Arbeitsgruppe Clusterchemie

Latest Publications


P. J. Boden, P. Di Martino-Fumo, T. Bens, S. T. Steiger, D. Marhöfer, G. Niedner-Schatteburg, and B. Sarkar: Mechanistic and Kinetic Investigations of ON/OFF (photo)switchable Binding of Carbon Monoxide by Chromium(0), Molybdenum(0) and Tungsten(0) Carbonyl Complexes with a Pyridyl-Mesoionic Carbene Ligand, Chem. Eur. J. (2022), published online 15.06.2022.


Ch. Malchau, D. V. Fries, Y. Mees, M. F. Jakobs, Y. Sun, S. Becker, G. Niedner-Schatteburg, and W. R. Thiel: Transition metal complexes of NHC ligands functionalized with the cationic (η5-cyclopentadienyl)(η6-phenyl)iron(II) motif, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. (2022), e202200106.


M. Shibuta, M. Huber, T. Kamoshida, K. Terasaka, M. Hatanaka, G. Niedner-Schatteburg, and A. Nakajima: Size-Dependent Oxidative Stability of Silicon Nanoclusters Mixed with a Tantalum Atom, J. Phys. Chem. C (2022) 126, 9, 4423–4432.


L. Stein, P. Boden, R. Naumann, C. Förster, G. Niedner-Schatteburg, K. Heinze: The overlooked NIR luminescence of Cr(ppy)3, Chem. Commun. (2022) 58, 3701-3704.


M. P. Klein, A. A. Ehrhard, M. E. Huber, A. Straßner, D. V. Fries, S. Dillinger, J. Mohrbach, and G. Niedner-Schatteburg: Cryo Infrared Spectroscopy of N2 Adsorption onto Bimetallic Rhodium-Iron Clusters in Isolation, J. Chem. Phys. (2022) 156, 014302.


A. A. Ehrhard, M. P. Klein, J. Mohrbach, S. Dillinger, and G. Niedner-Schatteburg: Cryo Kinetics of N2 Adsorption onto Bimetallic Rhodium-Iron Clusters in Isolation, J. Chem. Phys. (2022) 156, 054308.


M. Tombers, J. D. Meyer, J. Meyer, A. Lawicki, V. Zamudio-Bayer, K. Hirsch, J. T. Lau, B. von Issendorff, A. Terasaki, T. Schlathölter, R. Hoekstra, S. Schmidt, A. K. Powell, E. Kessler, M. H. Prosenc, C. van Wüllen, and G. Niedner-Schatteburg: Mn12-acetate complexes studied as single molecules. Chem. Eur. J., (2022) 28, e202102592.



A. Straßner, C. Wiehn, M. P. Klein, D. V. Fries, S. Dillinger, J. Mohrbach, M. H. Prosenc, P. B. Armentrout, and G. Niedner-Schatteburg: Cryo spectroscopy of N2 on cationic iron clusters, J. Chem. Phys. (2021) 155, 244305.


A. Straßner, M. P. Klein, D. V. Fries, C. Wiehn, M. E. Huber, J. Mohrbach, S. Dillinger, D. Spelsberg, P. B. Armentrout, and G. Niedner-Schatteburg: Kinetics of stepwise nitrogen adsorption by size-selected iron cluster cations: Evidence for size-dependent nitrogen phobia, J. Chem. Phys. (2021) 155, 244306.


M. H. Prosenc, M. M. Kappes, and G. Niedner-Schatteburg: Cooperative Effects in Heterometallic Complexes (Editorial), Chem. Eur. J. (2021) 27, 15018-15019.


M. M. Kappes, and G. Niedner-Schatteburg: Advancing inorganic coordination chemistry by spectroscopy of isolated molecules: methods and applications, Chem. Eur. J. (2021) 27, 15027-15042.


B. Kwasigroch, T. Khuu, E. H. Perez, J. K. Denton, E. Schneider, A. Straßner, M. Theisen, S. Kruppa, P. Weis, M. Kappes, C. Riehn, M. Johnson, and G. Niedner-Schatteburg:
On the hydrogen oxalate binding motifs onto dinuclear coinage metal phosphine complexes, Chem. Eur. J. (2021) 27, 15136-15146.


Y. Becker, M. Huber, S. Becker, Y. Sun, G. Niedner-Schatteburg, and W. R. Thiel: A gas-phase study on the cyclometallation of a series of 5-Cp*Ir(III) complexes bearing bidentate pyrimidine ligands, J. Organomet. Chem. (2021) 954-955, 122063.


Ch. Malchau, T. Milbert, T. Eger, D. V. Fries, P. J. Pape, B. Oelkers, Y. Sun, S. Becker, M. H. Prosenc, G. Niedner-Schatteburg, and W. R. Thiel: A Cyclometalated NHC Iridium Complex Bearing a Cationic (η5-Cyclopentadienyl)(η6-phenyl)iron Backbone, Chem. Eur. J. (2021) 27, 15208-15216.


Ch. Schissler, E. K. Schneider, S. Lebedkin, P. Weis, G. Niedner-Schatteburg, M. M. Kappes, and S. Bräse: Novel Cofacial Porphyrin-Based Homo- and Heterotrimetallic Complexes of Transition Metals, Chem. Eur. J. (2021) 27, 15201-15207.


F. Reichenauer, C. Wang, Ch. Förster, P. Boden, N. Ugur, R. Báez-Cruz, J. Kalmbach, L. M. Carrella, E. Rentschler, C. Ramanan, G. Niedner-Schatteburg, M. Gerhards, M. Seitz, U. Resch-Genger, and K. Heinze: Strongly Red-Emissive Molecular Ruby [Cr(bpmp)2]3+ Surpasses [Ru(bpy)3]2+, J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2021) 143, 30, 11843-11855.


M. Dorn, J. Kalmbach, P. Boden, A. Kruse, C. Dab, C. Reber, G. Niedner-Schatteburg, S. Lochbrunner, M. Gerhards, M. Seitz, and K. Heinze: Ultrafast and long-time excited state kinetics of an NIR-emissive vanadium(iii) complex I: synthesis, spectroscopy and static quantum chemistry, Chem. Sci. (2021) 12, 10780-10790.


P. Boden, P. Di Martino-Fumo, T. Bens, S. Steiger, U. Albold, G. Niedner-Schatteburg, M. Gerhards, and B. Sarkar: NIR Emissive Chromium(0), Molybdenum(0) and Tungsten(0) Complexes in the Solid State at Room Temperature, Chem. Eur. J. (2021) 27, 12959-12964.


A. A. Ehrhard*, M. P. Klein*, J. Mohrbach, S. Dillinger, and G. Niedner-Schatteburg: Cryokinetics and Spin Quenching in the N2 Adsorption onto Rhodium Cluster Cations, Mol. Phys. (2021) 119, e1953172.


P. Boden, P. Di Martino-Fumo, G. Niedner-Schatteburg, W. W. Seidel, K. Heinze, and  M. Gerhards: Transient FTIR spectroscopy after one- and two-colour excitation on a highly luminescent chromium(III) complex, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. (2021) 23, 13808-13818.


D. V. Fries, M. P. Klein, A. Steiner, M. H. Prosenc, and G. Niedner-Schatteburg: Observation and Mechanism of Cryo N2 Cleavage by a Tantalum Cluster,
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. (2021) 23, 11345-11354. Selected as 2021 HOT PCCP article.


B. Goswami, T. J. Feuerstein, R. Yadav, S. Lebedkin, P. J. Boden, S. T. Steiger, G. Niedner-Schatteburg, Markus Gerhards, M. M. Kappes, and P. W. Roesky: Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence and Phosphorescence Quenching in Iminophosphonamide Copper and Zinc Complexes, Chem. Eur. J. (2021) 27, 15109-15118., cover picture:



Ch. Malchau, F. Loose, Y. Mees, J. Duppe, Y. Sun, G. Niedner-Schatteburg, and W. R. Thiel: Electronic Properties of a Cationic Triphenylphosphine Ligand Decorated with a (η5-C5H5)Fe Group in Late-Transition-Metal Complexes, Organometallics (2020) 39, 18, 3335-3343.


F. Nährig, G. Gemmecker, J.-Y. Chung, P. Hütchen, S. Lauk, M. P. Klein, Y. Sun, G. Niedner-Schatteburg, H. Sitzmann, and W. R. Thiel: Complexes of Platinum Group Elements Containing the Intrinsically Chiral Cyclopentadienide Ligand (CpC)-1, Organometallics (2020) 39, 10, 1934–1944.


C. Groß, Y. Sun, T. Jost, T. Grimm, M. P. Klein, G. Niedner-Schatteburg, S. Becker, and W. R Thiel: Generation of a zinc and rhodium containing metallomacrocycle by rearrangement of a six-coordinate precursor complex, Chem. Commun. (2020) 56, 368-371.



S. Dillinger and G. Niedner-Schatteburg: Cryo trapping by FT-MS for kinetics and spectroscopy, in: B. Kanawati and P. Schmitt-Kopplin (eds.): Fundamentals and Applications of Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometry, Elsevier 2019, 593-621.


S. V. Kruppa, C. Groß, X. Gui, F. Bäppler, B. Kwasigroch, Y. Sun, R. Diller, W. Klopper, G. Niedner-Schatteburg, C. Riehn, and W. R. Thiel: Photoinitiated Charge Transfer in a Triangular Silver(I) Hydride Complex and its Oxophilicity, Chemistry - A European Journal (2019) 25, 11269-11284.


C. van Wüllen, J. Lang, and G. Niedner-Schatteburg: Reply to the ‘Comment on “Magnetostructural correlations in isolated trinuclear iron(iii) oxo acetate complexes”’ by M. Antkowiak, G. Kamieniarz and W. Florek, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018, 20, 504, DOI: 10.1039/C8CP04691C, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. (2019) 21, 505.



C. Breitenfeldt, K. Blaum, S. George, J. Göck, G. Guzmán-Ramírez, J. Karthein, T. Kolling, M. Lange, S. Menk, C. Meyer, J. Mohrbach, G. Niedner-Schatteburg, D. Schwalm, L. Schweikhard, and A. Wolf: Long-term monitoring of the internal energy distribution of isolated cluster systems, Phys. Rev. Lett. (2018) 120, 253001.


J. Lang, J. Hewer, J. Meyer, J. Schuchmann, C. van Wüllen, G. Niedner-Schatteburg: Magnetostructural correlation in isolated trinuclear iron(III) oxo acetate complexes, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. (2018) 20, 16673-16685.


T. Archipov, J. Kirkland, K. D. Vogiatzis, A. Steiner, G. Niedner-Schatteburg, P. Weis, K. Fink, O. Hampe, M. M. Kappes: Gas-Phase Ion Chemistry of Metalloporphyrin Anions with Molecular Oxygen: Probing the Influence of the Oxidation- and Spin-State of the Central Transition Metal by Experiment and Theory, J. Phys. Chem. A (2018) 122, 4357-4365.


M. Leist, C. Kerner, L. Taghizadeh Ghoochany, S. Farsadpour, A. Fizia, J. P. Neu, F.Schön, Y. Sun, B. Oelkers, J. Lang, F. Menges, G. Niedner-Schatteburg, K. S.M. Salih, W. R. Thiel: Roll-over cyclometalation: A versatile tool to enhance the catalytic activity of transition metal complexes, J. Organomet. Chem. (2018) 863, 30-43.


J. Lang, D. V. Fries, G. Niedner-Schatteburg: Characterization of Trinuclear Oxo Bridged Cobalt Complexes in Isolation, Z. Phys. Chem. (2018) 232, 649-669.


S. Dillinger, M. P. Klein, A. Steiner, D. C. McDonald, M. A. Duncan, M. M. Kappes, and G. Niedner-Schatteburg: Cryo IR Spectroscopy of N2 and H2 on Ru8+: The Effect of N2 on the H-Migration, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. (2018) 9, 914-918.


C. K. Rank, T. Wall, F. Dietrich, M. Vidovic, M. P. Klein, Y. Sun, G. Niedner-Schatteburg, M. Gerhards and F. W. Patureau: A phosphino-carboxylic acid based Ru dimeric complex, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. (2018) 1394-1398.



S. Dillinger, J. Mohrbach, and G. Niedner-Schatteburg: Probing Cluster Surface Morphology by Cryo Spectroscopy of N2 on Cationic Nickel Clusters, J. Chem. Phys. (2017) 147, 184305.


J. Mohrbach, S. Dillinger, and G. Niedner-Schatteburg: Probing Cluster Surface Morphology by Cryo Kinetics of N2 on Cationic Nickel Clusters, J. Chem. Phys. (2017) 147, 184304.


M. P. Klein, A. A. Ehrhard, J. Mohrbach, S. Dillinger, G. Niedner-Schatteburg: Infrared spectroscopic investigation of structures and N2 adsorption induced relaxations of isolated Rhodium clusters, Top. Catal. (2018) 61, 106-118.


F. Schön, M. Leist, A. Neuba, J. Lang, C. Braun, Y. Sun, G. Niedner-Schatteburg, S. Braese and W. R. Thiel: A direct access to heterobimetallic complexes by roll-over cyclometallation, Chem. Commun. (2017) 53, 12016-12019.


S. Dillinger, J. Lang, and G. Niedner-Schatteburg: Cryo IR Spectroscopy of [Hemin]+ Complexes in Isolation, Journal of Physical Chemistry A (2017) 121, 7191-7196.


A. Fizia, M. Gaffga, J. Lang, Y. Sun, G. Niedner-Schatteburg, W. R Thiel: Cyclopalladation in the Periphery of a NHC Ligand as the Crucial Step in the Synthesis of Highly Active Suzuki-Miyaura Cross-Coupling Catalysts, Chemistry - A European Journal (2017) 23, 14563-14575.


F. S. Menges, J. Lang, Y. Nosenko, C. Kermer, M. Gaffga, L. Taghizadeh Ghoochany, W. R. Thiel, C. Riehn, G. Niedner-Schatteburg: Exploring the gas phase activation and reactivity of a Ru transfer hydrogenation catalyst by experiment and theory in concert, Journal of Physical Chemistry A (2017) 121, 4422–4434.


C. Kerner, J.P. Neu, M. Gaffga, J. Lang, B. Oelkers, Y. Sun, G. Niedner-Schatteburg and W.R. Thiel: Gas-phase reactivity of Cp* Group IX metal complexes bearing aromatic N,N’-chelating ligands, New Journal of Chemistry (2017) 41, 6995-7006.


Jennifer Mohrbach, Sebastian Dillinger, and Gereon Niedner-Schatteburg: Cryo Kinetics and Spectroscopy of Cationic Nickel Clusters: Rough and Smooth Surfaces, J. Phys. Chem. C (2017) 121, 10907–10918.


Johannes Lang, Jennifer Mohrbach, Sebastian Dillinger, Joachim Hewer, and Gereon Niedner-Schatteburg: Vibrational Blue Shift of coordinated N2 in [Fe3O(OAc)6(N2)n]+: “Non Classical” Dinitrogen Complexes, Chem. Commun. (2017) 53, 420-423.


Jennifer Mohrbach, Johannes Lang, Sebastian Dillinger, Marc H. Prosenc, Pierre Braunstein, and Gereon Niedner-Schatteburg: Vibrational fingerprints of a tetranuclear cobalt carbonyl cluster within an ion trap, J. Molec. Spectrosc. (2017) 332, 103-108.


Christian Kerner, Johannes Lang, Maximilian Gaffga, Yu Sun, Gereon Niedner-Schatteburg, and Werner Thiel: Mechanistic Studies on the Ruthenium(II) Catalyzed Base-Free Transfer Hydrogenation Triggered by a Roll-Over Cyclometallation, Chem. Plus Chem. (2017) 82, 212-224.


Gereon Niedner-Schatteburg: Cooperative Effects in Clusters and Oligonuclear Complexes of Transition Metals in Isolation, in: Dehnen S. (ed) Clusters – Contemporary Insight in Structure and Bonding. Springer International Publishing, Cham, 1-40.



Tobias R. Eger, Isabel Munstein, Annika Steiner, Yu Sun, Gereon Niedner-Schatteburg, and Werner R. Thiel: New cationic organometallic phosphane ligands and their coordination to gold(I), J. Organomet. Chem. (2016) 810, 51-56.


Johannes Lang, Merve Cayir, Simon P. Walg, Patrick Di Martino-Fumo, Werner R. Thiel, and Gereon Niedner-Schatteburg: Intermetallic competition in the fragmentation of trimetallic Au-Zn-alkali complexes, Chemistry - A European Journal (2016) 22, 2345-2355.


Yevgeniy Nosenko, Christoph Riehn, and Gereon Niedner-Schatteburg: Self pairing of 1-methylthymine mediated by two and three Ag(I) ions: a gas phase study by infrared dissociation spectroscopy and calculations by density functional theory, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. (2016) 18, 8491-8501.



Dagmar Hackenberger, Bingrui Song, Matthias F. Grünberg, Saeid Farsadpour, Fabian Menges, Harald Kelm, Cedric Groß, Timm Wolf, Gereon Niedner-Schatteburg, Werner R. Thiel, and Lukas J. Gooßen: Bimetallic Cu/Pd Catalysts with Bridging Aminopyrimidinyl Phosphines for Decarboxylative Cross-Coupling Reactions at Moderate Temperature, ChemCatChem (2015) 7, 3579-3588.


P. M. Mishra, K. Blaum, C. Breitenfeldt, S. George, J. Göck, M. Grieser, R. von Hahn, J. Karthein, T. Kolling, C. Krantz, H. Kreckel, S. Kumar, J. Mohrbach, G. Niedner-Schatteburg, C. Meyer, R. Repnow, L. Schweikard, and A. Wolf: An ion source platform of the cryogenic storage ring (CSR), J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. (2015) 635, 112061.


Sebastian George, Klaus Blaum, Christian Breitenfeldt, Jürgen Göck, Jonas Karthein, Thomas Kolling, Christian Meyer, Jennifer Mohrbach, Gereon Niedner-Schatteburg, Dirk Schwalm, Lutz Schweikhard, Andreas Wolf: Laser-induced delayed electron emission of Co4- anions, J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. (2015) 635, 112054.


Maximilian Gaffga, Isabel Munstein, Patrick Müller, Johannes Lang, Werner R. Thiel and Gereon Niedner-Schatteburg: Multi state mediated rearrangements and FeCl2 elimination in dinuclear FePd complexes, J. Phys. Chem. (2015) 119(51), 12587–12598.


Jennifer Meyer, Matthias Tombers, Christoph van Wüllen, Gereon Niedner-Schatteburg, Sergey Peredkov, Wolfgang Eberhardt, Matthias Neeb, Steffen Palutke, Michael Martins, and Wilfried Wurth: The spin and orbital contributions to the total magnetic moments of free Fe, Co and Ni clusters, J. Chem. Phys. (2015) 143, 104302.


Dennis Dieleman, Matthias Tombers, Lars Peters, Jennifer Meyer, Sergey Peredkov, Jeroen Jalink, Matthias Neeb, Wolfgang Eberhardt, Theo Rasing, Gereon Niedner-Schatteburg and Andrei Kirilyuk: Orbit and spin resolved magnetic properties of size selected [ConRh]+ and [ConAu]+ nanoalloy clusters, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. (2015) 17, 28372-8.


Sebastian Dillinger, Jennifer Mohrbach, Joachim Hewer, Maximilian Gaffga, and Gereon Niedner-Schatteburg: Infrared spectroscopy of N2 adsorption on size selected cobalt cluster cations in isolation, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. (2015) 17, 10358.


Simon P. Walg, Saeid Farsadpour, Johannes Lang, Mark Niebergall, Yu Sun, Peter Roesky, Gereon Niedner-Schatteburg, and Werner R. Thiel: P,C-Bond Cleavage in the Ligand Sphere of a Nickel(II) Complex, Dalton Transactions (2015) 44, 1317-1322.



Antonia N. Kravtsova, Kirill A. Lomachenko, Alexander V. Soldatov, Jennifer Meyer, Gereon Niedner-Schatteburg, Sergey Peredkov, Wolfgang Eberhardt, and Matthias Neeb: Atomic and electronic structure of free niobium nanoclusters: Simulation of the M4,M5-XANES spectrum of Nb13+, J. Electron Spectr. Related Phenomena (2014) 195, 189-194.


Juan M. Serrano-Becerra, Alexander F. G. Maier, Sandra Gonzalez-Gallardo, Eric Moos, Christoph Kaub, Maximilian Gaffga, Gereon Niedner-Schatteburg, Peter W. Roesky, Frank Breher, and Jan Paradies:
Mono- vs. Dinuclear Gold-Catalyzed Intermolecular Hydroamidation, Europ. J. Inorg. Chem. (2014) 21, 4515-4522.


Caroline Wilhelmi, Max Gaffga, Yu Sun, Gereon Niedner-Schatteburg, and Werner R. Thiel: A novel Bifunctional Ligand for the Synthesis of Polynuclear Alkynyl Complexes, Z. Naturforsch. (2014) 69b, 1290 – 1298.


Johannes Lang, Maximilian Gaffga, Fabian Menges, and Gereon Niedner-Schatteburg: Two color delay dependent IR probing of torsional isomerization in a [AgL1L2]+ complex, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. (2014) 16, 17417 – 17421.


Alois K. Schlarb, Dwi N. Suwitaningsih, Michael Kopnarski, and Gereon Niedner-Schatteburg: Supermolecular Morphology of Polypropylene Filled with Nanosized Silica, J. Applied Polymer Science (2014), 131, 39655.

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