismatched Dendritic Peptide Comonomers.

P. Ahlers§, H. Frisch§, P. Besenius*,   (§ these authors contributed equally)
Polym. Chem. 2015, 6, 7245-7250. DOI: 10.1039/c5py01241d. (Open Access)
David Sherrington Commemorative Issue.
Highlighted in Trendberichte 2015 - Makromolekulare Chemie. Nachrichten aus der Chemie, 2016, 64, 332-340.DOI: 10.1002/nadc.20164046973.

Back Cover: Polym. Chem., 2015, 6, 7353-7354. DOI: 10.1039/c5py90170g.

Polym. Chem., 2015, 6, 7353

[24] pH-Regulated Selectivity in Supramolecular Polymerizations: Switching Between Co- and Homopolymers.

H. Frisch, Y. Nie, S. Raunser, P. Besenius*,
Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 3304-3309. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201406281.

Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 3304

[23] Tuning the pH-Triggered Self-Assembly of Dendritic Peptide Amphiphiles Using Fluorinated Side Chains.

R. Appel, S. Tacke, J. Klingauf, P. Besenius*,
Org. Biomol. Chem. 2015, 13, 1030-1039. DOI: 10.1039/c4ob02185a. (Open Access)
Invited contribution to the Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry ‘Supramolecular Chemistry in Water’ web themed issue.

Org. Biomol. Chem. 2015, 13, 1030

[22] Facile Synthesis of a Peptidic Au(I)-Metalloamphiphile and its Self-Assembly into Luminescent Micelles in Water.

B. Kemper, Y.R. Hristova, S. Tacke, L. Stegemann, L.S. van Bezouwen, M.C.A. Stuart, J. Klingauf, C.A. Strassert, P. Besenius*,
Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 5253-5256. DOI: 10.1039/c4cc03868a. (Open Access)
Invited contribution to the ChemComm Emerging Investigators Issue 2015.
Highlighted in Trendberichte 2014 - Makromolekulare Chemie. Nachrichten aus der Chemie, 2015, 63, 336-347. DOI: 10.1002/nadc.201590096.

Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 5253


2014     (back to top)

[21] The Synthesis of Dendritic EDOT-Peptide Conjugates and Their Multistimuli-Responsive Self-Assembly Into Supramolecular Nanorods and -Fibres in Water.

P. Ahlers, H. Frisch, D. Spitzer, Z. Vobecka, F. Vilela*, P. Besenius*,
Chem. Asian J. 2014, 9, 2052-2057. DOI: 10.1002/asia.201402271.
Invited contribution to the Sino-German Frontiers of Chemistry Special Issue.

Chem. Asian J. 2014, 9, 2052

[20] Topochemical Polymerization in Self-Assembled Rodlike Micelles of Bisurea Bolaamphiphiles.

A. Pal, P. Voudouris, M.M.E. Koenigs, P. Besenius, H.M. Wyss, V. Degirmenci, R.P. Sijbesma*,
Soft Matter 2014, 10, 952-956. DOI: 10.1039/c3sm52605d.

[19] From Supramolecular Polymers to Hydrogel Materials.

C.M.A. Leenders, T. Mes, M.B. Baker, M.M.E. Koenigs, P. Besenius, A.R.A. Palmans*, E.W. Meijer*,
Mater. Horiz. 2014,1, 116-120. DOI: 10.1039/c3mh00103b.


2013     (back to top)

[18] pH-Switchable Ampholytic Supramolecular Copolymers.

H. Frisch, J.P. Unsleber, D. Lüdeker, M. Peterlechner, G. Brunklaus, M. Waller, P. Besenius*,
Angew. Chem. 2013, 125, 10282-10287. DOI: 10.1002/ange.201303810.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 10097-10101. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201303810.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 10097

[17] Tuning the Aqueous Self-Assembly of Multistimuli-Responsive Polyanionic Peptide Nanorods.

M. von Gröning, I. de Feijter, M.C.A. Stuart, I.K. Voets, P. Besenius*,
J. Mater. Chem. B 2013, 1, 2008-2012. DOI: 10.1039/c3tb00051f.
Invited contribution to the Journal of Materials Chemistry ‘Rising Stars and Young Nanoarchitects in Materials Science’ web themed issue.

J. Mater. Chem. B 2013, 1, 2008

[16] Mechanistic Control over Morphology: Self-Assembly of a Discotic Amphiphile in Water.

I. de Feijter, P. Besenius, L. Albertazzi, E.W. Meijer, A.R.A. Palmans, I.K. Voets*,
Soft Matter 2013, 9, 10025-10030. DOI: 10.1039/c3sm52104d.

[15] Side Chains Control Dynamics and Self-Sorting in Fluorescent Organic Nanoparticles.

A. Kaeser, I. Fischer, R. Abbel, P. Besenius, D. Dasgupta, M.A.J. Gillisen, G. Portale, A.L. Stevens, L.M. Herz, A.P.H.J. Schenning*,
ACS Nano 2013, 7, 408-416. DOI: 10.1021/nn305477u.


2012     (back to top)

[14] Controlling the Cooperativity in the Supramolecular Polymerization of Ionic Discotic Amphiphiles via Electrostatic Screening.

C. Schaefer, I. K. Voets, A.R.A. Palmans, E.W. Meijer, P. van der Schoot*, P. Besenius*,
ACS Macro Lett. 2012, 1, 830-833. DOI: 10.1021/mz300218e.

[13] Paramagnetic Self-Assembled Nanoparticles as Supramolecular MRI Contrast Agents.

P. Besenius, J.L.M. Heynens, R. Straathof, M.M.L. Nieuwenhuizen, P.H.H. Bomans, E. Terreno, S. Aime, G.J. Strijkers, K. Nicolay*, E.W. Meijer*,
Contrast Media Mol. Imaging 2012, 7, 356-361. DOI: 10.1002/cmmi.498.

[12] Modular Synthesis of Supramolecular Ureidopyrimidinone-Peptide Conjugates Using an Oxime Ligation Strategy.

R.E. Kieltyka, M.M.C. Bastings, G.C. van Almen, P. Besenius, E.W.L. Kemps, P.Y.W. Dankers*,
Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 1452-1454. DOI: 10.1039/c1cc14728e.


2011     (back to top)

[11] Self-Sorting in Rodlike Micelles of Chiral Bisurea Bolaamphiphiles.

A. Pal, P. Besenius, R.P. Sijbesma*,
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 12987-12989. DOI: 10.1021/ja205345e.

[10] Peptide Functionalised Discotic Amphiphiles and Their Self-Assembly into Supramolecular Nanofibres.

P. Besenius*, Y. Goedegebure, M. Driesse, M. Koay, P.H.H. Bomans, A.R.A. Palmans, P.Y.W. Dankers, E.W. Meijer*,
Soft Matter 2011, 7, 7980-7983. DOI: 10.1039/c1sm05896g.

[9] Single-Chain Folding of Polymers for Catalytic Systems in Water.

T. Terashima, T. Mes, T.F.A. de Greef, M.A.J. Gillissen, P. Besenius, A.R.A. Palmans*, E.W. Meijer*,
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 4742-4245. DOI: 10.1021/ja2004494.
Highlighted in Nature News & Views: N. Giuseppone, J.F. Lutz, Nature 2011, 473, 40-41. DOI: 10.1038/473040a;
Trendberichte 2011 - Makromolekulare Chemie, Nachrichten aus der Chemie, 2012, 60, 332-345. DOI: 10.1002/nadc.201290123.

Co-highlighted in RSC Chemistry World, April 2011. Link.

[8] Controlled Supramolecular Oligomerisation of C3-Symmetrical Molecules in Water: the Impact of Hydrophobic Shielding.

P. Besenius, K.P. van den Hout, H.M.H.G. Albers, T.F.A. de Greef, L.L.C. Olijve, T.M. Hermans, B.F.M. de Waal, P.H.H. Bomans, N.A.J.M. Sommerdijk, G. Portale, A.R.A. Palmans, M.H.P. van Genderen, J.A.J.M. Vekemans, E.W. Meijer*,
Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17, 5193-5203. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201002976.


2010     (back to top)

[7] Controlling the Growth and Shape of Chiral Supramolecular Polymers in Water.

P. Besenius, G. Portale, P.H.H. Bomans, H.M. Janssen, A.R.A. Palmans, E.W. Meijer*,
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2010, 107, 17888-17893. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1009592107.
Highlight of 2010 in Soft Condensed Matter at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), Grenoble, France, 58-59. Link.

[6] Affinity Chromatography in Dynamic Combinatorial Libraries: One-Pot Amplification and Isolation of a Strongly Binding Receptor.

P. Besenius*, P.A.G. Cormack*, R.F. Ludlow, S. Otto, D.C. Sherrington,
Org. Biomol. Chem. 2010, 8, 2414-2418. DOI: 10.1039/c000333f.


2008     (back to top)

[5] Synthesis and Characterization of Water Soluble Densely Branched Glycopolymers.

P. Besenius*, S. Slavin, F. Vilela, D.C. Sherrington,
React. Funct. Polym. 2008, 68, 1524-1533. DOI: 10.1016/j.reactfunctpolym.2008.08.004.

[4] Tailored Polymer-Supported Templates in Dynamic Combinatorial Libraries: Simultaneous Selection, Amplification and Isolation of Synthetic Receptors.

P. Besenius, P.A.G. Cormack*, J. Liu, S. Otto, J.K.M. Sanders, D.C. Sherrington*,
Chem. Eur. J. 2008, 14, 9006-9019. DOI: 10.1002/chem.200800326.

[3] Dynamic Combinatorial Discovery of a [2]-Catenane and its Guest-Induced Conversion into a Molecular Square Host.

K.R. West, R.F. Ludlow, P.T. Corbett, P. Besenius, F.M. Mansfeld, P.A.G. Cormack, D.C. Sherrington, J.M. Goodman, M.C.A. Stuart, S. Otto*,
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 10834-10835. DOI: 10.1021/ja801508q.

[2] Polymer-Supported Cationic Templates for Molecular Recognition of Anionic Hosts in Water.

P. Besenius, P.A.G. Cormack*, R.F. Ludlow, S. Otto*, D.C. Sherrington*,
Chem. Commun. 2008, 2809-2811. DOI: 10.1039/b802982b.


2007     (back to top)

[1] Synthesis of Polymer Microspheres via Self-Assembly of Monodisperse Precursor Particles.

F. Macintyre, P. Besenius, and D.C. Sherrington*,
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2007, 46, 3219-3223. DOI: 10.1021/ie0608354.



Reviews and Book Chapters:          (back to top)

[R5] Controlling Supramolecular Polymerisation Through Multicomponent Self-Assembly.

P. Besenius*,
J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2017, 55, 34-78. DOI: 10.1002/pola.28385. (441 references)
Invited Highlight Article


[R4] Supramolecular Polymers in Aqueous Media.

E. Krieg*, M.M.C. Bastings, P. Besenius*, B. Rybtchinski*,
Chem. Rev. 2016116, 2414-2477. DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.5b00369. (601 references)
Frontiers in Macromolecular and Supramolecular Science special issue

Chem Rev 2016

[R3] pH-Switchable Self-Assembled Materials.

H. Frisch, P. Besenius*,
Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2015, 36, 346-363. DOI: 10.1002/marc.201400623. (166 references)
Invited Feature Article
Selected for the "Best of Macromolecular Journals, Edition 2016"
Highlighted on Advanced Science News

Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2015, 36, 346

[R2] Water-Soluble Au(I) Complexes, their Synthesis and Applications.

Y.R. Hristova, B. Kemper, P. Besenius*,
Tetrahedron 2013, 69, 10525-10533. DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2013.09.096. (97 references)
Tetrahedron Report number 1017 (Invited Review)

Tetrahedron 2013, 69, 10525

[R1] Supramolecular Chemistry in Polymer Networks.

P. Besenius*, P.A.G. Cormack, in Supramolecular Chemistry: From Molecules to Nanomaterials, eds.: P.A. Gale and J.W. Steed, Wiley, Chichester, 2012, 3321-3336. ISBN: 978-0-470-74640-0 and DOI: 10.1002/9780470661345.

Supramolecular Chemistry From Molecules to Nanomaterials



Other Contributions (non-peer reviewed):          (back to top)

[M5] Regionaltreffen der FCI-Stipendiaten in Münster.

H. Frisch, P. Besenius,
Nachrichten aus der Chemie, 2014, 62, 175. DOI: 10.1002/nadc.201490061.

[M4] 22. Nachwuchswissenschaftler-Symposium Bioorganische Chemie.

O. García Mancheño, M. Waller, U. Hennecke, P. Besenius,
Nachrichten aus der Chemie, 2014, 62, 71. DOI: 10.1002/nadc.201490027.

[M3] Supramolekulare Nanomaterialien.

H. Frisch, P. Besenius*,
GIT Labor-Fachzeitschrift (Wiley-VCH, Weinheim) 2013, 1, 42-44. Link.

[M2] Controlling the Size, Shape and Stability of Supramolecular Polymers in Water.

P. Besenius, I. de Feijter, N.A.J.M. Sommerdijk, P.H.H. Bomans, A.R.A. Palmans*,
J.Vis. Exp. 2012, 66, e3975. DOI: 10.3791/3975.

[M1] Columnar Assemblies with Restricted Size of C3-Symmetrical Gd(III)-DTPA Chelates.

P. Besenius, K.P. van den Hout, T.M. Hermans, J.A.J.M. Vekemans, M.H.P. van Genderen, A.R.A. Palmans, E.W. Meijer*,
Polymer Preprints 2010, 51, 434-435. Link.