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Press Coverage

Aspects of the Group's work have been covered in the press. See below for a selection of these stories.


Profiles of Jonathan Nitschke


Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 2.

J. Phys. Org. Chem. 2012, 25, 1.

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2015, 11, 2350.

Other Press Coverage


"Jumping into the deep end of porous liquids" Blog post in Nature Research Chemistry Community (03/2020).

"Porous ionic liquid captures alcohols and CFCs" Feature in c&en (Chemical and Engineering News) by Mark Peplow (02/2020) covering the group's paper on coordination cage-based permanently porous liquid (doi 10.1038/s41557-020-0419-2).

"New class of recyclable permanently porous liquid doesn’t need a solvent" Feature in Chemistry World by Kira Welter (02/2020) covering the group's paper on coordination cage-based permanently porous liquid (doi 10.1038/s41557-020-0419-2).

"Molecular Submarines", 2019 RSC-News&Events

"Supramolecular transformer morphs into different shapes" Feature in Chemical and Engineering News (CE&N) by Melissae Fellet covering the group's paper on covalent post-assembly modification.


 "Cagey coordination", J. Yeston, Science 2018, 361(6408), 1212-1213.

"Pembroke Women in Science": Interview with group member Angela Grommet highlighted by Pembroke College to celebrate the 2018 UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

"Signal transduction in a covalent post-assembly modification cascade" 2017

"Covalent post-assembly modification cascade of self-assembled supramolecular structures" H. Zeiger 2017

"Breakthrough in artificial signalling" 2017 Gates Cambridge News

"Two Metal Cage Comes Together", C. Drahl, Chem. Eng. News2012, 90, 25.


News item on the Cram Lehn Pedersen Award, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.2012, 51, 5038.


"Subcomponent Self-Assembly and Guest-Binding Properties of Face-Capped Fe4L48+ Capsules" featured on the front cover of 

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 11. Discussed on JACS Cover Art Podcast #36.


"Europe Beckons", L. Wang, Chem. Eng. News2012, 90, 42-44. News item highlighting opportunities in Europe for American chemists.


"Capturing compounds in cages for chemical control", S. Farley, Chemistry World, 2011


"Fullerenes in a Box", S. Everts, Chem. Eng. News, 2011, 89, 41-42. Science Concentrate item highlighting our work 

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2011, 50, 3479-3483.


Selected news features on our paper Science, 2009324, 1697-1699:


"Cagey Iron Reversibly Sequesters Molecules", J. Kemsley, Chem. Eng. News, 200886, 35-36. Science Concentrate item highlighting our work (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.200847, 8297-8301). This work was also featured on the front cover of that journal.


"Molecular socks in a drawer" M.D. Ward, Nature, 2007449, 149-150. News & Views article highlighting 

J. Am. Chem. Soc.2007129, 8774-8780.


"Vous Cherchez ?", Tribune de Genève, 2007 9/21, 31. (Covering our research program)


"Jeune Mécanicien des Molécules", Pierre-Yves Frei, Horizons, 2007 (March), 16-18. (Covering our research program)


"La chimie Supramoléculaire: Quand les Molécules Bâtissent des Cathédrales" Caroline David, Kaële Magazine, 200730, 20. (Covering our research program)


Coverage of the European Young Chemists Award:

  • Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 200645, 6246.

  • "Hungarian Rhapsody: 1st Movement Comes to a Close", A. Deveson, Chem. Eur. J., 200612, 7956-7959.

  • "Chemistry Tour de Force in Hungary", M. Freemantle, Chem. Eng. News, 200684, 40-43.

  • Radio interview on the local station "Radio Cité", 12th October 2006 (Coverage of the European Young Chemists Award).

  • Short pieces in the local newspapers Le Temps, Le Nouvelliste, and L'AGEFI on 11th October 2006.

  • Television interview on the program "Genève à Chaud" on the local station "Léman Bleu", 10th October 2006.

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