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Synthesis and characterization of meso-substituted A2B corroles with extended π-electronic structure
Haas. M.; Gonglach, S.; Müllegger, S.; Schöfberger, W. Monatshefte für Chemie - Chemical Monthly, (), 1-9 DOI 10.1007/s00706-017-2114-6

Biofunctionalized conductive polymers enable efficient CO2 electroreduction
Coskun, H.; Aljabour, A.; Luna, P. de; Farka, D.; Greunz, T.; Stifter, D.; Kus, M.; Zheng, X.; Liu, M.; Hassel, A. W.; Schöfberger, W.; Sargent, E. H.; Sariciftci, N. S.; Stadler, P. Science Advances 2017, 3. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.1700686

Cellular interfaces with hydrogen-bonded organic semiconductor hierarchical nanocrystals
Sytnyk, M.; Jakešová, M.; Litviňuková, M.; Mashkov, O.; Kriegner, D.; Stangl, J.; Nebesářová, J.; Fecher, F. W.; Schöfberger, W.; Sariciftci, N. S.; Schindl, R.; Heiss, W.; Głowacki, E. D. Nature Communications 2017, 8, 91. doi:10.1038/s41467-017-00135-0

On the cover: A pH-sensitive macromolecular prodrug as TLR7/8 targeting immune response modifier
Aichhorn, S., Linhardt, A., Halfmann, A., Nadlinger, M., Kirchberger, S., Stadler, M., Dillinger, B., Distel, M., Dohnal, A., Teasdale, I. and Schöfberger, W., Chem. Eur. J.. Accepted Author Manuscript. doi:10.1002/chem.201702942

CO2 Fixation with Epoxides under Mild Conditions with a Cooperative Metal Corrole - Quaternary Ammonium Salt Catalyst System , M. Tiffner, S. Gonglach, M. Haas, W. Schöfberger*, and M. Waser*, Chem. Asian J. , 2017, accepted. DOI: 10.1002/asia.201700354

Anderson-localization and the Mott-Ioffe-Regel limit in glassy-metallic PEDOT, D. Farka, H. Coskun, J. Gasiorowski, C. Cobet, K. Hingerl, L. M. Uiberlacker, S.Hild, T. Greunz, D. Stifter, N. S. Sariciftci, R. Menon, W. Schoefberger, C. C. Mardare, A. W. Hassel, C. Schwarzinger, M. C. Scharber, P. Stadler, Adv. Electron. Mater., 2017, accepted.

On-Surface Site-Selective Cyclization of Corrole Radicals, Stefano Tebi, Mateusz Paszkiewicz, Hazem Aldahhak, Francesco Allegretti, Sabrina Gonglach, Michael Haas, Mario Waser, Peter S. Deimel, Pablo Casado Aguilar, Yi-Qi Zhang, Anthoula C. Papageorgiou, David A. Duncan, Johannes V. Barth, Wolf G. Schmidt, Reinhold Koch, Uwe Gerstmann, Eva Rauls, Florian Klappenberger, Wolfgang Schöfberger*, and Stefan Müllegger*, ACS Nano, 2017, 11 (3), 3383–3391.

Quasi-epitaxial Metal-Halide Perovskite Ligand Shells on PbS Nanocrystals, Mykhailo Sytnyk, Sergii Yakunin, Wolfgang Schöfberger, Rainer T. Lechner, Max Burian, Lukas Ludescher, Niall A. Killilea, AmirAbbas YousefiAmin, Dominik Kriegner, Julian Stangl, Heiko Groiss, and Wolfgang Heiss, ACS Nano 2017 11 (2), 1246-1256. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b04721


New tartrate based cyclic phosphoric acids as organocatalysts in Mannich reaction, T. Budragchaa, M. Abraham, W. Schöfberger, A. Roller, M. Widhalm, Asymmetric Catal., 2016; 3: 1–14. (DOI: 10.1515/asorg-2016-0001)

Special Issue "Biodegradable Polymers": Biodegradable polyphosphazene based peptide-polymer hybrids, A. Linhardt, M. König, W. Schöfberger, A. Andrianov, O. Brüggemann, I. Teasdale, Polymers, 2016, 8(4), 161. (doi:10.3390/polym8040161)

Synthesis and oxidative stability of phenolic antioxidants immobilized by cellulose nanocrystals, S. Weigl, K. Bretterbauer, W. Schöfberger, C. Paulik, Polym. Degrad. Stab., 2016, 128, 253-259. (doi:10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2016.03.022)

Invited mini-review dedicated to Prof. Kevin M Smith: The evolution of corrole synthesis – from simple one-pot strategies to sophisticated ABC-corroles, M. König, F. Faschinger, L. M.Reith, and W. Schöfberger, J. Porphyrins Phthalocyanines, 2016; 20: 96–107.

A bi-functional electro-catalyst for oxygen evolution and oxygen reduction reactions in water, W. Schöfberger, F. Faschinger, S. Chattopadhyay, S. Bhakta, B. Mondal, J. A. A. W. Elemans, S. Müllegger, S. Tebi, R. Koch, F. Klappenberger, M. Paszkiewicz, J. V. Barth, E. Rauls, H. Aldahhak, W. G. Schmidt, and A. Dey, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2016, 55, 7, 2350-2355 and Angew. Chem., 2016, 128, 7, 2396–2401. (doi: 10.1002/anie.201508404) (doi: 10.1002/ange.201508404)

Resolving Non-Trivial Structure of Molecular Networks: a Corrole Case Study, S. Tebi, G. Serrano, H. Aldahhak, W. Schöfberger, E. Rauls, W. G. Schmidt, R. Koch, S. Müllegger, Nanotechnology, 2016, 27, 025704.


On the cover: Synthesis of Quinoxalines or Quinolin-8-amines from N-Propargyl Aniline Derivatives employing Tin and Indium Chlorides, S. Aichhorn, M. Himmelsbach, and W. Schöfberger, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2015,13, 9373-9380.
(doi: 10.1039/C5OB01532D)

Observation of high-valent manganese(V)-corrole complexes during metalation of meso-functionalized A3-corroles under aerobic conditions, A. Guntner, F. Faschinger, S. Müllegger, W. Schöfberger, Synlett, 2015, 26, 2180-2184.
(doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1378819)

Synthesis, characterization, and description of influences on the stabilizing activity of antioxidant functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotubes, S. Weigl, K. Bretterbauer, G. Hesser, W. Schöfberger, C. Paulik, Carbon, 2015, 81, 305-313.


Structure of Framework Aluminum Lewis Sites and Perturbed Aluminum Atoms in Zeolites as Determined by 27Al{1H} REDOR (3Q) MAS NMR Spectroscopy and DFT/Molecular Mechanics, J. Brus, L. Kobera, W. Schoefberger, M. Urbanová, P. Klein, P. Sazama, E. Tabor, S. Sklenak, A. V. Fishchuk, J. Dědeček, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 2, 541-545 and Angew. Chem. 2015, 127, 2, 551-555.
(doi: 10.1002/anie.201409635)

Benchmarking the SNAr reaction on bismuth A3-corroles, F. Faschinger, S. Aichhorn, M. Himmelsbach, W. Schöfberger, Synthesis, 2014, 2014, 46, 3085-3096.
(doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1379012)

On the cover: Nuclear and electronic resonance spectroscopy of single molecules by radio-frequency scanning tunneling microscopy, S. Müllegger, S. Tebi, A. K. Das, W. Schöfberger, F. Faschinger, R. Koch, Phys. Rev. Lett., 2014, Phys. Rev. Lett., 2014, 113, 133001.

On the cover: Organic nanocrystals from latent pigments for environmentally-friendly electronics on flexible (paper) substrates, M. Sytnyk, S. Yakunin, E. D. Glowacki, G. Voss, W. Schöfberger, D. Kriegner, J. Stangl, R. Trotta, N. S. Sariciftci, W. Heiss, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136 (47), 16522–16532.
(doi: 10.1021/ja5073965)

Chain - end functionalized polyphosphazenes via a one-pot phosphine-initiated living polymerization, S. Wilfert, H.Henke, W. Schöfberger, O. Brüggemann, I. Teasdale, Macromol. Rapid Commun., 2014, 35 (12): 1135-41.
(doi: 10.1002/marc.201400114)

Millipedes as Food for Humans: Their Nutritional and Possible Antimalarial Value—A First Report, H. Enghoff, S. Tchibozo, M. List, C. Schwarzinger, B. Schwarzinger, W. Schöfberger, N. Manno, M. G. Paoletti, 2014.


Festkörper-NMR-Spektroskopie in der Koordinationschemie, W. Schöfberger, Nachrichten aus der Chemie, 61, 2013, 930-932.
(doi: 10.1002/nadc.201390286)

Water-soluble polymers with a biodegradable polyphosphazene backbone: synthesis, degradation behavior and biocompatibility studies, S. Wilfert, A. Iturmendi, W. Schöfberger, O. Brüggemann, I. Teasdale, Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 2013, 287-294.
(doi: 10.1002/pola.27002)

Photocatalytic Reduction of Artificial and Natural Nucleotide Cofactors with a Chlorophyll-Like Tin-Dihydroporphyrin Sensitizer, K. T. Oppelt, E. Wöß, M. Stiftinger, W. Schöfberger, W. Buchberger, G. Knör, Inorg. Chem. 2013, 11910–11922.
(doi: 10.1021/ic401611v)

Reversible biofunctionalization of surfaces with a switchable mutant of avidin, P. Pollheimer, B. Niederhauser, A. Scherfler, S. Gusenkov, M. Creus, P. Wiesauer, D. Zauner, W. Schöfberger, C. Schwarzinger, A. Ebner, H. Stutz, V. P. Hytönen, H. J. Gruber, Bioconjugate Chem., 2013, 1656-1668.
(doi: 10.1021/bc400087e)

Role of Non-Innocent Pyridine Ligands in Isolation of an Unprecedented Sn(0) Complex, J. Flock, A. Torvisco, A. Suljanovic, W. Schöfberger, R. Fischer, M. Flock , Chem. Eur. J., 2013, 15504-15517.
(doi: 10.1002/chem.20130134)

Synthesis and properties of water soluble non-metallated and metallated A2B- and A3- corrole/amino acid and amino sulfonic acid conjugates, M. Schmidlehner, F. Faschinger, L. M. Reith, M. Ertl, W. Schöfberger, Appl. Organomet. Chem., 2013, 27(7), 395-405.
(doi: 10.1002/aoc.2992)

Influence of alkylaluminium co-catalysts on TiCl4 transalkylation and formation of active centers C* in Ziegler-Natta catalysts, H. Trischler, W. Schöfberger, C. Paulik, Macromol. React. Eng. 2013, Vol. 7, 3-4, 146–154.
(doi: 10.1002/mren.201200064)


Bi(III) Corroles: A Versatile Platform for the Synthesis of Functionalized Corroles, L. M. Reith, M. König, C. Schwarzinger, W. Schöfberger, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2012, 4342-4349.
(DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201200697)

Spectroscopic STM studies of Single Surface-Supported Free-Base Corroles, M. Rashidi, S. Müllegger, M. Roithner, W. Schöfberger, R. Koch, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134(1), 91-94.
(doi: 10.1021/ja908157j)

A water soluble tri-cationic porphyrin-EDTA conjugate induces apoptosis in human neuroendocrine tumor cell lines, G. Schwach, P. Thamyongkit, L. M. Reith, B. Svejda, G. Knör, R. Pfragner, and W. Schöfberger, Bioorg. Chem., 2012, 40, 108-113.

Habilitation Thesis: “Synthesis and Characterization of Functionalized Porphyrins and Corroles for the Development of Anticancer Strategies in Neuroendocrine Tumors and the Design of Corrole Complexes of the Period Six Main Group Metals", 2012.


Syntheses, Crystal Structures, Reactivity, and Photochemistry of Gold(III) Bromides bearing N-heterocyclic Carbenes, C. Hirtenlehner, C. Krims, J. Hölbling, M. List, M. Zabel, M. Fleck, R. J. F. Berger, W. Schöfberger, U. Monkowius, Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 9899–9910.
(doi: 10.1039/C1DT11175B)

Preserving charge and oxidation state of Au(III) ions in an agent-functionalized nanocrystal model system, S. Muellegger, W. Schöfberger, M. Rashidi, T. Lengauer, F. Klappenberger, K. Diller, K. Kara, J. Barth, E. Rauls, W. Schmidt, R. Koch, 2011, ACS Nano, 5(8), 6480–6486.
(doi: 10.1021/nn201708c)

Synthesis and Characterization of a stable Bismuth(III) A3 – Corrole, L. M. Reith, M. Stiftinger, U. Monkowius, G. Knör and W. Schöfberger, Inorg. Chem., 2011, 50 (14), 6788–6797.
(doi: 10.1021/ic200840m)

Functional Nanoscale Additives for Ultra-Durable Coating Powder Polymers, D. Holzmann, W. Schöfberger, D. Holzinger, T. Schmidt, G. Knör, Monatsh. Chem., 2011, 142, 855-860.

Suzuki-Miyaura Cross- Coupling Reaction On Copper-trans-A2B Corroles With Excellent Functional Group Tolerance, M. König, L. M. Reith, U. Monkowius, G. Knör, K. Bretterbauer, W. Schöfberger, Tetrahedron, 2011, 4243-4252.

Backbone assignment and secondary structure of the PsbQ protein from Photosystem II, M. Horničáková, J. Kohoutová, J. Schlagnitweit, C. Wohlschlager, R. Ettrich, R. Fiala, W. Schöfberger, N. Müller, Biomolecular NMR Assignments, 2011, 5(2),169-175.

Asymmetric saddling of single porphyrin molecules on Au(111), S. Muellegger, M. Rashidi, T. Lengauer, E. Rauls, W. G. Schmidt, G. Knör, W. Schöfberger and R. Koch, Physical Review 2011, B 83, 165416.

Recent Developments in Heteronuclear Multiple-Bond Correlation Experiments – Bookchapter, W. Schöfberger, J. Schlagnitweit, M. Müller, Annual Reports on NMR Spectroscopy, 72, Edited by Graham Webb, Royal Society of Chemistry Burlington House, London, UK, Hardbound, 2011, 1-60.
(eBook ISBN :9780123858580 // Print Book ISBN :9780123858573)

Determination of 3J(1H3’-31P) couplings in a DNA oligomer with enhanced sensitivity employing a constant-time TOCSY difference experiment, L. M. Reith, J. Schlagnitweit, V. Smrecki, G. Knör, N. Müller, W.Schöfberger, Magn. Res. Chem., 2011, 49, 125-128.
(doi: 10.1002/mrc.2729)

Electronic Spectra and Photochemical Reactivity of Bismuth Corrole Complexes, L. M. Reith; M. Himmelsbach; W. Schöfberger, Günther Knör, J. Photochem. Photobiol. A, 2011, 218, 247-253.


Lead corrole complexes in solution Powerful multielectron transfer reagents for redox catalysis, W. Schöfberger, F. Lengwin, L. M. Reith, M. List, G. Knör, Inorg. Chem. Comm. 13, 2010, 1187-1190.

Asymmetrically substituted Cationic Indole- and Fluorene Porphyrins inhibit Tumor Proliferation in small Intestinal Neuroendocrine Tumors and Medullary Thyroid Carcinomas, B. Svejda, M. Haeubl, S. Schürz, L.M. Reith, B. Gruber, R. Pfragner, W. Schöfberger, Eur. J. Med. Chem., 45, 2010, 760-773.


European Patent (EP09003727.6-2117): Synthesis of new asymmetrically meso-substituted water-soluble porphyrins acting as cytostatic agents, 2009.

Brominated Anthraquinone Pigments from the Stalked Crinoid Proisocrinus ruberrimus, K. Wolkenstein, W. Schöfberger, N. Mueller, T. Oji, J. Nat. Prod., 72 (11), 2009, 2036–2039.
(doi: 10.1021/np900171h)

Spectroscopic STM studies on single Gold(III)-porphyrin molecules, S. Müllegger, W. Schöfberger, M. Rashidi, L. M. Reith, and R. Koch, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 131(49), 2009, 17740-17741.
(doi: 10.1021/ja908157j)

Conformation of Receptor Adopted upon Interaction with Virus Revealed by Site-Specific Fluorescence Quenchers and FRETAnalysis, J. Wruss,; P.D. Pollheimer, I. Meindl, , W. Schöfberger, H. Gruber, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 131 2009, 5478-5482.
(doi: 10.1021/ja807917t)

DNA interactions and photocatalytic strand cleavage by artificial nucleases based on water-soluble gold(III) porphyrins, M. Haeubl; L.M. Reith, B. Gruber, W. Schöfberger J. Biol. Inorg. Chem., 14(7) 2009, 1037-1052.


Characterization of the sodium binding sites in ATP by 23Na-solid-state NMR and ab initio calculations, M. Nausner, J. Brus, M. Häubl, N. Müller and W. Schöfberger, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2008, 1071-1077.

A carbohydrate-linked hypericinic photosensitizing agent, J. Zuschrader, W. Schöfberger and H.Falk, Chem. Monthly 2008, 139, 1387-1390.
(doi: 10.1007/s00706-008-0928-y)


Homonuclear long-range correlation spectra from HMBC- experiments by covariance processing, W. Schöfberger, V. Smrecki, D. Vikic-Topic and Norbert Müller, Magn. Reson. Chem. 2007, 45, 7, 583-589.
(doi: 10.1002/mrc.2013)


Computational Studies of RNA and DNA, Bookchapter: W. Schöfberger, V. Sychrovsky, L. Trantirek, (Challenges and Advances in Computational Chemistry and Physics 2 (Springer-Hardcover) by Jiri Sponer (Editor), Filip Lankas (Editor), 2006, Chapter 20.
(ISBN: 978-1-4020-4794-7 (Print) 978-1-4020-4851-7 (Online))

Insight into Framework Destruction in Ultramarine Pigments, E. Del Federico, W. Schöfberger, J. Schelvis, S. Kapetanaki, L. Tyne, and A. Jerschow, Inorg. Chem., 45, 2006, 1270-1276.
(doi: 10.1021/ic050903z)


Secondary structure estimation of recombinant psbH, encoding a photosynthetic membrane protein of cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803, D. Stys, W. Schöfberger, Z. Halbhuber, J. Ristvejova, N. Müller, R. Ettrich, Photosynthetica, 43(3) 2005,421-424.
(doi: 10.1007/s11099-005-0067-1)

Separated Quadrupolar Field Experiment, R. Kumar, W. Ling, W. Schöfberger and A. Jerschow, J. Magn. Reson.172, 2005, 209-213. (doi:10.1016/j.jmr.2004.09.025)

Solid-state NMR and resonance Raman studies of ultramarine pigments, E. Del Federico, W. Schöfberger; R. Kumar, et al. Conference Information: 7th Symposium on Materials Issues in Art and Archaeology, held at the 2004 MRS Fall Meeting, Date: NOV 30-DEC 03, 2004 Boston MA, Materials Issues in Art and Archaeology VII Volume: 852 2005, 247-254.


Ruthenium- Initiated ROMP of Nitrile Monomers, S. Demel, S. Riegler, K. Wewerka, W. Schöfberger, C. Slugovc, and F. Stelzer, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 345, 2003, 363-366.

Benchmarking of Ruthenium Initiators for the ROMP of Norbornene-dicarboxylic Acid Esters, S. Demel, W. Schöfberger, C. Slugovc, and F. Stelzer, J. Mol. Cat. A, 2003, 1-9.

Photoinduced Changes of the Refractive Index in Substituted Fluorenyl-p-phenylene Copolymers, W. Schöfberger, N. Zaami, K. A. Mahler, G. Langer, G. Jakopic, A. Pogantsch, W. Kern, F. Stelzer, Macromol. Chem. and Phys., 2003, 204, 779-786.
(doi: 10.1002/macp.200390063)