Comments of Newspapers, Magazines, and in exceptional cases, Journals concerning our papers

(in reverse chronological order)

M. Gross Pores for thought Chemistry&Industry, October 2013, pp. 20-23
Ministerium für Innovation, Wissenschaft und Forschung (NRW) Pionier der Nanowissenschaft
Erfolgreich forschen, September 30, 2013
(English translation)
ChemViews First Stepwise Observation of Hydrophobic Self-Assembly
ChemViews, July 1, 2013
M. Groß Eingekapseltes Fett-Tröpfchen. Section in book: Von Geckos, Garn und Goldwasser: Die Nanowelt lässt grüßen Wiley-VCH, Weinheim 2012
T. Wanhoff Riesenmolekül bietet Platz für andere Substanzen
Wanhoffs Wunderbare Welt der Wissenschaft, December 9, 2012
A. Deveson Chemical Adaptability
ChemistryViews, November 29, 2012
  Achim Müller receives €1.2 Million Grant
ChemistryViews, October 19, 2012; see also: GIT Labor-Fachzeitschrift, 56. Jahrgang, Nov. 2012, 772; uni online; idw-online, October 25, 2012; Nachrichten aus der Chemie 6 (2013) 368; N. Buchholz, Der Teilchen-Architekt, Neue Westfälische, 18.10.2012
L. Kampert
Landescluster NanoMikro+Werkstoffe NRW
Bielefelder Chemiker erhält höchsten EU-Wissenschaftspreis
Clustermanagement, Oktober 23, 2012
S. Borman Flexible Porous Capsules Catalyze Reaction
Chem. & Eng. News, August 6 (2012), Vol 90, p. 36 (cf. C. Bo, A. Müller, I. A. Weinstock et al. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012; DOI:
R. Clérac
B. Tsukerblat, A. Tarantul, The Nanoscopic V15 Cluster: A Unique Magnetic Polyoxometalate (a review about our cluster), in: Molecular Cluster Magnets, Editor: R. Winpenny, World Scientific, Singapore, 2011, pp. 109-179

In the review about the book (R. Clérac, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 51 (2012) 7079) we read: "Boris Tsukerblat and Alex Tarantul review in 70 pages the wonderful world of the V15 complex. Everything you have always wanted to know about this unique complex is "summarized" in this chapter: molecular structure, spin and interaction topology, and the questions of magnetic frustration, anisotropy, antisymmetric exchange, etc."
J. Heeren Chemiker tüfteln mit Fussball-Molekül
Chemists Exploring the Properties of Football-Like Molecules
BI.research Forschungsmagazin der Universität Bielefeld
Heft 40.2012, S. 53-55
J. Heeren Der Herr der Riesenmoleküle
H1 Das Magazin der Universität Bielefeld
Heft 01.2012, S. 20
H.-E. Schaefer Nano-hedgehogs Shaped from Molybdenum Oxide Building Blocks (section title) In: Nanoscience: The Science of the Small in Physics, Engineering, Chemistry, Biology and Medicine, Springer, Berlin, 2010, pp. 495-497
A. Parrish How Nanoparticles Behave When They Assemble
Nano Patents and Innovations, June 18, 2011
M. Gross Eingekapseltes Fett-Tröpfchen
Chem. i.u. Zeit 44 (2010) 6
K. H. Whitmire Perspectives: Molecular Donuts and Donut Holes
Science 327 (2010) 38
J. Kemsley Templating a Molecular Donut
Nanotechnology: Molybdenum oxide cluster provides seeding ground to form donut-shaped structure
Chem. & Eng. News, January 11 (2010), Vol. 88, p. 33
S. Forsyth Scientists 'photograph' nano-particle self-assembly
Nanotechnology Now 4.1.2010:
see also:
S. Hadlington Giant nanowheel mystery solved Chemistry World 7.1.2010:
see also: Chemistry World, February Issue, 2010, p. 27
S. Hadlington Misteri rodanano terbesar terpecahkan Situs Kimia Indonesia:
A. Pichon Metal oxide wheels: Ephemeral templating Nature Chemistry 2 (2010), 154
J. Matson Molecular Wheels Need Hubs to Form: Chemists catch nanometer-scale structures self-assembling around transient templates
Scientific American 31.12.2009:
R. Jones Soft Machines: Thoughts on the future of nanotechnology
D. Bradley Putting the squeeze on molecular guests 1.10.2009:
M. Gross News from the nanoworld 28.9.2009:
  Building with pentagons
Royal Society of Chemistry:
J. Am. Chem. Soc. interview with I. Weinstock with respect to ... A. Ziv, A. Grego, S. Kopilevich, L. Zeiri, P. Miro, C. Bo, A. Müller, I. A. Weinstock, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131, 6380
Podcast No. 11;
D. Bradley Breathe easy capsules /The Alchemist, 15.4.2009;
S. A. Borman Inorganic Pores Maintain Flexible Attitude: Molybdenum oxide-based capsules have flexible pores that allow compounds larger than the pores to enter and possibly react
Chemical & Engineering News, April 6 (2009), Vol. 87, p. 26; see also:
M. Gross Capsules with flexi-pores open wide
Chemistry World, 19.3.2009:
  "The future of chemistry", in Nature Chemistry, first issue 2009
The editors: "... eight leading chemists with a broad spectrum of interests look to the future and share their vision for how their own fields may develop in the coming years.";
see Nature Chemistry 1 (2009) pp. 5 and 13.
D. Bradley Focusing on quantum forgetfulness
Spectroscopy Now: 15.5.2008;
J. Richter, L. Schultz, H.-F. Wagner (Eds.) Die Welt hinter den Dingen (Highlights der Physik)
Chapter: Magischer Tanz im Oktett
Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2. Aufl. 2008, p. 124
J. Richter, L. Schultz, H.-F. Wagner (Eds.) Die Welt hinter den Dingen (Highlights der Physik)
Chapter: Von der Ursuppe zur harten Materie
Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2. Aufl. 2008, p. 114
R. E. P. Winpenny Quantum Information Processing Using Molecular Nanomagnets As Qubits: Quantum Leap
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 47 (2008), 7992-7994.
Related to Nature 453 (2008), 203-206
I. Ichinose Giant Clusters in Water (in Japanese language)
Chemistry Today
C. Lee Molecular magnets in soap bubbles could lead to quantum RAM
  Les chercheurs de Bielefeld identifient la "perte de mémoire" des systèmes quantiques; see also:
  Magnets with staying power
Nature (2008), 453, page xi (Rubric: This Issue)
P. C. E. Stamp Quantum Information: Stopping the rot
Nature (2008), 453, 167-168 (News & Views)
M. Zgraggen Artificial cells mimic ion transport
Chemical Science, Vol. 5, Issue 3, 2008, p. 18;
see also Chemistry World, March issue, 2006, p. 30
S. Donner " Blackberries" aus dem Chemielabor
Handelsblatt, Wissenschaft & Debatte, 8.11.2007, p. 11
Dr. Konetschny Spannende Neuigkeiten aus der Bielefelder Chemie
D. Bradley Getting Inside Nanocapsules, 28.5.2007
  Open-Sesame Time for Nanocapsules
  Nanoporöse Kapseln: "Sesam öffne und schließe dich!" und Metallspeicher in der Natur
  Nanoporöse Kapseln
D. Bradley Iron soccerball unstitched
Spectroscopy Now: MRI Spectroscopy, 1.6.2007;
M. Gross Nature's supramolecular chemistry Chemistry World, 6. March 2007:
see also: Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Solid State Chemistry:
E. Kramer A.M. denkt weiter Neue Westfälische, 13. December, 2006
B. Haerdle Our wheel-shaped Mo176 cluster was used as a (whole page) pictorial illustration for the term "cluster" DUZ Issue 10 (2006) 8
Special Issue about the topic: Why clusters are so popular
H. Schwarzburger Our {H2O}100 cluster was used as illustration for a pictorial demonstration for the term "cluster" DUZ Issue 10 (2006) 14
Special Issue about the topic: Why clusters are so popular
A BCC Research Porous Molybdenum Mimics Ion Channel Transport Membrane & Separation Technology News, 24/5 (February Issue) 2006, pp. 11-12
  Artificial Cells
K. Edgar, J. L. Spencer The synthesis of carbon nanotubes from Müller clusters Current Applied Physics 6 (2006) 419-421
M. Gross Molecular guests stay at the gates Chemistry World, Vol. 3, No. 2 (2005), p. 16; see also:
M. Freemantle Artificial Cells Allow Ion Entry: Porous Inorganic Capsules Serve as Models for Biological Ion-Transport Processes Chemical & Engineering News (News of the Week), Vol. 83, No. 48 (2005), p. 10; see also:
M. Gómez i J. et al. Cèl.lules artificials inorgàniques Notícies Inorgàniques, Any 4, Núm. 25, Desembre de 2005:
D. Bradley Mueller light Spectroscopy Now: NMR Knowledge Base, 1.12.2005;
D. Bradley Molybdenum models The Alchemist Newsletter, 6.9.2005;
Wikipedia Molybdenum blue
Wikipedia Polyoxometalates
K. Rehfeld Der Weg zu neuen Erkenntnissen ... Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau, 58 (2005), p. 297 (Editorial)
D. Bradley Molybdenum molecular models through Raman spectroscopy Spectroscopy Now: Infrared Spectroscopy, 30.8.2005;
J. A. McCleverty Highlights in inorganic chemistry over the last 100 years Annu. Rep. Prog. Chem., Sect. A: Inorg. Chem., 100 (2004), p. 12
M. Gross A small ion in a small capsule: New synthetic capsules may aid cross-membrane ion transport Chemistry World, Vol. 1, Issue 11 (2004), p. 18; see also:
  Hohlkugel aus Riesenräder Spektrum der Wissenschaft, January Issue (2004)
  Research news: Rounding up nanoclusters - nanotechnology Materials Today, January Issue (2004), p. 10
D. Bradley Mo' Better Blues Reactive Reports, Chemistry WebMagazine Issue #35;
M. Gross Encapsulating Chemistry Chemistry in Britain, August Issue (2003), p. 18;
see also:
W. G. Klemperer,
G. Westwood
Traps for cations Nature materials, News & Views, 2 (2003), 780-781; see also:
D. Gatteschi Molecular magnetism: mesoscopic and nanoscopic structures europhysicsnews, 34/6 (2003), 214-216
(Magnetism Special Issue with cover picture of our Fe30 ball)
R. Kurschat Eine anorganische Haut für Wassertröpfchen Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 19.11.2003:
D. Bradley Naked pores
(one of the Hot topics)
Intute, Hot topics, 7.11.2003;
  Chemie: Monodispers: Chemiker entdecken neuen Lösungszustand für Ionen Nanotechnologie News: Moleküle, 11.11.2003;
  Nanowheels: Out of the blue Nature, this week, 426 (2003), p. VII
  Chemiker entdecken neuen Lösungszustand für Ionen Bielefelder Universitätszeitung Nr. 193/2003, 5.11.2003;; see also: Chemlin: Der Internet-Pfad zur Chemie;
D. Greenberg, M. S. Rowe Unique Molecular Structure Offers Insight Into Nanoscale Self-Assembly, Solution Chemistry News Release, Brookhaven National Laboratory, 5.11.2003;
see also:
  New Type Of Hollow Spherical Vesicles Offer Insight Into Nanoscale Self-Assembly AZoNanotechnology, 5.11.2003;
R. Kurschat Wasser in Gefangenschaft - Winzige Käfige helfen bei der Analyse von Molekülclustern Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 3.11.2003
D. A. Schiraldi An Unusual Inorganic 64-Membered Ring "Heart Cut" (website of the American Chemical Society), 8.9.2003
T. Phillips,
S. Brook
Beyond Buckyballs American Mathematical Society, July 2003 (referring to our publication on "The Beauty of Symmetry", Science 300 (2003), 749);
R. Kurschat Fullerengerüste ohne Kohlenstoff Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 14.5.2003 (referring to our publication on "The Beauty of Symmetry", Science 300 (2003), 749-750)
G. Zosimo-Landolfo À la découverte de l'eau Biofutur, No. 230, fevrier 2003, p. 17
N. Hall Bringing Inorganic Chemistry to Life Chem. Commun. (2003), 803-806
F. Frick Das Zauberreich der Moleküle (with cover picture) Bild der Wissenschaft, Vol. 3 (2003), 76-98
  Wer ist's: Achim Müller - von Molekülschwingungen zu Nanosphären Nachrichten aus der Chemie, 51 (2003), 142-143 (Biography)
    Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Kalender 2003 
(with the four first figures from us for January)
N. Izarova,
V. Fedin
Nanodrop of water in the giant spherical cluster Nauka v Sibiri (Science in Siberia), issue 2386, December 2002 
Russian full text
D. Globig Perfekte Körper: Eine Reise durch die Welt kleinster geometrischer Strukturen DeutschlandRadio: Forschung Aktuell, Wissenschaft im Brennpunkt, 17.11.2002;
R. Kurschat Synthese eines gastfreundlichen Molekülclusters - Erster Schritt zu einer "super-supramolekularen" Chemie Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 13.11.2002:
M. Sokolov,
V. Fedin
Record in Inorganic Chemistry Nauka v Sibiri (Science in Siberia), issue 2358-2359, June 2002;
Russian full text;   English intro
W. Schroth,
H. Remane
"Das Kugelstabmodell eines der größten diskreten Cluster [...]" "Die Chemie im Blickfeld der Leopoldina", in: "350 Jahre Leopoldina" (Hrsg. B. Partier, D. von Engelhardt); pp. 554, 581
M. Gross Molybdates make a nano-hedgehog Chemistry in Britain, Vol. 38, July Issue (2002), p. 16
O. C. Monteiro,
T. Trinidade
Nanoquímica de semiconductores Química (Portugal), No. 84 (2002), 49
P. Hergersberg Deutsche Chemiker bauten das größte Molekül  Die Welt, 23.5.2002;
R. Kurschat Ein Igel im Nanoformat: Molybdän-Cluster erreicht die Größe von Eiweißmolekülen Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 15.5.2002
E. Kramer Der 0,000 000 006 Meter-Igel Neue Westfälische, 14.5.2002
  Nano-Igel ist größtes künstliches Molekül Leipziger Volkszeitung, 10.5.2002
  Winzige Riesenkugel Die Zeit, 8.5.2002
  "Nano-Igel" hält Weltrekord Bielefelder Universitätszeitung Nr. 209/2002; see also:
B. Emsley German team sends footballs at speed of light Royal Society of Chemistry, News Release, 18.2.2002:
See also:
  Nano-Fußball nach der Bobby-Moore-Methode Bielefelder Universitätszeitung Nr. 209/2002
P. Ball The blue lemon Nature, materials update, 25.4.2002;
see also:
D. Bradley Nano the Hedgehog The Alchemist, News Research, 18.4.2002;
I. Ichinose,
T. Kunitake
Wrapping and Inclusion of Organic Molecules with Ultrathin, Amorphous Metal Oxide Films The Chemical Record, 2 (2002), 339-351
L. Cronin The Potential of Pentagonal Building Blocks from Giant Ring-Shaped to Spherical Polyoxometalates Inorganic Chemistry Highlights (Ed. G. Meyer, D. Naumann, L Wesemann), Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2002, pp. 113-121
  Ehrendoktor an Achim Müller verliehen Allgemeine Deutsche Zeitung für Rumänien, Bukarest, Romania, 16.3.2002
  Ceremonie academica conferire de titlu Doctor Honoris Causa Tribuna - Cotidian Independent. Apare La Sibiu, Romania, 13.3.2002
  German Scientists Honour Bobby Moore (Reaction on paper: "Soccer-playing metal oxide giant spheres: a first step towards patterning structurally well defined nano-object collectives", Chem. Comm. (2002), 440-441)
ANANOVA (UK Press Association), 9./10.2.2002 and Irish Times, 18.2.2002
P. Ball Stories of the invisible, a guided tour of molecules Oxford University Press, 2001, pp. 37-38
  La primera escuela de polioxometalatos de la OTAN da a conocer algunas avances EL DIA, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands (Spain), 2. September 2001
G. R. Desiraju Chemistry beyond the molecule Nature, 412 (2001), 397-400
J. Gorman Perfecting Porosity Science News: The Weekly Newsmagazine of Science, Vol. 159, No. 25 (2001); see also:
G. Férey The Simplicity of Complexity - Rational Design of Giant Pores Science, 291 (2001), 994 (Perspectives)
D. Bradley Supramolecular Darwin The Alchemist, Features, 1.4.2001
S. Heller Unsichtbare Schönheiten Neue Westfälische, Minden u. Bünde 9.12.2000, Bielefeld 31.1.2001
H.-J. Quadbeck-Seeger, A. Fischer (Hrsg.) Bedeutende Grenzgänger in der Chemie - Cluster in: "Die Babywindel und 34 andere Chemiegeschichten", Wiley-VCH, Weinheim (2000)
J. Uppenbrink A Soupçon of Phosphate Science, 290 (2000), 411 (Editors' Choice - Highlights)
G. Férey Building Units Design and Scale Chemistry J. Solid State Chem., 152 (2000), 37
F. A. Cotton A millenium overview of transition metal chemistry J. Chem. Soc. Dalton Trans. (2000), 1961
  Die wahre Natur von Molybdänblau BARKEY: Innovative Erfolge und Ergebnisse, Nr. 2/2000, 4
G. Stoll Ungewöhnliche Moleküle im Sog der Supramoleküle
(see also the editorial by G. Tragesu)
Spektrum der Wissenschaft: Moderne Chemie II (Digest 2000)
    Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft; Kalender 2000 (with four figures)
A. Claussen Technische Revolution im Mikrokosmos (with cover picture) Das Magazin (NRW), 10, Issue 1/1999, p. 11
  Indian scientist develops "molecule" soluble in water Times of India, Mumbai (India), 14. August 1999
D. Bradley Metal Buckyballs The Alchemist. March 1999
  Interview in Azul Television (Tenerife, Spain) Tuesday, 9. March 1999 (21:30 - 22:00)
  Bigball BARKEY-Innovative Erfolge und Ergebnisse, Nr. 1/1999, 4
V. Fedin Giant Inorganic Clusters (in Russian) Science in Siberia (Russia), No. 8, February 1999
  Monster-Molekül aus Molybdän Bild der Wissenschaft, Heft 3 (1999), 10
F. Demarthon Des ballons nanométriques Info Science, 10. February 1999
  Spielereien mit Molekülen und Mini-Einkaufstaschen Süddeutsche Zeitung, 2. Februar 1999
  Ikosaeder in der Kugel Nachr. Chem. Tech. Lab., 47 (1999), 6
  Anorganische Riesenkugel Spektrum der Wissenschaft, Heft 2 (1999), 14
  The big get bigger Nature, 397, p. ix, 7. January 1999
  Molibdeno con sorpresa El Pais (Spain), 6. January 1999
  Clusters of Molybdenum The Hindu (Science & Technology) (India), 31. December 1998
H. Gee Clusters of molybdenum Nature News, 24. December 1998:
P. Ball Limits to growth Nature, 395 (1998), 745
H.-J. Quadbeck-Seeger Die großen Cluster in: "Chemierekorde" Wiley-VCH, Weinheim (1997), S. 31
C. Serain, J. Meyer Se ha Inventado la Rueda Molecular Mundo Científico (Spain), No. 175, 20 (1997)
A. Gerhard Molekulare Riesenräder verknüpft Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 24. September 1997
H. Plenio The Fascination of Large Rings: Cyclic Metal Complexes of Polydentate Ligands Angewandte Chemie, 109 (1997), 358; Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. Engl., 36 (1997), 348 (Highlight)
H. Fröhning Mit Wissen und Gespür zum Erfolg Neue Westfälische, 22. Februar 1997
  Mini-Riesenrad aus Molybdän und Sauerstoff Göttinger Tagesblatt, 15. November 1996
C. Serain, J. Meyer L'Invention de la Roue Moléculaire? La Recherche (France), 292, 32, November 1996
D. Bradley A 200 year-old solution Chemistry in Britain, 20, September 1996
  Molybdänblau aus großen Clustern Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 25. September 1996;
see also: Encyclopedia Britannica 1996
G. Stoll Im Sog der Supramoleküle (with cover picture; see also relevant text p. 4) Spektrum der Wissenschaft, Heft 8 (1996), 62
S. Stinson Molybdenum blue puzzle may be solved Chemical & Engineering News, 3. June (1996), p. 9
  Giant Wheel-Shaped Molecules Machine Design, 4. April 1996
  Une molécule en forme de pneu Science & Vie (France), No. 941, February Issue, (1996), p. 12
M. Strecker Riesenmolekül gebaut Neue Westfälische, 30. Dezember 1995
  Deutsche Chemiker entdeckten das Rad im Reagenzglas neu Die Welt, 27. Dezember 1995:
    Press Conference, PACIFICHEM Conference (Honolulu/USA); 17.-22. December 1995
  Rekord in der Welt der Atome und Moleküle Bielefelder Universitätszeitung, 8. Dezember 1995 (Titelbild-Rückseite)
  (Figure and Commentary) Süddeutsche Zeitung, 7. Dezember 1995
M. Strecker Wie ein Autoreifen Neue Westfälische, 29. November 1995
  (Figure and Commentary) Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 22. November 1995
M. Jamkowski 'Opona' z molibdenu Gazeta Wyborcza (Poland), 17. November 1995
  Großes Rad gedreht Der Spiegel, Heft 47, 237, 20. November 1995;
D. Bradley Big wheel rolls back the molecular frontier New Scientist, Vol. 148, No. 2003 (1995), p. 18; see also:
A. Dress  Dirigenten komplexer Synthesen Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 2. März 1994
  Anionen in Anionen Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau, 45 (1992), 368
H. Reuter Anorganische Wirt-Gast-Chemie mit neuem Schwung Angewandte Chemie, 104 (1992), 1210; Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. Engl., 31 (1992), 1185 (Highlight)
W. G. Klemperer, et al. Neue Richtungen in der Polyvanadat-Chemie: Von Käfigen und Clustern zu Körben, Bändern, Schalen und Fässern (Highlight) Angewandte Chemie, 104 (1992), 51; Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. Engl., 31 (1992), 49
M. T. Pope  Anion guests in heteropolyanions? Nature, 355 (1992), 27 (Scientific Correspondence)
J. Emsley Science: The peculiar properties of molecules in cages New Scientist, 24. Nov. (1990), p. 26
P. C. H. Mitchell Open and shut case for anions Nature, 348 (1990), 15 (News and Views)