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Prof. Dr. Uwe Beginn - Publications

Overview Articles

  • V. Bakirov, A. N. Yakunin, M. A. Shcherbina, S. N. Chvalun, X. Zhu, U. Beginn, M. Möller, "Ion Channel Forming Self Assembling Systems Based on Benzenesulfonic Acid with Unsaturated Aliphatic Substituents", Nanotechnology in Russia 5(11/12), 762-770 (2010).
  • U. Beginn, "Polymerization in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide” in “Handbook of Green Chemistry" (P. T. Anastas, ed.), Vol. 4, (Vol. ed.: W. Leitner, P. G. Jessop), pp. 303-368, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim 2010.
  • U. Beginn, "Gradient Copolymers", Coll. Polym. Sci. 286, 1465-1474 (2008).
  • U. Beginn, "Continuous Addition Polymerization", e-Polymers, E_003, 1-109 (2005).
  • U. Beginn, H. Keul, D. Klee, M. Möller, A. Mourran, K. Peter, O. Weichold, "Makromolekulare Chemie 2003", Nachr. Chem. 52, 324 - 331 (2004).
  • U. Beginn, “Thermotropic columnar mesophases from NH-O, and N-HO hydrogen bond supramolecular mesogenes”, Prog. Polym. Sci. 28, 1049 – 1105 (2003).
  • U. Beginn, M. Möller, “Supramolecular Structures with Macromolecules“ in “Supramolecular Technology“ (Ed.: D. N. Reinhoudt), Vol. 4, Chap. 3, p. 89 – 176, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 1999.
  • U. Beginn, “Supramolecular Templates as Porogenes“, Advanced Materials 10, 1391 - 1394 (1998).
  • M. Arndt, U. Beginn, T. Heinze, H. Motschmann, "Neue Horizonte in der Polymerforschung" – wissenschaftliches Resümee der Fachgruppentagung Makromolekulare Chemie der GDCh, Mainz, 23.-24. März 1998, Nachrichten aus Chemie, Technik und Laboratorium 46, 1169 - 1171 (1998).

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • M. Shcherbina, A. N. Yakunin, U. Beginn, L. Yan, M. Möller, S. N. Chvalun, A. V. Bakirov, "Effect of the Shape of Mesogenic Group on Structure and Phase Behaviour of 2,3,4-tris(dodecyloxy) ben­zene­sul­ph­o­nates with Alkaline Cations", Soft Matter 10, 1746 – 1757 (2014).

  • U. Beginn, R. Beckmann, “Synthesis and characterization of new poly(ethyleneimine)-g-poly(methyl meth­acrylate) star-block copolymers with hyperbranched cationic core“, J. Polym. Sci. A: Polym. Chem. 51(17), 3700-3715 (2013).
  • U. Beginn, M. Frosinn, M. Reichelt, H. Reuter, “3-Methylideneoxolane-2,5-dione”, Acta Cryst. Sect. E – Structure Reports, E69, o321 (2013).

  • (a)  L. K. Thomas, N. Diek, U. Beginn, M. Reichling, Dimer/tetramer motifs determine amphiphilic hy­dra­zine fibril structures on graphite“, Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 3, 658 – 666 (2012).
    (b) L. K. Thomas, N. Diek, U. Beginn, M. Reichling,
    Dimer/tetramer motifs determine amphiphilic hy­dra­zine fibril structures on graphite“, in “Self-assembly at solid surfaces” (S. R. Cohen, J. Sagiv, eds.), Beilstein J. Nanotechnol., Thematic Series 2012.
  • S. Asaftei, M. Ciobanu, A. M. Lepadatu, E. Song, U. Beginn, “Thermotropic ionic liquid crystals by molecular-assembly and ion pairing of 4,4’-bipyridinium derivatives and tris(dodecyloxy)­benzene­sulfonats in a non-polar solvent“,  J. Mater. Chem. 22(29), 14426 - 14437 (2012).
  • M. A. Shcherbina, A. V. Bakirov, A. N. Yakunin, V. Percec, U. Beginn, M. Moeller, S. N. Chvalun, "Self-Assembling Supramolecular Systems of Different Symmetry Formed by Wedged Macromolecular Dendrons", Crystallography Reports 57(2), 151-168 (2012).

  • U. Beginn, R. Najjar, J. Ellmann, M. Möller,Polymerization of Vinylidene Difluoride in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide, Chemie Ingenieur Technik 83, 1419-1442 (2011).
  • R. Komban, R. Beckmann, S. Rode, S. Ichilmann, A. Kühnle, U. Beginn, M. Haase, Surface Modi­fi­cation of Luminescent Lanthanide Phosphate Nanorods with Cationic “Quat-Primer” Polymers, Lang­muir 27, 10174–10183 (2011).

  • L. K. Thomas, A. Kuehnle, S. Rode, U. Beginn, M. Reichling, “Monolayer Structure of Arachidic Acid on Graphite”, J. Phys. Chem. 144, 18919-18924 (2010).
  • E. Song, J. Podschun, H. Wilberts, U. Beginn, H. Reuter, “Disodium 3,4,5-trihydroxybenzene-1,3-disulfonate dihydrate”, Acta Cryst. E: Struc. Rep. Online E66(10), m1265 (2010).
  • X. Zhu, A. Mourran, U. Beginn, M. Möller, D. V. Anokhin, D. A. Ivanov, "Self-assembled structures formed by a wedge-shaped molecule in 2D and 3D: the role of flexible side chains and polar head groups", Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 12, 1444-1452 (2010).

  • V. Goel, U. Beginn, A. Mourran, M. Möller, "'Quat-Primer' Polymers bearing cationic and reactive groups: synthesis, characterization and application", Macromolecules 41, 8187-8197 (2008).
  • U. Beginn, L. Yan, S. N. Chvalun, M. A. Shcherbina, A. Bakirov, M. Möller, "Thermotropic Columnar Mesophases of Wedge-shaped Benzene Sulfonic Acid Mesogens", Liquid Crystals, 35, 1073-1093 (2008).
  • K. Albrecht, A.  Mourran, X. Zhu, T. Markkula, J. Groll, U. Beginn, W. H. de Jeu, M. Möller, "Thin Film Morphologies of Block Copolymers Complexed with Wedge-Shaped Liquid Crystalline Amphiphilic Molecules”,  Macromolecules  41,  1728-1738 (2008).

  • X. Zhu, U. Beginn, M. Moeller, R. I. Gearba, D. V. Anokhin, D. A. Ivanov, "Self-Organization of Polybases Neutralized with Mesogenic Wedge-Shaped Sulfonic Acid Molecules: An Approach toward Supramolecular Cylinders.", J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 128, 16928 – 16937 (2006).
  • U. Beginn, "Monomer addition programs to generate constant gradient block copolymers", Polymer 47(19), 6880 – 6894 (2006). 
  • X. Zhu, M. A. Scherbina, A. V. Bakirov, B. Gorzolnik, S. N. Chvalun, U. Beginn, M. Moeller,  "Methacrylated Self-Organizing 2,3,4-Tris(alkoxy)benzenesulfonate: A New Concept Toward Ion-Selective Mem­bra­n­es", Chemistry of Materials 18(19),  4667 - 4673 (2006).
  • U. Beginn, R. Najjar, J. Ellmann, R. Vinokur, R. Martin, M. Möller, "Copolymerization of vinylidene di­flu­o­ri­de with hexafluoropropene in supercritical carbon dioxide", J. Polym. Sci. A: Polym. Chem. 44(3), 1299 - 1316 (2006).

  • T. Kitahara, M. Shirakawa, S.-I. Kawano, U. Beginn, N. Fujita, S. Shinkai, "Creation of a Mixed-Valence State from One-Dimensionally Aligned TTF Utilizing the Self-Assembling Nature of a Low Molecular-Weight Gel.", J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 127(43), 14980 – 14981 (2005).
  • U. Beginn, "COPOINT – a simple computer program to determine co­po­ly­­meri­zation parameters by nu­me­rical integration of co­po­­ly­me­ri­zation equations", e-Polymers 073, 1 – 24 (2005).
  • U. Beginn, L. Yan, X. Zhu, S. Chvalun, M. Möller, "Mimicking Ion Channels by Polymerizable Su­pra­mo­lecular Stacks of Wedge-Shaped Tris(alkenyl-oxy)Benzene Sulfonates", Polymeric Materials: Science & Engineering 93, 244 – 245 (2005).
  • U. Beginn, S. Weinmann, M. Möller, "Organogels as tool to generate anion : cation selective mem­bra­n­es", Chem. Eng. Commun. 192(8), 1116 - 1128 (2005).
  • E. Fischer, U. Beginn, N. Fatkullin, R. Kimmich, "Field-gradient NMR diffusometry in poly(ethylene oxide) melts confined to nanoscopic pores of solid methacrylate matrices.", Magnetic Resonance Imaging  23(2),  379-381 (2005).

  • X. Zhu, B. Tartsch, U. Beginn, M. Möller, "Wedge-Shaped Molecules with a Sulfonate Group at the Tip – A New Class of Self-Assembling Amphiphiles", Chem. Eur. J. 10(16), 3871 - 3878 (2004).
  • S. Yao, U. Beginn, T. Greß, F. Würthner, "Supramolecular Polymerization and Gel Formation of Bis-Me­ro­­cya­n­i­ne Dyes Driven by Dipolar Aggregation", J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 126, 8336 - 8348 (2004).
  • N. Fatkullin, E. Fischer, C. Mattea, U. Beginn, R. Kimmich,"Polymer dynamics under nanoscopic con­st­raints: The “corset effect” as revealed by NMR relaxometry and diffusometry", Chem. Phys. Chem. 5, 884 - 894 (2004).
  • E. Fischer, U. Beginn, N. Fatkullin, R. Kimmich, "Nanoscopic Poly(ethylene oxide) Strands Embedded in Semi-Interpenetrating Methacrylate Networks. Preparation Method and Quantitative Characterization by Field-Gradient NMR Diffusometry", Macromolecules 37(9), 3277 - 3286 (2004).
  • N. Fatkullin, R. Kimmich, C. Mattea, E. Fischer, U. Beginn, M. Kroutievka, "The confined-to-bulk dy­na­­mics transition of polymer melts in nanoscopic pores of solid matrices with varying pore diameter", New J. Phys. 6, 1 - 12 (2004).
  • A. Mourran, U. Beginn, G. Zipp, M. Möller, "Surface Orientation of 3,4,5-Tris-Substituted Benzoic Acid Amphiphiles", Langmuir 20(3), 673 – 679 (2004).

  • F. Würthner, S. Yao, U. Beginn, "Highly Ordered Merocyanine Dye Assemblies by Supramolecular Po­ly­merization and Hierarchical Self-Organization", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 42(28), 3247 – 3250 (2003).
  • U. Beginn, "Applicability of frozen gels from ultra high molecular weight polyethylene and paraffin wax­es as shape persistent solid / liquid phase change materials", Macromol. Mater. Eng. 288, 245 – 251 (2003).
  • U. Haas, C. Thalacker, J. Adams, J. Fuhrmann, S. Riethmüller, U. Beginn, U. Ziener, M. Möller, R. Do­bra­wa, F. Würthner, “Fabrication and fluorescence properties of perylene bisimide dye aggregates bound to gold surfaces and nanopatterns”, J. Mater. Chem. 13, 767 – 772 (2003).
  • R. Kimmich, E. Fischer, U. Beginn, N. Fatkullin, A. Denissov, M. Kroutieva, "Polymer chain dynamics in nanopores". Abstracts of Papers, 225th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, United States, March 23-27, 2003.

  • H. Götz, U. Beginn, C. F. Bartelink, H. J. M. Grünbauer, M. Möller, "Preparation of  Isophorone Di­iso­cy­a­­nate Terminated Star Polyethers", Macromol. Mater. Eng. 287, 223 – 230 (2002).

  • U. Beginn, S. Weinmann, M. Möller, "Organogels as tool to generate anion : cation selective mem­bra­n­es", AIChE Symp. Ser. 153, 406 – 415 (2001).
  • U. Beginn, B. Tartsch, "Bis[(alkoxy)benzoylsemicarbazides] – a new class of powerful organogelators", Chem. Commun. 2001, 1924 – 1925.
  • S. Höger, K. Bonrad, A. Mourran, U. Beginn, M. Möller, "Synthesis, Aggregation, and Adsorption Phe­no­mena of Shape persistent Macrocycles with extraannular Polyalkyl Substituents", J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 123, 5651 – 5659 (2001).

  • S. A. Prokhorova, S. S. Sheiko, A. Mourran, R. Azumi, U. Beginn, G. Zipp, C.-H. Ahn, M. N. Holerca, V. Percec, M. Möller, "Epitaxial Adsorption of Monodendron-Jacketed Linear Polymers on Highly Oriented Pyrolytic Graphite", Langmuir 16, 6862 – 6867 (2000).
  • U. Beginn, S. S. Sheiko, M. Möller, "Self-Organizing of 3,4,5-Tris(octyloxy)benzamide in Solution and Em­bedding of the Aggregates into Methacrylate Resins", Macromol. Chem. Phys. 201, 1008 - 1015 (2000).
  • C. F. Bartelink, M. de Pooter, H. J. M. Grünbauer, U. Beginn, M. Möller, "Controlled formation of isocyanate – terminated star polyethers avoiding chain extension", J. Polym. Sci. A. Polym. Chem. 382555 - 2565 (2000).
  • U. Beginn, G. Zipp, M. Möller, ‘Synthesis and Characterization of tris-meth­acrylated 3,4,5-Tris­[(alk­oxy)­ben­zoyloxy]benzoate derivatives‘, Chem. Europ. J. 6, 2016 – 2023 (2000).
  • U. Beginn, E. Fischer, T. Pieper, F. Mellinger, R. Kimmich, M. Möller, “Con­trol­led pre­­paration of na­no­­me­ter sized supramolecular cylinders of po­ly­(ethylene oxide) em­bedded in methacrylate matrices“, J. Polym. Sci. A: Polym Chem. 38, 2041 – 2056 (2000).
  • U. Beginn, G. Zipp, A. Mourran, M. Möller, “Membranes Containing Oriented Su­pra­mo­lecular Chan­nels“, Advanced Materials 12, 513 – 516 (2000).
  • U. Beginn, G. Zipp, M. Möller, “Functional Membranes Containing Ion-Selective ‘Matrix Fixed Su­pra­mo­lecular Channels‘ “, Advanced Materials 12, 510 – 513 (2000).
  • U. Beginn, G. Zipp, M. Möller, “Self-organization of liquid crystalline methacrylate-trifunctionalized am­phi­­philic crown-ether derivates in methacrylate mixtures“, J. Polym. Sci. A: Polym. Chem. 38, 631 - 640 (2000).

  • R. Kimmich, N. Fatkullin, R.-O. Seitter, E. Fischer, U. Beginn, M. Möller, “Intra and Inter-chain Fluc­tu­ations in Entangled Polymer Melts in Bulk and Confined to Pore Chan­nels”, Macromol. Symp. 146, 109 – 115 (1999).
  • R. Kimmich, R.-O. Seitter, U. Beginn, M. Möller, N, Faitkullin, „Field-cycling NMR re­laxometry of po­ly­mers confined to artificial tubes: verification of the exponent 3/4 in the spin-lattice relaxation dispersion pre­dicted by the reptation model“, Chem. Phys. Lett. 307, 147 – 152 (1999).
  • E. Fischer, R. Kimmich, U. Beginn, M. Möller, N. Faitkullin “Segment diffusion in polymers confined in nanopores: A fringe field NMR diffusometry study“, Phys. Rev. E. 59, 4079 - 4084 (1999).
  • S. A. Prokhorova, S. S. Sheiko, A. Mourran, A. E. Semenov, M. Möller, U. Beginn, G. Zipp, C.-H. Ahn, V. Percec, "Epitaxial adsorption of monodendron jacketed linear Polymers on HOPG studied by SFM and STM", Polym. Mat. Sci. Eng. 80, 185 - 186  (1999).

  • U. Beginn, S. Keinath , M. Möller, "New Carbohydrate Amphiphiles, Part II. Gelation Properties", Macromol. Chem.  Phys. 199, 2379 - 2384 (1998).
  • T. Zavada, S. Stapf, U. Beginn, R. Kimmich, “Field-cycling NMR relaxometry of molecules undergoing Lévy walks at the surface of fine particles and porous glass“, Magnetic Resonance Imaging 16, 711 - 713 (1998).

    1997 and before
  • V. Percec, G. Johansson, G. Zipp, U. Beginn, M. Möller, "Synthesis and charac­erization of mono-methacrylate functionalized self organizing crown ether compounds", Macromol. Chem. Phys. 198, 265 – 277 (1997).
  • G. Zipp, U. Beginn, M. Möller, "Self-organization of a liquid crystaline methacrylate-mono­functio­nalized crown-ether compound in low-shrinkage acrylate mixture", Macromol. Chem. Phys. 198, 2839 - 2852 (1997).
  • U. Beginn, C. Drohmann, M. Möller, "Conversion Dependence of the Branching Density for the Poly­con­den­zation of ABn monomers", Macromolecules 30, 4112 – 4116  (1997).
  • U. Beginn, S. Keinath , M. Möller, "New Carbohydrate Amphiphiles, Part I. Synthesis", Liquid Crystals 23, 35 - 41 (1997).
  • U. Beginn, G. Lattermann, R. Festag, J. H. Wendorff, "Mesogenic Low and Polymeric Hydrazides, Part II: Mesophase Characterization", Acta Polymerica 47, 214 - 218 (1996).
  • U. Beginn, G. Lattermann, "Mesogenic Low and Polymeric Hydrazides, Part I: Synthesis", Macromol. Rep. A32(7), 985 - 997 (1995).
  • U. Beginn, G. Lattermann, "Liquid Crystalline Primary Benzamides", Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 241, 215 - 219 (1994).

Other Publications

  • M. J. Kettel, K. Schaefer, A. Koerner, U. Beginn, M. Möller, “Complexation of Synthetic and Natural Insecticides by Cyclodextrines for Both Safe Application and Controlled Release”Proceedings of the 12th International Wool Research Conference, ed. Donghua University, Shanghai, P.R. China, Vol. I, Oct. 19-22, 2010, Shanghai / China, pp. 198 – 202.
  • K. Schaefer, N. V. Belov, U. Beginn, M. Möller, “Nano-coating as Anti-soil Finishes for Textile Floorings”, Proceedings of the 12th International Wool Research Conference, ed. Donghua University, Shanghai, P.R. China, Vol. I, Oct. 19-22, 2010, Shanghai / China, pp. 203 – 207.
  • N. Belov, U.Beginn, K. Schaefer, M. Möller, “Synthesis of anhydride reactive fluorinated copolymers and their application for fabrication of superhydrophobic oleophobic surfaces from environmentally fiendly solvents”, Ed. B. Kueppers, Proceedings of the Aachen-Dresden International Textile Conference, 3rd, Aachen, Germany, Nov. 26-27, 2009 (2009).
  • M. Yu, V. Goel, H. Thomas, U. Beginn, M. Moeller, “Selective surface modification and charac­teri­zati­ons of linear and branched polyelectrolyte derivatives”Proc. Aachen-Dresden Intern. Textile Conf. 2008, MIRA 1 – 10, Dresden, Germany, Dec. 4-5, 2008.
  • K. Landfester, U. Ziener, M. Möller, U. Beginn, M. Ballauff, "Synthesis of Functional Anorganic Nanoparticles in Supercritical CO2" in: "Nanotechnology - Physics, Chemistry, and Biology of Functional Nanostructures", (Th. Schimmel, H. v. Löhneysen, Ch. Obermair, M. Barczewski, eds.), Schriftenreihe der LANDESSTIFTUNG Baden-Württemberg, Bd. 32, Stuttgart 2008.
  • N. Belov, M. Szkudlarek, K. Schaefer, U. Beginn, M. Moeller,  "Alternating anhydride-reactive co­po­ly­mers with perfluorinated side chains for anti-soil textile coatings (AiF 15128 N) ". Proc. Aachen-Dresden Intern. Textile Conf. 2007, 421-430 (2007).
  • K. Schäfer, U. Beginn, R. Vinokur, A. Giehl, M. Möller, "Extraction with carbon dioxide for removal of contaminants from textiles and materials", Textilveredlung 42, 19-20, 22-24 (2007).
  • K. Schäfer, U. Beginn, A. Schnurfeil, R. Vinokur, M. Möller , "Purification of textiles and material by extraction with supercritical carbon dioxide (BMBF 01RC0118) ", DWI Reports  2006, 130. 
  • K. Albrecht, A. Mourran, X. Zhu, R. I. Gearba, J. Groll, T. Markkula, U. Beginn, W. H. de Jeu, D. A. Ivanov, M. Moeller, "Supramolecular approach to hierarchical structures in thin films of block copolymers complexed with liquid crystalline amphiphilic molecules", PMSE Preprints 95, 475 – 476 (2006).
  • M. Moeller, X. Zhu, K. Albrecht, U. Beginn, A. Mourran, M. O. Gallyamov, R. I. Gearba, D. I. Ivanov, "Supramolecular self-organization of polybases complexed with wedge-shaped sulfonic acid molecules". PMSE Preprints 94, 199 (2006).
  • O. Weichold, X. Zhu, U. Beginn, V. Percec, M. Möller, "Polyelectrolyte-Dendron Complexes: A Route to Template Polymers", Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering 91, 202 (2004).
  • R. Kimmich, N. Fatkullin, E. Fischer, C. Mattea, U. Beginn, "Reptation in Artificial Tubes and the Cor­set Effect of Confined Polymer Dynamics", MRS Proceedings 790, 107 - 118 (2004).
  • E. Fischer, U. Beginn, A. Denissov, M. Kroutieva, N. Fatkullin, R. Kimmich, "NMR diffusometry on po­ly­(ethylene oxide) confined to nanoporous methacrylate matrices", Polymer Preprints (American Che­mi­cal Society, Division of Polymer Chemistry)  44(1), 295 – 296 (2003). 
  • M. Möller, X. Zhu, U. Beginn, ”Template polymerization of monodendritic monomers.” Abstracts of Pa­pers, 223rd ACS National Meeting, Orlando, FL, United States, April 7-11, 2002.
  • U. Beginn, E. Fischer, T. Pieper, F. Mellinger, R. Kimmich, M. Möller, “Controlled preparation of nano­me­ter sized cylinder crystals of poly(ethylene oxide) embedded in methacrylate matrices“, Amer. Chem. Soc. Polym. Prepr.  40, 561- 562 (1999).
  • U. Beginn, G. Zipp, M. Möller, „Polymerisierbare selbstorganisierende Kronenetherderivate für Matrix-fixierte supramolekulare Transportkanäle“, (Hrsg. W. Michaeli, R. Mülhaupt, M. Möller, H. Riedel), Werkstoffwoche 98 – Bd. VIII: Polymere / Simulation Polymere, S. 71 - 76, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim 1999.
  • U. Beginn, G. Lattermann, "Supramolecular Mesophases via Hydrogen Bonding in Main Chain Po­ly­hy­dra­zides", Polymer Preprints 37, 70 - 71 (1996).


  • Chr. Kirsten, M. Moeller, M. Kraus, O. Lammerschop, W. Wolfgang, U.  Beginn, “Copolymers con­tai­n­ing fluorine, method for the production and use thereof”,  Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien, Germany,    PCT Int. Appl.  (2003), 100 pp.  World Patent, WO  2002-EP11276  20021009.  Priority: DE  2001-10150954; DE  2002-10231643. 
  • H. Van Aert, B. Groenendaal, H. Andriessen, M. Möller, U. Beginn, A. Mourran, “Heat-sensitive lithographic printing plate precursor”, AGFA-Gevaert, Belgium, EPC Application 04105542.7-2304, 05.11.2004, U.S. Pat. Publ. (2005), US  20050106501  A1  20050519  AN.
  • M. Moeller, U. Beginn, H. Keul, H. Thomas, "Method for producing adherent coatings to solid surfaces. "     DWI an der RWTH Aachen e.V., Germany, Eur. Pat. Appl.  (2006),   20pp.,  EP  1710282  A1  20061011  Application: EP  2005-7306  20050404.