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Selected Publications


  • J.P Hill, Y. Wakayama, W. Schmitt, T. Tsuruoka, T. Nakanishi, M.L. Zandler, A.L. McCarty, F. D'Souza, L.R. Milgrom, K. Ariga, Chem Commun., 2006, in press (Hot Article).

“Regulating the stability of 2D crystal structures using an oxidation state-dependent molecular conformation.”


  • Y.-H. Luo, J. Huang, J. Jin, X. Peng, W. Schmitt, I. Ichinose, Chem. Mater. 2006, 18, 17951802.

    “Formation of positively charged copper hydroxide nanostrands and their structural characterization”.


  • T. Nakanishi, W. Schmitt, D. Kurth, K. Ariga, Chem. Commun. 2005, 5982-5984 (Hot Article).

“Hierarchical supramolecular fullerene architectures with controlled dimensionality” .


  • W. Schmitt, J. P. Hill, S. Malik, C. Volkert, I. Ichinose, C. E. Anson, A. K. Powell, Angew. Chem. 2005, 117, 7210–7215; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2005, 44, 7048–7053.

“Thermolysis of a hybrid organic-inorganic supramolecular coordination Assembly: templating the formation of nanostructured fibrous materials and carbon-based microcapsules.”


  • W. Schmitt, J.P. Hill, M.P. Juanico, A. Caneschi, F. Costantino, C.E. Anson, A.K. Powell, Angew. Chem. 2005, 117, 4249–4264; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2005, 44, 4187–4192.

“Engineering supramolecular coordination assemblies of dinuclear FeIII complexes.”


  • J.P. Hill, W. Schmitt, A.L. McCarthy, P. Karr, M. Zandler, F. D’Souza, Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2005, 14, 2893– 2902.

“Structures, spectral and electrochemical Properties of N-(Naphth-2-ylmethyl)-appended porphyrinogens.”  


  • W. Schmitt, C. E. Anson, W. Wernsdorfer,  A. K. Powell, Chem. Commun.  2005,  16, 20982100.

“Formal encapsulation of [Fe(H2O)6]3+ by dinuclear {Fe2(hpdta)} units leads to  a nonanuclear  S = 13/2 Fe(III) oxo-cluster showing magnetic hysteresis.”


  • W. Schmitt,  C. E. Anson,  J. P. Hill,  A. K. Powell,  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003,  125,  11142–11143.

“Cation-π binding of an alkali metal ion by pendant α,α-dimethylbenzyl groups within a dinuclear iron(III) structural unit.


  • W. Schmitt,  1. Ed., Cuviller Verlag, Göttingen, 2003.

„Hydrolyse von Eisen(III)- und Aluminium(III)salzen in Aminocarbonsäure-stabilisierten, protischen Reaktionssystemen – Strukturen und Eigenschaften mehrkerniger molekularer Komplexe und vernetzter, supramolekularer Aggregate.


  • W. Schmitt, C. E. Anson, B. Pilawa, A.K. Powell, Z. anorg. allg. Chem. 2002, 628, 2443–2452.

“Investigation of the hydrolytic build-up of iron(III)-oxo-aggregates.”


  • W. Schmitt, C.E. Anson, R. Sessoli, M.van Veen, A.K. Powell, J. Inorg. Biochem. 2002, 91, 173–189.

“Biomimetic hydrolytic activation by Fe(III) aggregates – structures, reactivity and properties of novel oxo-bridged iron complexes.” 


  • W. Schmitt, P. A. Jordan, R. K. Henderson, G. R. Moore, C.E. Anson, A. K. Powell, Coord. Chem. Rev.  2002, 228, 115–126.

“Synthesis, structures and properties of hydrolytic Al(III) aggregates and Fe(III) analogues formed with iminodiacetate-based chelating ligands.” 


  • W. Schmitt, E. Baissa, A. Mandel, C. E.  Anson, A. K. Powell, Angew. Chem. 2001, 113, 3690–3693; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Eng. 2001, 40, 3577–3581.

“[Al15(O)4(OH)6(OH)14(hpdta)4]3- - A new Al15 aggregate which forms a supramolecular zeotype.” 


  • W. Schmitt, M. Murugesu, J. C. Goodwin, J. P. Hill, A. Mandel, R. Bhalla, C. E. Anson, S. L. Heath, A. K. Powell, Polyhedron 2001, 20, 1687–1697.

“Strategies for producing cluster-based magnetic arrays.”


  • A. Mandel, W. Schmitt,  T. G. Womack,  R. Bhalla, R. K. Henderson, S. L. Heath ,  A. K. Powell, Coord. Chem. Rev. 1999, 190–192, 1067–1083.

“A bioinspired approach to control over size, shape and function of polynuclear iron   compounds.”



  • W. Schmitt, Melting Pot, International Edition, 2005, 3, 7­–8.. Melting Pot, Japanese Edition, 2005, 3, 7–8, Japanese Edition, 2005, 3, 7–8.

“Organic-inorganic hybrid materials have a bright future.”





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