Selected Publications

  • J. M. Breen, L. Zhang, R. Clement and W. Schmitt*, Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, 19-21.

    "Hybrid Polyoxovanadates:"Anion-Influenced Formation of Nanoscopic Cages and Supramolecular Assemblies of Asymmetric Clusters."


  • J. M. Breen, R. Clérac, S. M. Cloonan, E. Kennedy, M. Feeney, T. McCabe, D. C. Williams and W. Schmitt*, Dalton Trans. 2012, 41, 2918-2921.

    "Self-assembly of hybrid organic-inorganic polyoxovanadates: Functionalised mixed-valent clusters and molecular cages."


  • L. Zhang, R. Clérac, P. Heijboer and W. Schmitt*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2012, 51, 3007-3011.

    "Symmetry-Control of High-Nuclearity and High-Spin Manganese Oxo-Clusters: Supramolecular Approaches to Mn-Based Keplerates and Chiral Solids"


  • N. Zhu, G. Tobin and W. Schmitt*, Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 3638-2640.

    "Extending the family of Zn-based MOFs: Synthetic approaches to chiral framework structures and MOFs with ultra-large pores and channels"


  • R. M. Duke, T. McCabe, W. Schmitt and T.Gunnlaugsson, J. Org. Chem., 2012, DOI: 10.1021/jo202332h (in press).

    "The recognition and sensing of biologically relevant anions in alcohol and mixed alcohol-aqueous solutions using charge neutral cleft-like glycol-derived pyridyl-amidothiourea receptors"


  • L. Zhang and W. Schmitt*, J. Am. Chem. Soc, 2011, 133, 11240-11248.

    "From Platonic Templates to Archimedean Solids: Successive Construction of Nanoscopic {V16As8}, {V16As10}, {V20As8} and {V24As8} Polyoxovanadate Cages."


  • C.I. Onet, L. Zhang, R. Clérac, B.-J. Denis, M. Feeney, T. McCabe and W. Schmitt, Inorg. Chem., 2011, 50, 604-613.

    "Self-Assembly of Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Polyoxomolybdates - Solid State Structures and Investigation of Formation and Core-Rearrangements in Solution."


  • R. J. Archer, C. S. Hawes, G. N. L. Jameson, V. McKee, B. Moubaraki, N. F. Chilton, K. S. Murray, W. Schmitt and P. E. Kruger, Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 12368-12373.

    "Partial spin crossover behaviour in a dinuclear iron(II) triple helicate."


  • D. P. Walsh, L. Zhang, P. E. Kruger and W. Schmitt*, J. Inorg. Organom. Polym. Mat.,2011, 21, 655-661.

    "Supramolecular Coordination Assemblies Using 2-Aminodiacetic Terephthalic Acid Ligands: K[Ni(II)(Hadta)(H2O)2]•H2O and K[Cu(II)1.5(adta)(H2O)1.5]•H2O"


  • B. Marzec, M. B. Mariyatra, T. McCabe and W. Schmitt*, Acta Cryst.E, 2011, E67, 1073-1074.

    "{{4,6-Bis[(E)-1-methyl-2-(pyridin-2-yl-methylidene-kN)hydrazinyl-kN2]-pyrimidine-kN1}dichloridocopper(II) methanol disolvate monohydrate"


  • B. Marzec, M. B. Mariyatra, L. Zhang T. McCabe and W. Schmitt*, Acta Cryst.E, 2011, E67, 1676-1677.

    "{4,6-Bis[(E)-1-methyl-2-(pyridin-2-ylmethylidene)hydrazinyl]pyrimidine-k3,N,N',N''}dichlorido manganese(II)"


  • A. O'Toole and W. Schmitt, Patent application filed for Ireland, Europe and the US, 17/11/2011

    "Capture and release of CO2 using tetranuclear coordination complexes".


  • A. O'Toole and W. Schmitt, Patent application filed for Ireland and Europe, 17/11/2011

    "Immobilisation of tetranuclear complexes on solid supports: Capture and release of CO2 using tetranuclear coordination complexes"


  • W. Schmitt*, L. Zhang, C. E. Anson and A. K. Powell*, Dalton Trans. 2010, 39, 10279-10285.

    "Aggregation of dinuclear {Fe2hpdta} units to form polynuclear oxy/hydroxy-bridged Fe(III) coordination complexes"


  • C. Vijayakumar, G. Tobin, W. Schmitt, M.J. Kim and M. Takeuchi, Chem. Commun. 2010, 6, 874-876.

    "Detection of explosive vapours with a charge transfer molecule: self-assembly assisted morphology tuning and enhancement in sensing efficiency"



  • D. O. Frimannsson, T. McCabe and W. Schmitt, M. Lawler and T. Gunnlaugsson, Supramol. Chemistry, 2010, 22, 483-490.

    "Synthesis and crystallographic analysis of short pyridine-based oligoamides as DNA-targeting supramolecular binders"


  • D. P. Walsh, R. Clérac, P. E. Kruger and W. Schmitt*, CrystEngComm, 2009, 11, 1666-1673.

    "Modulating Topologies and Magnetic Properties of Coordination Polymers using 2,2'-Bipyridine and 5-Aminodiacetic Isophthalic Acid as Ligands."


  • D. Pelleteret, R. Clérac*, C. Mathoniére, E. Harte, W. Schmitt* and P.E. Kruger*, Chem. Commun. 2009, 221-223. 

    "Asymmetric spin-crossover behaviour and evidence of light-induced excited spin state trapping in a dinuclear iron(II) helicate."


  • J.M. Breen and W. Schmitt*, Angew. Chem. 2008, 120, 7010-7014Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2008, 47, 6904-6908.

    "Hybrid organic-inorganic polyoxometalates: Functionalization of V(IV)/V(V) nanosized clusters to produce molecular capsules"


  • X. Peng, J. Jin, N.  Kobayashi, W. Schmitt and I. Ichinose, 2008, Chem. Commun., 1904-1906.

    "Time-dependent Growth of Zinc Hydroxide Nanostrands and their Crystal Structure"


  • I. McKeogh, J. P. Hill, E. S. Collins, T. McCabe and W. Schmitt*, New J. Chem., 2007, 31, 1882-1886.

    "Assembly of Fe(III) Complexes via Hydrogen Bonded Water Networks"


  • G. La Spina, R. Clérac, T. McCabe, E. S. Collins, I. Ichinose and W. Schmitt*, Dalton Trans., 2007, 5248-5252.

    "Engineering Coordination Assemblies of Dinuclear Cu(II) Complexes"


  • Y.-H. Luo, J. Huang, J. Jin, X. Peng, W. Schmitt and I. Ichinose, Chem. Mater. 2006, 18, 1795-1802.

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


  • J.P Hill, Y. Wakayama, W. Schmitt, T. Tsuruoka, T. Nakanishi, A.L. McCarty, F. D'Souza and K. Ariga, Chem. Commun., 2006, 2320-2322.

    "Regulating the stability of 2D crystal Structures at metallic surfaces using an oxidation state dependent molecular conformation." - Hot Article & Highlighted on the Cover -


  • W. Schmitt*, J. P. Hill, M. P. Juanico, A. Caneschi, F. Costantino, C. E. Anson and A.K. Powell*, Angew. Chem. 2005, 117, 4249-4154; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2005, 44, 4187-4192.

    "Engineering supramolecularcoordination assemblies of dinuclear Fe(III) complexes." Highlighted on the Cover


  • W. Schmitt*, J. P. Hill, S. Malik, C. Volkert, I. Ichinose, C. E. Anson and 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." - Highlighted in 'Small' -


  • T. Nakanishi, W. Schmitt, D. Kurth and K. Ariga, Chem. Commun. 2005, 5982-5984.

    "Hierarchical supramolecular assemblies of a fullerene derivative."  - Hot article -


  • W. Schmitt*, C. E. Anson, W. Wernsdorfer and  A. K. Powell*, Chem. Commun. 2005, 16, 2098-2100.

    "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."


  • J.P. Hill, W. Schmitt, A. L. McCarthy, P. Karr, M. Zandler and F. D'Souza,Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2005, 14, 2893-2895.

    "Structures, spectral and electrochemical Properties of N-(Naphth-2-ylmethyl)-appended porphyrinogens." Highlighted on the Cover


  • W. Schmitt,  C. E. Anson,  J. P. Hill and  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."


  • A.K. Powell, W. Schmitt and C. E. Anson, J. Inorg. Biochem. 2002, 86, 87.

    "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 and 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, C. E. Anson, B. Pilawa and A. K. Powell, Z. anorg. allg. Chem. 2002, 628, 2443-2452.

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

    -Highlighted on the cover-


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

    "Strategies for producing cluster-based magnetic arrays."


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

    "[Al15(m3-O)4(m3-OH)6(m-OH)14(hpdta)4]3- - A new Al15 aggregate which forms a supramolecular zeotype."  - Highlighted on the front page -


  • A. Mandel, W. Schmitt, T. G. Womack, R. Bhalla, R. K. Henderson, S. L. Heath and 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."


Other Publications:

  • W. Schmitt*, Irish Chem. News, 2010, 16, 56.

    Review Article: "Supramolecular Coordination Networks, Molecular Capsules and Helicates."


  • B. Marzec, A. Dowling, G. Fleming and W. Schmitt*, Modern Polymeric Materials for Environmental Applications, 2010, Vol. 4, p. 219.Proceedings of the 4th International Seminar; Krakow, 1-3 Dec. 2010; Editor: Prof. Dr. Krzysztof Pielichowski.

    "Supramolecular Design of Biocompatible Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Polymeric Additives"


  • Wolfgang Schmitt*, "Engineering Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Coordination Assemblies - Porous Networks, Magnetic Materials and Templates for the Preparation of Nanomaterials" in Melting Pot of Materials Science Research, Y. Endo, 2008, Chapter 2.; 3 page article (reviewed by editor Prof. Endo).


  • W. Schmitt*, J .P. Hill, KEK Prog. Rep. B, 2005. 40.

    "Structural studies on hybrid organic-inorganic coordination assemblies."


  • W. Schmitt*, J. P. Hill, KEK Prog. Rep. B, 2005. 41.

    "Stabilization of aluminium polycations by aminocarboxylic acid ligands to give Al15 clusters with zeotypic supramolecular structure."


  • Article in: Research Report: Science and Technology Promotion Subsidy of MEXT, FY2003-FY2007, New Challenges for Internationalization and Fostering of Talented Young Scientists, ICYS, NIMS, Final Report; Article for Research Highlights, Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Materials, p32.


  • Ph.D. Thesis:

    Wolfgang Schmitt, "Hydrolysis of iron(III) and aluminium(III) salts in amino-carboxylic acid stabilized protic reaction systems- Structure and properties of polynuclear molecular complexes and crosslinked supramolecular aggregates". 1st Ed., Gőttingen, Cuvillier Verlag, 2003. (ISBN 3-89873-637-7)

    German title: "Hydrolyse von Eisen(III)- und Aluminium(III)salzen in Aminocarbonsäure-stabilisierten, protischen Reaktionssystemen."