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Supramolekulare Chemie

Book chapters

  • Kataev E.A. "Non-covalent interactions in the synthesis of macrocycles" in Non-covalent Interactions in Synthesis and Design of New Compounds, Maharromov A.M.; Mahmudov K.T.; Kopylovich M.N.; Eds. Wiley-VCH, Weinheim 2016, Chapter 4, ISBN 9781119109891, Chapt. 4, pp. 63-83.

  • Kataev, E. A.; Melfi, P. J.; Sessler, J. L. "Anion-Binding Macrocycles," in Modern Supramolecular Chemistry:  Strategies for Macrocycle Synthesis, Diederich, F.; Stang, P. J.; Tywinski, R. R., Eds.  Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2008, Chapt. 9, pp 315-347 (400 pp total).  ISBN 978-3-527-31826-1

  • Bruce A. Moyer, Latitia H. Delmau, Christopher J. Fowler, Alexandre Ruas, Debra A. Bostick, Jonathan L. Sessler, Evgeny Kataev, G. Dan Pantos, José M. Llinares, Md. Alamgir Hossain, S. O. Kang, and  Kristin Bowman-James, “Supramolecular Chemistry of Environmentally Relevant Anions”, Advances in Inorganic Chemistry 2007, Vol 59, pp. 175-204



  • S. S. R. Namashivaya, A. S. Oshchepkov, H. Ding, S. Förster, V. N. Khrustalev and E. A. Kataev ,"Anthracene-based receptors with a turn-on fluorescence re-sponse for nitrate" Org. Lett. 2019, accepted

  • A. S. Oshchepkov, T. A. Shumilova, M. Zerson, R. Magerle, V. N. Khrustalev and E. A. Kataev "Conformational Selection in Anion Recognition: cGMP-Selective Binding by a Naphthalimide-Functionalized Amido-Amine Macrocycle" J. Org. Chem., 2019, accepted and on the cover!

  • (Hot Paper) A. M. Agafontsev, T. A. Shumilova,[a] T. Rüffer, H. Lang, and E. A. Kataev "Anthracene-based cyclophanes with selective fluorescent responses for TTP and GTP: insights into recognition and sensing mechanisms" Chem. Eur. J. 2019, 25(14), 3541-3549.


  • A. Ravi. S. P. Krishnarao, T. A. Shumilova, V. N. Khrustalev, T. Rüffer, H. Lang, E. A. Kataev "Cation molecular exchanger based on a conformational hinge" Org. Lett. 2018, 20 (19), 6211–6214.

  • A. Ravi, A. S. Oshchepkov, K. E. German, G. A. Kirakosyan,  A. V. Safonov, V. N. Khrustalev, E. A. Kataev "Finding receptor design for selective recognition of perrhenate and pertechnetate: hydrogen vs. halogen bonding" Chem. Comm. 2018, 54, 4826-4829.

  • A. S. Oshchepkov, T. Shumilova, S. R. Namashivaya, O.A. Fedorova, P. Dorovatovskii, V. N. Khrustalev, E. A. Kataev "Hybrid macrocycles for selective binding and sensing of fluoride in aqueous solution" J. Org. Chem. 2018 83 (4), 2145–2153 

  • T. A. Shumilova, T. Rüffer, H. Lang, E. A. Kataev "Straightforward design of fluorescent receptors for sulfate: study of non-covalent interactions contributing to host-guest formation". Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24(7), 1500-1504 (on the cover)


  • R. R. Mittapalli, S. S. R. Namashivaya, A. S. Oshchepkov, T. A. Shumilova, T. Rüffer, H. Lang, and E. A. Kataev "Selective recognition of oxalate in water: effect of pH on binding strength and sensing mechanisms". Chem. Comm. 2017, 53 11345-11348.

  • A. S. Oshchepkov, R. R. Mittapalli, O.A. Fedorova, E. A. Kataev. “Naphthalimide-based polyammonium chemosensors for anions: study of binding properties and sensing mechanisms”. Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23(4), 9657–9665

  • R. R. Mittapalli, S. S. R. Namashivaya, A. S. Oshchepkov, E. Kuczyńska and E. A. Kataev. Design of anion-selective PET probes based on azacryptands: the effect of pH on binding and fluorescence properties. Chem. Comm. 2017, 53, 4822-4825.


  • Agafontsev, A.M.; Shumilova, T.A.; Panchenko, P.A.; Janz, S.; Fedorova, O.A.;Kataev, E.A.; Utilizing a pH-sensitive dye in selective fluorescent recognition of sulfate. Chem. - Eur. J. 2016, 22, 15069–15074.

  • Kataev, E.A., Shumilova, T.A, Fiedler, B, Anacker, T.; Friedrich, J.; Understanding stacking interactions between an aromatic ring and nucleobases in aqueous solution: experimental and theoretical study. J. Org. Chem. 2016, 81, 6505-6514.

  • Kataev, E.A.; Mittapalli, R.R.; Gangarpu, N.R.; Vemulapati, H.R.; Cirandur, S.R. Basi', V. S. R.; Supramolecular catalysis by β-cyclodextrin for the synthesis of kojic acid derivatives in water. New J. Chem. 2016, 40, 1693-1697 


  • Kataev, E.A., Pantos, P; Karnas, E.; Kolesnikov, G.V.; Tananaev, G.V.; Lynch, V.M., Sessler, J.L.; Perrhenate and pertechnetate anion recognition properties of cyclo[8]pyrrole, Supramolecular Chemistry, 2015, 27, 346-356

  • Panchenko P.A., Pak V,V., Fedorova O.A., Fedorov Yu. V., Kataev E.A., Cationdependent spectral properties of fluorescent complexon based on 1,8-naphthalimide with PET mechanism of optical response. Russ. Chem. Bull. 2015, 8, 1871.


  • Kataev, E. A.; Müller C., Kolesnikov, G.V., Khrustalev, V.N.; Guanidinium-based Artificial Receptors for Binding Orthophosphate in an Aqueous Solution, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2014, 2747-2753

  • Kataev, E. A.; Müller C.; Recent advances in molecular recognition in water: artificial receptors and supramolecular catalysis. Tetrahedron, 2014, 70, 137-167  


  • Kataev, E.  A.; Kolesnikov, G. V.; Arnold, R.; Lavrov, H. V.; Khrustalev, V. N. Templating Irreversible Covalent Macrocyclization by Using Anions. Chem. – Eur. J. 2013, 19, 3710-3714 



  • Kataev, E.; Arnold, R.; Rüffer, T.; Lang, H. Fluorescence Detection of Adenosine Triphosphate in an Aqueous Solution Using a Combination of Copper(II) Complexes  Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, 7948-7950. 


  • Kolesnikov, G. V.; German, K. E.; Kirakosyan, G.; Tananaev, I. G.; Ustynyuk, Y. A.; Khrustalev, V. N.; Katayev, E. A., Macrocyclic receptor for pertechnetate and perrhenate anions. Org. Biomol. Chem. 2011, 9 (21), 7358-7364

  • Gruber, B.; Kataev, E.; Aschenbrenner, J.; Stadlbauer, S.; König, B. Vesicles and Micelles from Amphiphilic Zinc(II)-Cyclen Complexes as Highly Potent Promoters of Hydrolytic DNA Cleavage. J Am Chem Soc 2011, 133, 20704.

  • M. Bhuyan, E. Katayev, S. Stadlbauer, H. Nonaka, A. Ojida, I. Hamachi, B. König, Rigid Luminescent bis-Zinc(II)-bis-Cyclen Complexes for the Detection of Phosphate Anions and non-covalent Protein Labeling in Aqueous Solution, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2011, 2807–2817

  • L. I. Murtazina, A. V. Nemtarev, V. F. Mironov, A. I. Konovalov, I. S. Ryzhkina, E. A. Katayev. Self-association of a phosphate receptor along and with a lipidomimetic in water: Effect of receptor low concentrations on the catalytic activity of mixed systems. Chem. Phys. Lett. 2011511(4-6), 247-250


  • E.A. Katayev, J.L. Sessler, Yu.A. Ustynyuk, "New strategy and new methods for the synthesis of artificial macrocyclic anion receptors. Selective recognition of tetrahedral oxyanions. Russ. Chem. Bull. Int. Ed., 2010, 58(9), 1785-1798

  • I.C. Ryzhkina, L.I. Murtazina, E.D. Sherman, Yu.N. Valitova, E.A. Kataev, A.I Konovalov, "Aqueous solutions of the pyridine-pyrrole macrocycle at low concentrations: relationship of parameters of supramolecular nano-sized associates, their physicochemical properties and physiological activity." Dokl. Akad. Nauk, 2010, 433, 142-146

  • Rizvan K. Askerov, Vladimir V. Roznyatovsky, Evgeny A. Katayev, Abel M. Maharramov and Victor N. Khrustalev, "27,28-Diphenyl-2,25-dioxo-30-oxa-3,10,17,24-tetraaza-29-thiopentacyclo[24,2,1,112,15,04,9,018,23]triaconta-5,7,9(4),10,12,14,16,18,20,22,26,28-dodecaene."Acta Cryst E. 2010, o660-o661

  • Rizvan K. Askerov, Vladimir V. Roznyatovsky, Evgeny A. Katayev, Abel M. Maharramov and Victor N. Khrustalev., N,N '-Bis(2-aminophenyl)-3,4-diphenylthiophene-2,5-dicarboxamide acetonitrile solvate. Acta Cryst E. 2010, 66, o793-o794


  • E. A. Katayev, G. V. Kolesnikov, V. N. Khrustalev, M. Yu. Antipin R. K. Askerov, A. M. Maharramov, K. E. German, G. A. Kirakosyan, I. G. Tananaev. T. V. Timofeeva, “Recognition of perrhenate and pertechnetate by a neutral macrocyclic receptor”, J. Radioanal. and Nucl. Chem. 2009, 282, 385-389 (invited)

  • E. A. Katayev, G. V. Kolesnikov, J. L. Sessler. The recognition principles of perrhenate and pertechnetate for nuclear medicine and analytical needs. Chem. Soc. Rev., 2009, 1572-1586. (invited)


  • Evgeny A. Katayev, Ekaterina N. Myshkovskaya, Nikolay V. Boev, Victor N. Khrustalev, Anion binding by pyrrole-pyridine based macrocyclic polyamides, Supramol. Chem., 2008, vol 20, no. 7, 619-624 (featured on the cover)

  • E. A. Katayev, G.V. Lavrov, V.N. Khrustalev, Deprotonation induced activation of dipyrromethane-palladium complexes for dioxygen activation. J. Porph. and Phtal., 2008, 12, 1137-1145

  • E.A. Katayev, G.V. Kolesnikov, E.N. Myshkovskaya, I.G. Tananaev, Voprosy Radiacionnoy Bezopasnosti (in Russian), 2008, pp. 16-22

  • Evgeny A. Katayev, Nikolay V. Boev, Ekaterina Myshkovskaya, Victor N. Khrustalev and Yuri. A. Ustynyuk, Expanding sapphyrin: towards selective phosphate binding. Chem. Eur. J., 2008, 14, 9065-9073


  • E. K. Katayev, N. V. Boev, V. N. Khrustalev, Y. A. Ustynyuk, I. G. Tananaev, J. L. Sessler. Bipyrrole- and dipyrromethane-based amido-imine hybrid macrocycles. New receptors for oxoanions. J. Org. Chem. 2007, 72, 2886-2896

  • Evgeny A. Katayev, Kay Severin, Rosario Scopelliti, Yuri A. Usynyuk, Dioxygen activation by diiminodipyrromethane complexes of Ni, Pd and Pt. Inorg. Chem., 2007, 46, 5465-5467

  • Evgeny A. Katayev, Jonathan L. Sessler, Victor N. Khrustalev, Yuri A. Ustynyuk. Synthetic Model of the Phosphate Binding Protein: Solid State Structure and Solution Phase Anion Binding Properties of a Large Oligopyrrolic Macrocycle. J. Org. Chem, 2007, 72, 7244-7252

  • E. A. Katayev, G.V. Lavrov, V.V. Roznyatovskiy, V.N. Khrustalev. Palladium (ii) complex with 2,5-diamidothiophene-bipyrrole macrocycle. J. Struct. Chem, 2007, 48(5), 977-980


  • E. A. Katayev, Yu. A. Ustynyuk, J. L. Sessler. Receptors for tetrahedral oxyanions. Coord. Chem. Rev., 2006, 250, 3004-3037

  • Evgeny A. Katayev, Nikolay V. Boev, G. Dan Pantos, Yuriy A. Ustynyuk, Victor N. Khrustalev, Jonathan L. Sessler. New polypyrrole macrocycles for binding of tetrahedral oxyanions. J. Porphirins Phtalocyanines, 2006, 10, 703

  • Evgeny A. Katayev, Yuriy A. Ustynyuk, Vincent M. Lynch, and Jonathan L. Sessler. Mono-palladium (II) complexes of diamidopyridine-dipyrromethane hybrid macrocycles. Chemical Communication, 2006, 4682-4684

  • E. A. Katayev, G. D. Pantos, V. M. Lynch, J. L. Sessler, M. D. Reshetova, and Yu. A. Ustynyuk. New polydentate macrocyclic ligands of hybrid amine-imine and amide-imine types as artificial anion receptors. Synthesis and study of anion binding. Russ. Chem. Bull. Int. Ed., 2005, vol. 54, No. 1, 165-172

  • Jonathan L. Sessler, Evgeny Katayev, G. Dan Pantos, Pavel Scherbakov, Marina D. Reshetova, Victor N. Khrustalev, Vincent M. Lynch, and Yuri A. Ustynyuk. Fine Tuning the Anion Binding Properties of 2,6-Diamidopyridine Dipyrromethane Hybrid Macrocycles. J. Am. Chem. Soc., vol 127, No. 32, 2005, 11442-11446

  • Evgeny A. Katayev , G. Dan Pantos, Marina D. Reshetova, Victor N. Khrustalev, Vincent M. Lynch, Yuri A. Ustynyuk, Jonathan L. Sessler. Anion Induced Synthesis and Combinatorial Selection of Polypyrrolic Macrocycles. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2005, 44, 7386-7390

  •  Jonathan L. Sessler, Evgeny Katayev, G. Dan Pantos, and Yuri A. Ustynyuk, Synthesis and study of a new diamidodipyrromethane macrocycle. An anion receptor with a high sulfate-to-nitrate binding selectivity. Chem. Comm., 2004, 11, 1276-1277. Featured in C & E News: “Macrocycle for Nuclear Waste,” Chemical Engineering News, June 7, 2004, p. 8

  • E. A. Katayev, M. D. Reshetova, and Yu. A. Ustynyuk, Binuclear and polynuclear transition metal complexes with macrocyclic ligands. New polydentate azomethine ligands based on 2,5-diformylpyrrole and 2,6-diformylpyridine, Russian Chem. Bull. Int. Ed., 2004, vol. 53, No 2, 335-340

  • Jonathan L. Sessler, G. Dan Pantos, Evgeny Katayev, and Vincent M. Lynch, Pyrazine Analogues of Dipyrrolylquinoxalines. Org. Lett., 2003. vol. 5, No. 22, 4141-4144.

  • Evgeny Katayev, Yahong Li and Aaron L. Odom. Insertion of an electron-rich alkyne into molybdenum amido bond. Chem. Commun, 2002, 838-839

  • A. Yu. Chernyadyev, E. A. Katayev, Yu. A. Ustynyuk, M. D. Reshetova, A. A. Sidorov, S. E. Nefedov, G. G. Alexandrov, I. A. Moiseev, I. L. Eremenko. Bi- and polinuclear transition metal complexes with macrocyclic ligands. New antiferromagnetic binuclear nickel complex in reaction of 1,2-diaminobenzene with pyrrole-2,5-dicarboxaldehyde and nickel pivalate. Russian. Chem. Bull. Int. Ed., 2001, vol. 5, N. 12, 2445-2450



Oral presentations:

​​“Recognition and sensing in an aqueous solution: from inorganic anions to nucleotides” AG Beckert, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, 2014, June 17

​​“Recognition and sensing in an aqueous solution: from inorganic anions to nucleotides” The 9th International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry, 2014, Shanghai, 7-11 June

"Anion recognition in organic and aqueous media using artificial receptors", Chemiedozententagung, Berlin, 2013, 11-13 March

"Anion-templated irreversible covalent macrocyclization", SupraChem 2013, Münster, 14-15 February

"Recognition of phosphates in an aqueous solution using artificial receptors" 2nd Scientific Meeting COST Action CM1005, Lisbon, 2012, 16-20 November

"Anion recognition in organic and aqueous media using artificial receptors", 23rd Lecture Conference on Photochemistry, Potsdam, 2012, 8-10 October

"Control of coordination and covalent self-assembly", Symposium Supramolecular Chemistry, Essen, 2011, 24-25 February.

"Recognition of small biomolecules by self-assembled metal complexes", Chemiedozententagung, Giessen, 2010, 8-10 March

"Covalent anion-templated self-assembly in the design of receptors", Chemiedozententagung, Göttingen, 2009, 8-10 March


Poster presentations by the members of our group:

R. Arnold “Fluorescence detection of nucleotides under physiological conditions using copper(II)-complexes” 4th EuCheMS 2012, Prague, 26-30 August

R. Arnold “Fluorescence detection of nucleotides under physiological conditions using copper(II)-complexes”, Orchem 2012, Weimar, 24-26 September

C. Müller „Recognition and sensing of ortho-phosphate by dipyrrole-based receptors in aqueous medium“ Wissenschaftsforum Chemie 2013, Darmstadt, 1-4 September