233A) A. I. Lazar, F. Biedermann, K. R. Mustafina, K. I. Assaf, A. Hennig, W. M. Nau, “Nanomolar Binding of Steroids to Cucurbit[n]urils: Selectivity and Applications”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 13022-13029.

232A) A. Farcas, K. I. Assaf, A. Resmerita, S. Cantin, M. Balan, P. Aubert, W. M. Nau, “Cucurbit[7]uril-based fluorene polyrotaxanes”, Eur. Polym. J. 2016, 83, 256–264.

231A) K. I. Assaf, D. Gabel, W. Zimmermann, W. M. Nau, “High-Affinity Host-Guest Chemistry of Large-Ring Cyclodextrins” , Org. Biomol. Chem., 2016, DOI: 10.1039/C6OB01161F.

230C) X. Wang, H. He, Y. Wang, J. Wang, X. Sun, H. Xu, W. M Nau, X. Zhang, F. Huang. “Active tumor-targeting luminescent gold clusters with efficient urinary excretion“, Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 9232-9235.

229C) K. I. Assaf, O. Suckova, N. Al-Danaf, V. von Glasenapp, D. Gabel, W. M. Nau, “Dodecaborate-Functionalized Anchor Dyes for Cyclodextrin-Based Indicator Displacement Applications“, Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 932-935.

228C) A. F. Eftaiha, F. Alsoubani, K. I. Assaf, W. M. Nau, C. Troll, A. K. Qaroush, “Chitin-Acetate/DMSO as a Supramolecular Green CO2-Phile“, RSC Adv. 2016, 6, 22090-22093.

227A) N. Al Danaf, R. Abi Melhem, K. I. Assaf, W. M. Nau, D. Patra, “Photophysical Properties of Neutral and Dissociated Forms of Rosmarinic Acid“, J. Lumin. 2016, 175, 50-56.

226A) D.-S. Guo, V. D. Uzunova, K. I. Assaf, A. I. Lazar, Y. Liu, W. M. Nau, “Inclusion of Neutral Guests by Water-Soluble Macrocyclic Hosts – A Comparative Thermodynamic Investigation with Cyclodextrins, Calixarenes, and Cucurbiturils”, Supramol. Chem. 2016, 28, 384-395.

225A) N. Saleh, M. B. Al-Handawi, M. S. Bufaroosha, K. I. Assaf, W. M. Nau, “Tuning Protonation States of Tripelennamine Antihistamines by Cucurbit[7]uril”, J. Phys. Org. Chem. 2016, 29, 101-106.


224A)    S. T. J. Ryan, R. M. Young, J. J. Henkelis, N. Hafezi, N. A. Vermeulen, A. Hennig, E. J. Dale, Y. Wu, M. D. Krzyaniak, A. Fox, W. M. Nau, M. R. Wasielewski, J. F. Stoddart, O. A Scherman, “Energy and Electron Transfer Dynamics within a Series of Perylene Diimide/Cyclophane Systems”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 15299-15307.

223C)   K. I. Assaf, M. S. Ural, F. Pan, T. Georgiev, S. Simova, K. Rissanen, D. Gabel, W. M. Nau, “Water Structure Recovery in Chaotropic Anion Recognition: High-Affinity Binding of Dodecaborate Clusters to γ-Cyclodextrin”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 6852-6856. (Featured as back cover)

222A)  V. R. de la Rosa, W. M. Nau and R. Hoogenboom, “Tuning Temperature Responsive Poly(2-alkyl-2-oxazoline)s by Supramolecular Host-Guest Interactions”, Org. Biomol. Chem. 2015, 13, 3048-3057.

221C)  F. Biedermann, D. Hathazi and W. M. Nau, “Associative Chemosensing by Fluorescent Macrocycle-Dye Complexes – A Versatile Enzyme Assay Platform Beyond Indicator Displacement”, Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 4977-4980.

220A)  C. P. Carvalho, A. Norouzy, V. Ribeiro, W. M. Nau and U. Pischel, “Cucurbiturils as supramolecular inhibitors of DNA restriction by type II endonucleases”, Org. Biomol. Chem. 2015, 13, 2866-2869.

219A)  A. Farcas, A.-M. Resmerita, P.-H. Aubert, I. Ghosh, S. Cantin, W. M. Nau, “Synthesis, photophysical and morphological properties of azomethine persylilated α-cyclodextrin main-chain polyrotaxane”, Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2015, doi: 10.1002/macp.201400543.

218A)   A. Farcas, P.-H.  Aubert, J. Mohanty, A. I. Lazar, S. Cantin, W. M. Nau, “Molecular wire formation from poly[2,7-(9,9-dioctylfluorene)-alt-(5,5`-bithiophene/ cucurbit[7]uril)] polyrotaxane copolymer”, Eur. Polym. J.201562, 124-129.

217A)   A. Norouzy, K. I. Assaf, S. Zhang, M. H. Jacob, W. M. Nau, “Coulomb Repulsion in Short Polypeptides”J. Phys. Chem2015, 119, 33-43.

216R)  K. I. Assaf and W. M. Nau, “Cucurbiturils: From Synthesis to High-Affinity Binding and Catalysis”, Chem. Soc. Rev. 201544, 394-418. (Featured on front cover page)

215C)   A. Norouzy, Z. Azizi, W. M. Nau, “Indikatorverdrängungsassays in lebenden Zellen”Angew. Chem. 2015127, 804-808; “Indicator Displacement Assays inside Live Cells”Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201554, 792-795.

214A)   M. Sayed, F. Biedermann, V. D. Uzunova, K. I. Assaf, A. C. Bhasikuttan, H. Pal, W. M. Nau, J. Mohanty, “Triple Emission of p-Dimethylaminobenzonitrile – Cucurbit[8]uril Triggers the Elusive Excimer Emission”Chem. Eur. J. 201521, 691-696.


213R)   A. Norouzy, W. M. Nau, “Synthetic Macrocyclic Receptors as Tools in Drug Delivery and Drug Discovery”, Drug Target Review 2014.

212A)   I. Ghosh, A. Mukhopadhyay, A. L. Koner, S. Samanta, W. M. Nau and J. N. Moorthy, “Excited-state properties of fluorenones: Influence of substituents, solvent and macrocyclic encapsulation” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2014, 16, 16436-16445.

211A)   K. I. Assaf and W. M. Nau, “Cucurbiturils as fluorophilic receptors”, Supramol. Chem. 2014, 26, 657-669.

210R)   F. Biedermann, W. M. Nau and H.-J. Schneider, “The Hydrophobic Effect Revisited-Studies with Supramolecular Complexes Imply High-Energy Water as a Noncovalent Driving Force”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 11158-11171.

209C)   J. Vázquez, P. Remón, R. N. Dsouza, A. I. Lazar, J. F. Arteaga, W. M. Nau and U. Pischel, “A Simple Assay for Quality Binders to Cucurbiturils”, Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 9897-9901.

208A)   S. T. J. Ryan, J. del Barrio, I. Ghosh, F. Biedermann, A. I. Lazar, Y. Lan, R. J. Coulston, W. M. Nau, and O. A. Scherman, “Efficient Host-Guest Energy Transfer in Polycationic Cyclophane-Perylene Diimide Complexes in Water”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 9053-9060.

207R)   G. Ghale, W. M. Nau, “Dynamically Analyte-Responsive Macrocyclic Host–Fluorophore Systems”, Acc. Chem. Res. 2014, 47, 2150-2159.

206C)   F. Biedermann, W. M. Nau, “Noncovalent Chirality Sensing Ensembles for Detection and Reaction Monitoring of Amino Acids, Peptides, Proteins, and Aromatic Drugs”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 11158-11171.

205R)   B. Mizaikoff, M. Lämmerhofer, J. Popp, S. He, W. M. Nau, K. Leopold, C. Kranz, J. W. Einax, “Trendbericht Analytische Chemie 2012/2013”, Nachr. Chem. 2014, 62, 407-414.

204C)   G. Ghale, A. G. Lanctôt, H. T. Kreissl, M. H. Jacob, H. Weingart, M. Winterhalter, W. M. Nau, “Chemosensing Ensembles for Monitoring Biomembrane Transport in Real Time“, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 2762-2765.


203A)   F. Biedermann, M. Vendruscolo, O. A. Scherman, A. De Simone, W. M. Nau, “Cucurbit[8]uril and Blue-box: High-energy Water Release Overwhelms Electrostatic Interactions”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 14879-14888.

202A)   V. Francisco, A. Piñeiro, W. M. Nau, L. García-Río, “The “true” affinities of inorganic metal cations to p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene: a thermodynamic study at neutral pH reveals a pitfall due to salt effects in microcalorimetry”, Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 17809-17820.

201A)   N. Abdali, E. Barth, A. Norouzy, R. Schulz, W. M. Nau, U. Kleinekathöfer, A. Tauch, R. Benz, “Corynebacterium jeikeium jk0268 constitutes for the 40 amino acid long PorACj, which forms a homooligomeric and anion-selective cell wall channel”, PLoS ONE 2013, 8, e75651.

200A)   T.-C. Lee, E. Kalenius, A. I. Lazar, K. I. Assaf, N. Kuhnert, C. H. Grün, J. Jänis, O. A. Scherman and W. M. Nau, “Chemistry inside molecular containers in the gas phase”, Nature Chem. 2013, 5, 376-382.

199R)   N. Saleh, I. Ghosh, W. M. Nau, “Cucurbiturils in Drug Delivery and for Biomedical Applications in Supramolecular Systems in Biomedical Fields” H. J. Schneider, Ed., RSC Publishing, 2013, in press.

198A)   F. Biedermann, W. M. Nau, “Fässerweise Moleküle – Natürliche und synthetische Makrozyklen finden vielfältige Anwendungen in der Wirkstofforschung und Analytik”, labor&more 2013, 30-35.

197A)   M. H. Jacob, R. N. Dsouza, I. Ghosh, A. Norouzy, T. Schwarzlose, W. M. Nau, “Diffusion-enhanced FRET and the Effects of External Quenchers and the Donor Quantum Yield”, J. Phys. Chem. B. 2013, 117, 185–198.


196A)   H. S. El-Sheshtawy, B. S. Bassil, K. I. Assaf, U. Kortz, W. M. Nau, “Halogen Bonding Inside a Molecular Container”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 19935-19941.

195A)   R. Sharma, M. Florea, W. N. Nau, K. Swaminathan, “Validation of Drug-Like Inhibitors against Mycrobacterium Tuberculosis L-aspatate α-decarboxylase Using Nuclear Magnatic Resonance (1H NMR)”, PLOS One 2012, 7, e45947.

194A)   F. Biedermann, V. D. Uzunova, O. A. Scherman, W. M. Nau, A. De Simone, “Release of high-energy water as an essential driving force for the high-affinity binding of cucurbit[n]urils”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 15318-15323.

193A)   S. Joshi, I. Ghosh, S. Pokhrel, L. Mädler, W. M. Nau, “Interactions of Amino Acids and Polypeptides with Metal Oxide Nanoparticles Probed by Fluorescent Indicator Adsorption and Displacement”, ACS Nano 2012, 6, 5668-5679.

192C)   F. Biedermann, E. Elmalem, I. Ghosh, W. M. Nau, O. A. Scherman, “Strongly fluorescent, switchable perylene-bisdiimide (PDI) host-guest complexes with cucurbit[8]uril in water”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 7739-7743. (featured on cover page)

191C)   A. Farcas, I. Ghosh, W. M. Nau, “Effect of α-cyclodextrin on the optical and surface-morphological properties of pyrene-triazole azomethine oligomers”, Chem. Phys. Lett. 2012, 535, 120-125.

190R)   I. Ghosh, W. M. Nau, “The strategic use of supramolecular pKa shifts to enhance the bioavailability of drugs”, Adv. Drug. Deliv. Rev. 2012, 64, 764-783.

189R)   B. Mizaikoff, M. Lämmerhofer, J. A. C. Broekaert, J. Popp, B. Lendl, K. Leopold, F. W. Scheller, A. Yarman, S. Schumacher, N. Plumeré, A. Hennig, W. M. Nau, C. Kranz, J. W. Einax, “Trendbericht Analytische Chemie 2010/2011”, Nachr. Chem. 2012, 60, 406-420.

188A)   G. Ghale, N. Kuhnert, W. M. Nau, “Monitoring Stepwise Proteolytic Degradation of Peptides by Supramolecular Domino Tandem Assays and Mass Spectrometry for Trypsin and Leucine Aminopeptidase”, Nat. Prod. Comm. 2012, 7, 343-348.

187A)   M. Florea, S. Kudithipudi, A. Rei, M. José González-Álvarez, A. Jeltsch, W. M. Nau, “A Fluorescence-Based Supramolecular Tandem Assay for Monitoring Lysine Methyltransferase Activity in Homogeneous Solution”, Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 3521-3528.

186A)   R. N. Dsouza, A. Hennig, W. M. Nau, “Supramolecular Tandem Enzyme Assays”, Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 3444-3459.

185A)   S. Abraham, I. Ghosh, W. M. Nau, C. Chesta, S. J. Pas, A. J. Hill, R. G. Weiss, “In-cage and out-of-cage combinations of benzylic radical pairs in the glassy and melted states of poly(alkyl methacrylate)s”, Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 2012, 11, 914-924.

184R)   M. H. Jacob, W. M. Nau, “Short-distance FRET Applied to the Polypeptide Chain” in Folding, Misfolding and Nonfolding of Peptides and Small Proteins, R. Schweitzer-Stenner, Ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S.A., 2012, 99-126.


183R)   R. N. Dsouza, U. Pischel, W. M. Nau, “Fluorescent Dyes and their Supramolecular Host-Guest Complexes with Macrocycles in Aqueous Solution”, Chem. Rev. 2011, 111, 7941–7980.

182C)   M. Florea, W. M. Nau, “Strong Binding of Hydrocarbons to Cucurbituril Probed by Fluorescent Dye Displacement: A Supramolecular Gas-Sensing Ensemble”, Angew. Chem. 2011,123,9510-9514; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 9338-9342.

181C)   N. Saleh, Y. A. Al-Soud, L. Al-Kaabi, I. Ghosh, and W. M. Nau, “A Coumarin-based Fluorescent PET Sens or Utilizing Supramolecular pKa Shifts”, Tetrahedron Lett. 2011, 52, 5249-5244.

180E)   W. Nau, A. I. Lazar, S. Joshi, “Book Review: Artificial Receptors for Chemical Sensors”, Angew. Chem. 2011, 123, 8622-8623, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 8472-8473.

179E)   W. Nau, “Book Review: Modern Molecular Photochemistry of Organic Molecules”, ChemPhysChem 2011, 12, 2496-2497.

178A)   N. Saleh, M. A. Meetani, L. Al-Kaabi, I. Ghosh, W. M. Nau, “Effect of Cucurbit[n]urils on Tropicamide and Potential Application in Ocular Drug Delivery”, Supramol. Chem. 2011, 23, 654-661.

177C)   C. Parente Carvalho, Vanya D. Uzunova, J. P. da Silva, W. M. Nau, U. Pischel, “A Photoinduced pH Jump Applied to Drug Release from Cucurbit[7]uril”, Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 8793-8795.

176R)   R. N. Dsouza, W. M. Nau, U. Pischel, “Complexation of Fluorescent Dyes by Macrocyclic Hosts” in Supramolecular Effects on Photochemical and Photophysical Processes, V. Ramamurthy, Y. Inoue, Eds., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S.A. 2011, 87-114.

175A)   D.-S. Guo, V. D. Uzunova, X. Su, Y. Liu, W. M. Nau, “Operational calixarene-based fluorescent sensing systems for choline and acetylcholine and their application to enzymatic reactions”, Chem. Sci. 2011, 2, 1722-1734.

174R)   W. M. Nau, M. Florea, K. I. Assaf, “Deep Inside Cucurbiturils: Physical Properties and Volumes of their Inner Cavity Determine the Hydrophobic Driving Force for Host–Guest Complexation”, Isr. J. Chem. 2011, 51, 559-577.

173A)   W. M. Nau, O. A. Scherman, “The World of Cucurbiturils – From Peculiarity to Commodity (Guest Editorial)”, Isr. J. Chem. 2011, 51, 492-494; featured on cover page.

172A)   G. Ghale, V. Ramalingam, A. R. Urbach, W. M. Nau, “Determining Protease Substrate Selectivity and Inhibition by Label-Free Supramolecular Tandem Enzyme Assays”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 7528-7535.

171C)   H. S. El-Sheshtawy, U. Pischel, W. M. Nau, “Solvent Polarity Affects H Atom Abstractions from C–H Donors”, Org. Lett. 2011, 13, 2694-2697.

170A)   J. N. Moorthy, S. Samanta, A. L. Koner, W. M. Nau, “Steady-state photochemistry (Pschorr cyclization) and Nanosecond Transient Absorption Spectroscopy of Twisted 2-Bromoaryl Ketones”, Pure Appl. Chem. 2011, 83, 841-860.

169A)   A. Farcas, I. Ghosh, V. C. Grigoras, I. Stoica, C. Peptu, W. M. Nau, “Effect of Rotaxane Formation on the Photophysical, Morphological, and Adhesion Properties of Poly[2,7-(9,9-Dioctylfluorene)-alt-(5,5′-Bithiophene)] Main Chain Polyrotaxanes”, Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2011, 212, 1022-1031.

168A)   A. L. Koner, I. Ghosh, N. Saleh, W. M. Nau, “Supramolecular Encapsulation of Benzimidazole-Derived Drugs by Cucurbit[7]uril”, Can. J. Chem. 2011, 89, 139-147.

167C)   A. L. Koner, C. Márquez, M. H. Dickman, W. M. Nau, “Chemoselektive Photoreaktionen mithilfe von Übergangsmetallen in Cucurbiturilen”, Angew. Chem. 2011, 123, 567-571; “Transition Metal-Promoted Chemoselective Photoreactions at the Cucurbituril Rim”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 545-548; featured on cover page.


166A)   D. Verbaro, I. Ghosh, W. M. Nau, R. Schweitzer-Stenner, “Discrepancies between Conformational Distributions of a Polyalanine Peptide in Solution Obtained from Molecular Dynamics Force Fields and Amide I′ Band Profiles”, J. Phys. Chem. B. 2010, 114, 17201-17208.

165A)   J. Mohanty, K. Jagtap, A. K. Ray, W. M. Nau, H. Pal, “Molecular Encapsulation of Fluorescent Dyes Affords Efficient Narrow-band Dye Laser Operation in Water”, ChemPhysChem 2010, 11, 3333-3338.

164A)   R. Meyer, A. F.-P. Sonnen and W. M. Nau, “Phase-Dependent Lateral Diffusion of α-Tocopherol in DPPC Liposomes Monitored by Fluorescence Quenching”, Langmuir 2010, 26, 14723-14729.

163R)   W. M. Nau, “Supramolecular Capsules: Under Control”, Nature Chemistry 2010, 2, 248-250.

162A)   I. Ghosh, N. Saleh and W. M. Nau, “Selective time-resolved binding of copper (II) by pyropheophorbide-a methyl ester”, Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 2010, 9, 649-654.

161C)   U. Pischel, V. D. Uzunova, P. Remón, W. M. Nau, “Supramolecular Logic with Macrocyclic Input and Competitive Reset”, Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, 2635-2637.

160A)   V. D. Uzunova, C. Cullinane, K. Brix, W. M. Nau, and A. I. Day, “Toxicity of Cucurbit[7]uril and Cucurbit[8]uril: An Exploratory in vitro and in vivo Study”, Org. Biomol. Chem. 2010, 8, 2037-2042.

159A)   J. Cui, V. D. Uzunova, D.-S. Guo, K. Wang, W. M. Nau, Y. Liu, “Effect of Lower-Rim Alkylation of p-Sulfonatocalix[4]arene on the Thermodynamics of Host–Guest Complexation”, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2010, 1704-1710.

158A)   M. Florea and W. M. Nau, “Implementation of Anion-Receptor Macrocycles in Supramolecular Tandem Assays for Enzymes Involving Nucleotides as Substrates, Products, and Cofactors”, Org. Biomol. Chem. 2010, 8, 1033-1039.