Articles / Book Chapters


53) Direct Solid-Phase Synthesis of Molecular, Heterooligonuclear Lanthanoid-Complexes

E. Kreidt, W. Leis, M. Seitz, submitted.


52) Strong Circularly Polarized Luminescence of an Octahedral Chromium(III) Complex

C. Dee, F. Zinna, W. R. Kitzmann, G. Pescitelli, K. Heinze, L. Di Bari, M. Seitz, Chem. Comm. 2019, 55, accepted.


51) Luminescence and Light-driven Energy and Electron Transfer from an Exceptionally Long-lived Excited State of a Non-innocent Chromium Complex

S. Treiling, C. Wang, C. Förster, F. Reichenauer, J. Kalmbach, P. Boden, J. P. Harris, L. Carrella, E. Rentschler, U. Resch-Genger, C. Reber, M. Seitz, M. Gerhards, K. Heinze, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, accepted.


50) Radiative Lifetime, Non-Radiative Relaxation, and Sensitization Efficiency in Luminescent Europium and Neodymium Cryptates - The Roles of 2,2'-Bipyridine-N,N'-Dioxide and Deuteration

M. F. K. Trautnitz, C. Doffek, M. Seitz, ChemPhysChem 2019, 20, 2179.



49) Efficient Ytterbium Near-Infrared Luminophore Based on a Nondeuterated Ligand

C. Kruck, P. Nazari, C. Dee, B. S. Richards, A. Turshatov, M. Seitz, Inorg. Chem. 2019, 58, 6959.


48) Understanding the Optical and Magnetic Properties of Ytterbium(III) Complexes

D. Esteban-Gomez, L. A. Büldt, P. Perez-Lourido, L. Valencia, M. Seitz, C. Platas-Iglesias, Inorg. Chem. 2019, 58, 3732.



47) Circularly Polarised Luminescence in Enantiopure Samarium and Europium Cryptates

E. Kreidt, L. Arrico, F. Zinna, L. Di Bari, M. Seitz, Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 13556.



46) Long-Wavelength Excitation of Europium Luminescence in Extended, Carboline-Based Cryptates

C. Dee, D. Esteban-Gomez, C. Platas-Iglesias, M. Seitz, Inorg. Chem. 2018, 57, 7390.



45) Non-radiative Deactivation of Lanthanoid Luminescence by Multiphonon Relaxation in Molecular Complexes

E. Kreidt, C. Kruck, M. Seitz, Handbook on the Physics and Chemistry of Rare Earths (Vol. 53), Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2018, 35.


44) Understanding and Exploiting Long-Lived Near-Infrared Emission of Molecular Ruby

S. Otto, M. Dorn, C. Förster, M. Bauer, M. Seitz, K. Heinze, Coord. Chem. Rev. 2018, 359, 102.


43) Anion dependent ion pairing in concentrated ytterbium halide solution

C. Klinkhammer, F. Böhm, V. Sharma, M. Seitz, G. Schwaab, M. Havenith, J. Chem. Phys. 2018, 148, 222802.



42) Deuterated Molecular Ruby With Record Luminescence Quantum Yield

C. Wang, S. Otto, M. Dorn, E. Kreidt, J. Lebon, L. Srsan, P. Di Martino-Fumo, M. Gerhards, U. Resch-Genger, M. Seitz, K. Heinze, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 1112.



41) Chiral Resolution of Lanthanoid Cryptates with Extreme Configurational Stability

E. Kreidt, C. Dee, M. Seitz, Inorg. Chem. 2017, 56, 8752.


40) Extending the Excitation Wavelength of Potential Photosensitizers via Appendage of Kinetically-Stable

Terbium(III) Macrocyclic Complex for Application in Photodynamic Therapy

P. Ung, M. Clerc, H. Huang, K. Qiu, H. Chao, M. Seitz, B. Boyd, B. Graham, G. Gasser, Inorg. Chem. 2017, 56, 7960.



39) Magnetic Anisotropy in Functionalized Bipyridyl Cryptates

E. Kreidt, C. Bischof, C. Platas-Iglesias, M. Seitz, Inorg. Chem. 2016, 55, 5549.


Correction/Addition: DOI:


38) Non-Radiative Deactivation of Lanthanoid Excited States by Inner-Sphere Carboxylates

J. Wahsner, M. Seitz, Inorg. Chem. 2015, 54, 10841-10848.


37) Synthesis of Inert Homo- and Heterodinuclear Rare Earth Cryptates

J. Wahsner, M. Seitz, Inorg. Chem. 2015, 54, 9681-9683.


36) The Radiative Lifetime in Near-IR-Luminescent Ytterbium Cryptates: The Key

to Extremely High Quantum Yields

C. Doffek, M. Seitz, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 9719-9721.



35) Breakdown of the Energy Gap Law in Molecular Lanthanoid Luminescence: The Smallest Energy Gap Is Not

Universally Relevant for Nonradiative Deactivation

C. Doffek, J. Wahsner, E. Kreidt, M. Seitz, Inorg. Chem. 2014, 53, 3263-3265.


34) Perdeuterated 2,2'-Bipyridine-6,6'-Dicarboxylate - An Extremely Efficient Sensitizer for

Thulium Luminescence in Solution.

J. Wahsner, M. Seitz, Inorg. Chem. 2013, 52, 13301-13303.



33) The First Enantiopure Lanthanoid Cryptate.

T. Güden-Silber, C. Doffek, C. Platas-Iglesias, M. Seitz, Dalton Trans. 2014, 43, 4238-4241.

(Invited contribution for the themed issue "New Talent: Europe").



32) 4,4'-Bis(trifluoromethyl)-2,2'-Bipyridine - A Multipurpose Ligand Scaffold for Lanthanoid-Based

Luminescence / 19F NMR Probes.

T. Güden-Silber, K. Klein, M. Seitz,  Dalton Trans. 2013, 42, 13882-13888.



31) From Solvated Ions to Ion-Pairing: A THz Study of Lanthanum(III) Hydration.

V. Sharma, F. Böhm, M. Seitz, G. Schwaab, M. Havenith, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2013, 15, 8383-8391.



30) Understanding the Quenching Effects of Aromatic C-H- and C-D-Oscillators in Near-IR

Lanthanoid Luminescence.

C. Doffek, N. Alzakhem, C. Bischof, J. Wahsner, T. Güden-Silber, J. Lügger, C. Platas-Iglesias, M. Seitz, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 16413-16423.


29) Anomalous Reversal of C-H and C-D Quenching Efficiencies in Luminescent

Praseodymium Cryptates.

J. Scholten, G.A. Rosser, J. Wahsner, N. Alzakhem, C. Bischof, F. Stog, A. Beeby, M. Seitz, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 13915-13917.


28) Dependence of the Photophysical Properties on the Number of 2,2'-Bipyridine Units in a Series

of Luminescent Europium and Terbium Cryptates.

N. Alzakhem, C. Bischof, M. Seitz, Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, 9343-9349.


27) Rigid, Perdeuterated Lanthanoid Cryptates - Extraordinarily Bright Near-IR Luminophores.

C. Doffek, N. Alzakhem, M. Molon, M. Seitz, Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, 4539-4545.


26) Synthesis, Characterisation and Bioimaging of a Fluorescent Rhenium-Containing PNA Bioconjugates.

G. Gasser, A. Pinto, S. Neumann, A.M. Sosniak, M. Seitz, K. Merz, R. Heumann, N. Metzler-Nolte, Dalton Trans. 2012,

41, 2304-2313.


25) Preparation and Biological Evaluation of Di-Hetero Organometallic-Containing PNA Bioconjugates.

G. Gasser, S. Neumann, I. Ott, M. Seitz, R. Heumann, N. Metzler-Nolte Eur. J. Inorg. Chem 2011, 5471-5478.


24) Quantification of C-H Quenching in Near-IR Luminescent Ytterbium and Neodymium Cryptates.

C. Bischof, J. Wahsner, J. Scholten, S. Trosien, M. Seitz, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 14334-14335.


23) 3,2-HOPO Complexes of Near Infra-Red (NIR) Emitting Lanthanides: Efficient Sensitization

of Yb(III) and Nd(III) in Aqueous Solution.

E.G. Moore, J. Xu, S.C. Dodani, C.J. Jocher, A. D'Aleo, M. Seitz, K.N. Raymond, Inorg. Chem. 2010, 49, 4156-4166.


22) Computational Estimation of Lanthanoid-Water Bond Lengths by Semiempirical Methods.

M. Seitz, N. Alzakhem, J. Chem. Inf. Model. 2010, 50, 217-220.


21) Circularly Polarized Luminescence in Enantiopure Europium and Terbium Complexes with

Modular, All-Oxygen Donor Ligands.

M. Seitz, K. Do, A.J. Ingram, E.G. Moore, G. Muller, K.N. Raymond, Inorg. Chem. 2009, 48, 8469-8479.


20) Highly Fluorescent Group 13 Metal Complexes With Cyclic, Aromatic Hydroxamic Acid Ligands.

M. Seitz, E.G. Moore, K.N. Raymond, Inorg. Chem. 2008, 47, 8665.


19) Use of YbIII-Centered Near-Infrared (NIR) Luminescence To Determine the Hydration State of a

3,2-HOPO-Based MRI Contrast Agent.

E.G. Moore, M. Seitz, K.N. Raymond, Inorg. Chem. 2008, 47, 8571.


18) Efficient route to highly water-soluble aromatic cyclic hydroxamic acid ligands.

M. Seitz, K.N. Raymond, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2008, 2697.


17) Enantiopure, Octadentate Ligands as Sensitizers for Europium and Terbium Circularly Polarized

Luminescence in Aqueous Solution.

M. Seitz, E.G. Moore, A.J. Ingram, G. Muller, K.N. Raymond, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 15468.


16) The Lanthanide Contraction Revisited.

M. Seitz, A.G. Oliver, K.N. Raymond, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 11153.


15) 1,2-HOIQO - A Highly Versatile 1,2-HOPO Analogue.

M. Seitz, M.D. Pluth, K.N. Raymond, Inorg. Chem. 2007, 46, 351.


14) Bis(pentamethylcyclopentadienyl)[(trimethylsilyl)methyl]scandium(III).

S.G. Minasian, J.D. Rinehart, P. Bazinet, M. Seitz, Acta Crystallogr., Sect. E: Struct. Rep. Online 2006, 62, m1823.


13) Modular synthesis of chiral pentadentate bis(oxazoline) ligands.

M. Seitz, A. Kaiser, A. Tereshchenko, C. Geiger, Y. Uematsu, O. Reiser, Tetrahedron 2006, 62, 9973.


12) (L)-[(R,R)-2,6-Bis(2-phenyl-4,5-dihydrooxazol-4-ylmethoxymethyl)pyridine]zinc(II) bis(trifluoromethane-

sulfonate) dichloromethane solvate.

M. Seitz, M. Zabel, O. Reiser, Acta Crystallogr., Sect. E: Struct. Rep. Online 2006, 62, m1517.


11) Synthetic approaches towards structurally diverse g-butyrolactone natural-product-like compounds.

M. Seitz, O. Reiser, Curr. Opin. Chem. Biol. 2005, 9, 285.


10) Enantiomerically Pure Pentagonal-Bipyramidal Metal Complexes with Predetermined Helicity in the

Solid and Solution States.

M. Seitz, A. Kaiser, S. Stempfhuber, M. Zabel, O. Reiser, Inorg. Chem. 2005, 44, 4630.


9) Helical chirality in pentacoordinate zinc complexes - Selective access to both pseudoenantiomers with

one ligand configuration.

M. Seitz, S. Stempfhuber, M. Zabel, M. Schütz, O. Reiser, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2005, 44, 242.


8) Predetermined helical chirality in octahedral complexes with a novel pentadentate C2-symmetrical

chiral bis(oxazoline) ligand.

M. Seitz, A. Kaiser, D.R. Powell, A.S. Borovik, O. Reiser, Adv. Synth. Catal. 2004, 346, 737.


7) Helical, Nonracemic Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Polymers of Cadmium Halides with Pentadentate

Bis(oxazoline) Ligands.

M. Seitz, A. Kaiser, S. Stempfhuber, M. Zabel, O. Reiser, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126, 11426.


6) New bis(oxazoline) ligands with secondary binding sites for the asymmetric cyclopropanation of furans.

M. Schinnerl, C. Böhm, M. Seitz, O. Reiser, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2003, 14, 765.


5) Enantioselective synthesis of paraconic acids.

R. B. Chhor, B. Nosse, S. Sörgel, C. Böhm, M. Seitz, O. Reiser, Chem. Eur. J. 2003, 9, 260.


4) New Applications of Bis(oxazoline) Ligands in Catalysis: Asymmetric 1,2- and 1,4-Addition of ZnR2 to Carbonyl


M. Schinnerl, M. Seitz, A. Kaiser, O. Reiser, Org. Lett. 2001, 3, 4259.


Patents / Book Reviews


3) Pentacoordinating bis(oxazoline) ligands with secondary binding sites (in: Activating Unreactive Substrates:

The Role of Secondary Interactions; Eds.: C. Bolm, F.E. Hahn)

C.A. Schall, M. Seitz, A. Kaiser, O. Reiser, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim 2009.

ISBN: 9783527318230.

2) Preparation of 2-hydroxy-1-oxo-1,2-dihydroisoquinoline chelating agents and their lanthanide complexes with

diagnostic and pharmaceutical applications.

M. Seitz, K.N. Raymond, Patent WO2007/121453 (2007).

1) Principles and Applications of Asymmetric Synthesis (Book Review).

M. Seitz, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2001, 40, 3922.