43.) S. Sittel, A. C. Sell, K. Hofman, C. Wiedemann, J. P. Nau, C. Kerzig*, G. Manolikakes*, K. Heinze*,
“Visible-Light Induced Fixation of SO2 into Organic Molecules with Polypyridine Chromium(III) Complexes“ ChemCatChem, accepted.

42.) T. J. B. Zähringer, J. A. Moghtader, M.-S. Bertrams, B. Roy, M. Uji, N. Yanai*, C. Kerzig*, “Blue-to-UVB Upconversion, Solvent Sensitization and Challenging Bond Activation Enabled by a Benzene-Based Annihilator“ Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2023, accepted.
Raw data sets and DFT output files can be found here.


41.) T. Riesebeck, M.-S. Bertrams, S. Stipurin, K. Konowski, C. Kerzig*, T. Strassner*, “Cyclometalated Spirobifluorene Imidazolylidene Platinum(II) Complexes with Predominant ³LC Emissive Character and High Photoluminescence Quantum Yields“, Inorg. Chem., accepted.

40.) A. C. Sell, J. C. Wetzel, M. Schmitz, A. W. Maijenburg, G. Woltersdorf, R. Naumann, C. Kerzig*, “Water-soluble ruthenium complex-pyrene dyads with extended triplet lifetimes for efficient energy transfer applications“, Dalton Trans. 2022, 51, 10799 – 10808.

39.) M. Schreier, X. Guo, B. Pfund, Y. Okamoto, T. Ward*, C. Kerzig*, O. S. Wenger*, “Water-Soluble Tris(cyclometalated) Iridium(III) Complexes for Aqueous Electron and Energy Transfer Photochemistry“ Acc. Chem. Res 2022, 55, 1290 – 1300.

38.) C. Wang, F. Reichenauer, W. R. Kitzmann, C. Kerzig*, K. Heinze*, U. Resch-Genger*, “Efficient Triplet-Triplet Annihilation Upconversion Sensitized by a Chromium(III) Complex via an Underexplored Energy Transfer Mechanism“ Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 202261, e202202238.

37.) A. Luque, J. Groß, T. J. B. Zähringer, C. Kerzig, T. Opatz*, "Vinylcyclopropane [3+2] Cycloaddition with Acetylenic Sulfones Based on Visible Light Photocatalysis" Chem. Eur. J. 2022, 28, e20210432.

36.) T. J. B. Zähringer, M.-S. Bertrams, C. Kerzig*, “Purely organic Vis-to-UV upconversion with an excited annihilator singlet beyond 4 eV“ J. Mat. Chem. C 2022, 10, 4568 – 4573.


35.) P. Herr, C. Kerzig, C. B. Larsen, D. Häussinger, O. S. Wenger*, “Manganese(I) complexes with metal-to-ligand charge transfer luminescence and photoreactivity“ Nat. Chem. 2021, 13, 956 – 962.

34.) F. Glaser, C. Kerzig, O. S. Wenger*, “Sensitization-initiated electron transfer via upconversion: mechanism and photocatalytic applications“ Chem. Sci. 2021, 12, 9922 – 9233.

33.) M.-S. Bertrams, C. Kerzig*, “Converting p-terphenyl into a novel organo-catalyst for LED-driven energy and electron transfer photoreactions in water“ Chem. Commun. 2021, 57, 67526755.!divAbstract7

32.) L. Schmid, C. Kerzig, A. Prescimone, O. S. Wenger*, “Photostable Ruthenium(II) Isocyanoborato Luminophores and Their Use in Energy Transfer and Photoredox Catalysis“ JACS Au 2021, 1, 819832.

31.) J. B. Bilger, C. Kerzig, C. B. Larsen, O. S. Wenger*, “A Photorobust Mo(0) Complex Mimicking [Os(2,2’-bipyridine)3]2+ and its Application in Red-to-Blue Upconversion“ J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 1651 – 1663.

30.) S. Neumann, O. S. Wenger*, C. Kerzig*, “Controlling Spin‐Correlated Radical Pairs with Donor−Acceptor Dyads: A New Concept to Generate Reduced Metal Complexes for More Efficient Photocatalysis“ Chem. Eur. J. 2021, 27, 4115 – 4123.


29.) M. Poppe, C. Chen, S. Poppe, C. Kerzig, F. Liu*, C. Tschierske*, “Different modes of deformation of soft triangular honeycombs at the sub-5 nm scale” Adv. Mater. 2020, 32, 2005070.

28.) F. Glaser, C. B. Larsen, C. Kerzig, O. S. Wenger*, “Light-driven aryl dechlorination and defluorination with an organic super-photoreductant“ Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 2020, 19, 1035 – 1041.

27.) B. Pfund, D. M. Steffen, M. R. Schreier, M.-S. Bertrams, C. Ye, K. Börjesson, O. S. Wenger*, C. Kerzig*, “UV light generation and challenging photoreactions enabled by upconversion in water“ J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 10468 – 10476.
Preprint on ChemRxiv:

26.) F. Hörmann, C. Kerzig, T. S. Chung, O. S. Wenger, T. Bach*, “Triplet Energy Transfer from Ruthenium Complexes to Chiral Iminium Ions: Enantioselective Synthesis of Cyclobutanecarbaldehydes by [2+2] Photocycloaddition” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 9659 – 9668.

25) F. Glaserǂ, C. Kerzigǂ, O. S. Wenger*, “Multi-Photon Excitation in Photoredox Catalysis: Concepts, Applications, Methods “Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 10266 – 10284. (ǂThese authors contributed equally to this work.)

24.) T. Brandl, C. Kerzig, L. Le Pleux, A. Prescimone, O. S. Wenger, M. Mayor*, “Macrocyclized Phenanthroline Ligands Improve the Photostability of Cu(I) Complexes“ Chem. Eur. J.  2020, 26, 3119 – 3128. (“Hot Paper”)

23.) C. Fischerǂ, C. Kerzigǂ, B. Zilate, O. S. Wenger*, C. Sparr*, “Modular Synthesis of Acridinium Organophotoredox Catalysts Guided by Photophysical Studies“ ACS Catal. 2020, 10, 210 – 215. (ǂThese authors contributed equally to this work.)


22.) C. Kerzig*, O. S. Wenger*, “Reactivity control of a photocatalytic system
by changing the light intensity“ Chem. Sci. 2019, 10, 11023 – 11029.
This article has been chosen as a Chem. Sci. “Pick of the Week” and it was highlighted by Chemistry World ("Light intensity changes can switch photocatalyst between one- and two-photon mechanisms").

21.) M. Skaisgirski, C. B. Larsen, C. Kerzig, O. S. Wenger*, “Stepwise photoinduced electron transfer in a tetrathiafulvalene-phenothiazine-ruthenium triad“ Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2019, 4256 – 4262.

20.) S. Neumann, C. Kerzig*, O. S. Wenger*, “Quantitative insights into charge-separated states from one- and two-pulse laser experiments relevant for artificial photosynthesis“ Chem. Sci. 2019, 10, 5624 – 5633.

19.) T. Kohlmann, C. Kerzig, M. Goez*, “Laser-induced Wurtz-type syntheses with a metal-free photoredox-catalytic source of hydrated electrons“ Chem. Eur. J.  2019, 25, 9991 – 9996. (“Hot Paper”)

18.) C. Kerzig*, X. Guo, O. S. Wenger*, “Unexpected Hydrated Electron Source for Preparative Visible-Light Driven Photoredox Catalysis“ J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 2122 – 2127.


17.) C. Kerzig*, O. S. Wenger*, “Sensitized triplet-triplet annihilation upconversion in water and its application to photochemical transformations“ Chem. Sci. 2018, 9, 6670 – 6678.
This article was highlighted in CHIMIA (doi:10.2533/chimia.2018.725).

16.) C. Kerzig, M. Hoffmann, M. Goez*, “Resveratrol radical repair by vitamin C at the micelle-water interface — unexpected reaction rates explained by ion-dipole interactions“ Chem. Eur. J.  2018, 24, 3038 – 3044.


15.) R. Naumann, C. Kerzig, M. Goez*, “Laboratory-scale photoredox catalysis using hydrated electrons sustainably generated with a single green laser” Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 7510 – 7520.
This work was highlighted in Nature Reviews Chemistry (doi:10.1038/s41570-017-0092) and by Chemistry World ("Reductive power of hydrated electrons unleashed with green lasers").

14.) T. Kohlmann, R. Naumann, C. Kerzig, M. Goez*, “3-Aminoperylene and ascorbate in aqueous SDS, one green laser flash ... and action ! Sustainably detoxifying a recalcitrant chloro-organic“ Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 2017, 16, 1613 – 1622.

13.) M. Alaasar*, S. Poppe, C. Kerzig, C. Klopp, A. Eremin*, C. Tschierske*, “Cluster phases of 4-cyanoresorcinol derived hockey-stick liquid crystals” J. Mater. Chem. C 2017, 5, 8454 – 8468.

12.) M. Poppe, C. Chen, H. Ebert, S. Poppe, M. Prehm, C. Kerzig, F. Liu*, C.  Tschierske*, “Transition from nematic to gyroid-type cubic soft self-assembly by side-
chain engineering of π-conjugated sticky rods” Soft Matter 2017, 13, 4384 – 4392.

11.) T. Kohlmann, R. Naumann, C. Kerzig, M. Goez*, “Combined static and dynamic quenching in micellar systems — closed-form integrated rate laws verified with a versatile probe” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2017, 19, 8735 – 8741.

10.) S. Sommerwerk, L. Heller, C. Kerzig, A. E. Kramell, R. Csuk*, “Rhodamine B conjugates of triterpenoic acids are mitocans and cytotoxic even at nanomolar concentrations” Eur. J. Med. Chem. 2017, 127, 1 – 9.

9.) T. Kohlmann, R. Naumann, C. Kerzig, M. Goez*, “Green-light ionization of 3-aminoperylene in SDS micelles — a promising access to hydrated electrons despite a myth debunked“ Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 2017, 16, 185 – 192.

2012 - 2016

8.) C. Kerzig, M. Goez*, “Photoionization access to cyclodextrin-encapsulated resveratrol phenoxy radicals and their repair by ascorbate across the phase boundary“ Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2016, 18, 20802 – 20811.

7.) M. Brautzschǂ, C. Kerzigǂ, M. Goez*, “Sustainable, inexpensive and easy-to-use access to the super-reductant eaq  - through 355 nm photoionization of the ascorbate dianion — an alternative to radiolysis or UV-C photochemistry“ Green Chem. 2016, 18, 4761 –  4771. (ǂThese authors contributed equally to this work.)

6.) C. Kerzig, M. Goez*, “Combining energy and electron transfer in a supramolecular environment for the ”green” generation and utilization of hydrated electrons through photoredox catalysis“ Chem. Sci. 2016, 7, 3862 – 3868.

5.) C. Kerzig, S. Henkel, M. Goez*, “A new approach to elucidating repair reactions of resveratrol“ Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2015, 17, 13915 – 13920.

4.) C. Kerzig, M. Goez*, “Generating hydrated electrons through photoredox catalysis with 9-anthrolate“ Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2015, 17, 13829 – 13836.

3.) C. Kerzig, M. Goez*, “Highly efficient green-light ionization of an aryl radical anion: key step in a catalytic cycle of electron formation“ Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2014, 16, 25342 – 25349.

2.) M. Goez*, C. Kerzig, R. Naumann, “An All-Green Catalytic Cycle of Aqueous Photoionization“ Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 9914 – 9916.

1.) M. Goez*, C. Kerzig, “Counterintuitive Influence of Protonation on Radical-AnionPhotoionization“  Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 12606 – 12608.