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R. Pallach, J. Keupp, K. Terlinden, L. Frentzel-Beyme, M. Kloß, A. Machalica, J. Kotschy, S. K. Vasa, P. A. Chater, C. Sternemann, M. T. Wharmby, R. Linser, R. Schmid, S. Henke
Frustrated Flexibility in Metal-Organic Frameworks
ChemRxiv, 2020, DOI: 10.26434/chemrxiv.13286312.v1


48. B. H. Monjezi, K. Kutonova, M. Tsotsalas, S. Henke, A. Knebel
Trending Today in Metal-Organic and Covalent Organic Framework Membrane Materials
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, Early View
(DOI: 10.1002/anie.202015790)
Angew. Chem. 2021, Early View
(DOI: 10.1002/ange.202015790)


47. Z. Wang, S. Wannapaiboon, S. Henke, M. Paulus, K. Rodewald, B. Rieger, R. A. Fischer
Synergistic Effect of Heterostructured Dissimilar Metal-Organic Framework Thin Films on Adsorption Properties
J. Mater. Chem. A 2020, 8, 12990–12995
(DOI: 10.1039/C9TA10264G)

46. D. C. Tymann, L. Benedix, L. Iovkova, R. Pallach, S. Henke, D. Tymann, M. Hiersemann
Photochemical Approach to the Cyclohepta[b]indole Scaffold by Annulative Two-Carbon Ring-Expansion
Chem. Eur. J. 2020, 26,11974–11978
(DOI: 10.1002/chem.202002581)

45. Z. Wang, S. Henke, M. Paulus, A. Welle, Z. Fan, K. Rodewald, B. Rieger, R. A. Fischer
Defect Creation in Surface Mounted Metal-Organic Framework Thin Films
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2020, 12, 2655–2661
(DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b18672)


44. L. Frentzel-Beyme, M. Kloss, P. Kolodzeiski, R. Pallach, S. Henke
Meltable Mixed-Linker Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks and Their Microporous Glasses - From Melting Point Engineering to Selective Hydrocarbon Sorption
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 12362–12371
(DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b05558)

43. L. Brieger, S. Henke, A. Said Mohamed, I. Jourdain, M. Knorr, C. Strohmann
Redetermination of the crystal structure of tetrammineplatinum(II) dichloride - A microporous hydrogen-bonded 3D network exhibiting a temperature-dependent order-disorder phase transition
Inorg. Chim. Acta 2019, 495, 119002
(DOI: 10.1016/j.ica.2019.119002)

42. A. Schneemann, R. Rudolf, S. J. Baxter, P. Vervoorts, I. Hante, K. Khaletskaya, S. Henke, G. Kieslich, R. A. Fischer
Flexibility control in alkyl ether-functionalized pillared-layered MOFs by a Cu/Zn mixed metal approach
Dalton Trans. 2019, 48, 6564–6570
(DOI: 10.1039/C9DT01105F)

41. L. Frentzel-Beyme, M. Kloß, R. Pallach, S. Salamon, H. Moldenhauer, J. Landers, H. Wende, J. Debus, S. Henke
Porous purple glass - A cobalt imidazolate glass with accessible porosity from a meltable cobalt imidazolate frame­work
J. Mater. Chem. A 2019, 7, 985–990
(DOI: 10.1039/C8TA08016J)

40. H. H.-M. Yeung, A. F. Sapnik, F. Massingberd-Mundy, M. W. Gaultois, Y. Wu, D. X. Fraser, S. Henke, R. Pallach, N. Heidenreich, O. Magdysyuk, N. T. Vo, A. L. Goodwin
Control of Metal-Organic Framework Crystallization by Metastable Intermediate Pre-equilibrium Species
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 566–571
(DOI: 10.1002/anie.201810039)
Angew. Chem. 2019, 131, 576–581
(DOI: 10.1002/ange.201810039)


39. R. Medishetty, Z. Zhang, A. Sadlo, S. Cwik, D. Peeters, S. Henke, N. Mangayarkarasi, A. Devi
Fabrication of Zinc-Dicarboxylate- and Zinc-Pyrazolate-Carboxylate-Framework Thin Films through Vapour-Solid Deposition
Dalton Trans. 2018, 47, 14179–14183
(DOI: 10.1039/C8DT00352A)

38. A. Schneemann, P. Vervoorts, I. Hante, M. Tu, S. Wannapaiboon, C. Sternemann, M. Paulus, D. C. Florian Wieland, S. Henke, R. A. Fischer
Different Breathing Mechanisms in Flexible Pillared-Layered Metal-Organic Frameworks: Impact of the Metal Center
Chem. Mater. 2018, 30, 1667–1676
(DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b05052)

37. S. Henke, M. T. Wharmby, G. Kieslich, I. Hante, A. Schneemann, Y. Wue, D. Daisenberger, A. K. Cheetham
Pore Closure in Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks Under Mechanical Pressure
Chem. Sci. 2018, 9, 1654–1660
(DOI: 10.1039/C7SC04952H)

Highlighted as one of the major discoveries made at Diamond Light Source in the facility’s annual report for the year 2019.


36. R. Medishetty, L. Nemec, V. Nalla, S. Henke, M. Samoć, K. Reuter, R. A. Fischer
Multi-Photon Absorption in Metal-Organic Frameworks
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 14743–14748
(DOI: 10.1002/anie.201706492)
Angew. Chem. 2017, 129, 14938–14943
(DOI: 10.1002/ange.201706492)

35. A. Schneemann, R. Rudolf, S. Henke, Y. Takahashi, H. Banh, I. Hante, C. Schneider, S.-i. Noro, R. A. Fischer
Linker Functionalization Triggers an Alternative 3D-Topology for Zn-Isophthalate-4,4’-Bipyridine Frameworks
Dalton Trans. 2017, 46, 8198-8203
(DOI: 10.1039/C7DT01195D)

34. R. Medishetty, V. Nalla, L. Nemec, S. Henke, D. Mayer, H. Sun, K. Reuter, R. A. Fischer
A New Class of Lasing Materials: Intrinsic Stimulated Emission from Nonlinear Optical Active Metal-Organic Frameworks
Adv. Mater. 2017, 29, 1605637
(DOI: 10.1002/adma.201605637)

Highlighted on the Front Cover.

33. T. Wang, M. Farajollahi, S. Henke, T. Zhu, S. R. Bajpe, S. Sun, J. S. Barnard, J. S. Lee, J. D.W. Madden, A. K. Cheetham, S. K. Smoukov
Functional Conductive Nanomaterials via Polymarisation in Nano-Channels: PEDOT in a MOF
Mater. Horizon. 2017, 4, 64–71
(DOI: 10.1039/C6MH00230G)

Highlighted on the Front Cover.


32. R. O´Donoghue, D. Peeters, D. Rogalla, H.-W. Becker, J. Rechmann, S. Henke, M. Winter, A. Devi
Systematic molecular engineering of Zn-ketoiminates for application as precursors in atomic layer depositions of zinc oxide
Dalton Trans. 2016, 45, 19012–19023
(DOI: 10.1039/C6DT03571J)

31. Y. Wu, S. Henke, G. Kieslich, I. Schwedler, M. Yang, D. A. X. Fraser, D. O’Hare
Time‐Resolved In Situ X‐ray Diffraction Reveals Metal‐Dependent Metal–Organic Framework Formation
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 14081–14084
(DOI: 10.1002/anie.201608463)
Angew. Chem. 2016, 128, 14287–14290
(DOI: 10.1002/ange.201608463)

30. J. A. Foster, S. Henke, A. Schneemann, R. A. Fischer, A. K. Cheetham
Liquid Exfoliation of Alkyl-Ether-Functionalised Layered Metal-Organic Frameworks to Nanosheets
Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 10474–10477
(DOI: 10.1039/C6CC05154E)

Highlighted on the Front Cover.

29. S. R. Bajpe, S. Henke, J.-H. Lee, P. D. Bristowe, A. K. Cheetham
Disorder and Polymorphism in Cu(II)-polyoxometalate complexes: [Cu1.5(H2O)7.5PW12O40]·4.75H2O, cis- & trans-[Cu2(H2O)10SiW12O40]·6H2O
CrystEngComm, 2016, 18, 5327–5332
(DOI: 10.1039/C5CE02088C)

28. P. J. Beldon, S. Henke, B. Monserrat, S. Tominaka, N. Stock, A. K. Cheetham
Transition Metal Coordination Complexes of Chrysazin
CrystEngComm, 2016, 18, 5121–5129
(DOI: 10.1039/C5CE00792E)

27. G. Kieslich, S. Kumagai, A. C. Forse, S. Sun, S. Henke, M. Yamashita, C. P. Grey, A. K. Cheetham
Tuneable mechanical and dynamical properties in the ferroelectric perovskite solid solution [NH3NH2]1-x[NH3OH]xZn(HCOO)3
Chem. Sci. 2016, 7, 5108–5112
(DOI: 10.1039/C6SC01247G)

26. H. H.-M. Yeung, Y. Wu, S. Henke, A. K. Cheetham, D. O’Hare, R. I. Walton
In Situ Observation of Successive Crystallizations and Metastable Intermediates in the Formation of Metal-Organic Frameworks
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 2012–2016
(DOI: 10.1002/anie.201508763)
Angew. Chem. 2016, 128, 2052–2056
(DOI: 10.1002/ange.201508763)

25. I. Schwedler, S. Henke, M. T. Wharmby, S. R. Bajpe, A. K. Cheetham, R. A. Fischer
Mixed-Linker Solid Solutions of Functionalized Pillared-Layer MOFs - Adjusting Structural Flexibility, Gas Sorption, and Thermal Responsiveness
Dalton Trans. 2016, 45, 4230–4241
(DOI: 10.1039/C5DT03825A)

Highlighted on the Inside Front Cover of the Special Issue “Flexibility and Disorder in Metal-Organic Frameworks“.

24. S. Tominaka, H. H.-M. Yeung, S. Henke, A. K. Cheetham
Coordination Environments and π-Conjugation in Dense Lithium Coordination Polymers
CrystEngComm 2016, 18, 398–406
(DOI: 10.1039/C5CE01658D)

Highlighted on the Front Cover.


23. S. Sun, S. Henke, M. T. Wharmby, H. H.-M. Yeung, W. Li, A. K. Cheetham
Mechanical Properties of a Calcium Dietary Supplement, Calcium Fumarate Trihydrate
Inorg. Chem. 2015, 54, 11186–11192
(DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b01466)

22. A. Schneemann, E. D. Bloch, S. Henke, P. Llewellyn, J. R. Long, R. A. Fischer
Influence of Solvent-Like Sidechains on the Adsorption of Light Hydrocarbons in Metal–Organic
Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 18764–18769
(DOI: 10.1002/chem.201503685)

21. T. D. Bennett, J.-C. Tan, Y. Z. Yue, C. Ducati, N. Terril, H. H.-M. Yeung, Z. Zhou, W. Chen, S. Henke, A. K. Cheetham, G. N. Greaves
Hybrid Glasses from Strong and Fragile Metal-Organic Framework Liquids
Nat. Commun. 2015, 6, 8079
(DOI: 10.1038/ncomms9079)

Non-peer-reviewed preprint: arXiv:1409.3980, 2014.

20. M. T. Wharmby, S. Henke, T. D. Bennett, C. Mellot-Draznieks, Y. Yue, A. K. Cheetham
Structural flexibility in prototypical zeolitic imidazolate frameworks
Acta Cryst. 2015, A71, s85–s86
(DOI: 10.1107/S2053273315098745)

19. M. T. Wharmby, S. Henke, T. D. Bennett, S. R. Bajpe, I. Schwedler, S. P. Thompson, F. Gozzo, P. Simoncic, C. Mellot-Draznieks, H. Tao, Y. Yue, A. K. Cheetham
Extreme Flexibility in a Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework: Porous to Dense Phase Transition in Desolvated ZIF-4
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 6447–6451
(DOI: 10.1002/anie.201410167)
Angew. Chem. 2015, 127, 6547–6551
(DOI: 10.1002/ange.201410167)

18. A. Knappschneider, C. Litterscheid, J. Brgoch, N. C. George, S. Henke, J. G. Hu, A. K. Cheetham, R. Seshadri, B. Albert
Manganese tetraboride, MnB4: high-temperature crystal structure, p–n transition, 55Mn NMR, solid solutions and mechanical properties
Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 8177–8181
(DOI: 10.1002/chem.201406631)

17. V. Bon, J. Pallmann, E. Eisbein, H. C. Hoffmann, I. Senkovska, I. Schwedler, A. Schneemann, S. Henke, D. Wallacher, R. A. Fischer, G. Seifert, E. Brunner, S. Kaskel
Characteristics of Flexibility in Metal-Organic Framework Solid Solutions of Composition [Zn2(2,5-BME-bdc)x(DB-bdc)2-x(dabco)]n: In situ powder X-ray diffraction, in situ NMR spectroscopy, and computer simulations
Microporous Mesoporous Mater. 2015, 216, 64–74
(DOI: 10.1016/j.micromeso.2015.02.042)


16. W. Li, S. Henke, A. K. Cheetham
Mechanical Properties of Metal-Organic Frameworks: Influences of Structure and Chemical Bonding
APL Mater. 2014, 2, 123902
(DOI: 10.1063/1.4904966)

15. M. R. Ryder, B. Civalleri, T. D. Bennett, S. Henke, S. Rudić, G. Cinque, F. Fernandez-Alonso, J.-C. Tan
Identifying the Role of Terahertz Vibrations in Metal-Organic Frameworks: From Gate-Opening Phenomenon to Shear-Driven Structural Destabilization
Phys. Rev. Lett. 2014, 113, 215502
(DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.113.215502)

14. W. Li, T. Alagarsamy, P. T. Barton, Z. Lin, S. Henke, H. H.-M. Yeung, M. T. Wharmby, Erica G. Bithell, C. J. Howard, A. K. Cheetham
Mechanical Tunability via Hydrogen Bonding in Metal-Organic Frameworks with the Perovskite Architecture
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 7801–7804
(DOI: 10.1021/ja500618z)

13. S. Henke, W. Li, A. K. Cheetham
Guest-Dependent Mechanical Anisotropy in Pillared-Layered Soft Porous Crystals – A Nanoindentation Study
Chem. Sci. 2014, 5, 2392–2397
(DOI: 10.1039/C4SC00497C)

12. A. Schneemann, S. Henke, I. Schwedler, R. A. Fischer
Targeted Manipulation of Metal-Organic Frameworks To Direct Sorption Properties
ChemPhysChem 2014, 15, 823–839
(DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201300976)


11. S. Henke, A. Schneemann, R. A. Fischer
Massive Anisotropic Thermal Expansion and Thermo-Responsive Breathing in Metal-Organic Frameworks Modulated by Linker Functionalization
Adv. Funct. Mater. 2013, 23, 5990–5996
(DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201301256)

(highlighted on the Inside Front Cover)

10. S. Tominaka, S. Henke, A. K. Cheetham
Coordination Polymers of Alkali Metal Trithiocyanurates: Structure Determinations and Ionic Conductivity Measurements Using Single Crystals
CrystEngComm 2013, 15, 9400–9407
(DOI: 10.1039/C3CE41150H)

(highlighted on the Inside Front Cover)


9. S. Henke, A. Schneemann, A. Wütscher, R. A. Fischer
Directing the Breathing-Behavior of Pillared-Layered Metal-Organic Frameworks via a Systematic Library of Functionalized Linkers Bearing Flexible Substituents
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 9464–9474
(DOI: 10.1021/ja302991b)

8. S. Henke, A. Schneemann, S. Kapoor, R. Winter, R. A. Fischer
Zinc-1,4-Benzene-dicarboxylate-Bipyridine Frameworks – Linker Functionalization Impacts Network Topology During Solvothermal Synthesis
J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22, 909–918
(DOI: 10.1039/C1JM14791A)

7. A. Bétard, H. Bux, S. Henke, D. Zacher, J. Caro, R. A. Fischer
Fabrication of a CO2-Selective Membrane by Stepwise Liquid-Phase Deposition of an Alkyl Ether Functionalized Pillared-Layered Metal-Organic Framework [Cu2L2P]n on a Macroporous Support
Microporous Mesoporous Mater. 2012, 150, 76–82
(DOI: 10.1016/j.micromeso.2011.09.006)


6. S. Henke, D. C. F. Wieland, M. Meilikhov, M. Paulus, C. Sternemann, K. Yusenko, R. A. Fischer
Multiple Phase-Transitions upon Selective CO2 Adsorption in an Alkyl Ether Functionalized Metal-Organic Framework – An In Situ X-ray Diffraction Study
CrystEngComm 2011, 13, 6399–6404
(DOI: 10.1039/C1CE05446E)

(selected as Hot Article)

5. S. Henke, R. A. Fischer
Gated Channels in a Honeycomb-like Zinc-Dicarboxylate-Bipyridine Framework with Flexible Alkyl Ether Side Chains
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 2064–2067
(DOI: 10.1021/ja109317e)


4. D. Zacher, K. Yusenko, A. Bétard, S. Henke, M. Molon, T. Ladnorg, O. Shekhah, B. Schüpbach, T. de los Arcos, M. Krasnopolski, M. Meilikhov, J. Winter, A. Terfort, C. Wöll, R. A. Fischer
Liquid-Phase Epitaxy of Multicomponent Layer-Based Porous Coordination Polymer Thin Films of [M(L)(P)0.5] Type: Importance of Deposition Sequence on the Oriented Growth
Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17, 1448–1455
(DOI: 10.1002/chem.201002381)

Highlighted with a Frontispiece.


3. S. Henke, R. Schmid, J.-D. Grunwaldt, R. A. Fischer
Flexibility and Sorption Selectivity in Rigid Metal-Organic Frameworks: The Impact of Ether-Functionalised Linkers
Chem. Eur. J. 2010, 16, 14296–14306
(DOI: 10.1002/chem.201002341)

Highlighted with a Frontispiece.

2. S. Henke, R. A. Fischer
Atmend und Multivariant
Nachr. Chem. 2010, 58, 634–639
(DOI: 10.1002/nadc.201069160)


1. F. Schröder, S. Henke, X. Zhang, R. A. Fischer
Simultaneous Gas-Phase Loading of MOF-5 with Two Metal Precursors: towards Bimetallics@MOF
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2009, 3131–3140
(DOI: 10.1002/ejic.200900138)

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The campus of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is "Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen" (closer to Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dort­mund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from Campus Nord to Campus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vo­gel­pothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus Nord and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity has its own train station ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät"). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station ("Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof") and Düsseldorf main station via the "Düsseldorf Airport Train Station" (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station "Stadtgarten", usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At "Stadtgarten" you switch trains and get on line U42 towards "Hombruch". Look out for the Station "An der Palmweide". From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop "Dort­mund Kampstraße". From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop "Dort­mund Wittener Straße". Switch to bus line 447 and get off at "Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S".

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity. There are two stations on Campus Nord. One ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S") is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the "Technologiepark" and (via Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dort­mund Airport (DTM) to Dort­mund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dort­mund Central Station, you can continue to the uni­ver­si­ty campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of in­ter­na­tio­nal flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the uni­ver­si­ty station.

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