• S. de Roo, F. Einsiedler, S. Mecking*:
    Catalytic Biorefining of Natural Oils to Basic Olefinic Building Blocks of Proven Chemical Valorization Schemes.
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2023, e202219222. DOI: 10.1002/anie.202219222
  • M. Eck, L. Bernabeu, S. Mecking*:
    Polyethylene-Like Blends Amenable to Abiotic Hydrolytic Degradation.
    ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2023, 11, 4523 - 4530. DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.2c07537
  • M. Eck, S. T. Schwab, T. F. Nelson, K. Wurst, S. Iberl, D. Schleheck, C. Link, G. Battagliarin, S. Mecking*:
    Biodegradable High Density Polyethylene-like Material.
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2023, 62, e202213438. DOI: 10.1002/anie.202213438


  • M. Baur, S. Mecking*:
    Polyethylenes with Combined In-Chain and Side-Chain Functional Groups from Catalytic Terpolymerization of Carbon Monoxide and Acrylate.
    ACS Macro Lett. 2022, 11, 1207 - 1211. DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.2c00459
  • N. S. Schunck, S. Mecking*:

    In Vivo Olefin Metathesis in Microalgae Upgrades Lipids to Building Blocks for Polymers and Chemicals.
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2022, e202211285. DOI: 10.1002/anie.202211285

  • A. Fuchs, S. Mecking*:
    Controlled Cobalt-Mediated Free-Radical Co- and Terpolymerization of Carbon Monoxide.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022, 144, 15879 - 15884. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.2c07200
  • M. Voccia, L. Odenwald, M. Baur, F. Lin, L. Falivene, S. Mecking*, L. Caporaso*:
    Mechanistic Insights into Ni(II)-Catalyzed Nonalternating Ethylene–Carbon Monoxide Copolymerization.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022, 144, 15111 - 15117. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.2c04563
  • J. Park, A. Staiger, S. Mecking, K. I. Winey*:
    Enhanced Li-Ion Transport through Selectively Solvated Ionic Layers of Single-Ion Conducting Multiblock Copolymers.
    ACS Macro Lett. 2022, 11, 1008 - 1013. DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.2c00288
  • L. Odenwald, F. P. Wimmer, N. K. Mast, M. G. Schußmann, M. Wilhelm, S. Mecking*:
    Molecularly Defined Polyolefin Vitrimers from Catalytic Insertion Polymerization.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022, 144, 13226 - 13233. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.2c03778
  • F. Lin, S. Mecking*:
    Hydrophilic Catalysts with High Activity and Stability in Aqueous Polymerization to High Molecular Weight Polyethylene.
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2022, e202203923. DOI: 10.1002/anie.202203923
  • B. A. Paren, M. Häußler, P. Rathenow, S. Mecking*, K. I. Winey*:
    Decoupled Cation Transport within Layered Assemblies in Sulfonated and Crystalline Telechelic Polyethylenes.
    Macromolecules 2022, 55, 2813 - 2820. DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.2c00132
  • J. Park, A. Staiger, S. Mecking*, K. I. Winey*:

    Ordered Nanostructures in Thin Films of Precise Ion-Containing Multiblock Copolymers.
    ACS Cent. Sci. 2022, 8, 388 - 393. DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.1c01594


  • F. Lin, T. O. Morgen, S. Mecking*:
    Living Aqueous Microemulsion Polymerization of Ethylene with Robust Ni(II) Phosphinophenolato Catalysts.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 20605 - 20608. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.1c10488
  • M. Baur, F. Lin, T. O. Morgen, L. Odenwald, S. Mecking*:

    Polyethylene Materials with In-Chain Ketones from Non-Alternating Catalytic Copolymerization.
    Science 2021, 374, 604 - 607. DOI: 10.1126/science.abi8183
    Science 2021, 374, 604 - 607. DOI: 10.1126/science.abi8183  (alternative link)

  • J. Park, A. Staiger, S. Mecking, K. I. Winey*:
    Sub-3-Nanometer Domain Spacings of Ultrahigh-χ Multiblock Copolymers with Pendant Ionic Groups.
    ACS Nano 2021, 15, 16738 - 16747. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.1c06734
  • A. Staiger, B. A. Paren, R. Zunker, S. Hoang, M. Häußler, K. I. Winey*, S. Mecking*:
    Anhydrous Proton Transport within Phosphonic Acid Layers in Monodisperse Telechelic Polyethylenes.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 16725 - 16733. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.1c08031
  • S. F. Marxsen, M. Häußler, S. Mecking, R. G. Alamo*:
    Unlayered–Layered Crystal Transition in Recyclable Long-Spaced Aliphatic Polyesters.
    ACS Appl. Polym. Mater. 2021, 3, 5243 - 5256. DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.1c01025
  • S. F. Marxsen, M. Häußler, S. Mecking, R. G. Alamo*:
    Crystallization of Long-Spaced Precision Polyacetals III: Polymorphism and Crystallization Kinetics of Even Polyacetals Spaced by 6 to 26 Methylenes.
    Polymers 2021, 13, 1560. DOI: 10.3390/polym13101560
  • B. Zhao, B. Gothe, A. Groh, T. Schmaltz, J. Will, H.-G. Steinrück, T. Unruh, S. Mecking, M. Halik*:
    Oligothiophene Phosphonic Acids for Self-Assembled Monolayer Field-Effect Transistors.
    ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2021, 13, 32461 - 32466. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.1c05764
  • A. Sickinger, S. Mecking*:

    Origin of the Anisotropy and Structure of Ellipsoidal Poly(fluorene) Nanoparticles.
    Macromolecules 2021, 54, 5267 - 5277. DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.1c00597

  • E. Schiebel, M. Voccia, L. Falivene, I. Göttker-Schnetmann, L. Caporaso*, S. Mecking*:
    Neutral Unsymmetrical Coordinated Cyclophane Polymerization Catalysts.

    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 18472 - 18477. DOI: 10.1002/anie.202105401

  • F. P. Wimmer, V. Ebel, F. Schmidt, S. Mecking*:
    Compartmentalized Polymerization in Aqueous and Organic Media to Low-entangled Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene.

    Polym. Chem. 2021, 12, 3116 - 3123. DOI: 10.1039/D1PY00394A

  • A. Flachmüller, S. Mecking, C. Peter*:
    Coarse Grained Simulation of the Aggregation and Structure Control of Polyethylene Nanocrystals.
    J. Phys.: Condensed Matter 2021, 33, 264001. DOI: 10.1088/1361-648X/abf881
  • J. Park, A. Staiger, S. Mecking,* K. Winey*:
    Structure-Property Relationships in Single-ion Conducting Multiblock Copolymers: A Phase Diagram and Ionic Conductivities.
    Macromolecules 202154, 4269 - 4279. DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.1c00493
  • E. Schiebel, M. Voccia, L. Falivene, L. Caporaso*, S. Mecking*:
    The Impact of Charge in a Ni(II) Polymerization Catalyst.
    ACS Catal. 2021, 11, 5358 - 5368. DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.1c00778
  • M. Häußler, M. Eck, D. Rothauer, S. Mecking*:
    Closed-Loop Recycling of Polyethylene-Like Materials.
    Nature 2021, 590, 423 - 427.  DOI: 10.1038/s41586-020-03149-9
  • P. Gumbsheimer, F. Conradt, Y. Behovits, S. Huber, C. Hinz, C. Negele, S. Mecking, D. Seletskiy, A. Leitenstorfer*:
    Enhanced Determination of Emission Fine Structure and Orientation of Individual Quantum Dots Based on Correction Algorithm for Spectral Diffusion.
    J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 2021, 54, 155106.  DOI: 10.1088/1361-6463/abda83
  • C. Wang, X. Kang, S. Dai, F. Cui, Y. Li, H. Mu, S. Mecking*, Z. Jian*:
    Efficient Suppression of Chain Transfer and Branching via Cs‐Type Shielding in a Neutral Nickel(II) Catalyst.
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 4018 - 4022. DOI: 10.1002/anie.202013069


  • S. Mecking*, M. Schnitte:
    Neutral Nickel(II) Catalysts: From Hyperbranched Oligomers to Nanocrystal-Based Materials.
    Acc. Chem. Res. 2020, 53, 2738 - 2752.  DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.0c00540
  • I. Göttker-Schnetmann*, S. Mecking:
    A Practical Synthesis of [(tmeda)Ni(CH3)2], Isotopically Labeled [(tmeda)Ni(13CH3)2], and Neutral Chelated-Nickel Methyl Complexes.
    Organometallics 2020, 39, 3433 - 3440.  DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.0c00500

  • X. Zhang, S. F. Marxsen, P. Ortmann, S. Mecking, R. G. Alamo*:
    Crystallization of Long-Spaced Precision Polyacetals II: Effect of Polymorphism on Isothermal Crystallization Kinetics.
    Macromolecules 2020, 53, 7899 - 7913.  DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c01443

  • T. O. Morgen, M. Baur, I. Göttker-Schnetmann, S. Mecking*:
    Photodegradable Branched Polyethylenes from Carbon Monoxide Copolymerization under Benign Conditions.
    Nature Commun. 2020, 11, 3693.  DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-17542-5
  • S. Mecking*:
    Polyethylene-like Materials from Plant Oils.
    Phil. Trans. Royal Soc. A 2020, 378, 20190266.  DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2019.0266
  • Y. Zhang, C. Wang, S. Mecking*, Z. Jian*:
    Ultrahighly Branching of Main‐Chain‐Functionalized Polyethylenes by Inverted Insertion Selectivity.
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 14296 - 14302.  DOI: 10.1002/anie.202004763
  • S. M. Stadler, I. Göttker-Schnetmann, A. S. Fuchs, S. R. R. Fischer, S. Mecking*:
    Catalytic Chain Transfer Polymerization to Functional Reactive End Groups for Controlled Free Radical Growth.
    Macromolecules 2020, 53, 2362 - 2368.  DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c00241

Electron paramagnetic resonance methods unravel different chain lengths present and their relative share and individual conformations directly from measurements of endgroup distances on a mixture as obtained from a controlled polymerization.
  • D. Bücker, A. Sickinger, J. D. Ruiz Perez, M. Oestringer, S. Mecking*, M. Drescher*:
    Direct Observation of Chain Lengths and Conformations in Oligofluorene Distributions from Controlled Polymerization by Double Electron–Electron Resonance.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 1952 - 1956.  DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b11404

Remote pentafluorophenyl groups suppress chain transfer and branch formation in Ni(II)-catalyzed ethylene polymerization.
This results in formation of high molecular weight linear polyethylene, which in aqueous polymerizations is obtained in the form of nanocrystals.
  • M. Schnitte, S. Lipinski, E. Schiebel, S. Mecking*:
    Pentafluorophenyl Groups as Remote Substituents in Ni(II) Polymerization Catalysis.
    Organometallics 2020, 39, 13 - 17.
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.9b00784

The incorporation of metal cations in polyethylene-based ionomers produces versatile morphologies, including the bicontinuous cubic gyroid phase. The gyroid morphology is capable of providing three-dimensional interconnected ion conducting pathways for improved ion transport.
  • L. Yan, C. Rank, S. Mecking*, K. I. Winey*:
    Gyroid and Other Ordered Morphologies in Single-Ion Conducting Polymers and Their Impact on Ion Conductivity.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 857 - 866.  DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b09701
  • M. Schnitte,  J. S. Scholliers,  K. Riedmiller,  S. Mecking*:
    Remote Perfluoroalkyl Substituents are Key to Living Aqueous Ethylene Polymerization.
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 202059, 3258 - 3263.  DOI: 10.1002/anie.201913117
    Angew. Chem. 2020, 132, 3284 - 3289.  DOI: 10.1002/ange.201913117


  • P. Kenyon, L. Falivene, L. Caporaso*, S. Mecking*:
    Ancillary Ligands Impact Branching Microstructure in Late Transition Metal Polymerization Catalysis.
    ACS Catal. 2019, 9, 11552 - 11556.  DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.9b04028
  • C. Rank, L. Yan, S. Mecking*, K. I. Winey*:
    Periodic Polyethylene Sulfonates from Polyesterification: Bulk and Nanoparticle Morphologies and Ionic Conductivities.
    Macromolecules 2019, 52, 8466 - 8475.  DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.9b01762
  • D. Bücker, A. Sickinger, J. D. Ruiz-Perez, M. Oestringer, S. Mecking*, M. Drescher*:
    Direct Observation of Chain Lengths and Conformations in Oligofluorene Distributions from Controlled Polymerization by Double Electron-Electron Resonance.
    ChemRxiv 2019DOI: 10.26434/chemrxiv.10002785.v1
  • I. Göttker-Schnetmann, P. Kenyon, S. Mecking*:
    Coordinative Chain Transfer Polymerization of Butadiene with Functionalized Aluminum Reagents.
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 17777 - 17781.  DOI: 10.1002/anie.201909843
    Angew. Chem. 2019, 131, 17941 – 17945.  DOI: 10.1002/ange.201909843
  • C. Rank, M. Häußler, P. Rathenow, M. King, C. Globisch, C. Peter*, S. Mecking*:
    Anisotropic Extended-Chain Polymer Nanocrystals.
    Macromolecules 201952, 6142 - 6148.  DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.9b00986
  • S. Huber, S. Mecking*:
    Straightforward Synthesis of Conjugated Block Copolymers by Controlled Suzuki–Miyaura Cross-Coupling Polymerization Combined with ATRP.
    Macromolecules 201952, 5917 - 5924.  DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.9b01165
  • D. Langford, I. Göttker-Schnetmann, F. P. Wimmer, L. A. Casper, P. Kenyon, R. F. Winter, S. Mecking*:
    Tetrakis[3,5-bis(pentafluorosulfanyl)phenyl]borate: A Weakly Coordinating Anion Probed in Polymerization Catalysis.
    Organometallics 2019, 38, 2710 - 2713.  DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.9b00332
  • L. Yan, M. Häußler, J. Bauer, S. Mecking*, K. I. Winey*:
    Monodisperse and Telechelic Polyethylenes Form Extended Chain Crystals with Ionic Layers.
    Macromolecules 201952, 4949 - 4956.  DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.9b00962
  • X. Zhang, X. Zuo, P. Ortmann, S. Mecking, R. G. Alamo*:
    Crystallization of Long-Spaced Precision Polyacetals I: Melting and Recrystallization of Rapidly Formed Crystallites.
    Macromolecules 201952, 4934 - 4948.  DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.9b00922
  • M. Schnitte, A. Staiger, L. A. Casper, S. Mecking*:
    Uniform Shape Monodisperse Single Chain Nanocrystals by Living Aqueous Catalytic Polymerization.
    Nat. Commun. 2019, 10, 2592.  DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-10692-1
  • T. O. Morgen, H. Luttikhedde, S. Mecking*:
    Aqueous Dispersions of Ethylene Copolymers and Their Laponite Clay Nanocomposites from Free-Radical Dispersion Polymerization.
    Macromolecules 2019, 52, 4270 - 4277.  DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.9b00305
  • J. Zimmerer, D. Pingen, S. K. Hess, T. Koengeter, S. Mecking*:
    Integrated Extraction and Catalytic Upgrading of Microalgae Lipids in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide.
    Green Chem. 201921, 2428 - 2435.  DOI: 10.1039/C9GC00312F
  • E. Schiebel, S. Santacroce, L. Falivene, I. Göttker-Schnetmann, L. Caporaso*, S. Mecking*:
    Tailored Strength Neighboring Group Interactions Switch Polymerization to Dimerization Catalysis.
    ACS Catal. 20199, 3888 - 3894.  DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.9b00129
  • Y. Liu, S. Mecking*:
    A Synthetic Polyester from Plant Oil Feedstock by Functionalizing Polymerization.
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed201958, 3346 - 3350.  DOI: 10.1002/anie.201810914
    Angew. Chem. 2019,131, 3384 - 3388.  DOI: 10.1002/ange.201810914
  • S. Stadler, I. Göttker-Schnetmann, S. Mecking*:
    Incorporation of Radicals during Ni(II)-Catalyzed Ethylene Insertion Polymerization.
    ACS Catal. 2019, 9, 2760 - 2767.  DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.8b04707
  • P. Ehrenreich, A. Groh, H. Goodwin, J. Huster, F. Deschler, S. Mecking*, L. Schmidt-Mende*:
    Tailored Interface Energetics for Efficient Charge Separation in Metal Oxide-Polymer Solar Cells.
    Sci. Rep. 2019, 9, 74.  DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-36271-w
  • Q. Tong, M. S. Schmidt, V. Wittmann*, S. Mecking*:
    Multivalent Carbohydrate-Functionalized Polymer Nanocrystals.
    Biomacromolecules 201920, 294 - 304.  DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.8b01460


  • S. Majumder, H. Busch, P. Poudel, S. Mecking, G. Reiter*:
    Growth Kinetics of Stacks of Lamellar Polymer Crystals.
    Macromolecules 2018, 51, 8738 - 8745.  DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.8b01765
  • Y. Liu, K. Dong, M. Beller, S. Mecking*:
    Selective Long-Range Isomerization Carbonylation of a Complex Hyperbranched Polymer Substrate.
    ACS Catal. 2018, 8, 9232 - 9237.  DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.8b03117
  • D. Pingen, N. Klinkenberg, S. Mecking*:
    Single-Step Catalytic Upgrading of Microalgae Biomass.
    ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2018, 6, 11219 - 11221.
    DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b02939
  • F. P. Wimmer, L. Caporaso, L. Cavallo, S. Mecking, L. Falivene*:
    Mechanism of Insertion Polymerization of Allyl Ethers.
    Macromolecules 2018, 51, 4525 - 4531.  DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.8b00783
  • T. O. Morgen, M. Krumova, H. Luttikhedde, S. Mecking*:
    Free-Radical Dispersion Polymerization of Ethylene with Laponite to Polyethylene-Clay Nanocomposite Particles.
    Macromolecules 2018, 51, 4118 - 4128.  DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.8b00440
  • P. Kenyon, M. Wörner, S. Mecking*:
    Controlled Polymerization in Polar Solvents to Ultrahigh Molecular Weight Polyethylene.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 6685 - 6689.  DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b03223
  • V. Goldbach, M. Krumova, S. Mecking*:
    Full-Range Interconversion of Nanocrystals and Bulk Metal with a Highly Selective Molecular Catalyst.
    ACS Catal. 2018, 8, 5515 - 5525.  DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.8b00981
  • D. Pingen, J. B. Schwaderer, J. Walter, J. Wen, G. Murray, D. Vogt, S. Mecking*:
    Diamines for Polymer Materials via Direct Amination of Lipid‐ and Lignocellulose‐based Alcohols with NH3.
    ChemCatChem 2018, 10, 3027 - 3033.  DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201800365
  • D. Pingen, J. Zimmerer, N. Klinkenberg, S. Mecking*:
    Microalgae Lipids as a Feedstock for the Production of Benzene.
    Green Chem. 2018, 20, 1874 - 1878.  Interview   DOI: 10.1039/C8GC00423D
  • M. Baier, D. Wöll, S. Mecking*:
    Diffusion of Molecular and Macromolecular Polyolefin Probes in Cylindrical Block Copolymer Structures As Observed by High Temperature Single Molecule Fluorescence Microscopy.
    Macromolecules 2018, 51, 1873 - 1884.  DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.8b00071
  • L. Falivene, T. Wiedemann, I. Göttker-Schnetmann, L. Caporaso, L. Cavallo*, S. Mecking*:
    Control of Chain Walking by Weak Neighbouring Group Interactions in Unsymmetric Catalysts.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 1305 - 1312.  DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b08975
  • H. Leicht , J. Bauer, I. Göttker-Schnetmann, S. Mecking*:
    Heterotelechelic and In-Chain Polar Functionalized Stereoregular Poly(dienes).
    Macromolecules 2018, 51, 763 - 770.  DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.7b02006
  • B. Schemmer, C. Kronenbitter, S. Mecking*:
    Thermoplastic Polyurethane Elastomers with Aliphatic Hard Segments Based on Plant-oil Derived Long-Chain Diisocyanates.
    Macromol. Mater. Eng. 2018, 303, 1700416.  DOI: 10.1002/mame.201700416
  • S. K. Hess, B. Lepetit, P. G. Kroth, S. Mecking*:
    Production of Chemicals from Microalgae Lipids - Status and Perspectives.
    Eur. J. Lipid Sci. Technol. 2018, 120, 1700152.  DOI: 10.1002/ejlt.201700152
  • N. Schuster, M. Krumova, F. Richter, A. Schneller, S. Mecking*:
    High-Impact Polyamide Composites with Linear Ethylene–Norbornene Anhydride Copolymers from Insertion Polymerization.
    Macromol. Mater. Eng. 2018, 303, 1700276.  DOI: 10.1002/mame.201700276


  • M. Baier, S. Mecking*:
    Post- and Non-Metallocenes for Olefin Insertion Polymerization  in  Applied Homogeneous Catalysis with Organometallic Compounds.
    (Eds.:  M. Beller, B. Cornils, W. A. Herrmann, R. Paciello).
    Wiley-VCH 2017, 1, 225 - 247.  DOI: 10.1002/9783527651733.ch4
  • B. Gothe, T. de Roo, J. Will, T. Unruh, S. Mecking, M. Halik*:
    Self-Assembled Monolayer Field-Effect Transistors based on Oligo-9,9’-dioctylfluorene Phosphonic Acids.
    Nanoscale 2017, 9, 18584 - 18589.  DOI: 10.1039/C7NR06090D
  • H. Leicht, I. Göttker-Schnetmann, S. Mecking*:
    Stereoselective Copolymerization of Butadiene and Functionalized 1,3-Dienes with Neodymium-Based Catalysts.
    Macromolecules 2017, 50, 8464 - 8468.  DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.7b02007
  • P. Kenyon, S. Mecking*:
    Pentafluorosulfanyl Substituents in Polymerization Catalysis.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 13786 - 13790.  DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b06745
  • H. Busch, E. Schiebel, A. Sickinger, S. Mecking*:
    Ultralong-Chain-Spaced Crystalline Poly(H-phosphonate)s and Poly(phenylphosphonate)s.
    Macromolecules 2017, 50, 7901 - 7910.  DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.7b01368
  • J. Zimmerer, L. Williams, D. Pingen, S. Mecking*:
    Mid-Chain Carboxylic Acids by Catalytic Refining of Microalgae Oil.
    Green Chem. 2017, 19, 4865 - 4870.  DOI: 10.1039/C7GC01484H
  • S. K. Hess, N. S. Schunck, V. Goldbach, D. Ewe, P. G. Kroth, S Mecking*:
    Valorization of Unconventional Lipids from Microalgae or Tall Oil via a Selective Dual Catalysis One-Pot Approach.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 13487 - 13491.  DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b06957
  • M. L. Unbehauen, E. Fleige, F. Paulus, B. Schemmer, S. Mecking, S. D. Moré, R. Haag*:
    Biodegradable Core-Multishell Nanocarriers: Influence of Inner Shell  Structure on the Encapsulation Behavior of Dexamethasone and Tacrolimus.
    Polymers 2017, 9, 316.  DOI: 10.3390/polym9080316
  • D. Myers, T. Witt, A. Cyriac, M. Bown, S. Mecking*, C. K. Williams*:
    Ring Opening Polymerization of Macrolactones: High Conversions and Activities Using an Yttrium Catalyst.
    Polym. Chem. 2017, 8, 5780 - 5785.  DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00985B
  • H. Leicht, I. Göttker-Schnetmann, S. Mecking*:
    Synergetic Effect of Monomer Functional Group Coordination in Catalytic Insertion Polymerization
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 6823 - 6826.  DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b03087
  • T. Witt, M. Häußler, S. Kulpa, S. Mecking*:
    Chain Multiplication of Fatty Acids to Precise Telechelic Polyethylene.
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 7589 - 7594.  DOI: 10.1002/anie.201702796
    Angew. Chem. 2017, 129, 7697 - 7702.  DOI: 10.1002/ange.201702796
  • J. D. R. Perez, S. Mecking*:
    Anisotropic Polymer Nanoparticles with Tunable Emission Wavelengths by Intersegmental Chain Packing.
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 6147 - 6151.  DOI: 10.1002/anie.201701000
    Angew. Chem. 2017, 129, 6243 - 6247.  DOI: 10.1002/ange.201701000
  • H. Busch, S. Majumder, G. Reiter, S. Mecking*:
    Semicrystalline Long-Chain Polyphosphoesters from Polyesterification.
    Macromolecules 2017, 50, 2706 - 2713.  DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.7b00243
  • C. Hintze, P. Korf, F. Degen, F. Schütze, S. Mecking, U. E. Steiner*, M. Drescher*:
    Delocalization of Coherent Triplet Excitons in Linear Rigid Rod Conjugated Oligomers.
    J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2017, 8, 690 - 695.  DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.6b02869
  • T. Witt, M. Häußler, S. Mecking*:
    No Strain, No Gain? Enzymatic Ring-Opening Polymerization of Strainless Aliphatic Macrolactones. 
    Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2017, 38, 1600638.  DOI: 10.1002/marc.201600638


  • A. Godin, I. Göttker-Schnetmann, S. Mecking*:
    Nanocrystal Formation in Aqueous Insertion Polymerization.
    Macromolecules 2016, 49, 8825 - 8837.
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.6b01974
  • R. Machatschek, P. Ortmann, R. Reiter, S. Mecking, G. Reiter*:
    Assembling semiconducting molecules by covalent attachment to a lamellar crystalline polymer substrate.
    Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2016, 7, 784 - 798.  DOI: 10.3762/bjnano.7.70

  • V. Goldbach, L. Falivene, L. Caporaso*, L. Cavallo, S. Mecking*:
    Single-Step Access to Long-Chain α,ω-Dicarboxylic Acids by Isomerizing Hydroxycarbonylation of Unsaturated Fatty Acids.
    ACS Catal. 2016, 6, 8229 - 8238.  DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.6b02622
  • A. Godin, S. Mecking*:
    Aqueous Dispersions of Multiphase Polyolefin Particles.
    Macromolecules 2016, 49, 8296 - 8305.  DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.6b01818
  • Z. Jian, L. Falivene, G. Boffa, S. Ortega Sánchez, L. Caporaso*, A. Grassi, S. Mecking*:
    Direct Synthesis of Telechelic Polyethylene by Selective Insertion Polymerization.
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 14378 - 14383.  DOI: 10.1002/anie.201607754

  • H. Leicht, S. Huber, I. Göttker-Schnetmann, S. Mecking*:
    Allylboration as a Versatile Tool for the In-Situ Post-Polymerization Functionalization of 1,4-cis-Poly(butadiene).
    Polym. Chem. 2016, 7, 7195 - 7198.  DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01388K
  • F. Werschler, C. Hinz, F. Froning, P. Gumbsheimer, J. Haase, C. Negele, T. de Roo, S. Mecking, A. Leitenstorfer, D. Seletskiy*:
    Coupling of Excitons and Discrete Acoustic Phonons in Vibrationally Isolated Quantum Emitters.
    Nano Lett. 2016, 16, 5861 - 5865.  DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b02667
  • T. de Roo, S. Huber, S. Mecking*:
    CdSe/CdS-Conjugated Polymer Core-Shell Hybrid Nanoparticles by a Grafting-From Approach.
    ACS Macro Lett. 2016, 5, 786 - 789.  DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.6b00323
  • Z. Jian, S. Mecking*:
    Insertion Polymerization of Divinyl Formal.
    Macromolecules 2016, 49, 4395 - 4403.  DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.6b00983
  • H. Leicht, I. Göttker gen. Schnetmann, S. Mecking*:
    Stereoselective Copolymerization of Butadiene and Functionalized 1,3-Dienes.
    ACS Macro Lett. 2016, 5, 777 - 780.  DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.6b00321
  • Z. Jian, S. Mecking*:
    Short-Chain Branched Polar-Functionalized Linear Polyethylene via "Tandem Catalysis".
    Macromolecules 2016, 49, 4057 - 4066.  DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.6b00581
  • Z. Jian, H. Leicht, S. Mecking*:
    Direct Synthesis of Imidazolium-Functional Polyethylene by Insertion Copolymerization.
    Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2016, 37, 934 - 938.  DOI: 10.1002/marc.201600073
  • F. Stempfle, P. Ortmann, S. Mecking*:
    Long-Chain Aliphatic Polymers to Bridge the Gap between Semicrystalline Polyolefins and Traditional Polycondensates.
    Chem. Rev. 2016, 116, 4597 - 4641.  DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.5b00705
  • B. S. Rajput, U. Chander, K. Arole, F. Stempfle, S. K. Menon, S. Mecking, S. H. Chikkali*:
    Synthesis of Renewable Copolyacetals with Tuneable Degradation.
    Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2016, 217, 1396 - 1410.  DOI: 10.1002/macp.201600071
  • N. Schuster, T. Rünzi, S. Mecking*: 
    Reactivity of Functionalized Vinyl Monomers in Insertion Copolymerization.
    Macromolecules 2016, 49, 1172 - 1179.  DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.5b02749


  • C. Hintze, F. Schütze, M. Drescher*, S. Mecking*: 
    Probing of Chain Conformations in Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticles by Electron Spin Resonance Spectroscopy.
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2015, 17, 32289 - 32296.  DOI: 10.1039/C5CP05749C
  • F. Ölscher, I. Göttker gen. Schnetmann, V. Monteil, S. Mecking*:
    Role of Radical Species in Salicylaldiminato Ni(II) Mediated Polymer Chain Growth: A Case Study for the Migratory Insertion Polymerization of Ethylene in the Presence of MMA.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 14819 - 14828.  DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b08612
  • Z. Jian, S. Mecking*:
    Insertion Homo- and Co-Polymerization of Diallyl Ether.
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 15845 - 15849.  DOI: 10.1002/anie.201508930
    Angew. Chem. 2015, 127, 16071 - 16075.  DOI: 10.1002/ange.201508930
  • F. Stempfle, B. Schemmer, A.-L. Oechsle, S. Mecking*:
    Thermoplastic Polyester Elastomers based on Long-Chain Crystallizable Aliphatic Hard Segments.
    Polym. Chem. 2015, 6, 7133 - 7137.  DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01209K
  • V. Goldbach, P. Roesle, S. Mecking*:
    Catalytic Isomerizing ω-Functionalization of Fatty Acids.
    ACS Catal. 2015, 5, 5951 - 5972.  DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.5b01508
  • T. Witt, F. Stempfle, P. Roesle, M. Häußler, S. Mecking*:
    Unsymmetrical α,ω-Difunctionalized Long-Chain Compounds via Full Molecular Incorporation of Fatty Acids.
    ACS Catal. 2015, 5, 4519 - 4529.  DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.5b00825
  • P. Ortmann, F. P. Wimmer, S. Mecking*:
    Long-Spaced Polyketones from ADMET Copolymerizations as Ideal Models for Ethylene/CO Copolymers.
    ACS Macro Lett. 2015, 4, 704 - 707.  DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.5b00324
  • F. Schütze, M. Krumova, S. Mecking*:
    Size Control of Spherical and Anisotropic Fluorescent Polymer Nanoparticles via Precise Rigid Molecules.
    Macromolecules 2015, 48, 3900 - 3906.  DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.5b00591
  • Z. Jian, M. C. Baier, S. Mecking*:
    Suppression of Chain Transfer in Catalytic Acrylate Polymerization via Rapid and Selective Secondary Insertion.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 2836 - 2839.  DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b00179
  • P. Ortmann, T. Lemke, S. Mecking*:
    Long-Spaced Polyamides: Elucidating the Gap between Polyethylene Crystallinity and Hydrogen Bonding.
    Macromolecules 2015, 48, 1463 - 1472.  DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.5b00060
  • C. S. Fischer, C. Jenewein, S. Mecking*:
    Conjugated Star Polymers from Multidirectional Suzuki-Miyaura Polymerization for Live Cell Imaging.
    Macromolecules 2015, 48, 483 - 491.  DOI: 10.1021/ma502294n
  • V. Knittel, M. Fischer, T. de Roo, S. Mecking, A. Leitenstorfer, D. Brida*:
    Nonlinear Photoluminescence Spectrum of Single Gold Nanostructures.
    ACS Nano 2015, 9, 894 - 900.  DOI: 10.1021/nn5066233
  • B. Zhang, J. Chen, M. C. Baier, S. Mecking, R. Reiter, R. Mülhaupt, G. Reiter*:
    Molecular Weight Dependent Changes in Morphology of Solution Grown Polyethylene Single Crystals.
    Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2015, 36, 181 - 189.
    DOI: 10.1002/marc.201400433
    Special Issue: Dedicated to Rolf Mülhaupt on the Occasion of his 60th Birthday.

  • B. Zhang, J. Chen, H. Zhang, M. C. Baier, S. Mecking, R. Reiter, R. Mülhaupt, G. Reiter*:
    Annealing-Induced Periodic Patterns in Solution Grown Polymer Single Crystals.
    RSC Advances 2015, 5, 12974 - 12980.  DOI: 10.1039/C4RA10563J
    Special Issue: Dedicated to Rolf Mülhaupt on the Occasion of his 60th Birthday.
  • T. Rünzi, M. C. Baier, C. Negele, M. Krumova, S. Mecking*:
    Nanocomposites of Phosphonic Acid-Functionalized Polyethylenes with Inorganic Quantum Dots.
    Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2015, 36, 165 - 173.  DOI: 10.1002/marc.201400441
  • Z. Jian, L. Falivene, P. Wucher, P. Roesle, L. Caporaso, L. Cavallo, I. Göttker-Schnetmann, S. Mecking*:
    Insights into Functional Group Tolerant Polymerization Catalysis with Phosphine-Sulfonamide Palladium(II) Complexes.
    Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 2062 - 2075.  DOI: 10.1002/chem.201404856


  • P. Roesle, L. Caporaso*, M. Schnitte, V. Goldbach, L. Cavallo, S. Mecking*:
    A Comprehensive Mechanistic Picture of the Isomerizing Alkoxycarbonylation of Plant Oils.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 16871 - 16881.  DOI: 10.1021/ja508447d
  • C. Jung, T. de Roo, S. Mecking*:
    Conjugated Polymer Composite Nanoparticles by Rapid Mixing.
    Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2014, 35, 2038 - 2042.  DOI: 10.1002/marc.201400384
  • J. T. Christl, P. Roesle, F. Stempfle, G. Müller, L. Caporaso*, L. Cavallo, S. Mecking*:
    Promotion of Selective Pathways in Isomerizing Functionalization of Plant Oils by Rigid Framework Substituents.
    ChemSusChem. 2014, 7, 3491 - 3495.  DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402441
  • H. Busch, F. Stempfle, S. K. Heß, E. Grau, S. Mecking*:
    Selective Isomerization-Carbonylation of a Terpene Trisubstituted Double Bond.
    Green Chem. 2014, 16, 4541 - 4545.  DOI: 10.1039/C4GC01233J
  • C. Jung, M. Krumova, S. Mecking*:
    Hybrid Nanoparticles by Step-Growth Sonogashira Coupling in Disperse Systems.
    Langmuir 2014, 30, 9905 - 9910.  DOI: 10.1021/la502691b
  • P. Wucher, J. Schwaderer, S. Mecking*:
    Solid-Supported Single-Component Pd(II) Catalysts for Polar Monomer Insertion Copolymerization.
    ACS Catalysis 2014, 4, 2672 - 2679.  DOI: 10.1021/cs5005954
  • R. Bärenwald, S. Goertlitz, R. Godehardt, A. Osichow, M. Krumova, S. Mecking, K. Saalwächer*:
    Local Flips and Chain Motion in Polyethylene Crystallite: A Comparison of Melt-Crystallized Samples, Reactor Powders and Nanocrystals.
    Macromolecules 2014, 47, 5163 - 5173.  DOI: 10.1021/ma5020963
  • P. Roesle, F. Stempfle, S. K. Hess, J. Zimmerer, C. Río Bártulos, B. Lepetit, A. Eckert, P. G. Kroth*, S. Mecking*:
    Synthetic Polyester from Algae Oil.
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 6800 - 6804.  DOI: 10.1002/anie.201403991
    Angew. Chem. 2014, 126, 6918 - 6922.  DOI: 10.1002/ange.201403991
  • Z. Jian, P. Wucher, S. Mecking*:
    Heterocycle-Substituted Phosphinesulfonato Palladium(II) Complexes for Insertion Copolymerization of Methyl Acrylate.
    Organometallics 2014, 33, 2879 - 2888.  DOI: 10.1021/om500400a
  • A. Tchernook, M. Krumova, F. J. Tölle, R. Mülhaupt, S. Mecking*:
    Composites from Aqueous Polyethylene Nanocrystal/Graphene Dispersions.
    Macromolecules 2014, 47, 3017 - 3021.  DOI: 10.1021/ma500394r
  • M. C. Baier, M. A. Zuideveld, S. Mecking*:
    Post-Metallocenes in the Industrial Production of Polyolefins.
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 9722 - 9744.  DOI: 10.1002/anie.201400799
    Angew. Chem. 2014, 126, 9878 - 9902. DOI: 10.1002/ange.201400799
  • F. Stempfle, B.S. Ritter, R. Mülhaupt*, S. Mecking*:
    Long-Chain Aliphatic Polyesters from Plant Oils for Injection Molding, Film Extrusion and Electrospinning.
    Green Chem. 2014, 16, 2008 - 2014.  DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00114A
  • P. Ortmann, I. Heckler, S. Mecking*:
    Physical Properties and Hydrolytic Degradability of Polyethylene-like Polyacetals and Polycarbonates.
    Green Chem. 2014, 16, 1816 - 1827.  DOI: 10.1039/C3GC42592D
  • T. de Roo, J. Haase, J. Keller, C. Hinz, M. Schmid, D. V. Seletskiy, H. Cölfen, A. Leitenstorfer, S. Mecking*:
    A Direct Approach to Organic/Inorganic Semiconductor Hybrid Particles via Functionalized Polyfluorene Ligands.
    Adv. Funct. Mater. 2014, 24, 2714 - 2719.  DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201304036
  • T. Wiedemann, G. Voit, A. Tchernook, P. Roesle, I. Göttker-Schnetmann, S. Mecking*:
    Monofunctional Hyperbranched Ethylene Oligomers.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 2078 - 2085.  DOI: 10.1021/ja411945n
  • T. Rünzi, S. Mecking*:
    Saturated polar-substituted Polyethylene Elastomers from Insertion Polymerization.
    Adv. Funct. Mater. 2014, 24, 387 - 395.  DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201301755


  • B. Scheinhardt, J. Trzaskowski, M. C. Baier, B. Stempfle, A. Oppermann, D. Wöll*, S. Mecking*:
    Anisotropic Polyethylene Nanocrystals Labeled with a Single Fluorescent Dye Molecule: Towards Monitoring of Nanoparticle Orientation.
    Macromolecules 2013, 46, 7902 - 7910.  DOI: 10.1021/ma401828k
  • B. Neuwald, L. Falivene, L. Caporaso*, L. Cavallo, S. Mecking*:
    Exploring Electronic and Steric Effects on the Insertion and Polymerization Reactivity of Phosphinesulfonato Pd(II) catalysts.
    Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 17773 - 17788.  DOI: 10.1002/chem.201301365
  • A. Osichow, I. Göttker-Schnetmann, S. Mecking*:
    Role of Electron-Withdrawing Remote Substituents in Neutral Nickel(II) Polymerization Catalysts.
    Organometallics 2013, 32, 5239 - 5242.  DOI: 10.1021/om400757f
  • M. Dill, M. C. Baier, S. Mecking, D. Wöll*:
    Enhanced Accuracy of Single Molecule Diffusion Measurements with a Photocleavable FRET Dyad.
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 12435 - 12438. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201303658
    Angew. Chem. 2013, 125, 12662 - 12666.  DOI: 10.1002/ange.201303658
  • P. Ortmann, S. Mecking*:
    Long-Spaced Aliphatic Polyesters.
    Macromolecules 2013, 46, 7213 - 7218.  DOI: 10.1021/ma401305u
  • P. Wucher, V. Goldbach, S. Mecking*:
    Electronic Influences in Phosphine Sulfonato Palladium(II) Polymerization Catalysts.
    Organometallics 2013, 32, 4516 - 4522.  DOI: 10.1021/om400297x
  • A. Osichow, C. Rabe, K. Vogtt, T. Narayanan, L. Harnau, M. Drechsler, M. Ballauff*, S. Mecking*:
    Ideal Polyethylene Nanocrystals.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 11645 - 11650.  DOI: 10.1021/ja4052334
  • I. E. Soshnikov, N. V. Semikolenova, V. A. Zakharov, H. M. Möller, F. Ölscher, A. Osichow, I. Göttker-Schnetmann, S. Mecking*, E. P. Talsi, K. P. Bryliakov*:
    Formation and Evolution of Chain Propagating Species Upon Ethylene Polymerization with Neutral Salicylaldiminato Nickel(II) Catalysts.
    Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 11409 - 11417.  DOI: 10.1002/chem.201301037
  • T. Witt, S. Mecking*:
    Large-Ring Lactones from Plant Oils.
    Green Chem. 2013, 15, 2361 - 2364.  DOI: 10.1039/C3GC40905H
  • J. T. Christl, P. Roesle, F. Stempfle, P. Wucher, I. Göttker-Schnetmann, G. Müller*, S. Mecking*:
    Catalyst Activity and Selectivity in the Isomerizing Alkoxycarbonylation of Methyl Oleate.
    Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 17131 - 17140.  DOI: 10.1002/chem.201301124
  • C. Negele, J. Haase, A. Budweg, A. Leitenstorfer*, S. Mecking*:
    Stable Single Photon Emission by Quantum Dot/Polymer Hybrid Particles.
    Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2013, 34, 1145 - 1150.  DOI: 10.1002/marc.201300327
  • A. Nakamura, T. Anselment, J. Claverie, B. Goodall, R. Jordan, S. Mecking, B. Rieger, A. Sen, P.W.N.M. van Leeuwen, K. Nozaki*:
    Ortho-Phosphinobenzenesulfonate: A Superb Ligand for Palladium-Catalyzed Coordination-Insertion Copolymerization of Polar Vinyl Monomers.
    Acc. Chem. Res. 2013, 46, 1439 - 1449.  DOI: 10.1021/ar300256h
  • E. Grau, S. Mecking*:
    Polyterpenes by Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerization of Caryophyllene and Humulene.
    Green Chem. 2013, 15, 1112 - 1115. DOI: 10.1039/C3GC40300A
    Selected for issue cover by the editors.

  • H. Leicht, I. Göttker-Schnetmann, S. Mecking*:
    Incorporation of Vinyl Chloride in Insertion Polymerization.
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 3963 - 3966.
    DOI: 10.1002/anie.201209724
    Angew. Chem. 2013, 125, 4055 - 4058.  DOI: 10.1002/ange.201209724
    Selected as very important paper by the editors, chosen for issue cover.
  • P. Ortmann, J. Trzaskowski, M. Krumova, S. Mecking*:
    Precise Microstructure Self-Stabilized Polymer Nanocrystals.
    ACS Macro Letters 2013, 2, 125 - 127.  DOI: 10.1021/mz300606n
  • C. S. Fischer, M. C. Baier, S. Mecking*:
    Enhanced Brightness Emission-Tuned Nanoparticles from Heterodifunctional Polyfluorene Building Blocks.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 1148 - 1154.  DOI: 10.1021/ja311497e
  • B. Neuwald, L. Caporaso*, L. Cavallo, S. Mecking*:
    Concepts for Stereoselective Acrylate Insertion.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 1026 - 1036.  DOI: 10.1021/ja3101787
  • Lisa Hoelting, B. Scheinhardt, O. Bondarenko, S. Schildknecht, M. Kapitza, V. Tanavde, B. Tan, Q. Y. Lee, S. Mecking, M. Leist, S. Kadereit*:
    A 3-Dimensional Human Embryonic Stem Cell (hESC)-Derived Model to Detect Developmental Neurotoxicity of Nanoparticles.
    Arch. Toxicol. 2013, 87, 721 - 733.  DOI: 10.1007/s00204-012-0984-2
  • F. Stempfle, P. Ortmann, S. Mecking*:
    Which Polyesters can Mimic Polyethylene?
    Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2013, 34, 47 - 50.  DOI: 10.1002/marc.201200611­


  • P. Wucher, P. Roesle, L. Falivene, L. Cavallo, L. Caporaso*, I. Göttker-Schnetmann, S. Mecking*:
    Controlled Acrylate Insertion Regioselectivity in Diazaphospholidine-Sulfonato Palladium(II) Complexes.
    Organometallics 2012, 31, 8505 - 8515.  DOI: 10.1021/om300755j
  • T. Rünzi, U. Tritschler, P. Roesle, I. Göttker-Schnetmann, H. M. Möller, L. Caporaso*, A. Poater, L. Cavallo, S. Mecking*:
    Activation and Deactivation of Neutral Palladium(II) Phosphinesulfonato Polymerization Catalysts.
    Organometallics 2012, 31, 8388 - 8406.  DOI: 10.1021/om300969d
  • F. Stemple, P. Roesle, S. Mecking*:
    Long-Chain Polyesters via Chemical Catalytic Conversions of Fatty Acid Esters (Ed.: R. Gross, P. B. Smith).
    ACS Symp. Series 1105 Biobased Monomers, Polymers and Materials, 2012, pp. 151 - 163.  DOI: 10.1021/bk-2012-1105.ch010
  • C. Negele, J. Haase, A. Leitenstorfer*, S. Mecking*:
    Polyfluorene Nanoparticles and Quantum Dot Hybrids via Miniemulsion Polymerization.
    ACS Macro Letters 2012, 1, 1343 - 1346.  DOI: 10.1021/mz300427d
  • P. Roesle, C. J. Dürr, H. M. Möller*, L. Cavallo, L. Caporaso*, S. Mecking*:
    Mechanistic Features of Isomerizing Alkoxycarbonylation of Methyl Oleate.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 17696 - 17703.  DOI: 10.1021/ja307411p
  • J. Huber, C. Jung, S. Mecking*:
    Nanoparticles of Low Optical Band Gap Conjugated Polymers.
    Macromolecules 2012, 45, 7799 - 7805.  DOI: 10.1021/ma3013459
  • J. Trzaskowski, C. Rabe, K. Vogtt, M. Krumova, G. Goerigk, M. Ballauf*, S. Mecking*:
    Anisotropic Nanoparticles of Precise Microstructure Polyolefins.
    Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 9153 - 9155.  DOI: 10.1039/C2CC32834H
  • B. Neuwald, F. Ölscher, I. Göttker-Schnetmann, S. Mecking*:
    Limits of Activity: Weakly Coordinating Ligands in Arylphosphinesulfonato Pd(II) Polymerization Catalysts.
    Organometallics 2012, 31, 3128 - 3137.  DOI: 10.1021/om3000339
  • S. Chikkali, F. Stempfle, S. Mecking*:
    Long-Chain Polyacetals from Plant Oils.
    Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2012, 33, 1126 - 1129.
    DOI: 10.1002/marc.201200226
    Chosen for issue cover; highlighted in Materials View.
  • S. Chikkali, S. Mecking*:
    Refining of Plant Oils to Chemicals by Olefin Metethesis.
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 5802 - 5808.  DOI: 10.1002/anie.201107645
    Angew. Chem. 2012, 124, 5902 - 5909.  DOI: 10.1002/ange.201107645
  • N. Basu, A. Osichow, S. Mecking, G. Reiter*:
    Morphological Changes During Annealing of Polyethylene Nanocrystals.
    Eur. Phys. J. E - Soft Matter & Biological Physics 2012, 35, 18.
    DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2012-12018-9
  • F. Schütze, B. Stempfle, C. Jüngst, D. Wöll, A. Zumbusch, S. Mecking*:
    Fluorescent Conjugated Block Copolymer Nanoparticles by Controlled Mixing.
    Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 2104 - 2106.  DOI: 10.1039/C2CC17066C
  • T. Friedberger, P. Wucher, S. Mecking*:
    Mechanistic Insights into Polar Monomer Insertion Polymerization from Acrylamides.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 1010 - 1018.  DOI: 10.1021/ja207110
  • B. Flier, M. Baier, J. Huber, K. Müllen, S. Mecking, A. Zumbusch, D. Wöll*:
    Heterogeneous Diffusion in Thin Polymer Films as observed by High-Temperature Single Molecule Fluorescence Microscopy.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 480 - 488.  DOI: 10.1021/ja208581r
  • M. R. L. Furst, R. Le Goff, D. Quinzler, S. Mecking, C. H. Botting, D. J. Cole-Hamilton*:
    Polymer Precursors from Catalytic Reactions of Natural Oils.
    Green Chem. 2012, 14, 472 - 477.  DOI: 10.1039/C1GC16094J
  • H. M. Möller*, M. C. Baier, S. Mecking, E. P. Talsi, K. P. Bryliakov*:
    The Origin of Living Polymerization with an o-Fluorinated Catalyst: NMR-Spectroscopic Characterization of Chain-Propagating Species.
    Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 848 - 856.  DOI: 10.1002/chem.201102408


  • J. Huber, B. Scheinhardt, T. Geldhauser, J. Boneberg, S. Mecking*:
    Polymerization Catalyst Laser-Interference Patterning.
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 9665 - 9667.
    DOI: 10.1002/anie.201105346
    Angew. Chem. 2011, 123, 9839 - 9841.  DOI: 10.1002/ange.201103990
    Selected as very important paper by the editors, chosen for issue cover.

  • J. Trzaskowski, D. Quinzler, C. Bährle, S. Mecking*:
    Aliphatic Long-Chain C20 Polyesters from Olefin Metathesis.
    Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2011, 32, 1352 - 1356.
    DOI: 10.1002/marc.201100319
    Chosen for issue cover.
  • M. Ballauff,* C. Rochette, S. Rosenfeldt, K. Henzler, F. Polzer, S. Mecking, Stefan, Q. Tong, M. Drechsler, N. Theyencheri, L. Harnau*:
    Annealing of Single Lamella Nanoparticles of Polyethylene.
    Macromolecules 2011, 44, 4845 - 4851.  DOI: 10.1021/ma2003213
  • F. Stempfle, D. Quinzler, I. Heckler, S. Mecking*:
    Long-Chain Linear C19 and C23 Monomers and Polycondensates from Unsaturated Fatty Acid Esters.
    Macromolecules 2011, 44, 4159 - 4166.  DOI: 10.1021/ma200627e
  • P. Wucher, L. Caporaso*, P. Roesle, F. Ragone, L. Cavallo, S. Mecking*, I. Göttker-Schnetmann*:
    Breaking the regioselectivity rule for acrylate insertion in the Mizoroki-Heck reaction.
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 2011, 108, 8955 - 8959.  DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1101497108
  • B.M.I. Flier, M.C. Baier, J. Huber, K. Müllen, S. Mecking, A. Zumbusch, D. Wöll*:
    Single Molecule Fluorescence Microscopy Investigations on Heterogeneity of Translational Diffusion in Thin Polymer Films.
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2011, 13, 1770 - 1775.  DOI: 10.1039/C0CP01801E


  • T. Rünzi, D. Fröhlich, S. Mecking*:
    Direct Synthesis of Ethylene-Acrylic Acid Copolymers by Insertion Polymerization.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 17690 - 17691.  DOI: 10.1021/ja109194r
  • T. Rünzi, D. Guironnet, I. Göttker-Schnetmann, S. Mecking*:
    Reactivity of Methacrylates in Insertion Polymerization.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 16623 - 16630.  DOI: 10.1021/ja107538r
  • J. Pecher, J. Huber, M. Winterhalder, A. Zumbusch*, S. Mecking*:
    Tailor-Made Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticles for Multicolor and Multiphoton Cell Imaging.
    Biomacromolecules 2010, 11, 2776 - 2780.  DOI: 10.1021/bm100854a
  • K. Bryliakov*, E. P. Talsi, H. M. Möller, M. C. Baier, S. Mecking*:
    Noncovalent Interactions in o-Fluorinated Post-Titanocene Living Ethylene Polymerization Catalysts.
    Organometallics 2010, 29, 4428 - 4430.  DOI: 10.1021/om100729y
  • J. Huber, S. Mecking*:
    Aqueous Poly(aryl acetylene) Dispersions.
    Macromolecules 2010, 43, 8718 - 8723.  DOI: 10.1021/ma1013572
  • B. Korthals, M. C. Morant-Minana, M. Schmid, S. Mecking*:
    Functionalization of Polymer Nanoparticles by Thiol-Ene Addition.
    Macromolecules 2010, 43, 8071 - 8078.  DOI: 10.1021/ma100966w
  • J. Pecher, S. Mecking*:
    Nanoparticles of Conjugated Polymers (invited contribution).
    Chem. Rev. 2010, 110, 6260 - 6279.  DOI: 10.1021/cr100132y
  • J. Urbano, B. Korthals, M. M. Diaz-Requejo*, P. J. Perez*, S. Mecking*:
    Catalytic Cyclopropanation of Polybutadienes.
    J. Polym. Sci. A: Polym. Chem. 2010, 48, 4439 - 4444.  DOI: 10.1002/pola.24231
  • A. Osichow, S. Mecking*:
    Alkoxycarbonylation of Ethylene with Cellulose in Ionic Liquids.
    Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, 4980 - 4981.  DOI: 10.1039/C0CC00606H
  • D. Quinzler, S. Mecking*:
    Linear Semicrystalline Polyesters from Fatty Acids by Complete Feedstock Molecule Utilization.
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 4306 - 4308.  DOI: 10.1002/anie.201001510
    Angew. Chem. 2010, 122, 4402 - 440.  DOI: 10.1002/ange.201001510

    Nature's Polyethylene.
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 8564 - 8566.  DOI: 10.1002/anie.201002593
    Angew. Chem. 2010, 122, 8744 - 8746.  DOI: 10.1002/ange.201002593
    Selected as Very Important Paper by the Editors Highlighted in D.J. Cole-Hamilton.
  • D. Guironnet, L. Caporaso*, B. Neuwald, I. Göttker-Schnetmann, L. Cavallo, S. Mecking*:
    Mechanistic Insights on Acrylate Insertion Polymerisation.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 4418 - 4426.  DOI: 10.1021/ja111255e
  • S.-M. Yu, U. Tritschler, I. Göttker-Schnetmann, S. Mecking*:
    Zirconium Enolatoimine Complexes in Olefin Polymerization.
    Dalton Trans. 2010, 3, 4612 - 4618.  DOI: 10.1039/B916289E
  • C. Bouilhac, T. Rünzi, S. Mecking*:
    Catalytic Copolymerization of Ethylene with Vinyl Sulfones.
    Macromolecules 2010, 43, 3589 - 3590.  DOI: 10.1021/ma100237s


  • M.C. Baier, J. Huber, S. Mecking*:
    Fluorescent Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticles by Polymerization in Miniemulsion.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 14267 - 14273.  DOI: 10.1021/ja905077c
  • D. Quinzler, S. Mecking*:
    Renewable Resource-based Poly(dodecyloate) by Carbonylation Polymerization.
    Chem. Commun. 2009, 5400 - 5402.  DOI: 10.1039/B912294J
    Featured in Highlights in Chemical Science and Chemistry World.
  • Q. Tong, S. Mecking*:
    Submicron Films Prepared from Aqueous Dispersions of Nanoscale Polymer Crystals.
    J. Polym. Sci. A: Polym. Chem. 2009, 47, 6420 - 6432.  DOI: 10.1002/pola.23682
  • D. Guironnet, T. Friedberger, S. Mecking*:
    Ethylene Polymerization in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide with Binuclear Nickel(II) Catalysts.
    Dalton Trans. 2009, 8929 - 8934.  DOI: 10.1039/B912883B
  • D. Guironnet, I. Göttker-Schnetmann, S. Mecking*:
    Catalytic Polymerization in Dense CO2 to Controlled Microstructure Polyethylenes.
    Macromolecules 2009, 42, 8157 - 8164.  DOI: 10.1021/ma901397q
  • B. Korthals, M.C. Morant-Minana, C. Hohberger, S. Mecking*:
    Conveniently Accessible Polymer Nanoparticles of Adjustable Polarity.
    Langmuir 2009, 25, 10554 - 10557.  DOI: 10.1021/la9013224
  • D. Zhang, D. Guironnet, I. Göttker-Schnetmann, S. Mecking*:
    Water-Soluble Complexes [(k2-P,O-Phosphinesulfonato)PdMe(L)] and their Catalytic Properties.
    Organometallics 2009, 28, 4072 - 4078.  DOI: 10.1021/om9003225
  • A. Berkefeld, H. Möller, S. Mecking*:
    Unusual Reactivity of N,N,N',N'-Tetramethylethylenediamine Coordinated Neutral Ni(II) Polymerization Catalysts.
    Organometallics 2009, 28, 4048 - 4055.  DOI: 10.1021/om900198c
  • A. Berkefeld, M. Drexler, H. Möller, S. Mecking*:
    Mechanistic Insights on the Copolymerization of Polar Vinyl Monomers with Neutral Ni(II) Catalysts.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 12613 - 12622.  DOI: 10.1021/ja901360b
    Selected for issue cover by the editors.
  • S.-M. Yu, S. Mecking*:
    Variable Crystallinity Polyethylene Nanoparticles.
    Macromolecules 2009, 42, 3669 - 3673.  DOI: 10.1021/ma9003665
  • A. Berkefeld, S. Mecking*:
    Deactivation Pathways of Neutral Ni(II) Polymerization Catalysts.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 1565 - 1574.  DOI: 10.1021/ja808855v
  • D. Guironnet, P. Roesle, T. Rünzi, I. Göttker-Schnetmann, S. Mecking*:
    Insertion Polymerization of Acrylate.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 422 - 423.  DOI: 10.1021/ja808017n​​​​​​​


  • A. Amgoune, M. Krumova, S. Mecking*:
    Nanoparticle-Supported Molecular Polymerization Catalysts.
    Macromolecules 2008, 41, 8388 - 8396.  DOI: 10.1021/ma801995g
  • B. Korthals, A. Berkefeld, M. Ahlmann, S. Mecking*:
    Catalytic Polymerization of Butadiene in Aqueous Systems with Cationic Nickel(II) Complexes.
    Macromolecules 2008, 41, 8332 - 8338.  DOI: 10.1021/ma8016579
  • S.-M. Yu, S. Mecking*:
    Extremely Narrow-Dispersed High Molecular Weight Polyethylene from Living Polymerization at Elevated Temperatures with o-F Substituted Ti Enolatoimines.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 13204 - 13205. DOI: 10.1021/ja805304p
  • D. Guironnet, T. Rünzi, I. Göttker-Schnetmann, S. Mecking*:
    Control of Molecular Weight in Ni(II)-Catalyzed Polymerization via the Reaction Medium.
    Chem. Commun. 2008, 4965 - 4967.  DOI: 10.1039/B811888D
  • Q. Tong, M. Krumova, S. Mecking*:
    Crystalline Polymer Ultrathin Films from Mesoscopic Precursors.
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 4509 - 4511.  DOI: 10.1002/anie.200801028
    Angew. Chem. 2008, 120, 4585 - 4587.  DOI: 10.1002/ange.200801028
  • A. Berkefeld, S. Mecking*:
    Coordination Copolymerization of Polar Vinyl Monomers H2C=CHX.
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 2538 - 2542.  DOI: 10.1002/anie.200704642
    Angew. Chem. 2008, 120, 2572 - 2576.  DOI: 10.1002/ange.200704642
  • Y. Gao, S. Reischmann, J. Huber, T. Hanke, R. Bratschitsch, A. Leitenstorfer, S. Mecking*:
    Encapsulating of Single Quantum Dots into Polymer Particles.
    Coll. Polym. Sci. 2008, 286, 1329.  DOI: 10.1007/s00396-008-1899-6
  • P. Wehrmann, S. Mecking*:
    Highly Active Binuclear Neutral Nickel(II) Catalysts Affording High Molecular Weight Polyethylene
    Organometallics 2008, 27, 1399 - 1408.  DOI: 10.1021/om700942z
  • Q. Tong, M. Krumova, I. Göttker gen. Schnetmann, S. Mecking*:
    Crystallization as a Means for the Switching of Nanoscale Containers.
    Langmuir 2008, 24, 2341 - 2347.  DOI: 10.1021/la702500n
  • J. Huber, A. Amgoune, S. Mecking*:
    Patterning of Polymer on a Substrate via Ink-Jet Printing of a Coordination Polymerization Catalyst.
    Adv. Mater. 2008, 20, 1978 - 1981.  DOI: 10.1002/adma.200702702


  • J. Pecher, S. Mecking*:
    Nanoparticles from Step-Growth Coordination Polymerization.
    Macromolecules 2007, 40, 7733 - 7735.  DOI: 10.1021/ma702048t
  • S. Moisan, V. Martinez, P. Weisbecker, F. Cansell, S. Mecking*, C. Aymonier*:
    A General Approach for the Synthesis of Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Nanoparticles Mediated by Supercritical CO2.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 10602 - 10606.  DOI: 10.1021/ja074069j
  • C. H. M. Weber, A. Chiche, G. Krausch*, S. Rosenfeldt, M. Ballauff*, L. Harnau, I. Göttker gen. Schnetmann, Q. Tong, S. Mecking*:
    Single Lamella Nanoparticles of Polyethylene.
    Nano Lett. 2007, 7, 2024 - 2029.  DOI: 10.1021/nl070859f
  • A. Bastero, I. Göttker-Schnetmann, C. Röhr, S. Mecking*:
    Polymer Microstructure Control in Catalytic Polymerization Exclusively by Electronic Effects of Remote Substituents.
    Adv. Synth. Catal. 2007, 349, 2307 - 2316.  DOI: 10.1002/adsc.200700127
  • L. Antonietti née Tuchbreiter, S. Mecking*:
    Hydroformylation with Dendritic Polymer-Stabilized Rhodium Colloids as Catalyst Precursors.
    Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2007, 208, 1688 - 1693.  DOI: 10.1002/macp.200700198
  • C. H. M. Weber, A. Chiche, G. Krausch*, S. Rosenfeld, M. Ballauff*, I. Göttker-Schnetmann, Q. Tong, S. Mecking*, L. Harnau*:
    Single Lamella Crystals of Polyethylene Accessible by Catalytic Emulsion Polymerization.
    Polym. Mat. Sci. Eng. 2007, 97, 133 - 134.  KOPS
  • I. Göttker gen. Schnetmann, P. Wehrmann, C. Röhr, S. Mecking*:
    Substituent Effects in (k2-N,O)-Salicylaldiminato Nickel(II)-Methyl Pyridine Polymerization Catalysts: Terphenyls Controlling Polyethylene Microstructures.
    Organometallics 2007, 26, 2348 - 2362.  DOI: 10.1021/om0611498
  • G. Korthals, I. Göttker gen. Schnetmann, S. Mecking*:
    Nickel(II)-Methyl Complexes with Water-Soluble Ligands L [(salicylaldiminato-k2-N,O)NiMe(L)] and Their Catalytic Properties in Disperse Aqueous Systems.
    Organometallics 2007, 26, 1311 - 1316.  DOI: 10.1021/om0607191
  • J. Huber, S. Mecking*:
    Aqueous Polyalkyne Dispersions.
    Polym. Mat. Sci. Eng. 2007, 96, 306 - 307.  KOPS
  • S.-M. Yu, A. Berkefeld , I. Göttker gen. Schnetmann, G. Müller, S. Mecking*:
    Synthesis of Aqueous Polyethylene Dispersions with Electron-Deficient Neutral Nickel(II) Catalysts with Enolatoimine Ligands.
    Macromolecules 2007, 40, 421 - 428.  DOI: 10.1021/ma061804n
  • S. Mecking*:
    Polymer Dispersions from Catalytic Polymerization in Aqueous Systems.
    Coll. Polym. Sci. 2007, 285, 605 - 619.  DOI: 10.1007/s00396-006-1587-3


  • J. Huber, S. Mecking*:
    Processing of Polyacetylene from Aqueous Nanoparticle Dispersions.
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2006, 45, 6314 - 6317.  DOI: 10.1002/anie.200601694
    Angew. Chem. 2006, 118, 6462 - 6465.  DOI: 10.1002/ange.200601694
  • P. Wehrmann, S. Mecking*:
    Aqueous Dispersions of Polypropylene and Poly(1-butene) with Variable Microstructures formed with Neutral Ni(II)-Complexes.
    Macromolecules 2006, 39, 5963 - 5964.  DOI: 10.1021/ma061462l
  • P. Wehrmann, M. A. Zuideveld, R. Thomann, S. Mecking*:
    Copolymerization of Ethylene with 1-Butene and Norbornene to Higher Molecular Weight Copolymers in Aqueous Emulsion.
    Macromolecules 2006, 39, 5995 - 6002.  DOI: 10.1021/ma060813t
  • A. Berkefeld, S. Mecking*:
    Mechanistic Studies of Catalytic Polyethylene Chain Growth in the Presence of Water.
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2006, 45, 6044 - 6046.  DOI: 10.1002/anie.200601387
    Angew. Chem. 2006, 118, 6190 - 6193.  DOI: 10.1002/ange.200601387
  • I. Göttker gen. Schnetmann, B. Korthals, S. Mecking*:
    Water-Soluble Salicylaldiminato Ni(II)-Methyl Complexes: Enhanced Dissociative Activation for Ethylene Polymerization with Unprecedented Nanoparticle Formation.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 7708 - 7709.  DOI: 10.1021/ja0619962
  • A. Bastero, G. Francio, W. Leitner*, S. Mecking*:
    Catalytic Ethylene Polymerization in Carbon Dioxide as a Reaction Medium with Soluble Nickel (II) Catalysts.
    Chemistry - Eur. J. 2006, 12, 6110 - 6116.  DOI: 10.1002/chem.200600499
  • V. Martinez, S. Mecking*, T. Taissing, M. Besnard, S. Moisan, F. Cansell, C. Aymonier*:
    Dendritic Core-Shell Molecules Soluble in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide.
    Macromolecules 2006, 39, 3978 - 3979.  DOI: 10.1021/ma0607315
  • G. Noël, J. C. Röder, S. Dechert, H. Pritzkow, L. Bolk, S. Mecking, F. Meyer*:
    Pyrazolate-Based Dinuclear a-Diimine-Type Palladium(II) and Nickel(II) Complexes - A Bimetallic Approach in Olefin Polymerisation.
    Adv. Synth. Catal. 2006, 348, 887 - 897.  DOI: 10.1002/adsc.200505457
  • V. Monteil, J. Stumbaum, R. Thomann, S. Mecking*:
    Silica/Polyethylene Nanocomposite Particles from Catalytic Emulsion Polymerization.
    Macromolecules 2006, 39, 2056 - 2062.  DOI: 10.1021/ma052737k
  • S. Mecking*, V. Monteil, J. Huber, L. Kolb, P. Wehrmann:
    Synthesis of Very Small Polymer Particles by Catalytic Polymerization.
    Makromol. Symp. 2006, 236, 117 - 123.  DOI: 10.1002/masy.200690044


  • V. Monteil, P. Wehrmann, S. Mecking*:
    A General Route to Very Small Polymer Particles with Controlled Microstructures.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 14568 - 14569.  DOI: 10.1021/ja0558084
  • E. Schwab, S. Mecking*:
    Recoverable Catalysts Non-covalently Bound to a Hyperbranched Polyelectrolyte.
    Organometallics 2005, 24, 3758 - 3763.  DOI: 10.1021/om050266k
  • E. Schwab, S. Mecking*:
    Synthesis and Properties of Highly Branched Polycations with an Aliphatic Polyether Scaffold.
    J. Polym. Sci. A, Polym. Chem. 2005, 43, 4609 - 4617.  DOI: 10.1002/pola.20983
  • Multiphase Homogeneous Catalysis.
    (Eds.: B. Cornils, W.A. Hermann, I. Horvath, W. Leitner, S. Mecking, H. Olivier-Bourbigou, D. Vogt), Wiley-VCH, 2005DOI: 10.1002/9783527619597.ch1
  • I. H. Hristov, R. L. DeKock, G. D.W. Anderson, I. Göttker genannt Schnetmann, S. Mecking, T. Ziegler*:
    Possible Side Reactions Due to Water in Emulsion Polymerization by Late Transition Metal Complexes. 1. Water Complexation and Hydrolysis of the Growing Chain.
    Inorg. Chem. 2005, 44, 7806 - 7818.  DOI: 10.1021/ic050501r
  • L. Antonietti, C. Aymonier, U. Schlotterbeck, V.M. Garamus, T. Maksimova, W. Richtering, S. Mecking*:
    Core-Shell-Structured Highly Branched Poly(ethylenimineamide)s: Synthesis and Structure.
    Macromolecules 2005, 38, 5914 - 5920.  DOI: 10.1021/ma047458w
  • V. Monteil, A. Bastero, S. Mecking*:
    1,2-Polybutadiene Latices by Catalytic Polymerization in Aqueous Emulsion.
    Macromolecules 2005, 38, 5393 - 5399.  DOI: 10.1021/ma050621i
  • M.M. Diaz-Requejo, P. Wehrmann, M.D. Leatherman, S. Trofimenko, S. Mecking, M. Brookhart, P.J. Perez*:
    Controlled, Copper-Catalyzed Functionalization of Polyolefins.
    Macromolecules 2005, 38, 4966 - 4969.  DOI: 10.1021/ma050626f
  • R.L. De Kock, I.H. Hristov, G.D.W. Anderson, I. Göttker genannt Schnetmann, S. Mecking, T. Ziegler*:
    Possible Side Reactions Due to Water in Emulsion Polymerization by Late Transition Metal Complexes II: Deactivation of the Catalyst by a Wacker-Type Reaction.
    Organometallics 2005, 24, 2679 - 2687.  DOI: 10.1021/om049059v
  • R. Sablong, J.I. van der Vlugt, R. Thomann, S. Mecking*, D. Vogt*:
    Disperse Amphiphilic Submicron Particles as Non-Covalent Supports for Cationic Homogeneous Catalysts.
    Adv. Synth. Catal. 2005, 347, 633 - 636.  DOI: 10.1002/adsc.200404284
  • A. Bastero, S. Mecking*:
    Synthesis of Submicrometer Particles of a Stereoregular Polyolefin by Catalysis in Aqueous Dispersion.
    Macromolecules 2005, 38, 220 - 222.  DOI: 10.1021/ma047649z
  • L. Kolb, V. Monteil, R. Thomann, S. Mecking*:
    Aqueous Dispersions of Extraordinarily Small Polyethylene Nanoparticles.
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2005, 44, 429 - 432.  DOI: 10.1002/anie.200460455
    Angew. Chem. 2005, 117, 433 - 436.  DOI: 10.1002/ange.200460455


  • M. A. Zuideveld, P. Wehrmann, C. Röhr, S. Mecking*:
    Remote Substituents Controlling Catalytic Polymerization by Very Active and Robust Neutral Nickel(II) Complexes.
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2004, 43, 869 - 873.  DOI: 10.1002/anie.200352062
    Angew. Chem. 2004, 116, 887 - 891.  DOI: 10.1002/ange.200352062
  • S. Mecking:
    Nature or Petrochemistry? - Biologically Degradable Materials.
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2004, 43, 1078 - 1085.  DOI: 10.1002/anie.200301655
    Angew. Chem. 2004, 116, 1096 - 1104.  DOI: 10.1002/ange.200301655
  • S. Mecking:
    Catalytic Polymerization.
    Aqueous Phase Organometallic Catalysis  (Eds.: W. A. Herrmann, B. Cornils), Wiley-VCH, 2nd Edition, 2004, 576 - 592.
  • S. Mecking, E. Schwab:
    Catalysis with Water-Soluble Polymer-bound Ligands in Aqueous Solution.
    Aqueous Phase Organometallic Catalysis  (Eds.: W. A. Herrmann, B. Cornils), Wiley-VCH, 2nd Edition, 2004, 699 - 705.
  • Ulf Schlotterbeck, Cyril Aymonier, Ralf Thomann, Herbert Hofmeister, Moniek Tromp, Walter Richtering, Stefan Mecking*:
    Shape-Selective Synthesis of Palladium Nanoparticles Stabilized by Highly Branched Amphiphilic Polymers.
    Adv. Funct. Mat. 2004, 14, 999 - 1004.  DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200400053
  • V. M. Garamus, T. V. Maksimova, W. Richtering*, C. Aymonier, R. Thomann, L. Antonietti, S. Mecking*:
    Solution Structure of Metal Particles Prepared in Unimolecular Reactors of Amphiphilic Hyperbranched Macromolecules.
    Macromolecules 2004, 37, 7893 - 7900.  DOI: 10.1021/ma048965g
  • V. M. Garamus, T. V. Maksimova, W. Richtering*, H. Kautz, H. Frey, U. Schlotterbeck, S. Mecking:
    Hyperbranched Polymers: Structure of Hyperbranched Polyglycerol and Amphiphilic Poly(glycerol ester)s in Dilute Aqueous and Non-aqueous Solution.
    Macromolecules 2004, 37, 8394 - 8399.  DOI: 10.1021/ma0490909
  • L. Kolb, R. Thomann, S. Mecking*:
    Multiphase Polymer Dispersions and Nanocomposites by Catalytic/Free Radical Emulsion Polymerization.
    Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2004, 25, 1824 - 1828.  DOI: 10.1002/marc.200400346
  • A. Bastero, L. Kolb, P. Wehrmann, F. M. Bauers, I. Göttker gen. Schnetmann, V. Monteil, R. Thomann, M. M. Chowdhry, S. Mecking*:
    Catalytic Ethylene Polymerization in Aqueous Emulsion: Catalyst Tailoring and Synthesis of Very Small Latex Particles.
    Polym. Mat. Sci. Eng. 2004, 90, 740 - 741.  KOPS


  • F. M. Bauers, R. Thomann, S. Mecking*:
    Submicron Polyethylene Particles Obtained by Catalytic Emulsion Polymerization.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 8838 - 8840.  DOI: 10.1021/ja034504j
  • F. M. Bauers, M. M. Chowdhry, S. Mecking*:
    Catalytic Polymerization of Ethylene in Emulsion with a Simple In Situ Catalyst.
    Macromolecules 2003, 36, 6711 - 6715.  DOI: 10.1021/ma034164m
  • R. Sablong, U. Schlotterbeck, D. Vogt*, S. Mecking*:
    Catalysis with Soluble Hybrids of Highly Branched Macromolecules with Palladium Nanoparticles in a Continuously Operated Membrane Reactor.
    Adv. Synth. Catal. 2003, 345, 333 - 336.  DOI: 10.1002/adsc.200390034
  • F. M. Bauers, M. A. Zuideveld, R. Thomann, S. Mecking*:
    Catalytic Polymerization in Emulsion.
    Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2003, 204, F7 - F8 (proceedings paper Makromolekulares Kolloquium 2003).  KOPS
  • S. Mecking, J. Claverie:
    Transition Metal Catalyzed Polymerization in Aqueous Systems.
    Late Transition Metal Polymerization Catalysis (Eds.: L.S. Boffa, S. Kacker, B. Rieger, S. Striegler). Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2003, p. 231 - 278.  KOPS


  • W. Keim, S. Killat, C. F. Nobile, G. P. Suranna*, U. Englert, R. Wang, S. Mecking, D. L. Schröder:
    Synthesis, Characterization and Catalytic Activity of Pd(II) and Ni(II) Complexes with New Cyclic α-Diphenylphosphino-Ketoimines.
    J. Organomet. Chem. 2002, 662, 150 - 171. DOI: 10.1016/S0022-328X(02)01903-4
  • C. Aymonier, U. Schlotterbeck, L. Antonietti, P. Zacharias, R. Thomann,  J.C. Tiller*, S. Mecking*:
    Hybrids of Silver Nanoparticles with Amphiphilic Hyperbranched Macromolecules Exhibiting Antimicrobial Properties.
    Chem. Commun. 2002, 3018 - 3019.  DOI: 10.1039/B208575E
  • D. L. Schröder, W. Keim, M. A. Zuideveld, S. Mecking*:
    Ethylene Polymerization by Novel, Easily Accessible Catalysts Based on Nickel(II)-Diazene Complexes.
    Macromolecules 2002, 35, 6071 - 6073.  DOI: 10.1021/ma012171+
  • A. Held, L. Kolb, M. A. Zuideveld, R. Thomann, S. Mecking*, M. Schmid*, R. Pietruschka, E. Lindner, M. Sunjuk, M. Khanfar:
    Aqueous Polyketone Latices Prepared with Water-Insoluble Palladium(II) Catalysts.
    Macromolecules 2002, 35, 3342 - 3347.  DOI: 10.1021/ma0120411


  • E. Schwab, S. Mecking*:
    Immobilization of a Catalytically Active Rhodium Complex by Electrostatic Interactions of Multiply Charged Phosphine Ligands with a Soluble Polyelectrolyte and Recovery by Ultrafiltration.
    Organometallics 2001, 20, 5504 - 5506.  DOI: 10.1021/om0107542
  • S. Meier, H. Reisinger, R. Haag, S. Mecking, R. Mülhaupt*, F. Stelzer:
    Carbohydrate Analogue Polymers by Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerization (ROMP) and Subsequent Catalytic Dihydroxylation.
    Chem. Commun. 2001, 855 - 856.  DOI: 10.1039/B100680K
  • A. Held, F. Weiss, S. Mecking*:
    Aqueous Ethylene Polymerization: Stability of Cationic Pd(II) Complexes and Polymer Properties.
    Polym. Prepr. 2001, 42, 466 - 467.  KOPS
  • S. Mecking*, U. Schlotterbeck, R. Thomann, M. Soddemann, M. Stieger, W. Richtering, H. Kautz:
    Formation of Metal Nanoparticles in Modified Hyperbranched Polyglycerols and Use as Soluble Separable Catalysts.
    Polym. Mat. Sci. Eng. 2001, 84, 511 - 512.  KOPS
  • S. Mecking*, A. Held, F. M. Bauers:
    Water as a Reaction Medium for Coordination Polymerization of Ethylene.
    Advances on Organometallic Catalysts and Olefin Polymerization in China and Germany (Eds. J. Sun, C. Janiak). Chemical Industry Press, Beijing, 2001, p. 149 - 158.
  • F. M. Bauers, S. Mecking*:
    Aqueous Homo- and Copolymerization of Ethylene by Neutral Nickel(II) Complexes.
    Macromolecules 2001, 34, 1165 - 71.  DOI: 10.1021/ma001704w


  • S. Mecking*, R. Thomann, H. Frey, A. Sunder:
    Preparation of Catalytically Active Palladium Nanoclusters in Compartments of Amphiphilic Hyperbranched Polyglycerols.
    Macromolecules 2000, 33, 3958 - 3960.  DOI: 10.1021/ma000301t
  • S. Mecking:
    Cationic Nickel and Palladium Complexes with Bidentate Ligands for the C-C Linkage of Olefins.
    Coord. Chem. Rev. 2000, 203, 325 - 351.  DOI: 10.1016/S0010-8545(99)00229-5
  • S. Mecking*, F. M. Bauers:
    Water as a Reaction Medium for Nickel(II)-catalyzed Ethylene Polymerization.
    Polym. Prepr. 2000, 41, 209 - 210.  KOPS
  • A. Held, F. M. Bauers, S. Mecking*:
    Coordination Polymerization of Ethylene in Water by Palladium(II) and Nickel(II) Catalysts.
    Chem. Commun. 2000, 301 - 302.  DOI: 10.1039/A908633A

Up to 1999

  • S. Mecking, L. K. Johnson, L. Wang, M. Brookhart*:
    Mechanistic Studies of the Palladium-Catalyzed Copolymerization of Ethylene and a-Olefins with Methyl Acrylate.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1998, 120, 888 - 899.  DOI: 10.1021/ja964144i
  • S. J. McLain, E. F. McCord, S. D. Arthur, E. Hauptman, J. Feldman, W. A. Nugent, L. K. Johnson, S. Mecking, M. Brookhart*:
    New Routes to Ester and Acid Functionalized Polyethylene.
    Polym. Mat. Sci. Eng. 1997, 76, 246 -247.  KOPS
  • M. Brookhart*, L. K. Johnson, C. M. Killian, S. Mecking, D. J. Tempel:
    Palladium(II)- and Nickel(II)-Catalyzed Olefin Polymerization.
    Polym. Prepr. 1996, 37, 254 - 255.  KOPS
  • L. K. Johnson, S. Mecking, M. Brookhart*:
    Copolymerization of Ethylene and Propylene with  Functionalized Vinyl Monomers by Palladium(II) Catalysts.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1996, 118, 267 - 268.  DOI: 10.1021/ja953247i
  • S. Mecking, W. Keim*:
    Cationic Palladium η3-Allyl Complexes with Hemilabile P,O-Ligands: Synthesis and Reactivity. Insertion of Ethylene into the Pd-Allyl Function.
    Organometallics 1996, 15, 2650 - 2656.  DOI: 10.1021/om960061z
  • A. Macchioni, P. S. Pregosin, P. F. Engel, S. Mecking, M. Pfeffer*, J.-C. Daran, J. Vaissermann:
    Multinuclear NMR Studies and Reaction with tert-Butyl Isocyanide of Dinuclear Tungsten - or Molybdenum - Palladium µ-Alkylidene Complexes. X-ray Structure of [PdI{µ-C(p-tolyl)dmba}{µ-CO}Mo(Cp)(CN-t-Bu)2].
    Organometallics 1995, 14, 1637 - 1645.  DOI: 10.1021/om00004a018
  • W. Keim*, H. Maas, S. Mecking:
    Palladium Catalyzed Alternating Cooligomerization of Ethylene and Carbon Monoxide to Unsaturated Ketones.
    Z. Naturforsch. B 1995, 50b, 430 - 438.  ZFN
  • G. J. P. Britovsek, W. Keim*, S. Mecking, D. Sainz, T. Wagner:
    Hemilabile P,O-Ligands in Palladium Catalysed C-C Linkages: Codimerization of Ethylene and Styrene and Cooligomerization of Ethylene and Carbon Monoxide.
    J. Chem. Soc. Chem. Commun. 1993, 1632 - 1634.  DOI: 10.1039/C39930001632