Rienk Eelkema Lab

ORGANIC & SOFT MATTER CHEMISTRY & ENGINEERING

Publications

2018

M. Lovrak, S. J. Picken, R. Eelkema*, J. H. van Esch*; “Supramolecular gluing of polymeric hydrogels”
ChemNanoMat  2018, 10.1002/cnma.201800131.

F. Trausel, B. Fan, S. A. P. van Rossum, J. H. van Esch and R. Eelkema* ; "Aniline catalysed hydrazone formation reactions show a large variation in reaction rates and catalytic effects"

Adv. Synth. Catal. 2018, 10.1002/adsc.201800342. 

Y. Wang, F. Versluis, S. Oldenhof, V. Lakshminarayanan, K. Zhang, Y. Wang, J. Wang, R. Eelkema*, X. Guo*, and J. H. van Esch* "Directed nanoscale self-assembly of low molecular weight hydrogelators using catalytic nanoparticles"
Adv. Mater. 2018, 1707408 .

2017

M. L. Perrin, M. Doelman, R. Eelkema, H. S. J. van der Zant; “Design of an efficient coherent multi-site single- molecule rectifier” 
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2017, 19, 29187-29194

S. Mytnyk, A. G. L. Olive, F. Versluis, J. M. Poolman, E. Mendes, R. Eelkema and J. H. van Esch “Compartmentalizing supramolecular hydrogels using aqueous multi-phase systems”
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 14923 –14927

F. Trausel, C. Maity, J. M. Poolman, D. S. J. Kouwenberg, F. Versluis, J. H. van Esch, and R. Eelkema*; "Chemical signal activation of an organocatalyst enables control over soft material formation"
Nature Commun. 2017, 8, 879.

B. van Ravensteijn, W. E. Hendriksen, R. Eelkema*, J. H. van Esch, W. K. Kegel; “Fuel-mediated transient clustering of colloidal building blocks”
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 9763−9766. 

S. van Rossum, M. Tena Solstona, J. H. van Esch, R. Eelkema*, J. Boekhoven; “Dissipative out-of-equilibrium assembly of man-made supramolecular materials”
Chem. Soc. Rev. 2017, 46, 5519−5535. 

S. Tarkuc, R. Eelkema*, F. C. Grozema; “The relationship between molecular structure and electronic properties in dicyanovinyl substituted acceptor-donor-acceptor chromophores”
Tetrahedron 2017, 73, 4994-5004 

M. Lovrak, W. E. J. Hendriksen, C. Maity, S. Mytnyk, V. van Steijn, R. Eelkema*, J. H. van Esch; “Free-standing Supramolecular Hydrogel Objects by Reaction-Diffusion”
Nature Commun., 2017, 8, 15317.

W. E. M. Noteborn, D. N. H. Zwagerman, V. Saez Talens, C. Maity, L. van der Mee, J. M. Poolman, S. Mytnyk, J. H. van Esch, A. Kros, R. Eelkema, R. E. Kieltyka; "Crosslinker-induced effects on the gelation pathway of a low molecular weight hydrogel"
Adv. Mater. 2017, 29, 1603769. 

N. Singh, C. Maity, K. Zhang, C. A. Angulo-Pachon, J. H. van Esch, R. Eelkema*, B. Escuder; “Synthesis of a double network supramolecular hydrogel by having one network catalyse the formation of the second”
Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 2018 – 2021 

2016

N. Muthusubramanian, E. Galan, C. Maity, R. Eelkema, F. C. Grozema, H. S. J. van der Zant; "Insulator protected mechanically controlled break junctions for measuring single-molecule conductance in aqueous environments"
Appl. Phys. Lett. 2016, 109, 013102 


F. Versluis, D. van Elsland, S. Mytnyk, D. L. Perrier, F. Trausel, J. M. Poolman, C. Maity, V. A. A. le Sage, S. I. van Kasteren, J. H. van Esch, and R. Eelkema*; "Negatively charged lipid membranes catalyze supramolecular hydrogel formation"
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 8670-8673

F. Trausel, F. Versluis, C. Maity, J. M. Poolman, M. Lovrak, J. H. van Esch, and R. Eelkema*; "Catalysis of Supramolecular Hydrogelation"
Acc. Chem. Res. 2016, 49, 1440-1447

M. L. Perrin, E. Galan, R. Eelkema, J. M. Thijssen, F. C. Grozema, H. S. J. van der Zant; 'A gate-tunable single-molecule diode' 
Nanoscale 2016, 8, 8919–8923. 

N. Gorczak, N. Renaud, E. Galan, R. Eelkema, L. D. A. Siebbeles & F. C. Grozema; "Computational design of donor-bridge-acceptor systems exhibiting pronounced quantum interference effects"
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2016, 18, 6773-6779.

E. Galan, M. L. Perrin, M. Lutz, H.S.J. van der Zant, F. C. Grozema, R. Eelkema*; "Synthesis of 1,2-biphenylethane based single-molecule diodes"
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2016, 14, 2439–2443. 

F. Versluis, J. H. van Esch, R. Eelkema*; "Synthetic self-assembly in biological environments"
Adv. Mater. 2016, 28, 4576–4592. 

J. M. Poolman, C. Maity, J. Boekhoven,  L. van der Mee, V. A. A. le Sage, G. J. M. Groenewold, S. I. van Kasteren, F. Versluis,
J. H. van Esch & R. Eelkema*; "A toolbox for controlling the properties and functionalisation of hydrazone-based supramolecular hydrogels"
J. Mater. Chem. B 2016, 4, 852-858.

2015

J. S. Foster, J. M. Żurek, N. M. S. Almeida, W. E. Hendriksen, V. A. A. le Sage, V. Lakshminarayanan, A. L. Thompson, R. Banerjee, R. Eelkema, H. Mulvana, M. J. Paterson, J. H. van Esch & G. O. Lloyd; "Gelation Landscape Engineering using a Multi-Reaction Supramolecular Hydrogelator System"
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 14236-14239.

R. P. G. Bosmans, W. E. Hendriksen, M. Verheijden, R. Eelkema, P. Jonkheijm, J. H. van Esch,  L. Brunsveld; "Supramolecular protein immobilization on lipid bilayers"
Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 18466-18473.

J. Boekhoven, W.E. Hendriksen, G. J. M. Koper, R. Eelkema* & J. H. van Esch; “Transient Assembly of Active Materials Fueled by a Chemical Reaction” 
Science 2015, 349, 1075-1079.

R. Frisenda, S. Tarkuc, E. Galan, M. L. Perrin, R. Eelkema, F. C. Grozema & H. S. J. van der Zant; "Electrical properties and mechanical stability of anchoring groups for single-molecule electronics"
Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2015, 6, 1558–1567.

N. Gorczak, N. Renaud, S. Tarkuç, A. J. Houtepen, R. Eelkema, L. D. A. Siebbeles & F. C. Grozema; "Charge Transfer versus Molecular Conductance: Molecular Orbital Symmetry Turns Quantum Interference Rules Upside Down"
Chem. Sci. 2015, 6, 4196-4206. 

C. Maity, W. E. Hendriksen, J. H. van Esch & R. Eelkema*, “Spatial Structuring of a Supramolecular Hydrogel using a Visible-light Triggered Catalyst”
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.  2015, 54, 998-1001.

M. L. Perrin, E. Galan, R. Eelkema, F. C. Grozema, J. M. Thijssen, H. S. J. van der Zant: “A single-molecule resonant tunneling diode”
J. Phys. Chem. C 2015, 119, 5697-5702.

2014

R. Eelkema* & J. H. van Esch, "Catalytic control over supramolecular materials”
Org. Biomol. Chem. 2014, 12, 6292−6296.

V. Le Sage, V. Lakshminarayanan, E. Mendes, R. Eelkema & J. van Esch, “Dynamic Supramolecular Hydrogelators – A Biomedical perspective”
Chemistry Today 2014, 32, 62-66.

N. Gorczak, S. Tarkuç, N. Renaud, A. J. Houtepen, R. Eelkema, L. D. A. Siebbeles & F. C. Grozema, “Different mechanisms for hole and electron transfer along identical molecular bridges:the importance of the initial state delocalization”J. Phys. Chem. A 2014, 118, 3891−3898.

A. G. L. Olive, N.K. Abdullah, I. Ziemecka, E. Mendes, R. Eelkema* & J. H. van Esch,  “Spatial and Directional Control over Self-Assembly Using Catalytic Micropatterned Surfaces”
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 4132−4136.

J. M. Poolman, J. Boekhoven, A. Besselink, A. G. L. Olive, J. H. van Esch & R. Eelkema*, “Variable gelation time and stiffness of low molecular weight hydrogels through catalytic control over self-assembly”
Nat. Protocols 2014, 9, 977-988.

2013

D. Janeliunas, R. Eelkema, B. Nieto-Ortega, F. J. Ramírez Aguilar, J. T. López Navarrete, L. van der Mee, M. C. A. Stuart, J. Casado Cordón, and J. H. van Esch “Designing new symmetrical facial oligothiophene amphiphiles”
Org. Biomol. Chem. 2013, 11, 8435-8442.

P. van Nies, Z. Nourian, M. Kok, J. Moeskops, I. Westerlaken, J. M. Poolman, R. Eelkema, J. H. van Esch, Y. Kuruma, T. Ueda & C. Danelon, “Unbiased Tracking of the Progression of mRNA and Protein Synthesis in Bulk and inside Lipid Vesicles”
ChemBioChem 2013, 14, 1963-1966.

C. Gobbo, I. Beurroies, D. de Ridder, R. Eelkema, S. J. Marrink, S. De Feyter, J. H. van Esch & A. H. de Vries, “MARTINI model for physisorption of organic molecules  on graphite”
J. Phys. Chem. C 2013, 117, 15623-15631.

G. J. M. Koper, J. Boekhoven, W. E. Hendriksen, J.H. van Esch, R. Eelkema, I. Pagonabarraga, M. Rubi, & D. Bedeaux, “The lost work in dissipative self-assembly”
Int. J. Thermophys. 2013, 34, 1229-1238.

M. L. Perrin, C. J. O. Verzijl, C. A. Martin, A. J. Shaikh, R. Eelkema, J. H.  van Esch, J. M. van Ruitenbeek, J. M. Thijssen, H. S. J. van der Zant & D. Dulić; “Large tunable image-charge effects in single-molecule junctions”
Nature Nanotech. 2013, 8, 282-287.

J. Boekhoven, J. M. Poolman, C. Maity, F. Li, L. van der Mee, C. B. Minkenberg, E. Mendes, J. H. van Esch & R. Eelkema*, “Catalytic control over supramolecular gel formation”
Nature Chem. 2013, 5, 433-437.

D. Janeliunas, P. van Rijn, J. Boekhoven, C.B. Minkenberg, J. H. van Esch & R. Eelkema*, “Aggregation-driven reversible formation of conjugated polymers in water”
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 1998-2001.

C. A. Rodriguez, S. Tarkuc, R. Frisenda, J. S. Seldenthuis, C. H. M. Woerde, R. Eelkema*, F. C. Grozema & H. S. J. van der Zant, “Quantum interference effects on charge transport through a single benzene ring”
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 3152-3155.

2012

C. B. Minkenberg, W. E. Hendriksen, F. Li, E. Mendes, R. Eelkema & J. H. van Esch*, “Dynamic covalent assembly of responsive vesicle gels”
Chem. Commun. 2012, 9837-9839.

J. Boekhoven, M. Koot, T. A. Wezendonk, R. Eelkema & J. H. van Esch*, “A self-assembled delivery platform with post-production tunable release rate”
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 12908-12911.

C. B. Minkenberg, B. Holman, J. Boekhoven, B. Norder, G. J. M. Koper, R. Eelkema & J. H. van Esch*, “Responsive wormlike micelles from dynamic covalent gemini surfactants”
Langmuir 2012, 28, 13570-13576.

2011

M. L. Perrin, C. A. Martin, F. Prins, A. J. Shaikh, R. Eelkema, J. H.  van Esch, J. van Ruitenbeek, H. S. J. van der Zant & D. Dulić; “Charge transport in a zinc-porphyrin single molecule junction”
Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2011, 714-719.

M. Li, C. Gobbo, I. De Cat, R. Eelkema, B. Vanaverbeke, R. Lazzaroni, S. De Feyter & Jan van Esch, “Molecular patterning at a liquid/solid interface: the foldamer approach”
Langmuir 2011, 27, 13598-13605.

M. L. Perrin, F. Prins, C. A. Martin, A. J. Shaikh, R. Eelkema, J. H.  van Esch, T. Briza, R. Kaplanek, V. Kral, J. M. van Ruitenbeek, H. S. J. van der Zant & D. Dulić; “Influence of the chemical structure on the stability and conductance of porphyrin single-molecule junctions”
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 11223-11226. 

R. Eelkema*, “Photo-responsive Doped Cholesteric Liquid Crystals”
Liq. Cryst. 2011, 38, 1641-1652.

J. Boekhoven, A. M. Brizard, P. van Rijn, M. C. A. Stuart, R. Eelkema & J. H. van Esch; “Programmed morphological transitions of multisegment assemblers by molecular chaperone analogues”
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 12285-12289.

F. Prins, A. J. Shaikh, J. H.  van Esch, R. Eelkema, & H. S. J. van der Zant; “Pt-nanogaps for single molecule electronics: room temperature stability”
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2011, 14297-14301.

C. B. Minkenberg, F. Li, P. van Rijn, L. Florusse, J. Boekhoven, M. C. A. Stuart, G. J. M. Koper, R. Eelkema & J. H. van Esch; “Responsive vesicles from dynamic covalent surfactants”
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 3421-3424.

P. van Rijn, D. Janeliunas, A. M. Brizard, M. C. A. Stuart, G. J. M. Koper, R. Eelkema & J. H. van Esch; “Self-assembly behaviour of conjugated terthiophene surfactants in water”
New J. Chem. 2011, 35, 558-567.

2010

P. van Rijn, D. Janeliunas, A. M. Brizard, M. C. A. Stuart, R. Eelkema & J. H. van Esch*; “Introduction of Curvature in Amphipathic Oligothiophenes for Defined Aggregate Formation”
Chem. Eur. J.  2010, 16, 13417-13428.

J. Boekhoven, A. M. Brizard, K. N. K. Kowlgi, G. J. M. Koper, R. Eelkema & J. H. van Esch*; “Dissipative self-assembly of a molecular gelator using a chemical fuel”
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 4825-4828. 

2009

C. B. Minkenberg, L. Florusse, R. Eelkema, G. J. M. Koper & J. H. van Esch; “Triggered Self Assembly of Simple Dynamic Covalent Surfactants”
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 11274–11275.

pre-2009 (post-doc and PhD)

R. Eelkema & H. L. Anderson; “Synthesis of end-functionalized polyanilines”
Macromolecules 2008, 41, 9930–9933.

A. Bosco, M. G. M. Jongejan, R. Eelkema, N. Katsonis, E. Lacaze, A. Ferrarini & B. L. Feringa; “Photoinduced reorganization of motor-doped chiral liquid crystals: bridging molecular isomerization and texture rotation”
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 14615–14624.

R. Eelkema, K. Maeda, B. Odell & H. L. Anderson; “Radical cation stabilization in a cucurbituril oligoaniline rotaxane” 

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 12384–12385.

R. Eelkema & B. L. Feringa; “Amplification of chirality in liquid crystals”
Org. Biomol. Chem. 2006, 4, 3729–3745.

R. Eelkema, M. M. Pollard, N. Katsonis, J. Vicario, D. J. Broer & B. L. Feringa; “Rotational reorganization of doped cholesteric liquid crystalline films”
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 14397–14407.

R. Eelkema & B. L. Feringa; “Reversible full-range color control of a cholesteric liquid crystalline film by using a molecular motor”
Chem.–Asian J. 2006, 1, 367–369.

R. Eelkema, M. M. Pollard, J. Vicario, N. Katsonis, B. Serrano–Ramon, C. W. M. Bastiaansen, D. J. Broer & B. L. Feringa; “Nanomotor rotates microscale objects”
Nature 2006, 440, 163.

R. Eelkema & B. L. Feringa; “Phosphoric acids as amplifiers of molecular chirality”
Org. Lett. 2006, 8, 1331–1334.

R. Eelkema & B. L. Feringa; “Macroscopic expression of the chirality of amino alcohols by a double amplification mechanism in liquid crystalline media”
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 13480–13481.

J. Vicario, R. Eelkema, W. R. Browne, A. Meetsma, R. M. La Crois & B. L. Feringa; “Catalytic molecular motors: fuelling autonomous movement by a surface bound synthetic manganese catalase”
Chem. Commun. 2005, 3936–3938. 

R. Eelkema, R. A. van Delden & B. L. Feringa; “Direct visual detection of the stereoselectivity of a catalytic reaction”Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2004, 43, 5013–5016. A. C. Comely, R. Eelkema, A. J. Minnaard & B. L. Feringa; “De novo asymmetric bio– and chemocatalytic synthesis of saccharides – stereoselective formal O–glycoside bond formation using palladium catalysis”
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 8714–8715.