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Chair for Bioinorganic Chemistry


Prof. Dr. Guido Clever


Technische Universität Dortmund
Anorganische Chemie

Otto-Hahn-Str. 6
D-44227 Dortmund

Room: C1-05-734

Phone: +49 231 755 8677
Fax: +49 231 755 8138



Birgit Thormann

Room: C1-05-733

Phone: +49 231 755 4624












"Copper-induced Topology Switching and Thrombin Inhibition with Telomeric DNA G-Quadruplexes"
D. M. Engelhard, J. Nowack, G. H. Clever, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, accepted, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201705724.




"Integrative self-sorting of coordination cages based on 'naked' metal ions "
W. M. Bloch, G. H. Clever, Chem. Commun. 2017, accepted, DOI: 10.1039/C7CC03379F.




"Chiral-at-Metal Phosphorescent Square-Planar Pt(II)-Complexes from an Achiral Organometallic Ligand"
T. R. Schulte, J. J. Holstein, L. Krause, R. Michel, D. Stalke, E. Sakuda, K. Umakoshi, G. Longhi, S. Abbate, G. H. Clever, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 6863.




"Morphological Control of Heteroleptic cis- and trans-Pd2L2L'2 Cages"
W. M. Bloch, J. J. Holstein, W. Hiller, G. H. Clever, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 8285-8289.




"Geometric Complementarity in Assembly and Guest Recognition of a Bent Heteroleptic cis-[Pd2LA2LB2] Coordination Cage"
W. M. Bloch, Y. Abe, J. J. Holstein, C. M. Wandtke, B. Dittrich, G. H. Clever, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 13750.




"Endohedral Dynamics of Push-Pull Rotor-functionalized Cages""
M. Krick, J. J. Holstein, C. Würtele, G. H. Clever, Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 10411.




"Desymmetrization of an Octahedral Coordination Complex inside a Self-Assembled Exoskeleton"
M. D. Johnstone; E. K. Schwarze; J. Ahrens; D. Schwarzer; J. J. Holstein; B. Dittrich; F. M. Pfeffer; G. H. Clever, Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 10791.




"Light-induced Charge Separation in Densely Packed Donor-Acceptor Coordination Cages"
M. Frank, J. Ahrens, I. Bejenke, M. Krick, D. Schwarzer, G. H. Clever, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 8279.


Congratulations to Jennifer Ahrens (PhD student of collaboration partner Prof. Dirk Schwarzer, MPI for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen) for receiving a Poster Prize on the Bunsentagung 2016 for her contribution to our joint work. In addition, our work was featured on the cover of issue 5/2016 of the Bunsen Magazin.




"Interpenetrated Cage Structures"
M. Frank, M. D. Johnstone, G. H. Clever, Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 14104.

(Review, Hot Paper)




"Internal Dynamics and Guest Binding of a Sterically Overcrowded Host"
S. Löffler, J. Lübben, A. Wuttke, R. A. Mata, M. John, B. Dittrich, G. H. Clever, Chem. Sci. 2016, 7, 4676.




"Light-controlled Interconversion between a Self-assembled Triangle and a Rhombicuboctahedral Sphere"
M. Han, Y. Luo, B. Damaschke, L. Go´mez, X. Ribas, A. Jose, P. Peretzki, M. Seibt, G. H. Clever
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 445. (VIP Paper, Inside Cover)




"Triggered Exchange of Anionic for Neutral Guests inside a Cationic Coordination Cage"
S. Löffler, J. Lübben, L. Krause, D. Stalke, B. Dittrich, G. H. Clever
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 1060.


Congratulations to Susanne Löffler for receiving a "MS-CEC Young Researcher Award 2016" for this paper from the Münster Symposium on Cooperative Effects in Chemistry!




"Modular synthesis of linear bis- and trismonodentate fused [6]polynorbornane-based ligands and their assembly into coordination cages"
M. D. Johnstone, E. K. Schwarze, G. H. Clever and F. M. Pfeffer
Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 3948.

(Hot Paper, Inside Cover).




"Stepwise Halide-triggered Double- and Triple-Catenation of Self-Assembled Coordination Cages"
R. Zhu, J. Lu¨bben, B. Dittrich, G. H. Clever
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 2796.




"Rational Design of a Face-Centred Square-Cuboid Coordination Cage"
M. Han, R. Michel, G. H. Clever
Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 10640.

(Special Issue: European Young Chemists).




"Self-Assembled Coordination Cages based on Banana-shaped Ligands"
M. Han, D. M. Engelhard, G. H. Clever
Chem. Soc. Rev. 2014, 43, 1848.

(Open Access article).




"Reversible Stabilization of Transition-Metal-Binding DNA G-Quadruplexes"
David M. Engelhard, Roberta Pievo, Guido H. Clever
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 12843.




"Assembly and Stepwise Oxidation of Interpenetrated Coordination Cages based on Phenothiazine"
M. Frank, J. Hey, I. Balcioglu, Y.-S. Chen, D. Stalke, T. Suenobu, S. Fukuzumi, H. Frauendorf, G. H. Clever
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 10102.




"Template Control over Dimerization and Guest Selectivity of Interpenetrated Coordination Cages"
S. Freye, R. Michel, D. Stalke, M. Pawliczek, H. Frauendorf, G. H. Clever
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 8476.




"Stable and Metastable Self-Assembled Rings based on trans-chelated Pd(II)"
F. A. Pereira, T. Fallows, M. Frank, A. Chen, G. H. Clever
Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 2013, 639, 1598.




"Counter Ion Dynamics in an Interpenetrated Coordination Cage Capable of Dissolving AgCl"
S. Freye, D. M. Engelhard, M. John, G. H. Clever
Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 2114.




"Light-triggered Guest Uptake and Release by a Photochromic Coordination Cage"
M. Han, R. Michel, B. He, Y.-S. Chen, D. Stalke, M. John, G. H. Clever
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 1319. ("Hot Paper")




"An Inclusion Complex of Hexamolybdate inside a Supramolecular Cage and its Structural Conversion"
M. Han, J. Hey, W. Kawamura, D. Stalke, M. Shionoya, G. H. Clever
Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, 9574.

Highlighted in the ACS Virtual Issue on "Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry" 2013 and the ACS Inorganic Chemistry Virtual Issue on "Inorganic Cages and Containers" 2014.




"NMR-Based Structure Determination of an Intertwined Coordination Cage Resembling a Double Trefoil Knot"
D. M. Engelhard, S. Freye, K. Grohe, M. John, G. H. Clever
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 4747.




"Allosteric Binding of Halide Anions by a New Dimeric Interpenetrated Coordination Cage"
S. Freye, J. Hey, A. Torras-Galán, D. Stalke, R. Herbst-Irmer, M. John, G. H. Clever
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 2191.




"Stacked Platinum Complexes of the Magnus’ Salt Type Inside a Coordination Cage"
G. H. Clever, W. Kawamura, S. Tashiro, M. Shiro, M. Shionoya
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 2606.

(Inside cover picture, "Hot Paper")






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Funding & Projects

ERC Consolidator Grant RAMSES

ERC Consolidator Grant RAMSES








SPP 1807

SPP 1807

Control of London dispersion interactions in molecular chemistry



Past Projects


IRTG 1422

IRTG 1422

Metal Sides in Biomolecules


SFB 1703

SFB 1073

Atomic scale of energy conversion




Catalysis for Sustainable Synthesis