Welcome to the department of Prof. Katharina Landfester

Physical Chemistry of Polymers

The Landfester Group 2021

The Landfester Group 2021

We view it as our mission to create colloids with increasingly specific and complex properties for new materials and bio-medical applications and to use the confinement of stable nanodroplets to tune chemical reactions and transformation processes. Particles suspended in a liquid, known as a colloid, are versatile and flexible in their uses. They are found everywhere in our daily lives, from mother's milk to adhesives and automobile paint to the most modern technologies. The special properties of colloids can therefore be adapted in each case to the intended purpose. That facilitates the enormous versatility of the miniemulsion process. From the encapsulation of dedicated molecules, like drugs, self-healing agents etc. through to generation of extremely small nanostructures, these simple spheres can be utilised with a highly uniform size and a defined functionality of the surface. The significance of the miniemulsion technique is that it is possible to use a wide variety of polymerization techniques with a wide range of monomers. Hereby important factors like size, shape, degradation, release kinetics, surface functionalization can be precisely tuned as requested. The continual progress in knowledge about the properties of nanoscale objects and their interactions with living tissue like cells or with electromagnetic radiation opens diverse opportunities.

Highlight Publications

Synthetic Silica Nano-Organelles for Regulation of Cascade Reactions in Multi-Compartmentalized Systems
S. Jiang, L. Caire da Silva, T. Ivanov, M. Mottola, K. Landfester
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, e202113784

© John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Heparin Modulates the Cellular Uptake of Nanomedicine
C. Champanhac, H. Haas, K. Landfester, V. Mailänder
Biomaterials Science, 2021, 9, 1227

© The Royal Society of Chemistry
Unraveling the In Vivo Protein Corona
J. Simon, G. Kuhn, M. Fichter, S. Gehring, K. Landfester, V. Mailänder
Cells, 2021, 10, 132

Contactless Nanoparticle-Based Guiding of Cells by Controllable Magnetic Fields
P. Blümler, R.P. Friedrich, J. Pereira, O. Baun, C. Alexiou, V. Mailänder
Nanotechnol. Sci. Appl., 2021, 14, 91
The conjugation strategy affects antibody orientation and targeting properties of nanocarriers
M. Brückner, J. Simon, K. Landfester, V. Mailänder
Nanoscale, 2021, 13, 9816

© The Royal Society of Chemistry
Accumulation of the photonic energy of the deep-red part of the terrestrial sun irradiation by rare-earth metal-free E–Z photoisomerization
A. Vasilev, R. Dimitrova, M. Kandinska, K. Landfester, S. Baluschev
Mater. Chem. C, 2021, 9, 7119

© The Royal Society of Chemistry
How to minimize light – organic matter interaction for all-optical sub-cutaneous temperature sensing
E. Heinrich, Y. Avlasevich, K. Landfester, S. Baluschev
ACS Omega, 2021, 6, 18860

© American Chemical Society
Bursting and Reassembly of Giant Double Emulsion Drops Form Polymer Vesicles
L. C. da Silva, S. Cao, K. Landfester
ACS Macro Letters, 2021, 10, 401

© American Chemical Society
Classical Polymers as Highly Tunable and Designable Heterogeneous Photocatalysts
C. T. J. Ferguson, K. A. I. Zhang
ACS Catal. 2021, 11,  9547

© American Chemical Society


The guest commentary by Prof. Katharina Landfester on "Chemistry of colours" at the Städel Museum in Frankfurt is now online.

Science meets art

The guest commentary by Prof. Katharina Landfester on "Chemistry of colours" at the Städel Museum in Frankfurt is now online.
Talkshow and documentary about plastics
Prof. Katharina Landfester had a TV show appearance at 3Sat Scobel. more
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