Recent Publications

M. Mac, J. Wirz, "Salt Effects on the Reactions of Radical Ion Pairs Formed by Electron Transfer Quenching of Triplet 2-Methyl-1,4-naphthoquinone by Amines. Optical Flash Photolysis and Step-Scan FTIR Investigations.", Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2002, 1, 24-29. Abstract
Beat Freiermuth, Bruno Hellrung, Stefan Peterli, Marie-France Schultz, David Wintgens, and Jakob Wirz, "Tautomerization of Phenols III: The Anthrone-Anthrol Equilibrium in Aqueous Solution ", Helv. Chim. Acta., 2001, 84, 3976-3808. Abstract
Herminio P. Diogo, Tetsu Kiyobayashi, Manuel E. Minas da Piedade, Natan Burlak Donald W. Rogers, Daniel McMasters, Gabriele Persy, Jakob Wirz, Joel F. Liebman "The Aromaticity of Pyracylene: An Experimental and Computational Study of the Energetics of the Hydrogenation of Acenaphthylene and Pyracylene", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2002, 124, 2065-2072. Abstract
Anna-Paola Pelliccioli, Jakob Wirz "Photoremovable Protecting Groups: Reaction Mechanisms and Applications" , Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2002, 1, 441-458. Abstract
Anna Paola Pelliccioli, Tomas Pospisil, Petr Klan, Jakob Wirz "2,5-Dimethylphenacyl Esters: A Photoremovable Protecting Group for Phosphates and Sulfonic Acids" , Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2002, 1, 920 - 923. Abstract
Markus Ramseier, Paul Senn and Jakob Wirz, "Photohydration of Benzophenone in Aqueous Acid", J. Phys. Chem. A, 2003, 107, 3305-3315. Abstract
Martin-A. Hangarter, Aldo Hörmann, Yavor Kamdzhilov and Jakob Wirz, "Primary photoreactions of phylloquinone (vitamin K1) and plastoquinone-1 in solution", Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2003, 2, 524-535. Abstract
Yvonne Chiang, Martin Gaplovsky, A. Jerry Kresge,* King Hung Leung, Christian Ley, Marek Mac, Gabriele Persy, David L. Phillips, Vladimir V. Popik, Christoph Rödig, Jakob Wirz* and Yu Zhu, "Photoreactions of 3-Diazo-3H-benzofuran-2-one; Dimerization and Hydrolysis of its Primary Photoproduct, a Quinonoid Cumulenone. A Study by Time-Resolved Optical and Infrared Spectroscopy", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 12872-12880. Abstract
Jakob Wirz, "Licht als Reagens: Protonentransfer im angeregten Zustand", Nachr. Chemie, 2003, 51, 1146-1151.
Jakob Wirz, " Protonentransfer im angeregten Zustand", Bunsen-Magazin, 2003, 5, 162-168.
Manabu Abe, Waldemar Adam, Weston Thatcher Borden, Masanori Hattori, David A. Hrovat, Masatomo Nojima, Koichi, Nozaki, and Jakob Wirz, "Effects of Spiroconjugation on the Calculated Singlet-Triplet Energy Gap in 2,2-Dialkoxycyclopentane-1,3-diyls and on the Experimental Electronic Absorption Spectra of Singlet 1,3-Diphenyl Derivatives. Assignment of the Lowest-Energy Electronic Transitions of Singlet Cyclopentane-1,3-diyls", J. Am. Chem. Soc.2004, 126, 574-582. Abstract
Yuri V. Il'ichev, Markus A. Schwörer and Jakob Wirz, "Photochemical Reaction Mechanisms of 2-Nitrobenzyl Compounds: Methyl Ethers and Caged ATP", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2004, 126, 4581-4595. Abstract
Jaromir Literak, Jakob Wirz and Petr Klan, "2,5-Dimethylphenacyl carbonates: A photoremovable protecting group for alcohols and phenols", Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 2005, 4, 43-46. Abstract
Martin Gaplovsky, Yuri V. Il'ichev, Yavor Kamdzhilov, Svetlana Kombarova, Marek Mac, Markus A. Schwörer and Jakob Wirz, "2,5-Photochemical reaction mechansims of 2-nitrobenzyl compounds: 2-Nitrobenzyl alcohols form 2-nitroso hydrates by dual proton transfer", Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 2005, 4, 33-42. Abstract
Manfred Ladinig, Werner Leupin, Markus Meuwly, Michal Respondek, Jakob Wirz and Vincent Zoete, "Protonation Equilibria of Hoechst 33258 in Aqueous Solution", Helv. Chim. Acta 2005, 88, 53-67. Abstract
Bernd Giese, Matthias Napp, Olivier Jacques, Hassen Boudebous, Alexander M. Taylor, and Jakob Wirz, "Multistep Electron Transfer in Oligopeptides: Direct Observation of Radical Cation Intermediates", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 2005, 44, 4073-4075; Angew. Chem. 2005, 117, 4141-4143.Abstract
Bruno Hellrung, Yavor Kamdzhilov, Markus Schwörer, and Jakob Wirz, "Photorelease of Alcohols from 2-Nitrobenzyl Ethers Proceeds via Hemiacetals and May Be Further Retarded by Buffers Intercepting the Primary aci-Nitro Intermediates", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 8934-8935. Abstract
Silvio Canonica, Tamar Kohn, Marek Mac, Francisco J. Real, Jakob Wirz, and Urs von Gunten, "Photosensitizer Method to Determine Rate Constants for the Reaction of Carbonate Radical with Organic Compounds", Environmental Science and Technology 2005, 39, 9182-9188. Abstract
Francoise Henin, Stephane Letinois, Jacques Muzart, Jakob Wirz, "Flash-photolytic generation of dienols and dienolates from alpha,beta-unsaturated esters and kinetics of their amine-catalyzed ketonization in nonaqueous media", Photochem. Photobiol. Sci 2006, 5, 426-431. Abstract
Lukas Plistil, Tomas Solomek, Jakob Wirz, Dominik Heger, and Petr Klan, "Photochemistry of 2-Alkoxymethyl-5-methylphenacyl Chloride and Benzoate", J. Org. Chem. 2006, 71, 8050-8058. Abstract
Silvio Canonica, Bruno Hellrung, Pavel Müller and Jakob Wirz, "Aqueous oxidation of phenylurea herbicides by triplet aromatic ketones", Environ. Sci. Technol. 2006, 40 6636-6641. Abstract
Kurt Dietliker, Stephanie Broillet, Bruno Hellrung, Piotr Rzadek, Guenther Rist, Jakob Wirz, Georg Gescheidt, Dmytro Neshchadin "Photophysical Investigations on Photoinitiators with Covalently Linked Thioxanthone Sensitizer Moieties", Helv. Chim. Acta 2006, 89, 2211-2225. Abstract
Michael A. Müller, Martin Gaplovsky, Jakob Wirz, Wolf-D. Woggon, "Synthesis and Photophysical Properties of a Deazaflavin-Bridged Iron(III)-Porphyrin that Mimics the Interaction of a Deazaflavin Inhibitor With the Heme-Thiolate Cofactor of Cytochrome P450 3A4", Helv. Chim. Acta 2006, 89 2987-3001. Abstract
Laxminarayana Kammari, Lukas Plistil, Jakob Wirz, Petr Klan, "2,5-Dimethylphenacyl carbamate: a photoremovable protecting group for amines and amino acids", Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 2007, 6, 50-56. Abstract
Hassen Boudebous, Berta Kosmrlj, Boris Sket and Jakob Wirz, "Primary Photoreactions of the 3',5'-Dimethoxybenzoin Cage and Determination of the Release Rate in Polar Media", J. Phys. Chem. A 2007, 111, 2811-2813. Abstract
Reto Born, Walter Fischer, Dominik Heger, Bogdan Tokarczyk, and Jakob Wirz, "Photochromism of Phenoxynaphthacenequinones: Diabatic or Adiabatic Phenyl Group Transfer?", Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 2007, 6, 552 - 559. Abstract
Yavor Kamdzhilov and Jakob Wirz, "Synthesis and reaction mechanism of a photoremovable protecting group based on 1,4-naphthoquinone", Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 2007, 6, 865-872. Abstract
Richard S. Givens, Dominik Heger, Bruno Hellrung, Yavor Kamdzhilov, Marek Mac, Peter G. Conrad, Elizabeth Cope, Jong I. Lee, Julio F. Mata-Segreda, Richard L. Schowen and Jakob Wirz,"The Photo-Favorskii Reaction of p-Hydroxyphenacyl Compounds is Initiated by Water-Assisted, Adiabatic Extrusion of a Triplet Biradical", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 3307-3309. Abstract
Kenneth F. Stensrud, Dominik Heger, Peter Sebej, Jakob Wirz and Richard S. Givens, "Fluorinated photoremovable protecting groups: The influence of fluoro substituents on the photo-Favorskii rearrangement", Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 2008, 7, 614-624. Abstract
Silvia E. Braslavsky, Eduard Fron, Hernan B. Rodriguez, Enrique San Roman, Gregory D. Scholes, Gerd Schweitzer, Bernard Valeur, Jakob Wirz, "Pitfalls in the practical use of Förster's theory of resonance energy transfer", Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 2008, 7, 1444-1448. Abstract
Petr Klan, Jakob Wirz, "Photochemistry of Organic Compounds: From Concepts to Practice", Wiley-Blackwell, 2009, ISBN: 978-1-4051-6173-2 7. See: blurb
Kenneth Stensrud, Jihyun Noh, Karl Kandler, Jakob Wirz, Dominik Heger, Richard S. Givens, "Competing pathways in the photo-Favorskii rearrangement and release of esters: Studies on fluorinated p-hydroxyphenacyl GABA and glutamate phototriggers", J. Org. Chem. 2009, 74, 5219-5227. Abstract
Liudmil Antonov, Vera Deneva, Svilen Simeonov, Vanya Kurteva, Daniela Nedeltcheva and Jakob Wirz, "Exploiting Tautomerism for Switching and Signaling " Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, 7875-7878. Abstract
Catrin Goeschen, Rainer Herges, Josef Richter, Bogdan Tokarczyk, and Jakob Wirz, "2-(2',4'-Dinitrobenzyl)pyridine: A light-activated proton shuttle", Helv. Chim. Acta 2009, 92, 1909-1922. Abstract
Jakob Wirz, "Kinetic studies of keto-enol and other tautomeric equilibria by flash photolysis", Advances in Physical Organic Chemistry, Vol 44, 2010, Ch. 6, pp. 325-356. Abstract
Ivo G. Gut, Lukas C. Scheibler, Jakob Wirz, "Flash photolytic generation of two keto tautomers of 1-naphthol in aqueous solution; kinetics and equilibria of enolization", Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 2010, 9, 901-907. Abstract
Richard S. Givens, Kenneth Stensrud, Peter G. Conrad, II., Abraham L. Yousef, Chamani Perera, Sanjeewa N. Senadheera, Dominik Heger, Jakob Wirz, "p-Hydroxyphenacyl Photoremovable Protecting Groups: Robust Photochemistry Despite Substituent Diversity", Can. J. Chem. 2011, 364-384. Abstract
Petr Klan, Jakob Wirz, Anna D. Gudmundsdottir "Photoenolization and its applications", CRC Handbook of Organic Photochemistry and Photobiology, 3rd ed., Griesbeck A., Oelgemoeller M., Ghetti F. (eds.), 2012, ISBN: 978-1-4398-9933-5 Ch. 26, 627-652.
Richard S. Givens, Marina Rubina, Jakob Wirz, "Applications of p-hydroxyphenacyl (pHP) and coumarin-4-ylmethyl photoremovable protecting groups", Photoch. Photobiol. Sci. 2012, 11, 472-488. Abstract
Lubica Klicova, Peter Sebej, Tomas Solomek, Bruno Hellrung, Petr Slavicek, Petr Klan, Dominik Heger, Jakob Wirz, "Adiabatic Triplet State Tautomerization of p-Hydroxyacetophenone in Aqueous Solution", J. Phys. Chem. A, , 2012, 77 . Abstract
Anna Paola Pelliccioli, Peter Sebej and Jakob Wirz "Ketonization of enols in aqueous solution: Is carbon protonation always rate-determining?", Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2012, 11, 967-971. Abstract
Peter Sebej, Jürgen Wintner, Pavel Müller, Tomas Slanina, Jamaludin Al Anshori, Lovely Angel Panamparambil Antony, Petr Klan, and Jakob Wirz, "Fluorescein Analogues as Photoremovable Protecting Groups Absorbing at 520 nm", J. Org. Chem., 2013, 78, 1833. Abstract
Petr Klan, Tomas Solomek, Christian Bochet, Aurelien Blanc, Richard Givens, Marina Rubina, Vladimir Popik, Alexey Kostikov, Jakob Wirz, Photoremovable Protecting Groups in Chemistry and Biology: Reaction Mechanisms and Efficacy, Chem. Rev. , 2013, 119.
Manfred Ladinig, Markus Ramseier, Jakob Wirz, "Photo-Wolff Rearrangement of 2-Diazo-1,2-naphthoquinone: Stern-Volmer Analysis of the Stepwise Reaction Pathway", Photochem. Photobiol, 2015, 91, 678-683. Abstract
Tomas Solomek, Jakob Wirz, Petr Klan, "Searching for Improved Photoreleasing Abilities of Organic Molecules", Acc. Chem. Res., 2015, 40, 3064-3072. Abstract

Last update: 23.12.2015