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18. Self-Regulated Non-Reciprocal Motions in Single-Material Microstructures

Shucong Li,# Michael M. Lerch,# James T. Waters, Bolei Deng, Reese S. Martens, Yuxing Yao, Do Yoon Kim, Katia Bertoldi, Alison Grinthal, Anna C. Balazs & Joanna Aizenberg*; Nature, 2022, 605, 76-83

Highlight: Nature, 2022, 605, 37-38 (Light moves artificial cilia to a complex beat)

News coverage: Harvard SEAS, PhysOrg, ScienceDaily, Nanowerk

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17. Spiropran Photoisomerization Dynamics in Multi-Responsive Hydrogels

Amos Meeks, Michael M. Lerch, Thomas B. H. Schroeder, Ankita Shastri, Joanna Aizenberg*; J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2022, 144, 219–227


16. From Appendage to Crosslinker – Unusual Swelling Behavior in Spiropyran-Modified Hydrogels

Michael M. Lerch, Ankita Shastri, Thomas B. H. Schroeder, Amos Meeks, Shucong Li, Anna V. Shneidman, Michael Aizenberg, Joanna Aizenberg*; ChemRxiv, 2021, DOI: 10.33774/chemrxiv-2021-s6k4c


15. Viewpoint: Homeostasis as Inspiration—Toward Interactive Materials

Michael M. Lerch, Alison Grinthal, Joanna Aizenberg*; Adv. Mat., 2020, 1905554; DOI: 10.1002/adma.201905554; included an Inside Back Cover

14. Red-Light-Sensitive BODIPY Photoprotecting Groups for Amines and Their Biological Application in Controlling Heart Rhythm

Kaja Sitkowska, Martijn F. Hoes, Michael M. Lerch, Lucien N. Lameijer, Peter van der Meer, Wiktor Szymański, Ben L. Feringa*; Chem. Commun., 2020, 56, 5480-5483; DOI: 10.1039/D0CC02178D (Open Access)

13. Twist Again: Dynamically and Reversibly Controllable Chirality in Liquid Crystalline Elastomer Microposts

James T. Waters, Shucong Li, Yuxing Yao, Michael M. Lerch, Michael Aizenberg, Joanna Aizenberg, Anna C. Balazs*; Sci. Adv., 2020, 6 (13), eaay5349; DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aay5349 (Open Access)


12. Taming the Complexity of Donor–Acceptor Stenhouse Adducts: Infrared Motion Pictures of the Complete Switching Pathway

Habiburrahman Zulfikri, Mark A.J. Koenis, Michael M. Lerch, Mariangela Di Donato, Wiktor Szymański, Claudia Filippi, Ben L. Feringa,* Wybren Jan Buma*; J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141 (18), 7376-7384; DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b00341 (Open Access)


11. Solvent Effects on the Actinic Step of Donor-Acceptor Stenhouse Adduct Photoswitching

Michael M. Lerch, Mariangela Di Donato, Adèle D. Laurent, Miroslav Medved‘, Alessandro Iagatti, Laura Bussotti, Andrea Lapini, Wybren Jan Buma, Paolo Foggi, Wiktor Szymański,* Ben L. Feringa*; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57 (27), 8063–8068; DOI: 10.1002/anie.201803058

10. Tailoring Photoisomerization Pathways in Donor-Acceptor StenhouseAdducts: The Role of the Hydroxyl Group

Michael M. Lerch, Miroslav Medved‘, Andrea Lapini, Adèle D. Laurent, Alessandro Iagatti, Laura Bussotti, Wiktor Szymański, Wybren Jan Buma, Paolo Foggi, Mariangela Di Donato,* Ben L. Feringa*; J. Phys. Chem. A 2018, 122 (4), 955–964; DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b10255

9. The (Photo)Chemistry of Stenhouse Photoswitches: Guiding Principles and System Design

Michael M. Lerch, Wiktor Szymanski,* Ben L. Feringa*; Chem. Soc. Rev. 2018, 47 (6), 1910–1937; DOI: 10.1039/C7CS00772H; Inside Front Cover (DOI: 10.1039/C8CS90029A)


8. Shedding Light on the Photo-Isomerization Pathway of Donor–Acceptor Stenhouse Adducts

Mariangela Di Donato,1 Michael M. Lerch,1Andrea Lapini, Adèle D. Laurent, Alessandro Iagatti, Laura Bussotti, Svante P. Ihrig, Miroslav Medved’, Denis Jacquemin, Wiktor Szymański, Wybren Jan Buma, Paolo Foggi, Ben L. Feringa* (1contributed equally); J. Am. Chem.Soc. 2017, 139 (44), 15596–15599; DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b09081 (OpenAccess)


7. Direct andVersatile Synthesis of Red-shifted Azobenzenes

Mickel J. Hansen, Michael M. Lerch, Wiktor Szymański,* Ben L. Feringa*; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55 (43), 13514–13518; DOI: 10.1002/anie.201607529

6. Orthogonal Photoswitching in a Multifunctional Molecular System

Michael M. Lerch, Mickel J. Hansen, Willem A. Velema, Wiktor Szymański,* Ben L. Feringa*; Nat. Commun. 2016, 7, 12054; DOI: 10.1038/ncomms12054 (Open Access)

5. Unraveling the Photoswitching Mechanism in Donor–Acceptor Stenhouse Adducts

Michael M. Lerch, SanderJ. Wezenberg, WiktorSzymański, BenL. Feringa*; J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138 (20), 6344–6347; DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b01722

4. Emerging Targets in Photopharmacology

Michael M. Lerch,1 Mickel J. Hansen,1 Gooitzen M. van Dam, Wiktor Szymański,* and Ben L. Feringa* (1contributed equally); Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55 (37), 10978–10999; DOI: 10.1002/anie.201601931


3. Ciprofloxacin–Photoswitch Conjugates: A Facile Strategy for Photopharmacology

Willem A. Velema1, Mickel J.Hansen1, Michael M. Lerch, Arnold J. M. Driessen, WiktorSzymański, BenL. Feringa*(1contributed equally); Bioconjug. Chem.2015, 26(12), 2592–2597;DOI:10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.5b00591

2. Wavelength-Selective Cleavage of Photoprotecting Groups: Strategies and Applications in Dynamic Systems

Mickel J. Hansen, Willem A. Velema, Michael M. Lerch, Wiktor Szymański,* Ben L. Feringa*; Chem. Soc. Rev. 2015, 44 (11), 3358–3377; DOI: 10.1039/c5cs00118h


1. Rapid Access to β-Trifluoromethyl-Substituted Ketones: Harnessing Inductive Effects in Wacker-Type Oxidations of Internal Alkenes

Michael M. Lerch, Bill Morandi, Zachary K. Wickens, Robert H. Grubbs*; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53 (33), 8654–8658; DOI: 10.1002/anie.201404712