Rienk Eelkema Research Lab

2017

063. M. L. Perrin, M. Doelman, R. Eelkema, H. S. J. van der Zant; “Design of an efficient coherent multi-site single- molecule rectifier”
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2017, 19, 29187-29194

062. S. Mytnyk, A. G. L. Olive, F. Versluis, J. M. Poolman, E. Mendes, R. Eelkema and J. H. van Esch; “Compartmentalizing supramolecular hydrogels using aqueous multi-phase systems”
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 14923 –14927

061.F. Trausel, C. Maity, J. M. Poolman, D. S. J. Kouwenberg, F. Versluis, J. H. van Esch, and R. Eelkema; "Chemical signal activation of an organocatalyst enables control over soft material formation"
Nature Commun. 2017, 8, 879.

060. Dissipative out-of-equilibrium assembly of man-made supramolecular materials
S. van Rossum, M. Tena Solstona, J. H. van Esch, R. Eelkema, J. Boekhoven
Chem. Soc. Rev. 2017, online

059. Fuel-mediated transient clustering of colloidal building blocks
B. van Ravensteijn, W. E. Hendriksen, R. Eelkema, J. H. van Esch, W. K. Kegel
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 9763−9766

058. The relationship between molecular structure and electronic properties in dicyanovinyl substituted acceptor-donor-acceptor chromophores
S. Tarkuc, R. Eelkema, F. C. Grozema
Tetrahedron 2017, 73, 4994-5004

057. Free-standing Supramolecular Hydrogel Objects by Reaction-Diffusion
M. Lovrak, W. E. J. Hendriksen, C. Maity, S. Mytnyk, V. van Steijn, R. Eelkema, J. H. van Esch
Nature Communications, 2017, 8, 15317.

056. Crosslinker-induced effects on the gelation pathway of a low molecular weight hydrogels
W. E. M. Noteborn, D. N. H. Zwagerman, V. Saez Talens, C. Maity, L. van der Mee, J. M. Poolman, S. Mytnyk, J. H. van Esch, A. Kros, R. Eelkema, R. E. Kieltyka;
Adv. Mater. 2017, 29, 1603769.

055. Synthesis of a double network supramolecular hydrogel by having one network catalyse the formation of the second
N. Singh, C. Maity, K. Zhang, C. A. Angulo-Pachon, J. H. van Esch, R. Eelkema, B. Escuder
Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 2018 – 2021

2016

054. Insulator protected mechanically controlled break junctions for measuring single-molecule conductance in aqueous environments
N. Muthusubramanian, E. Galan, C. Maity, R. Eelkema, F. C. Grozema, H. S. J. van der Zant;
Appl. Phys. Lett. 2016, 109, 013102

053. Negatively charged lipid membranes catalyze supramolecular hydrogel formation
F. Versluis, D. van Elsland, S. Mytnyk, D. L. Perrier, F. Trausel, J. M. Poolman, C. Maity, V. A. A. le Sage, S. I. van Kasteren, J. H. van Esch, R. Eelkema;
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 8670-8673

052. Catalysis of Supramolecular Hydrogelation
F. Trausel, F. Versluis, C. Maity, J. M. Poolman, M. Lovrak, J. H. van Esch, and R. Eelkema
Acc. Chem. Res. 2016, 49, 1440-1447

051. A gate-tunable single-molecule diode
M. L. Perrin,
E. Galan, R. Eelkema, F. C. Grozema, J. Thijssen, H.S.J. van der Zant
Nanoscale 2016 8, 8919–8923

050. Synthetic self-assembled materials in biological environments
F. Versluis, J. H. van Esch, R. Eelkema

Advanced Materials 2016, 28, 4576–4592

049. Computational design of donor-bridge-acceptor systems exhibiting pronounced quantum interference effects
N. Gorczak, N. Renaud, E. Galan, R. Eelkema, L. D. A. Siebbeles, F. C. Grozema
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2016, 18, 6773-6779

048. Synthesis of 1,2-biphenylethane based single-molecule diodes
E. Galan, M. L. Perrin, M. Lutz, H.S.J. van der Zant, F. C. Grozema, R. Eelkema

Org. Biomol. Chem., 2016 14, 2439–2443

047. A toolbox for controlling the properties and functionalisation of hydrazone-based supramolecular hydrogels
J. M. Poolman, C. Maity, J. Boekhoven, L. van der Mee, V. A. A. le Sage, G. J. M. Groenewold, S. I. van Kasteren, F. Versluis, J. H. van Esch, R. Eelkema
J. Mater. Chem. B 2016, 4, 852-858

2015

046. Supramolecular protein immobilization on lipid bilayers
R. P. G. Bosmans, W. E. Hendriksen, M. Verheijden, R. Eelkema, P. Jonkheijm, J. H. van Esch, L. Brunsveld
Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 18466-18473

045. Gelation Landscape Engineering using a Multi-Reaction Supramolecular Hydrogelator System
J. S. Foster, J. M. Zurek, N. M. S. Almeida, W. E. Hendriksen, V. A. A. le Sage, V. Lakshminarayanan, A. L. Thompson, R. Banerjee, R. Eelkema, H. Mulvana, M. J. Paterson, J. H. van Esch, G. O. Lloyd
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 14236-14239.

044. Transient Assembly of Active Materials Fueled by a Chemical Reaction
J. Boekhoven, W.E. Hendriksen, G.J.M. Koper, R. Eelkema, J.H. van Esch,
Science 2015, 349, 1075-1079. Highlighted in a Perspective in Science (same issue), NRC (Dutch newspaper), engineersonline.nl, kennislink.nl

043. Electrical properties and mechanical stability of anchoring groups for single-molecule electronics
R. Frisenda, S. Tarkuç, E. Galán, M. L. Perrin, R. Eelkema, F. C. Grozema & H. S. J. van der Zant
Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2015, 6, 1558–1567.

042. Charge Transfer versus Molecular Conductance: Molecular Orbital Symmetry Turns Quantum Interference Rules Upside Down
N. Gorczak, N. Renaud, S. Tarkuç, A. J. Houtepen, R. Eelkema, L. D. A. Siebbeles & F. C. Grozema
Chem. Sci. 2015, 6, 4196-4206.·. Highlighted in Nature Chemistry

041. A single-molecule resonant tunneling diode
M. L. Perrin, E. Galan, R. Eelkema, F. C. Grozema, J. M. Thijssen & H. S. J. van der Zant
J. Phys. Chem. C 2015, 119, 5697-5702.

040. Spatial Structuring of a Supramolecular Hydrogel using a Visible-light Triggered Catalyst
C. Maity, W. E. Hendriksen, J. H. van Esch & R. Eelkema
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 998-1001.

2014

039. Dynamic Supramolecular Hydrogelators – A Biomedical perspective
V. Le Sage, V. Lakshminarayanan, E. Mendes, R. Eelkema & J. van Esch
Chemistry Today 2014, 32, 62-66.

038. Catalytic control over supramolecular materials
R. Eelkema & J. H. van Esch
Org. Biomol. Chem. 2014, 12, 6292-6296.

037. Different mechanisms for hole and electron transfer along identical molecular bridges: the importance of the initial state delocalization
N. Gorczak, S. Tarkuç, N. Renaud, A. J. Houtepen, R. Eelkema, L. D. A. Siebbeles & F. C. Grozema
J. Phys. Chem. A 2014, 118, 3891−3898.

036. Spatial and Directional Control over Self-Assembly Using Catalytic Micropatterned Surfaces
A. G. L. Olive, N.K. Abdullah, I. Ziemecka, E. Mendes, R. Eelkema & J. H. van Esch
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 4132-4136

035. Variable gelation time and stiffness of low molecular weight hydrogels through catalytic control over self-assembly
J. M. Poolman, J. Boekhoven, A. Besselink, A. G. L. Olive, J. H. van Esch & R. Eelkema
Nature Protocols 2014, 9, 977-988.

2013

034. Designing new symmetrical facial oligothiophene amphiphiles
D. Janeliunas, R. Eelkema, B. Nieto-Ortega, F. J. Ramírez Aguilar, J. T. López Navarrete, L. van der Mee, M. C. A. Stuart, J. Casado Cordón, & J. H. van Esch
Org. Biomol. Chem. 2013, 11, 8435-8442.

033. Unbiased Tracking of the Progression of mRNA and Protein Synthesis in Bulk and inside Lipid Vesicles
P. van Nies, Z. Nourian, M. Kok, J. Moeskops, I. Westerlaken, J. M. Poolman, R. Eelkema, J. H. van Esch, Y. Kuruma, T. Ueda & C. Danelon
ChemBioChem 2013, 14, 1963-1966. Featured as a spotlight publication in Angewandte Chemie, Chem. Eur. J. and ChemMedChem

032. MARTINI Model for Physisorption of Organic Molecules on Graphite
C. Gobbo, I. Beurroies, D. de Ridder, R. Eelkema, S. J. Marrink, S. De Feyter, J. H. van Esch & A. H. de Vries
J. Phys. Chem. C 2013, 117, 15623-15631.

031. The lost work in dissipative self-assembly
G. J. M. Koper, J. Boekhoven, W. E. Hendriksen, J.H. van Esch, R. Eelkema, I. Pagonabarraga, M. Rubi, & D. Bedeaux
Int. J. Thermophys. 2013, online.

030. Large tunable image-charge effects in single-molecule junctions
M. L. Perrin, C. J. O. Verzijl, C. A. Martin, A. J. Shaikh, R. Eelkema, J. H. van Esch, J. M. van Ruitenbeek, J. M. Thijssen, H. S. J. van der Zant & D. Dulić
Nature Nanotech. 2013, 8, 282-287. News&Views on the Nature Nanotechnology website (March 2013), engineersonline.nl.

029. Catalytic control over supramolecular gel formation
J. Boekhoven, J. M. Poolman, C. Maity, F. Li, L. van der Mee, C. B. Minkenberg, E. Mendes, J. H. van Esch & R. Eelkema
Nature Chem. 2013, 5, 433-437.

028. Aggregation-driven reversible formation of conjugated polymers in water
D. Janeliunas, P. van Rijn, J. Boekhoven, C.B. Minkenberg, J. H. van Esch & R. Eelkema
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 1998-2001.

027. Quantum interference effects on charge transport through a single benzene ring
C. A. Rodriguez, S. Tarkuc, R. Frisenda J. S. Seldenthuis, C. H. M. Woerde, R. Eelkema, F. C. Grozema & H. S. J. van der Zant
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 3152-3155.

2012

026. Dynamic covalent assembly of responsive vesicle gels
C. B. Minkenberg, W. E. Hendriksen, F. Li, E. Mendes, R. Eelkema & J. H. van Esch
Chem. Commun. 2012, 9837-9839.

025. A self-assembled delivery platform with post-production tunable release rate
J. Boekhoven, M. Koot, T. A. Wezendonk, R. Eelkema & J. H. van Esch
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 12908-12911. Highlighted on ChemistryViews (September 2012), Chemistry&Industry (November 2012)

024. Responsive wormlike micelles from dynamic covalent gemini surfactants
C. B. Minkenberg, B. Holman, J. Boekhoven, B. Norder, G. J. M. Koper, R. Eelkema & J. H. van Esch
Langmuir 2012, 28, 13570-13576.

2011

023. Charge transport in a zinc-porphyrin single molecule junction
M. L. Perrin, C. A. Martin, F. Prins, A. J. Shaikh, R. Eelkema, J. H. van Esch, J. van Ruitenbeek, H. S. J. van der Zant & D. Dulić
Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2011, 714-719.

022. Molecular patterning at a liquid/solid interface: the foldamer approach
M. Li, C. Gobbo, I. De Cat, R. Eelkema, B. Vanaverbeke, R. Lazzaroni, S. De Feyter & Jan van Esch
Langmuir 2011, 27, 13598-13605.

021. Influence of the chemical structure on the stability and conductance of porphyrin single-molecule junctions
M. L. Perrin, F. Prins, C. A. Martin, A. J. Shaikh, R. Eelkema, J. H. van Esch, T. Briza, R. Kaplanek, V. Kral, J. M. van Ruitenbeek, H. S. J. van der Zant & D. Dulić
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 11223-11226.

020. Photo-responsive Doped Cholesteric Liquid Crystals
R. Eelkema
Liq. Cryst. 2011, 38, 1641-1652.

019. Programmed morphological transitions of multisegment assemblers by molecular chaperone analogues
J. Boekhoven, A. M. Brizard, P. van Rijn, M. C. A. Stuart, R. Eelkema & J. H. van Esch
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 12285-12289.

018. Pt-nanogaps for single molecule electronics: room temperature stability
F. Prins, A. J. Shaikh, J. H. van Esch, R. Eelkema, & H. S. J. van der Zant
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2011, 14297-14301.

017. Responsive vesicles from dynamic covalent surfactants
C. B. Minkenberg, F. Li, P. van Rijn, L. Florusse, J. Boekhoven, M. C. A. Stuart, G. J. M. Koper, R. Eelkema & J. H. van Esch
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 3421-3424. Highlighted in Nature (April 2011

016. Self-assembly behaviour of conjugated terthiophene surfactants in water
P. van Rijn, D. Janeliunas, A. M. Brizard, M. C. A. Stuart, G. J. M. Koper, R. Eelkema & J. H. van Esch
New J. Chem. 2011, 35, 558-567.

2010

015. Introduction of Curvature in Amphipathic Oligothiophenes for Defined Aggregate Formation
P. van Rijn, D. Janeliunas, A. M. Brizard, M. C. A. Stuart, R. Eelkema & J. H. van Esch
Chem. Eur. J. 2010, 16, 13417-13428. Front cover

014. Dissipative self-assembly of a molecular gelator using a chemical fuel
J. Boekhoven, A. M. Brizard, K. N. K. Kowlgi, G. J. M. Koper, R. Eelkema & J. H. van Esch
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 4825-4828. Hot Paper on the Angewandte website; Highlighted in Nature Chemistry (June 2010).

2009

013. Triggered Self Assembly of Simple Dynamic Covalent Surfactants
C. B. Minkenberg, L. Florusse, R. Eelkema, G. J. M. Koper & J. H. van Esch
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 11274–11275. Highlighted in Nature Nanotechnology (July 2009).

PhD and Postdoctoral work (pre-2009)

012. Synthesis of end-functionalized polyanilines
R. Eelkema & H. L. Anderson
Macromolecules 2008, 41, 9930–9933.

011.Photoinduced reorganization of motor-doped chiral liquid crystals: bridging molecular isomerization and texture rotation
A. Bosco, M. G. M. Jongejan, R. Eelkema, N. Katsonis, E. Lacaze, A. Ferrarini & B. L. Feringa
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 14615–14624.

010. Radical cation stabilization in a cucurbituril oligoaniline rotaxane
R. Eelkema, K. Maeda, B. Odell & H. L. Anderson
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 12384–12385.

009. Amplification of chirality in liquid crystals
R. Eelkema & B. L. Feringa
Org. Biomol. Chem. 2006, 4, 3729–3745.

008. Rotational reorganization of doped cholesteric liquid crystalline films
R. Eelkema, M. M. Pollard, N. Katsonis, J. Vicario, D. J. Broer & B. L. Feringa
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 14397–14407.

007. Reversible full-range color control of a cholesteric liquid crystalline film by using a molecular motor
R. Eelkema & B. L. Feringa
Chem.–Asian J. 2006, 1, 367–369.

006. Nanomotor rotates microscale objects
R. Eelkema, M. M. Pollard, J. Vicario, N. Katsonis, B. Serrano–Ramon, C. W. M. Bastiaansen, D. J. Broer & B. L. Feringa
Nature 2006, 440, 163. Highlighted in de Volkskrant and de Telegraaf (March 2006), nanotechweb.org, physicsweb.org and engineersonline.nl

005. Phosphoric acids as amplifiers of molecular chirality
R. Eelkema & B. L. Feringa
Org. Lett. 2006, 8, 1331–1334.

004. Macroscopic expression of the chirality of amino alcohols by a double amplification mechanism in liquid crystalline media
R. Eelkema & B. L. Feringa
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 13480–13481.

003. Catalytic molecular motors: fuelling autonomous movement by a surface bound synthetic manganese catalase
J. Vicario, R. Eelkema, W. R. Browne, A. Meetsma, R. M. La Crois & B. L. Feringa
Chem. Commun. 2005, 3936–3938. Front cover; Hot Article on the Chem. Commun. website