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We gratefully acknowledge funding from the DFG via the Emmy Noether Programme and the FCI.


  • A warm welcome to our Master's students Anne and Vigan!
  • Larissa receives the 2021 Teaching Award of the faculty.
  • The Krbek Group attends SupraChem 2022 in Mainz.
  • A warm welcome to our Bachelor students Fabian, Jonathan, & Justin!
  • Larissa gets highlighted in the Chemical Science Reviewer Spotlight
  • Larissa is guest editor
    for a Supramolecular Chemistry special issue on first generation supramolecular chemists. Click here for the call for papers.
  • Congratulations to Damiano Tolazzi for successfully finishing his Master's thesis! We wish you all the best for your future endeavours!
  • Congratulations to Ruben Falkenburg for successfully finishing his Master's thesis! We're looking forward to keeping you on as a PhD student!
  • Lidón Pruñonosa Lara joins the group as PhD student!
  • Larissa presents at the 3rd NOAH ITN Summer School:
    Kinetic and Thermodynamic characterisation tools for supramolecular complexes.
  • Larissa talks at the 2021 Systems Chemistry Virtual Symposium.
  • Larissa gets named reviewer of the month for Commun. Chem.
  • Emmy Noether funding officially starts!
    We're exited about all the research, that will be facilitated by this funding and are celebrating over some Italian lunch. 
  • Larissa gets named reviewer of the month by Commun. Chem.
  • Damiano Tolazzi joins the group as Master's student!
  • ChemSystemsMeet was a success!
    A big thanks to everyone involved!
  • Ruben Falkenburg joins the group as Master's student!
  • Max Notheis joins the group as PhD student!
  • Wiebke Rautenberg joins the group as PhD student!
  • New publication in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.
    Another great work with Dong Yang and collaborators from all over the world incl. Biao Wu and John Thoburn
  • New publication in JACS
    Great collaboration with my dear colleagues Dong Yang, Jake Greenfield, and Tanya Ronson.
  • Emmy Noether project gets funded
    The Krbek Group's research will be funded by the Emmy Noether Programme (DFG) from 01/07/2021.
  • New publication in Chem. Sci.
  • The adventure begins... 
    Dr. von Krbek is kicking off her independent career as a junior research group leader (Habilitandin) at Kekulé-Institute for Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry funded by a Liebig Fellowship (FCI).
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13. Glucose Binding Drives Reconfiguration of a Dynamic Library of Urea‐Containing Metal‐Organic Assemblies


D. Yang, L. K. S. von Krbek, L. Yu,  T. K. Ronson, J. D. Thoburn, J. P. Carpenter, J. L. Greenfield, D. J. Howe, B. Wu, J. R. Nitschke,*

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed2021, 60(9), 4485–4490.


12. La(III) and Zn(II) Cooperatively Template a Metal–Organic Capsule


D. Yang, J. L. Greenfield, T. K. Ronson, L. K. S. von Krbek, L. Yu, J. R. Nitschke,*

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020142(47), 19856–19861.


11. Oxidation triggers guest dissociation during reorganization of an Fe₄L₆ twisted parallelogram


A. J. Plajer,+ F. J. Rizzuto,+  L. K. S. von Krbek, Y. Gisbert, V. Martínez-Agramunt, J. R. Nitschke,*

Chem. Sci. 2020, 11(38), 10399–10404. + Equally contributing.


10. Strategies for binding multiple guests in molecular coordination cages


F. J. Rizzuto, L. K. S. von Krbek, J. R. Nitschke,*

Nat. Rev. Chem2019, 3(4), 204–222.


9. Multivalent Crown-ether Receptors Enable Allosteric Regulation of Anion Exchange in an Fe₄L₆ Tetrahedron


L. K. S. von Krbek+, D. A. Roberts+, B. S. Pilgrim, C. A. Schalley,* Jonathan R. Nitschke,*

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201857(43), 14121–14124. + Equally contributing.


8. Assessing cooperativity in supramolecular systems


L. K. S. von Krbek, C. A. Schalley,* P. Thordarson,*

Chem. Soc. Rev. 2017, 46(9), 2622–2637.

7. The Delicate Balance of Preorganisation and Adaptability in Multiply Bonded Host–Guest Complexes


L. K. S. von Krbek, A. J. Achazi, S. Schoder, M. Gaedke, T. Biberger, B. Paulus,* C. A. Schalley,*

Chem.—Eur. J. 2017, 23(12), 2877–2883.

6. Allosteric and Chelate Cooperativity in Divalent Crown Ether–Ammonium Complexes with Strong Binding Enhancements


L. K. S. von Krbek, A. J. Achazi, M. Solleder, M. Weber,* B. Paulus,* C. A. Schalley,*

Chem.—Eur. J. 2016, 22(43), 15475–15484.


5. Thermodynamic Analysis of Allosteric and Chelate Cooperativity in Di- and Trivalent Ammonium/Crown-Ether Pseudorotaxanes


K. Nowosinski, L. K. S. von Krbek, N. L. Traulsen, C. A. Schalley,*

Org. Lett. 2015, 17(20), 5076–5079.

4. Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of Crown/Ammonium Complexes in Solution


A. J. Achazi,* L. K. S. von Krbek, C. A. Schalley, B. Paulus,

J. Comput. Chem. 2016, 37(1), 18–24.


3. Preorganization is the Key: Synthesis of Discrete Di- and Tetravalent Porphyrin Pseudorotaxanes


M. Lohse, L. K. S. von Krbek, S. Radunz, S. Moorthy, C. A. Schalley,* S. Hecht,*

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2015, 11, 748–762.


2. Gating the photochromism of an azobenzene by strong host–guest interactions in a divalent pseudo[2]rotaxane


M. Lohse, K. Nowosinski, N. L. Traulsen, A. J. Achazi, L. K. S. von Krbek, B. Paulus, C. A. Schalley,* S. Hecht,*

Chem. Commun. 2015, 51(48), 9777–9780.


1.  Synthesis and Coordinative Layer-by-Layer Deposition of Pyridine-Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles and Tetralactam Macrocycles on Silicon Substrates


C. H.-H. Traulsen, V. Kunz, T. Heinrich, S. Richter, M. Holzweber, A. Schulz, L. K. S. von Krbek, U. T. J. Scheuschner, J. Poppenberg, W. E. S. Unger,* C. A. Schalley,*

Langmuir 2013, 29(46), 14284–14292.


Publications on EDI (Equality/Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion)

1.   Managing research throughout COVID-19: Lived experiences of supramolecular chemists

J. S. Leigh, J. R. Hiscock, S. Koops, A. J. McConnell, C. J. E. Haynes, C. Caltagirone, M. Kieffer, E. R. Draper, A. G. Slater, K. M. Hutchins, D. Watkins, N. Busschaert, L. K. S. von Krbek, K. A. Jolliffe, M. J. Hardie,

Chem 2022, 8(2) 299–311.


2.   Women In Supramolecular Chemistry: Collectively crafting the rhythms of our work and lives in STEM

J. S. Leigh, J. R. Hiscock, A. J. McConnell, C. J. E. Haynes, C. Caltagirone, M. Kieffer, E. R. Draper, A. G. Slater, L. K. S. von Krbek, K. M. Hutchins, D. Watkins, N. Busschaert,

Bristol University Press and Policy Press, Bristol, 2022, ISBN: 978-1447362371.



1.   Hopping protons in supramolecular catalysis

 C. J. E. Haynes,* L. K. S. von Krbek*

Nat. Chem. 2022, 14, 969–971.

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