Daniel Spitzer (PhD student)


Lab: 2224.02.125

Office: 2224.02.135

Phone: 39-23873

Mail: dspitzer@uni-mainz.de



Research Topic:

Tuning the supramolecular self-assembly of stimuli-responsive peptide amphiphiles in water.


Curriculum Vitae:

Since 11/2014 Ph.D. student in the group of Prof. Pol Besenius, JGU Mainz
04/2014 - 09/2014 Masterthesis in the group of Prof. Pol Besenius, WWU Münster
08/2013 - 11/2013 Research project in the group Prof. Guillermo C. Bazan,
University of California Santa Barbara, USA
2012 - 2014 Master of Science in Chemistry, WWU Münster
2012 Bachelorthesis in the group of Prof. Armido Studer, WWU Münster
2009 - 2012 Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, WWU Münster
2008 Abitur, Gymnasium August-Dicke-Schule, Solingen



[9] 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)

[8] Dynamic Light Scattering Investigation of the Kinetics and Fidelity of Supramolecular Copolymerizations in Water.
P. Ahlers, K. Fischer, D. Spitzer, P. Besenius*,
Macromolecules 2017, accepted for publication.


[7] 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. 2017in press. DOI: 10.1002/mabi.201700111.
Invited contribution to the 'Polymer-based Nanomedicines: From Materials to Therapies' special issue.

[6] 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, in press. DOI: 10.1039/c7fd00100b.
Themed collection on Complex Molecular Surfaces and Interfaces.


[5] 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, in press. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201700588.
Invited contribution to the Münster CRC 858 special issue on Cooperative Effects in Chemistry.

Graphical Abstract - ChemEurJ 2017 - Kemper

[4] 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. 2016128, 7358-7362. DOI: 10.1002/ange.201601048.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 7242-7246. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201601048.
(§ these authors contributed equally)

Graphical Abstract - ACIE 2016 - Frisch

[3] 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. 2016, 14, 5574-5579. DOI: 10.1039/c6ob00292g.

OBC 2016

[2] Side-Chain Effects on the Conductivity, Morphology, and Thermoelectric Properties of Self-Doped Narrow-Band-Gap Conjugated Polyelectrolytes.
C.-K. Mai, R.A. Schlitz, G.M. Su, D. Spitzer, X. Wang, S.L. Fronk, D.G. Cahill, M.L. Chabinyc, G.C. Bazan*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 13478-13481. DOI: 10.1021/ja504284r.

Daniel Paper1


[1] 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.

Chem. Asian J. 2014, 9, 2052