To content


 OrcID   ResearchGate   Cover Arts and Frontispieces         

[14] "Orthogonal, Stepwise Cation-Anion and Anion-Cation Self-assembly using Pre-programmed Anion Binding Sites"
A. Dhara, R. E. Fadler, Y. Chen, L. A. Köttner,
D. Van Craen, V. Carta, A. H. Flood*
Chem. Sci. 2023, accepted
DOI: 10.1039/D2SC05121D

[13] "A Charge-Neutral Self-Assembled L2Zn2 Helicate as Bench-Stable Receptor for Anion Recognition at Nanomolar Concentration"
D. Van Craen,* M. G. Kalarikkal, J. J. Holstein,
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022, 144, 18135−18143.
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.2c08579

[12]"Pop-up rings to rule reactivity" - News & Views
D. Van Craen,*
Nat. Chem. 2022, 14, 971−972.
DOI: 10.1038/s41557-022-01033-9
Full-text access link (SharedIt)

[11] "Anion recognition and binding constant determination"
E. G. Sheetz, D. Van Craen, A. H. Flood,*
Book Chapter for “Anion assisted Catalysis,”
O. Garcia Mancheño (Ed.), Wiley 2022; pp 79−109
DOI: 10.1002/9783527830664.ch2

[10] "Hierarchically assembled helicates as reaction platform - from stoichiometric Diels–Alder reactions to enamine catalysis"
D. Van Craen, J. Begall, J. Großkurth, L. Himmel, O. Linnenberg, E. Isaak, M. Albrecht,*
Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2020, 16, 2338−2345.
DOI: 10.3762/bjoc.16.195

[9] "Bimetallic Bis-anion Cascade Complexes of Magnesium in Nonaqueous Solution"
D. Van Craen, I. G. Flynn, V. Carta, A. H. Flood,*
Inorg. Chem. 2020, 59, 5939−5948.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b03710



[8] "Stability of Hierarchically Formed Titanium(IV) Tris(catecholate ester) Helicates with Cyclohexyl Substituents in DMSO"
M. Schlottmann, D. Van Craen, J. Baums, I. Funes-Ardoiz, C. Wiederhold, I. M. Oppel, M. Albrecht,*
( authors contributed equally)
Inorg. Chem. 2020, 59, 1758−1762.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b02988


[7] "Shedding Light on the Interactions of Hydrocarbon Ester Substituents upon Formation of Dimeric Titanium(IV) Triscatecholates in DMSO Solution"

>> Hot Paper <<

A. C. N. Kwamen, M. Schlottmann, D. Van Craen, E. Isaak, J. Baums, L. Shen, A. Massomi, C. Räuber, B. P. Joseph, G. Raabe, C. Göb, I. M. Oppel, R. Puttreddy, J. S. Ward, K. Rissanen, R. Fröhlich, M. Albrecht,*
Chem. Eur. J. 2020, 26, 1396–1405.
DOI: 10.1002/chem.201904639


[6] "Kinetic investigation of the dissociation of dinuclear hierarchically assembled titanium(IV) helicates"
D. Van Craen, M. Schlottmann, W. Stahl, C. Räuber, M. Albrecht,*
Dalton Trans. 2019, 48, 10574–10580.
DOI: 10.1039/c9dt01065c

[5] "From Hierarchical Helicates to Functional Supramolecular Devices"

>> Highlighted with a Frontispiece <<

M. Albrecht,* X. Chen, D. Van Craen,
Chem. Eur. J. 2019, 25, 4265–4273.
DOI: 10.1002/chem.201804963

[4] "Chasing Weak Forces: Hierarchically Assembled Helicates as a Probe for the Evaluation of the Energetics of Weak Interactions"
D. Van Craen, W. H. Rath, M. Huth, L. Kemp, C. Räuber, J. M. Wollschläger, C. A. Schalley, A. Valkonen, K. Rissanen, M. Albrecht,*
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 16959−16966.
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b10098


[3] "A Supramolecular Chiral Auxiliary Approach: “Remote Control” of Stereochemistry at a Hierarchically Assembled Dimeric Helicate"
D. Van Craen, M. Albrecht,* G. Raabe, F. Pan, K. Rissanen,
Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 3255–3258.
DOI: 10.1002/chem.201600158

[2] "Expanding the Size of Catecholesters – Modified Ligands for the Hierarchical Assembly of Dinuclear Titanium(IV) Helicates"
D. Van Craen, M. de Groot, M. Albrecht,* F. Pan, K. Rissanen,
Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 2015, 641, 2222–2227.
DOI: 10.1002/zaac.201500543


[1] "N-Heterocyclic carbene catalyzed synthesis of oxime esters"
D. Enders,* A. Grossmann, D. Van Craen,
Org. Biomol. Chem. 2013, 11, 138–141.
DOI: 10.1039/c2ob26974k


Location & approach

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.

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

Site Map of TU Dortmund University (Second Page in English).