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>Anne Swartjes received her PhD degree
17 January 2024

>IMM best thesis award for Pieter Gilissen
11 January 2024


>Publication in Chemical Communications: 'Kinetic enantio-recognition of chiral viologen guests by planar-chiral porphyrin cages'
24 November 2023

>Publication in Chemical Science: 'Kinetics of ligand exchange in solution: a quantitative mass spectrometry approach'
26 September 2023

>Publication in Chemistry - A European Journal: 'Enantiodivergent sulfoxidation catalyzed by a photoswitchable iron salen phosphate complex'
1 April 2023

>Jeroen Bruekers received his PhD degree
15 March 2023

>Publication in Natural Sciences: 'Host-guest tuning of the CO2 reduction activity of an iron porphyrin cage'
12 January 2023

>Pieter Gilissen received his PhD degree Cum Laude
30 November 2022


>Publication in Nature Synthesis: 'Enantiodivergent epoxidation of alkenes with a photoswitchable phosphate manganese-salen complex'
23 September 2022

>Publication in European Journal of Organic Chemistry: 'Mechanistic studies on the epoxidation of alkenes by macrocyclic manganese porphyrin catalysts'
27 May 2022

>Publication in European Journal of Organic Chemistry: '113Cd as a probe in NMR studies of allosteric host-guest-ligand complexes of porphyrin cage compounds'
14 April 2022

>Publication in Nature Communications: 'Paramagnetic relaxation enhancement NMR as a tool to probe guest binding and exchange in metallohosts'
6 April 2022

>Publication in Natural Sciences: 'Light-gated binding in double-motorized porphyrin cages'
27 January 2022

>Publication in Tetrahedron: 'Stabilization of thermally unstable photoisomers of pyridinium-functionalized hemithioindigo switches by host-guest complexation'
18 November 2021

> Publication in Synlett: 'A convenient approach to meso-uracil–4,4-difluoro-4-bora-3a,4a-diaza-s-indacene derivativess'
8 November 2021

> Publication in Chemical Science: 'Enantioselective synthesis of chiral porphyrin macrocyclic hosts and kinetic enantiorecognition of viologen guests'
12 February 2021

> Publication in the European Journal of Organic Chemistry: 'Allosteric guest binding in chiral zirconium(IV) double decker porphyrin cages'
27 January 2021

> Publication in Angewandte Chemie: 'Host-guest exchange of viologen guests in porphyrin cage compounds as studied by selective exchange spectroscopy (1D EXSY) NMR'
12 January 2021

> Publication in the European Journal of Organic Chemistry: 'Double porphyrin cage compounds'
7 December 2020

> Publication in Nature Communications: 'Molecular motor-functionalized porphyrin macrocycles'
20 October 2020

> Publication in Nature Chemistry: 'Water oxidation electrocatalysis using ruthenium coordination oligomers adsorbed on multiwalled carbon nanotubes'
28 September 2020

> Publication in Nature Communications: 'Absolute configuration and host-guest binding of chiral porphyrin-cages by a combined chiroptical and theoretical approach'
22 September 2020

> Publication in Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines: 'Supramolecular phthalocyanine assemblies — a 2018 Linstead Career Award paper'
4 September 2020

> Publication in Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology: 'Role of redox-active axial ligands of metal porphyrins adsorbed at solid–liquid interfaces in a liquid-STM setup'
24 August 2020

> Publication in Angewandte Chemie: 'Organothiol monolayer formation directly on muscovite mica'
28 January 2020

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Roeland Nolte

Roeland Nolte

­­Roeland J.M. Nolte (1944 - 2024) was Emeritus Professor of Organic Chemistry at Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, and former Director of the Institute for Molecules and Materials of this university. He was a member of several learned societies, including the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts, and the Academia Europaea. He held a special University Chair in Molecular Nanotechnology at Radboud University. His research interests span a broad range of topics at the interfaces of Supramolecular Chemistry, Macromolecular Chemistry, and Biomimetic Chemistry, in which he focussed on the design of catalysts and (macro) molecular materials.
His contributions to science have been recognized with numerous award lectureships and several national and international prizes including the Izatt-Christensen Award for Excellence in Macrocyclic Chemistry, the Linstead Career Award in Phthalocyanine Chemistry, the first Royal Netherlands Academy of Science Chair in Chemistry, an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Netherlands Chemical Society, and a knighthood in 2003. He has served on the editorial boards of many scientific journals, including the journal Science (Washington) and the RSC journal Chemical Communications (as Chairman).