Publications (peer review only)

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B. Kobin, J. Schwarz, B. Braun-Cula, M. Eyer, A. Zykov, S. Kowarik, S. Blumstengel, S. Hecht*: ”Spiro-Bridged Ladder-Type Oligo(para-phenylene)s: Fine Tuning Solid State Structure and Optical Properties” Adv. Funct. Mater. accepted.


J. Moreno, L. Grubert, J. Schwarz, D. Bléger, S. Hecht*: “Efficient Sensitized ZE Photoisomerization of an Iridium(III)-Azobenzene Complex over a Wide Concentration Range”, Chem. Eur. J. accepted.


A. Supady, S. Hecht, C. Baldauf*: “About underappreciated, yet active conformations of thiourea organocatalysts”, Org. Lett. 2017, 19, 4199-4202.


M. Kathan, S. Hecht*: “Photoswitchable molecules as key ingredients to drive systems away from global thermodynamic minimum”, Chem. Soc. Rev. accepted.


A. Fuhrmann, K. Broi, S. Hecht*: “Lowering the Healing Temperature of Photoswitchable Dynamic Covalent Polymer Networks”, Macromol. Rapid Commun. published online DOI: 10.1002/marc.201700376


F. Maaß, M. Utecht, S. Stremlau, M. Gille, J. Schwarz, S. Hecht, T. Klamroth, P. Tegeder*: “Electronic structure changes during the on-surface synthesis of N-doped chevron-shaped graphene nanoribbons”, Phys. Rev. B. 2017, 96, 045434.


F. Nickel,* M. Bernien, M. Herder, S. Wrzalek, P. Chittas, K. Kraffert, L. M. Arruda, L. Kipgen, D. Krüger, S. Hecht, W. Kuch: “Light-induced ring closure of a diarylethene molecular switch on solid surfaces”, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter. 2017, 29, 374001.


M. Pescher, L. van Wilderen, S. Grützner, C. Slavov, J. Wachtveitl, S. Hecht, J. Bredenbeck*: “Ultrafast Light-Driven Substrate Expulsion from the Active Site of a Photoswitchable Catalyst”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. published online DOI: 10.1002/anie.201702861


Y. Garmshausen, K. Klaue, S. Hecht*: "Dihydropyrene as an Aromaticity Probe for Partially Quinoid Push-Pull Systems", ChemPlusChem 2017, 82, 1025-1029. 


N. D. Dolinski, Z. A. Page*, F. Eisenreich, J. Niu, S. Hecht, J. Read de Alaniz, C. J. Hawker*: "A Versatile Approach for In Situ Monitoring of Photoswitches and Photopolymerizations", ChemPhotoChem 2017, 1, 125-131.


F. Zhao, L. Grubert, S. Hecht, D. Bléger*: "Orthogonal switching in four-state azobenzene mixed-dimers" Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 3323-3326.


Q. Wang, J. Frisch, M. Herder, S. Hecht, N. Koch*: “Electronic Properties of Optically Switchable Photochromic Diarylethene Molecules at the Interface with Organic Semiconductors“, ChemPhysChem 2017, 18, 722-727 (cover).


J. Gurke, M. Quick, N. P. Ernsting, S. Hecht*: "Acid-catalysed thermal cycloreversion of a diarylethene:A potential way for triggered release of stored light energy?”, Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 2150-2153.


M. Herder, F. Eisenreich, A. Bonasera, A. Grafl, L. Grubert, M. Pätzel, J. Schwarz, S. Hecht*: “Light-Controlled Reversible Modulation of Frontier Molecular Orbital Energy Levels in Trifluoromethylated Diarylethenes”, Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 3743-3754.


F. Schweighöfer, J. Moreno, S. Bobone, S. Chiantia, A. Herrmann, S. Hecht,* J. Wachtveitl*: “Connectivity pattern modifies excited state relaxation dynamics of fluorophore-photoswitch molecular dyads”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2017, 19, 4010-4018.


V. Valderrey, A. Bonasera, S. Fredrich, S. Hecht*: "Light-Activated Sensitive Probes for Amine Detection", Angew. Chem. 2017, 129, 1941-1945; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 1914-1918.


A. Goulet-Hanssens, M. Utecht, D. Mutruc, E. Titov, J. Schwarz, L. Grubert, D. Bléger, P. Saalfrank*, S. Hecht*: “Electrocatalytic Z→E Isomerization of Azobenzenes”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 335-341. correction


A. Fuhrmann, R. Göstl, R. Wendt, J. Kötteritzsch, M. D. Hager, U. S. Schubert, K. Brademann-Jock, A. F. Thünemann, U. Nöchel, M. Behl, S. Hecht*: “Conditional repair by locally switching the thermal healing capability of dynamic covalent polymers with light”, Nat. Commun. 2016, 7, 13623 DOI: 10.1038/ncomms13623


T. Breuer*, M. Klues, P. Liesfeld, A. Viertel, M. Conrad, S. Hecht, G. Witte: “Self-assembly of partially fluorinated hexabenzocoronene derivatives in the solid state” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2016, 18, 33344-33350.


P. Sonnet*, L. Stauffer, M. Gille, D. Bléger, S. Hecht, C. Cejas, G. Dujardin, A. J. Mayne: “Molecular dissociation on the SiC(0001)-3x3 surface” PhysChemPhys 2016, 17, 3900-3906.


S. Steinwand, Z. Yu, S. Hecht*, J. Wachtveitl*: “Ultrafast Dynamics of Photoisomerization and Subsequent Unfolding of an Oligo-Azobenzene Foldamer" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 12997-13005.


C. Nacci, A. Viertel, S. Hecht, L. Grill*: “Covalent Assembly and Characterization of Non-Symmetrical Single-Molecule Nodes” Angew. Chem. 2016128, 13928-13932; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 13724-13728.


K. Kumar, C. Knie, D. Bléger*, M. A. Peletier, H. Friedrich, S. Hecht*, D. J. Broer, M. G. Debije*, A. P. H. J. Schenning*: “A chaotic self-oscillating sunlight-driven polymer actuator” Nat. Commun. 2016, 7, 11975 DOI: 10.1038/ncomms11975


B. Kobin, S. Behren, B. Braun-Cula, S. Hecht*: "Photochemical Degradation of Various Bridge-Substituted Fluorene-Based Materials" J. Phys. Chem. A 2016, 120, 5474-5480.


J. Mielke, J. Martínez-Blanco, M. V. Peters, S. Hecht, L. Grill*: “Observing single atom diffusion at a molecule-metal interface” Phys. Rev. B. 2016, 94, 035416.


T. Leydecker, M. Herder, E. Pavlica, G. Bratina, S. Hecht*, E. Orgiu*, P. Samorì*: “Flexible non-volatile optical memory thin-film transistor device with over 256 distinct levels based on an organic bicomponent blend” Nature Nanotechnology 2016, 11, 769-775.


M. Kathan, P. Kovaříček, C. Jurissek, A. Senf, A. Dallmann, A. F. Thünemann, S. Hecht*: “Remote-controlling Imine Exchange Kinetics with Photoswitches to Modulate Self-healing in Polysiloxane Networks by Light” Angew. Chem. 2016128, 14086-14090; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 13882-13886 (inside back cover).


B. Dänekamp, B. Kobin, S. Bhattacharyya, S. Hecht, B. Milián-Medina, J. Gierschner*: “Tuning of the Electronic, Optical, and Photophysical Properties of Ladder-Type Quaterphenyl by Selective Methylene-Bridge Fluorination” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2016, 18, 16501-16508.


C. Weber, T. Liebig, M. Gensler, A. Zykov, L. Pithan, J. P. Rabe, S. Hecht, D. Bléger, S. Kowarik*: “Cooperative Switching in Nanofibers of Azobenzene Oligomers” Sci. Rep. 2016, 6, 25605.


Z. Yu, S. Hecht*: "Remote Control over Folding by Light" Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 6639-6653.


T. Mosciatti, M. G. del Russo, M. Herder, J. Frisch, N. Koch, S. Hecht*, E. Orgiu*, P. Samorì*: "Light-modulation of the charge injection in a polymer thin-film transistor by functionalizing electrodes with bi-stable photochromic self-assembled monolayers" Adv. Mater. 2016, 28, 6606-6611.


J. Moreno, M. Gerecke, L. Grubert, S. Kovalenko*, S. Hecht*: "Sensitized Two-NIR-Photon → E Isomerization of a Visible-Light-Addressable Bistable Azobenzene Derivative"  Angew. Chem. 2016128, 1569-1573; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 1544-1547.


J. Moreno, F. Schweighöfer, J. Wachtveitl*, S. Hecht*: "Reversible Photomodulation of Electronic Communication in a π-Conjugated Photoswitch-Fluorophore Molecular Dyad" Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 1070-1075.


S. Fredrich, R. Göstl, M. Herder, L. Grubert, S. Hecht*: "Switching Diarylethenes Reliably in Both Directions with Visible Light" Angew. Chem. 2016, 128, 1226-1230; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 1208-1212.


S. Castellanos,* A. Goulet-Hanssens, F. Zhao, A. Dikhtiarenko, A. Pustovarenko, S. Hecht, J. Gascon, F. Kapteijn, D. Bléger*: "Structural Effects in Visible-Light-Responsive Metal-Organic Frameworks Incorporating ortho-Fluoroazobenzenes" Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 746-752.


F. Eisenreich, P. Viehmann, F. Müller, S. Hecht*: "Electronic Activity Tuning of Acyclic Guanidines for Lactide Polymerization" Macromolecules 2015, 48, 8729-8732.


D. J. van Dijken, P. Kovaříček, S. P. Ihrig, S. Hecht*: "Acylhydrazones as Widely Tunable Photoswitches" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 14982-14991.


M. Höfner*, S. Sadofev, B. Kobin, S. Hecht, F. Henneberger: "Hybrid polaritons in a resonant inorganic/organic semiconductor microcavity" Appl. Phys. Lett. 2015, 107, 181109.


J. Moreno, M. Gerecke, A. Dobryakov, I. Ioffe, A. Granovsky, D. Bléger, S. Hecht,* S. Kovalenko*: “2-Photon-Induced versus 1-Photon-Induced Isomerization Dynamics of a Bistable Azobenzene Derivative in Solution" J. Phys. Chem. B 2015, 119, 12281–12288.


C. Nacci, F. Ample, D. Bléger, S. Hecht,* C. Joachim, L. Grill*: “Conductance of a single flexible molecular wire composed of alternating donor and acceptor units” Nat. Commun. 2015, 6, 7397. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms8397


J. Meyer, A. Nickel, R. Ohmann, Lokamani, C. Toher, D. A. Ryndyk, Y. Garmshausen, S. Hecht, F. Moresco,* G. Cuniberti: “Tuning the formation of discrete coordination nanostructures“ Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 12621-12624.


J. Moreno, A. L. Dobryakov, I. N. Ioffe, A. A. Granovsky, S. Hecht,* S. A. Kovalenko*: “Broadband Transient Absorption Spectroscopy with 1- and 2-Photon Excitation: Relaxation Paths and Cross-Sections of a Triphenylamine Dye in Solution” J. Chem. Phys. 2015, 143, 024311.


M. Fredersdorf, R. Göstl, A. Kolmer, V. Schmidts, P. Monecke, S. Hecht,* C. M. Thiele*: “Exploring the Conformational Space of Bridge-Substituted Dithi-enylcyclopentenes” Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 14545-14554.


M. Timpel*, M. Nardi, G. Ligorio, B. Wegner, M. Pätzel, B. Kobin, S. Hecht, N. Koch*: "Energy Level Engineering at ZnO/Oligophenylene Interfaces with Phosphonate-Based Self-Assembled Monolayers" ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2015, 7, 11900-11907.


M. Kolmer,* R. Zuzak, A. A. Ahmad Zebari, S. Godlewski, J. S. Prauzner-Bechcicki, W. Piskorz, F. Zasada, Z. Sojka, D. Bléger, S. Hecht, M. Szymonski: “On-surface Polymerization on a Semiconducting Oxide: Aryl Halide Coupling Controlled by Surface Hydroxyl Groups on Rutile TiO2(011)“  Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 11276-11279.


M. Lohse, L. K. S. von Krbek, S. Radunz, S. Moorthy, C. A. Schalley,* S. Hecht*: “Discrete multiporphyrin pseudorotaxane assemblies from di- and tetravalent porphyrin building blocks” Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2015, 11, 748-762.


M. Lohse, K. Nowosinski,  N. L. Traulsen,  A. J. Achazi,  L. K. S. von Krbek, B. Paulus,* C. A. Schalley,* S. Hecht*: “Gating the photochromism of an azobenzene by strong host‐guest interactions in a divalent pseudo[2]rotaxane” Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 9777-9780 (inside cover).


R. Schlesinger, F. Bianchi, S. Blumstengel, C. Christodoulou, R. Ovsyannikov, B. Kobin, K. Moudgil, S. Barlow, S. Hecht, S. R. Marder, F. Henneberger, N. Koch*: “Efficient light emission from inorganic and organic semiconductor hybrid structures by energy-level tuning” Nat. Commun. 2015, 6, 6754. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms/7754


K. Börjesson, M. Herder, L. Grubert, D.T. Duong, A. Salleo, S. Hecht,* E. Orgiu,* P. Samorì*: “Optically switchable transistors comprising a hybrid photochromic molecule / n-type organic active layer” J. Mater. Chem. C 2015, 3, 4156-4161.


I. Lange, S. Reiter, J. Kniepert, F. Piersimoni, M. Pätzel, J. Hildebrandt, T. Brenner, S. Hecht, D. Neher*: “Zinc oxide modified with benzylphosphonic acids as transparent electrodes in regular and inverted organic solar cell structures” Appl. Phys. Lett. 2015, 106, 113302.


M. El Gemayel, K. Börjesson, M. Herder, D. T. Duong, J. A. Hutchison, C. Ruzié, G. Schweicher, A. Salleo, Y. Geerts, S. Hecht,* E. Orgiu,* P. Samorì*: “Optically switchable transistors by simple incorporation of photochromic systems into small-molecule semiconducting matrices” Nat. Commun. 2015, 6, 6330. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms/7330


C. Weber, T. Liebig, M. Gensler, L. Pithan, S. Bommel, D. Bléger, J. P. Rabe, S. Hecht, S. Kowarik*: “Light-Controlled ‘Molecular Zippers’ based on Azobenzene Main Chain Polymers” Macromolecules 2015, 48, 1531-1537.


D. Bléger,* S. Hecht*: "Visible-Light-Activated Molecular Switches" Angew. Chem. 2015, 127, 11494-11506; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 11338-11349.


M. Herder, B. Schmidt, L. Grubert, M. Pätzel, J. Schwarz, S. Hecht*: "Improving the Fatigue Resistance of Diarylethene Switches" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 2738-2747.


S. Bonacchi, M. El Garah, A. Ciesielski, M. Herder, S. Conti, M. Cecchini,* S. Hecht,* P. Samorì*: “Surface-Induced Selection During In Situ Photoswitching at the Liquid-Solid Interface” Angew. Chem. 2015, 127, 4947-4951; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 4865-4869.


R. Göstl, S. Hecht*: “Photoreversible Prodrugs and Protags: Switching the Release of Maleimides under Physiological Conditions by Light“ Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 4422-4427.


J. Mielke, F. Hanke, M. V. Peters, S. Hecht, M. Persson, L. Grill*: “Adatoms Underneath Single Porphyrin Molecules on Au(111)”  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 1844-1849 (cover).


Z. Yu, S. Hecht*: "Influence of Linkage Chemistry on Folding, Self-assembly, and Photoresponse of Amphiphilic Azobenzene Main Chain Polymers" J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2015, 53, 313-318 (special issue in honor of Jean M. J. Fréchet).


F. Bianchi, S. Sadofev, R. Schlesinger, B. Kobin, S. Hecht, N. Koch, F. Henneberger, S. Blumstengel*: "Cascade energy transfer versus charge separation in ladder-type oligo(p-phenylene)/ZnO hybrid structures for light-emitting applications" Appl. Phys. Lett. 2014, 105, 233301.


P. Beyer, T. Breuer, S. Ndiaye, A. Zykov, A. Viertel, M. Gensler, J. P. Rabe, S. Hecht, G. Witte,* S. Kowarik*: “Lattice Matching as the Determining Factor for Molecular Tilt and Multilayer Growth Mode of the Nanographene Hexa-peri-hexabenzocoronene”  ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2014, 6, 21484-21493.


C. L. Lee, T. Liebig, S. Hecht, D. Bléger,* J. P. Rabe*: "Light-Induced Contraction and Extension of Single Macromolecules on a Modified Graphite Surface" ACS Nano. 2014, 12, 11987-11993.


M. Sparenberg,* A. Zykov,* P. Beyer, L. Pithan, C. Weber, Y. Garmshausen, F. Carla, S. Hecht, S. Blumstengel, F. Henneberger, S. Kowarik: "Controlling the growth mode of para-sexiphenyl (6P) on ZnO by partial fluorination"  Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2014, 16, 26084-26093.


C. Knie, M. Utecht, F. Zhao, H. Kulla, S. Kovalenko, A. M. Brouwer,* P. Saalfrank,* S. Hecht,* D. Bléger*: "ortho-Fluoroazobenzenes: Visible-light switches with very long-lived Z isomers" Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 16492-16501 (frontispiece).


M. Höfner,* B. Kobin, S. Hecht, F. Henneberger: “Strong coupling and laser action of ladder-type oligo(p-phenyl)s in a microcavity”  Chem. Phys. Chem. 2014, 15, 3805-3808.


B. Kobin, F. Bianchi, S. Halm, J. Leistner, S. Blumstengel, F. Henneberger,* S. Hecht*: "Green Emission in Ladder-type Quarterphenyl: Beyond the Fluorenone-Defect" Adv. Funct. Mater. 2014, 24, 7717-7727.


I. Lange, S. Reiter, M. Pätzel, A. Zykov, A. Nefedov, J. Hildebrandt, S. Hecht, S. Kowarik, C. Wöll, G. Heimel, D. Neher*: “Tuning the Work Function of Polar Zinc Oxide Surfaces using Modified Phosphonic Acid Self-Assembled Monolayers” Adv. Funct. Mater. 2014, 24, 7014-7024.


Y. Garmshausen, J. Schwarz, J. Hildebrandt, B. Kobin, M. Pätzel, S. Hecht*: “Making Non-symmetrical Bricks: Synthesis of Insoluble Dipolar Sexiphenyls" Org. Lett. 2014, 16, 2838-2841.


M. Koch, M. Gille, A. Viertel, S. Hecht, L. Grill*: "Substrate-controlled linking of molecular building blocks: Au(111) vs. Cu(111)” Surf. Sci. 2014, 627, 70-74 (cover).


B. Kobin, L. Grubert, S. Mebs, B. Braun, S. Hecht*: “Gradual Fluorination of Ladder-type Quarterphenyl” Isr. J. Chem. 2014, 54, 789-795 (Special Issue dedicated to the memory of Michael Bendikov).


S. Kawai,* M. Koch, E. Gnecco, A. Sadeghi, R. Pawlak, T. Glatzel, J. Schwarz, S. Goedecker, S. Hecht, A. Baratoff, L. Grill, E. Meyer: “Quantifying the atomic-level mechanics of single long physisorbed molecular chains”, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 2014, 111, 3968-3972.


R. Göstl, S. Hecht*: "Controlling Covalent Connection and Disconnection by Light" Angew. Chem. 2014, 126, 8929-8932; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 8784-8787.


R. Göstl, A. Senf, S. Hecht*: "Remote-controlling chemical reactions by light: Towards chemistry with high spatio-temporal resolution" Chem. Soc. Rev. 2014, 43, 1982-1996.


A. Moneo, G. C. Justino, M. Fernanda, N. N. Carvalho, M. Conceição Oliveira, A. M. M. Antunes, D. Bléger, S. Hecht, J. P. Telo*: “Electronic Communication in Linear Oligo(azobenzene) Radical Anions” J. Phys. Chem. A 2013, 117, 14056-14064.


S. Castellanos, A. A. Vieira, B. M. Illescas, V.Sacchetti, C. Schubert, J. Moreno, D. M. Guldi*, S. Hecht*, N. Martín*: "Gating Charge Recombination Rates through Dynamic Bridges in Tetrathiafulvalene-Fullerene Architectures"  Angew. Chem. 2013, 125, 14235-14240; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 13985-13990.


Z. Yu, S. Hecht*: "Control over Unfolding Pathways by Localizing Photoisomerization Events within Heterosequence Oligoazobenzene Foldamers"  Angew. Chem. 2013125, 13985-13989; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 13740-13744.


S. Castellanos, L. Grubert, R. Stößer, S. Hecht*: “Diarylethene Photoswitches Featuring Tetrathiafulvalene-Containing Aryl Units”  J. Phys. Chem. C 2013, 117, 23529-23538.


S. R. Domingos, S. J. Roeters, S. Amirjalayer, Z. Yu, S. Hecht,S. Woutersen*: "Elucidating the backbone conformation of photoswitchable foldamers using vibrational circular dichroism" Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2013, 15, 17263-17267.


J. Frisch, M. Herder, P. Herrmann, G. Heimel, S. Hecht, N. Koch*: "Photoinduced reversible changes in the electronic structure of photochromic diarylethene films"  Appl. Phys. A 2013, 113, 1-4.


Z. Yu, S. Weidner, T. Risse*, S. Hecht*: "The role of statistics and microenvironment for the photoresponse in multi-switch architectures: The case of photoswitchable oligoazobenzene foldamers" Chem. Sci. 2013, 4, 4156-4167.


C. Bronner*, S. Stremlau, M. Gille, F. Brauße, A. Haase, S. Hecht*, P. Tegeder*: "Aligning the Band Gap of Graphene Nanoribbons by Monomer Doping" Angew. Chem. 2013, 125, 4518-4521; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 4422-4425.


M. Gille, A. Viertel, S. Weidner, S. Hecht*: "Modular Synthesis of Monomers for On-surface Polymerization to Graphene Architectures“ Synlett 2013, 24, 259-263.


M. Herder, M. Utecht, N. Manicke, L. Grubert, M. Pätzel, P. Saalfrank,* S. Hecht*: “Switching with orthogonal stimuli: Electrochemical ring-closure and photochemical ring-opening of bis(thiazolyl)maleimides” Chem. Sci. 2013, 4, 1028-1040.


D. Bléger,* J. Schwarz, A. M. Brouwer,* S. Hecht*: "o-Fluoroazobenzenes as Readily Synthesized Photoswitches Offering Nearly Quantitative Two-Way Isomerization with Visible Light" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 20597-20600.


P. Viehmann, S. Hecht*: "Design and Synthesis of a Photoswitchable Guanidine Catalyst" Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2012, 8, 1825-1830.


P. Bluemmel,* A. Setaro, C. Maity, S. Hecht*, S. Reich: “Designing a Spiropyran Based Molecular Switch for Carbon Nanotube Functionalization: Influence of Anchor Groups and Tube-Switch Separation”  Phys. Status Solidi B 2012, 249, 2479-2482.


R. Göstl, B. Kobin, L. Grubert, M. Pätzel, S. Hecht*: "Sterically Crowding the Bridge of Dithienylcyclopentenes for Enhanced Photoswitching Performance"  Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 14282–14285.


R. Haag, C. Fasting, C. A. Schalley, M. Weber, O. Seitz, S. Hecht, B. Koksch, J. Dernedde, C. Graf, E.-W. Knapp: “Multivalency as Chemical Organization and Function Principle” Angew. Chem. 2012, 124, 10622-10650; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 10472-10498.


J. Mielke, S. Selvanathan, M. V. Peters, J. Schwarz, S. Hecht,* L. Grill*: "Molecules with multiple switching units on a Au(111) surface: Self-organization and single-molecule manipulation"  J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 2012, 24, 394013.


P. Bluemmel,* A. Setaro, C. Maity, S. Hecht,* S. Reich: "Tuning the interaction between carbon nanotubes and dipole switches: Influence of the change of the nanotube-spiropyran distance"  J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 2012, 24, 394005.


S. Selvanathan, M. V. Peters, S. Hecht, L. Grill*: “Island formation and manipulation of prochiral azobenzene derivatives on Au(111)”  J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 2012, 24, 354013.


E. Orgiu, N. Crivillers, M. Herder, L. Grubert, M, Pätzel, J. Frisch, E. Pavlica, D. T. Duong, G. Bratina, A. Salleo, N. Koch*, S. Hecht*, P. Samorì*: “Optically switchable transistor via energy-level phototuning in a bicomponent organic semiconductor” Nature Chemistry 2012, 4, 675-679.


Z. Yu, S. Hecht*: "Cooperative Switching Events in Azobenzene Foldamer Denaturation", Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 10519-10524.


M. Banno, T. Yamaguchi, K. Nagai, C. Kaiser, S. Hecht*, E. Yashima*: "Optically Active, Amphiphilic Poly(meta-phenylene ethynylene)s: Synthesis, Hydrogen-Bonding Enforced Helix Stability, and Direct AFM Observation of Their Helical Structures" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 8718-8728.


R. Tanaka, P. Viehmann, S. Hecht*: "Bis(phenoxy-azo)titanium(IV) complexes: Synthesis, Structure, and Catalytic Activity in Styrene Polymerization" Organometallics 2012, 31, 4216-4220.


A. Saywell, J. Schwarz, S. Hecht, L. Grill*: "Polymerization on Stepped Surfaces: Alignment and Catalytic Sites"  Angew. Chem. 2012, 124, 5186-5190; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 5096-5100.


T. El Malah, S. Rolf, S. M. Weidner, A. F. Thünemann,* S. Hecht*: "Amphiphilic Folded Dendrimer Discs and their Thermosensitive Self-Assembly in Water"  Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 5837-5842.


A. Setaro,* P. Bluemmel, C. Maity, S. Hecht*, S. Reich: "Noncovalent Functionalization of Individual Nanotubes with Spiropyran-Based Molecular Switches"  Adv. Funct. Mater. 2012, 22, 2425-2431.


L. Lafferentz, V. Eberhardt, C. Dri, C. Africh, G. Comelli, F. Esch, S. Hecht*, L. Grill*: "Controlling on-surface polymerization by hierarchical and substrate-directed growth"  Nature Chemistry 2012, 4, 215-220.


B. Kobin, L. Grubert, S. Blumstengel,* F. Henneberger,* S. Hecht*: “Vacuum-processible ladder-type oligophenylenes for organic-inorganic hybrid structures: Synthesis, optical and electrochemical properties upon increasing planarization as well as thin film growth“  J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22, 4383-4390.


O. Bogen, P. Milosevic, H. Daroszi, M. Dreger, S. Hecht,* F. Hucho*: "Light-Triggered Conversion of Non-Ionic into Ionic Surfactants: Towards Chameleon Detergents for 2-D Gel Electrophoresis"  Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 2012, 11, 497-499.


J. J. Klein, S. Hecht*: "Synthesis of a New Class of Bis(thiourea)hydrazide Pseudopeptides as Potential Inhibitors of β–Sheet Aggregation"  Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 330-333.


T. El Malah, A. Ciesielski, L. Piot, S. I. Troyanov, U. Mueller, S. Weidner, P. Samorì,* S. Hecht*: "Conformationally pre-organized and pH-responsive flat dendrons: Synthesis and self-assembly at the liquid-solid interface" Nanoscale 2012, 4, 467-472. Back cover


D. Bléger,* T. Liebig, R. Thiermann, M. Maskos,* J. P. Rabe,* S. Hecht *: "Light-Orchestrated Macromolecular “Accordions”: Reversible Photoinduced Shrinking of Rigid-Rod Polymers" Angew. Chem. 2011, 123, 12767-12771; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 12559-12563.


D. Bléger,* Z. Yu, S. Hecht*: "Toward optomechanics: Maximizing the photodeformation of individual molecules" Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 12260-12266.


A. Cadeddu, A. Ciesielski, T. El Malah, S. Hecht*, P. Samorì*: "Modulating the self-assembly of rigid “clicked” dendrimers at the solid-liquid interface by tuning non-covalent interactions between side groups" Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 10578-10580.


D. Bléger, J. Dokić, M. Peters, L. Grubert, P. Saalfrank*, S. Hecht*: "Electronic Decoupling Approach to Quantitative Photoswitching in Linear Multiazobenzene Architectures" J. Phys. Chem. B 2011, 115, 9930-9940.


Z. Yu, S. Hecht*: "Reversible and Quantitative Denaturation of Amphiphilic Oligo(azobenzene) Foldamers" Angew. Chem. 2011, 123, 1678-1681; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 1640-1643.


D. Zornik, R. M. Meudtner, T. El Malah, C. M. Thiele, S. Hecht*: "Designing Structural Motifs for Clickamers: Exploiting the 1,2,3-Triazole Moiety to Generate Conformationally Restricted Molecular Architectures" Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17, 1473-1484.


M. Herder, M. Pätzel, L. Grubert, S. Hecht*: "Photoswitchable triple hydrogen-bonding motif"  Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 460-462 in "Emerging Investigators" Issue.


D. Bléger, A. Ciesielski, P. Samorì*, S. Hecht*: "Photoswitching Vertically Oriented Azobenzene Self-Assembled Monolayers at the Solid-Liquid Interface" Chem. Eur. J. 2010, 16, 14256-14260.


M. Ostermeier, M.-A. Berlin, R. Meudtner, S. Demeshko, F. Meyer, C. Limberg,* S. Hecht*: "Complexes of Click-Derived Bistriazolylpyridines: Remarkable Electronic Influence of Remote Substituents on Thermodynamic Stability as well as Electronic and Magnetic Properties" Chem. Eur. J. 2010, 16, 10202-10213.


R. S. Stoll, S. Hecht*: "Artificial Light-Gated Catalyst Systems" Angew. Chem. 2010, 122, 5176-5200; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 5054-5075.


M.-M. Russew, S. Hecht*: "Photoswitches: From Molecules to Materials"  Adv. Mater. 2010, 22, 3348-3360.


R. Schmidt, S. Hagen, D. Brete, R. Carley, C. Gahl, J. Dokic, P. Saalfrank, S. Hecht, P. Tegeder,* M. Weinelt*: "On the electronic and geometrical structure of the trans- and cis-isomer of tetra-tert-butyl-azobenzene on Au(111)" Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2010, 12, 4488-4497.


F. Leyssner, S. Hagen, L. Óvári, J. Dokic, P. Saalfrank, M. V. Peters, S. Hecht, T. Klamroth, P. Tegeder*: "Photoisomerization Ability of Molecular Switches Adsorbed on Au(111): Comparison Between Azobenzene and Stilbene Derivatives"  J. Phys. Chem. C 2010, 114, 1231-1239.


S. Hartwig, J. Schwarz, S. Hecht*: "From Peptides to their Alternating Ester-Urea Analogues: Synthesis and Influence of Hydrogen-Bonding Motif and Stereochemistry on Aggregation"  J. Org. Chem. 2010, 75, 772-782.


S. Hartwig, S. Hecht*: "Polypseudopeptides with Variable Stereochemistry: Synthesis via Click-Chemistry, Postfunctionalization, and Conformational Behavior in Solution" Macromolecules 2010, 43, 242–248.


S. Hartwig, M. M. Nguyen, S. Hecht*: "Exponential growth of functional poly(glutamic acid) dendrimers with variable stereochemistry" Polym. Chem. 2010, 1, 69-71 (inside front cover).


C. Bombis, F. Ample, L. Lafferentz, H. Yu, S. Hecht, C. Joachim, L. Grill*: "Single molecular wires connecting metallic and insulating surface areas" Angew. Chem. 2009, 121, 10151-10155; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, 9966-9970.


R. S. Stoll, S.Hecht*: "Immobilization of a Photoswitchable Piperidine Base" Org. Lett. 2009, 11, 4790-4793.


J. Dokić, M. Gothe, J. Wirth, M. V. Peters, J. Schwarz, S. Hecht*, P. Saalfrank*: "Quantum Chemical Investigation of Thermal Cis-to-Trans Isomerization of Azobenzene Derivatives: Substituent Effects, Solvent Effects and Comparison to Experimental Data"  J. Phys. Chem. A 2009, 113, 6763-6773.


L. Piot, R. M. Meudtner, T. El Malah, S. Hecht*, P. Samori*: "Modulating Large Area Self-Assembly at the Liquid-Solid Interface via pH-mediated Conformational Switching" Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 15, 4788-4792.


L. Lafferentz, F. Ample, H. Yu, S. Hecht*, C. Joachim, L. Grill*: "Conductance of a Single Conjugated Polymer as a Continuous Function of Its Length" Science 2009, 323, 1193-1197.


R. S. Stoll, M. V. Peters, A. Kühn, S. Heiles, R. Goddard, M. Bühl,* C. M. Thiele,* S. Hecht*: "Photoswitchable Catalysts: Correlating Structure and Conformational Dynamics with Reactivity by a Combined Experimental and Computational Approach"  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 357-367.


C. Dri, M. V. Peters, J. Schwarz, S. Hecht*, L. Grill*: "Spatial periodicity in molecular switching"  Nature Nanotechnology 2008, 3, 649-653.


L. Óvári, J. Schwarz, M. V. Peters, S. Hecht, M. Wolf, P. Tegeder*: "Reversible Isomerization of an Azobenzene Derivative Adsorbed on Au(111): Analysis Using Vibrational Spectroscopy"  Int. J. Mass Spectrom. 2008, 277, 223-228.


S. Hagen, P. Kate, M. V. Peters, S. Hecht, M. Wolf, P. Tegeder*: "Kinetic analysis of the photochemically and thermally induced of an azobenzene derivative on Au(111) probed by two-photon photoemission"  Appl. Phys. A 2008, 93, 253-260.


S. Solvanathan, M. V. Peters, J. Schwarz, S. Hecht*, L. Grill*: "Formation and manipulation of discrete supramolecular azobenzene assemblies"  Appl. Phys. A 2008, 93, 247-252.


M. V. Peters, R. S. Stoll, A. Kühn, S. Hecht*: "Photoswitching of Basicity"  Angew. Chem. 2008, 120, 6056-6060; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 5968-5972.


M. Alemani, S. Solvanathan, F. Ample, M. V. Peters, K.-H. Rieder, F. Moresco, C. Joachim, S. Hecht, L. Grill*: "Adsorption and switching properties of azobenzene derivatives on different noble metal surfaces: Au(111), Cu(111), and Au(100)"  J. Phys. Chem. C 2008, 112, 10509-10514.


R. M. Meudtner, S. Hecht*: "Helicity Inversion in Novel Responsive Foldamers Induced by Achiral Halide Anions"  Angew. Chem. 2008, 120, 5004-5008; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 4926-4930.


M. A. Balbo Block, S. Hecht*: "Poly(propylene oxide)-Poly(phenylene ethynylene) Block and Graft Copolymers"  Macromolecules 2008, 41, 3219-3227.


R. M. Meudtner, S. Hecht*: "Responsive Backbones Based on Poly[(1,2,3-triazol-4-yl-1,3-pyridine)-alt-(1,2,3-triazol-1-yl-1,3-phenylene)]s: From Helically Folding Polymers to Metallosupramolecularly Crosslinked Gels"  Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2008, 29, 347-351.


L. Grill*, M. Alemani, K.-H. Rieder, F. Moresco, G. Rapenne, C. Joachim, M. V. Peters, S. Hecht: "Study and Manipulation of Single Functionalized Molecules by Low Temperature STM"  J. Scann. Probe Microsc. 2007, 2, 19-23.


R. M. Meudtner, M. Ostermeier, R. Goddard, C. Limberg,* S. Hecht*: "Multifunctional “Clickates” as Versatile Extended Heteroaromatic Building Blocks: Efficient Synthesis via Click Chemistry, Conformational Preferences, and Metal Coordination"  Chem. Eur. J. 2007, 13, 9834-9840.


L. Grill*, M. Dyer, L. Lafferentz, M. Persson, M. V. Peters, S. Hecht*: "Construction of covalently bound molecular nano-architectures"  Nature Nanotechnology 2007, 2, 687-691. Cover


P. Tegeder*, S. Hagen, F. Leyßner, M. V. Peters, S. Hecht, T. Klamroth, P. Saalfrank, M. Wolf: "Electronic structure of the molecular switch tetra-tert-butyl-azobenzene adsorbed on Ag(111)"  Appl. Phys. A 2007, 88, 465-472.


M. Alemani, M. V. Peters, S. Hecht,* K.-H. Rieder, F. Moresco, L. Grill*: "Electric Field-Induced Isomerization of Azobenzene by STM"  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 14446-14447.


M. V. Peters, R. Goddard, S. Hecht*: "Synthesis and Characterization of Azobenzene-Confined Porphyrins"  J. Org. Chem. 2006, 71, 7846-7849.


M. V. Peters, R. S. Stoll, R. Goddard, G. Buth, S. Hecht*: "On the Illusive Nature of ortho-Formylazobenzenes: Exploiting the Nucleophilicity of the Azo Group for Cyclization to Indazole Derivatives"  J. Org. Chem. 2006, 71, 7840-7845.


A. Khan, S. Hecht*: "Towards Photocontrolling the Helix-Coil Transition in Foldamers: Synthesis and Photoresponsive Behavior of Azobenzene-Core Amphiphilic Oligo(meta-phenylene ethynylene)s"  Chem. Eur. J. 2006, 12, 4764-4774.


R. S. Stoll, N. Severin, J. P. Rabe,* S. Hecht*: "Synthesis of a Novel Chiral Squaraine Dye and its Unique Aggregation Behavior in Solution and in Self-Assembled Monolayers"  Adv. Mater. 2006, 18, 1271-1275.


A. Khan, C. Kaiser, S. Hecht*: "Prototype of a Photoswitchable Foldamer"  Angew. Chem. 2006, 118, 1912-1915; Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2006, 45, 1878-1881.


A. Khan, S. Hecht*: "Poly(ortho-phenylene ethynylene)s: Synthetic Accessibility and Optical Properties"  J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2006, 44, 1619-1627.


M. A. Balbo Block, S. Hecht*: "Wrapping Peptide Tubes – Merging Biological Self-Assembly and Polymer Synthesis"  Angew. Chem. 2005, 117, 7146-7149; Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2005, 44, 6986-6989.


P. Milosevic, S. Hecht*: "Design of Branched and Chiral Solvatochromic Probes: Towards Quantifying Polarity Gradients in Dendritic Macromolecules"  Org. Lett. 2005, 7, 5023-5026.


W. R. Dichtel, S. Hecht, J. M. J. Fréchet*: "Functionally Layered Dendrimers: A New Building Block and its Application to the Synthesis of Multichromophoric Light-Harvesting Systems"  Org. Lett. 2005, 7, 4451-4454.


S. Hecht*: "Construction with Macromolecules"  Materials Today 2005, 8(3), 48-55.


A. Khan, S. Müller, S. Hecht*: "Practical synthesis of an amphiphilic, non-ionic poly(para-phenyleneethynylene) derivative with a remarkable quantum yield in water"  Chem. Commun. 2005, 584-586.


S. Hecht*: "Optical Switching of Hierarchical Self-Assembly – Towards "Enlightened" Materials"  Small 2005, 1, 26-29.


M. A. Balbo Block, C. Kaiser, A. Khan, S. Hecht*: "Discrete Organic Nanotubes Based on a Combination of Covalent and Non-Covalent Approaches"  Top. Curr. Chem. 2005, 245, 89-150.


A. Khan, S. Hecht*: "Functional Organic Nanotubes from Hollow Helical Scaffolds"  Synth. Met. 2004, 147, 37-42.


M. A. Balbo Block, S. Hecht*: "Alternating (Squaraine-Receptor) Sensory Polymers: Modular One-Pot Synthesis and Signal Transduction via Conformationally Controlled Exciton Interaction"  Macromolecules 2004, 37, 4761-4769.


A. Khan, S. Hecht*: "Microwave-assisted synthesis of lengthy and defect-free poly(m-phenyleneethynylene)s via AB’ and A2+BB’ polycondensation routes"  Chem. Commun. 2004, 300-301.


M. A. Balbo Block, A. Khan, S. Hecht*: "Avenues into the Synthesis of Illusive Poly(m-phenylene-alt-squaraine)s: Polycondensation of m-Phenylenediamines with Squaric Acid Intercepted by Intermediate Semisquaraines of Exceptionally Low Reactivity"  J. Org. Chem. 2004, 69, 184-187.


S. Hecht*, A. Khan: "Intramolecular Crosslinking of Helical Folds: A Novel Approach to Organic Nanotubes"  Angew. Chem. 2003, 115, 6203-6206; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2003, 42, 6021-6024.


S. Hecht*: "Functionalizing the Interior of Dendrimers – Synthetic Challenges and Applications"  J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2003, 41, 1047-1058. Cover


S. Hecht*: "Welding, Organizing, and Planting Molecules on Substrate Surfaces – Promising New Approaches towards Nanoarchitectonics from the Bottom up"  Angew. Chem. 2003, 115, 24-26; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2003, 42, 24-26.


E. M. Harth, S. Hecht, B. Helms, E. E. Malmstrom, J. M. J. Fréchet*, C. J. Hawker*: "The Effect of Macromolecular Architecture in Nanomaterials: A Comparison of Site Isolation in Porphyrin Core Dendrimers and their Isomeric Linear Analogs"  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 3926-3938.


S. Hecht, J. M. J. Fréchet*: "Light-driven Catalysis within Dendrimers: Designing Amphiphilic Singlet Oxygen Sensitizers"  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2001, 123, 6959-6960.


S. Hecht, J. M. J. Fréchet*: "Dendritic Encapsulation of Function: Applying Nature’s Site Isolation Principle from Biomimetics to Materials Science"  Angew. Chem. 2001, 113, 76-94; Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2001, 40, 74-91.


S. Hecht, N. Vladimirov, J. M. J. Fréchet*: "Encapsulation of Functional Moieties within Branched Star Polymers: Effect of Chain Length and Solvent on Site Isolation"  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2001, 123, 18-25.


M. S. Matos, J. Hofkens, W. Verheijen, F. C. De Schryver*, S. Hecht, K. W. Pollak, J. M. J. Fréchet*, B. Forier, W. Dehaen: "Effect of Core Structure on Photophysical and Hydrodynamic Properties of Porphyrin Dendrimers"  Macromolecules 2000, 33, 2967-2973.


S. Hecht, T. Emrick, J. M. J. Fréchet*: "Hyperbranched Porphyrins – a Rapid Synthetic Approach to Multiporphyrin Macromolecules"  Chem. Commun. 2000, 313-314.


S. Hecht, H. Ihre, J. M. J. Fréchet*: "Porphyrin Core Star Polymers: Synthesis, Modification, and Implication for Site Isolation"  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1999, 121, 9239-9240.


S. Hecht, J. M. J. Fréchet*: "An Alternative Synthetic Approach toward Dendritic Macromolecules: Novel Benzene-Core Dendrimers via Alkyne Cyclotrimerization"  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1999, 121, 4084-4085.


H. Braatz, S. Hecht, H. Seifert, S. Helm, J. Bendig*, W. Rettig*: "Photochemistry and Photophysics of Donor-Acceptor-Polyenes. I: All-trans-4-dimethylamino-4'-cyano-1,4-diphenylbutadiene (DCB)"  J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chemistry 1999, 123, 99-108.


W. G. Dauben, S. Hecht*: "Wavelength-Dependent Photochemistry of 4-Methoxy-bicyclo[3.1.0]hexenones"  J. Org. Chem. 1998, 63, 6102-6107.


M. Nickoleit, S. Hecht, A. Uhl, J. Bendig*: "Simultaneous Two-Photon Excitation Energy Transfer (SEET) and Non-Linear Photochemistry"  J. Inf. Rec. Mater. 1996, 23, 63-66.


H. Ross, J. Bendig*, S. Hecht: "Sensitized Photocatalytical Oxidation of Terbutylazine"  Solar Energy Mater. & Solar Cells 1994, 33, 475-481.