Katharina Fromm Publications


N. H. Kwon, J. Conder, M. Srout, K. M. Fromm, "Surface modifications of positive-electrode materials for lithium ion batteries", Chimia, 2019, 73, 880-893.


A. Finelli, V. Chabert, N. Hérault, A. Crochet, C. Kim, K. M. Fromm, "Sequential multi-target sensor: In3+, Fe2+ and Fe3+ discrimination by anthrascene-base probe"Inorg. Chem.2019, 58, 20, 13796-13806.


I. Saadoune, M. Srout, N.-H. Kwon, L. Wen, A. Züttel, K. M. Fromm, "New Ni0.5Ti2(PO4)3@C Nasicon?type electrode material with high rate capability performance for Lithium?ion batteries: Synthesis and Electrochemical properties", ChemSusChem2019, 12, 1-9.


N. Lj. Stevanovic, T. P. Andrejevic, A. Crochet, T. Ilic-Tomic, N. S. Draskovic, J. Nikodinovic-Runic, K. M. Fromm, Milos I. Djuran, Biljana D. Glisic, "Different coordination abilities of 1,7- and 4,7-phenanthroline in the reactions with copper(II) salts: structural characterization and biological evaluation of the reaction products", Polyhedron2019, 173, 114112.


V. Deneva, G. Dobrikov, A. Crochet, D. Nedeltcheva, K. M. Fromm and L. Antonov, "Tautomerism as primary signaling mechanism in metal sensing: the case of amide group"Belstein J. Org. Chem. , 2019, 15, 1898-1906.


S. Kumar, T. Marcato, S. Vasylevskyi, J. Jagielski, K. M. Fromm and C. Shih, "Efficient Perovskite Nanocrystal Light-Emitting Diodes Using Benzimidazole-Substituted Anthracene Derivative as the Electron Transport Material", J. Mater. Chem. C, 2019, 7, 8938-8945.


A. Finelli, N. Hérault, A. Crochet, K. M. Fromm, "Compartmentalization of Alkaline Earth Metals in Salen-type Cu- and Ni-Complexes in Solution and in the Solid State", ACS Omega, 2019, 4, 6, 10231-10242.


S. I. Vasylevskyi, D. M. Bassani, K. M. Fromm, "Anion-induced structural diversity of Zn and Cd coordination polymers based on bis-9,10-(pyridine-4-yl)-anthracene, their luminescent properties and highly efficient sensing of nitro derivatives and herbicides", Inorganic Chemistry , 2019, 58, 9, 5646-5653.


A. Pavic, N. D. Savic, B. D. Glisic, A. Crochet, S. Vojnovic, A. Kurutos, D. Stankovic, K. M. Fromm, J. Nikodinovic-Runic, M. Djuran, "Silver(I) complexes with 4,7-phenanthroline efficient in rescuing the zebrafish embryos of lethal Candida albicans infection", Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, 2019, 195, 149-163.



M. Tan,  Y. Choi, J. Kim, J.-H. Kim, K. M. Fromm, "Polyaspartamide Functionalized Catechol-Based Hydrogels Embedded with Silver Nanoparticles for Antimicrobial Properties", Polymers 2018, 10, 1188-1203.


S. Vasylevskyi, A. Holzheu, K. M. Fromm, "Solid-state structure and anti­microbial and cytotoxicity studies of a cucurbit[6]uril-like Cu6L4 constructed from 3,5-bis­[(1H-tetra­zol-5-yl)meth­yl]-4H-1,2,4-triazol-4-amine", Acta Cryst. C 2018, C74, early view


N. D. Savic, S. Vojnovic, B. ?.Gliši?, A. Crochet, A. Pavic, G. V. Janji?, M. Pekmezovi?, I. M. Opsenica, K. M. Fromm, J, Nikodinovic-Runic, M. I. Djuran, "Mononuclear silver(I) complexes with 1,7-phenanthroline as potent inhibitors of Candida growth", European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 2018, 156, 760-773. 


V. Chabert, M. Hologne, O. Sénèque, O. Walker, K. M. Fromm, "Alpha-helical folding of SilE models upon Ag(His)(Met) motif formation", Chemm. Comm. 201854, 10419-10422


M. Tan, L. Horvàth, P. S. Brunetto and K. M. Fromm, "Trithiocarbonate-Functionalized PNiPAAm-Based Nanocomposites for Antimicrobial Properties", Polymers 2018, 10(6), 665-690.


M. Di Giannantonio, M. A. Ayer, E. Verde-Sesto, M. Lattuada, C. Weder, K. M. Fromm, "Triggered metal ion release and oxidation: Ferrocene as new mechanophore in polymers"Angew. Chem.,Int. Ed. 2018online, also available in German in Angew. Chem. 2018online.


R. Hischier, N.-H. Kwon, J.-P. Brog, K. M. Fromm, "Early stage sustainability evaluation of new, nanoscale cathode materials for Li-ion batteries", ChemSusChem  2018, 11, 13, 2068-2076.


J. G. Nathanael, L. F. Gamon, M. Cordes, P. R. Rablen,T. Bally, K. M. Fromm, B. Giese, U. Wille, "Amide Neighbouring-?Group Effects in Peptides: Phenylalanine as Relay Amino Acid in Long-?Distance Electron Transfer"ChemBioChem, 2018, 19, 922-926.


S. Hristova, V. Deneva, M. Pittelkow, A. Crochet, F. S. Kamounah, K. M. Fromm, P. E. Hansen, L. Antonov, A Concept for stimulated proton transfer in 1-(phenyldiazenyl)naphtalen-2olsDyes and Pigments  2018156, 91-99.


A. B. Solea, T. Wohlhauser, P. Abbasi, Y. Mongbanziama, A. Crochet, K. M. Fromm, G. Novitchi, C. Train, M. Pilkington, O. Mamula, Versatile synthesis of chiral 6-?oxoverdazyl radical ligands – new building blocks for multifunctional molecule-?based magnets, Dalton Trans.  201847, 4785-4789

S.-L. Abram, J. Gagnon, M. Priebe, N. Hérault, K. M. Fromm, "Ag Nanoencapsulation for Antimicrobial Applications"Chimia  201872, 249-253. cover.


B. V. Alviri, M. Pourayoubi, A. Saneei, M. Keikha, A. van der Lee. A. Crochet, A. Ajees, M. Ne?as, K. M. Fromm, K. Damodaran, T. A. Jenny,  Puckering behavior in six new phosphoric triamides containing aliphatic six- and seven-membered ring groups and a database survey of analogous ring-containing structures, Tetrahedron  201874, 1, 28-41.  


A. Finelli, N. Hérault, A. Crochet,  K. M. Fromm, Threading Salen-type Cu- and Ni-Complexes into One-Dimensional Coordination Polymers: Solution versus Solid State and the Size Effect of the Alkali Metal IonCryst. Growth Des.  20182, 1215-1226.  


S. Pellaud, A. Bory, V. Chabert, J. Romanens, L. Chaisse-Leal, A. V. Doan, L. Frey, A. Gust, K. M. Fromm, L. Mène-Saffrané, "WRI1 and DGAT1 regulate tocochromanol metabolism in arabidopsis", New Phytologist  2018217, 245–260.


S. I. Vasylevskyi, K. Regeta, A. Ruggi, S. Petoud, C. Piguet, and K. M. Fromm, "Cis- and Trans-9,10-di(1H-imidazol-1-yl)-anthracene based coordination polymers of ZnII and CdII: synthesis, crystal structures and luminescence properties", Dalton Trans., 2018,47, 596-607.  


A. Saneei, M. Pourayoubi, J. P. Jasinski, T. A. Jenny, A. Crochet, K. M. Fromm & A. C. Keeley, "The synergistic cooperation of NH?O and CH?O hydrogen bonds in the structures of three new phosphoric triamides"Phosphorus, Sulfur, and Silicon and the Related Elements2018, 193, 257-266.



J.-P. Brog, A. Crochet, J. Seydoux, M. J. D. Clift, B. Baichette, S. Maharajan, H. Barosova, P. Brodard, M. Spodaryk, A. Züttel, B. Rothen-Rutishauser, N.-H. Kwon, K. M. Fromm, "Characteristics and properties of nano-LiCoO2 synthesized by pre-organized single source precursors: Li-ion diffusivity, electrochemistry and biological assessment", JNanobiotechnol 2017, 15, 58.


N. Herault,  K. M. Fromm, "Influence of the Sacrificial Polystyrene Removal Pathway on the TiO2 Nanocapsule Structure", Helvetica Chimica Acta 2017, 100(6), e1700014.


A. Saneei, M. Pourayoubi, T. A. Jenny, A. Crochet, K. M. Fromm, E. S. Shchegravina, "Different molecular assemblies in two new phosphoric triamides with the same C(O)?NHP(O)?(NH)2 skeleton: crystallographic study and Hirshfeld surface analysis", Chemical papers 2017, 17, 1809.


J. Chen, N. Voutier, J. Rajabi, A. Crochet, D. M. Bassani, K. M. Fromm, "Influence of anions and solvent molecules on the packing and emission spectra of coordination polymers based on silver ions and an anthracene derivative", CrysEngComm 2017, 19, 5106-5113.


V. Chabert, M. Hologne, O. Sénèque, A. Crochet, O. Walker, K. M. Fromm, "Model peptide studies of Ag+ binding sites from the silver resistance protein SilE", Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 6105–6108. 


M. Radiom, S. Kozhuharov, P. Kong, M. di Giannantonio,M. Ayer, P. Maroni, A. F. M. Kilbinger, K. M. Fromm, C. Weder, M. Borkovec, "Quantitative Nano-characterization of Polymers Using Atomic Force Microscopy", Chimia 2017, 71(4), 195-198.

S. I. Vasylevskyi, S. Kracht, P. Corcosa, K. M. Fromm, B. Giese, M. Füeg, "Formation of silver nanoparticles by electron transfer in peptides and c-cytochromes", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 5926 –5930.


F. Lucarini, M. Pastore, S. I. Vasylevskyi, M. Varisco, E. Solari, A. Crochet, K. M. Fromm, F. Zobi, A. Ruggi, "Heptacoordinate Co(II) complex: a new architecture for photochemical hydrogen production", Chem. Eur. J2017, 23, 6768-6771.


J. Gagnon, R. A. Caruso, and K. M. Fromm, "Embedding CeO2 nanocontainers in a TiO2 coating on glass surfaces", AIMS Bioengineering  2017, 4(1), 171-178.


M. Priebe, J. Widmer, N. Suhartha Löwa, S.-L. Abram, I. Mottas, A.-K. Woischnig, P. S. Brunetto, N. Khanna, C. Bourquin, K. M. Fromm, "Antimicrobial silver-filled silica nanorattles with low immunotoxicity in dendritic cells", Nanomedicine: NBM 2017, 13(1), 11-22.


N.-H. Kwon, H. Yin, T. Vavrova, J. H.-W. Lim, U. Steiner, B. Grobéty, K. M. Fromm, "Nanoparticle shapes of LiMnPO4, Li+-diffusion orientation and diffusion coefficients for high volumetric energy Li+-ion cathodes", J. Power Sources 2017, 342, 231-240. 



S.-L. Abram, J.-P. Brog, P. S. Brunetto, A. Crochet, J. Gagnon, N.-H. Kwon, S. Maharajan, M. Priebe, K. M. Fromm, "Going nano for batteries and drug delivery", Chimia 2016, 70(9), 661.


A. A. Nagarkar, M. Yasir, A. Crochet, K. M. Fromm, A. F. M. Kilbinger, "Tandem ring-opening-ring-closing metathesis for functional metathesis catalysts", Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 12343-12346.


S. ChetiouiD.-A. RouagJ.-P. DjukicC. G. BochetR. TouzaniC. BaillyA. Crochet and K. M. Fromm, "Crystal structures of a copper(II) and the isotypic nickel(II) and palladium(II) complexes of the ligand (E)-1-[(2,4,6-tri­bromo­phen­yl)diazen­yl]naphthalen-2-ol", Acta Cryst. 2016, 72(8), 1093-1098.


J. Girard, N. Joset, A. Crochet, M. Tan, A. Holzheu, P. S. Brunetto, K. M. Fromm, "Synthesis of new polyether ether ketone derivatives with silver binding site and coordination compounds of their monomers with different silver salts", Polymers 2016, 8(6), 208.










L.Antonov, V. DenevaS. SimeonovV. KurtevaA. CrochetK. M. FrommB. ShivachevR. NikolovaM. SavareseC. Adamo, "Controlled tautomeric switching in azonaphthols tuned by substituents on the phenyl ring", ChemPhysChem, 2015, 16(3), 649-657. 


S. Y. Ebrahimipour, H. Khabazadeh, J. Castro, I. Sheikhshoaie, A. Crochet, K. M. Fromm, "cis-Dioxido-molybdenum(VI) complexes of tridentate ONO hydrazone Schiff base: synthesis, characterization, X-ray crystal structure, DFT calculation and catalytic activity", Inorg. Chem. Acta 2015, 427, 52-61. 


Y. Manolova, V. Kurteva, L. Antonov, H. Marciniak, S. Lochbrunner, A. Crochet, K. M. Fromm, F. S. Kamounah, P. E. Hansen, "4-Hydroxy-1-naphthaldehydes: proton transfer or deprotonation", Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2015, 17(15), 10238-10249. 


J. Gagnon, K. M. Fromm, "Toxicity and protective effects of cerium oxide nanoparticles (nanoceria) depending on their preparation method, particle size, cell type, and exposure route", Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2015, 27, 4510-4517.


E. Kottelat, V. Chabert, A. Crochet, K. M. Fromm, F. Zobi, "Towards cardiolite-inspired carbon monoxide releasing molecules – reactivity of d4, d5 rhenium and dmanganese carbonyl complexes with isocyanide ligands", Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2015, 34, 5628-5638. 


V. Kaliginedi, H. Ozawa, A. Kuzume, S. Maharajan, I. V. Pobelov, N.-H. Kwon, M. Mohos, P. Broekmann, K. M. Fromm, M.-A. Haga, T. Wandlowski, "Layer-by-layer grown scalable redox-active ruthenium-based molecular multilayer thin films for electrochemical applications and beyond", Nanoscale 2015, 7(42), 17685–17692.


N.-H. Kwon, J.-P. Brog, S. Maharajan, A. Crochet, K. M. Fromm, "Nanomaterials meet Li-ion batteries", Chimia 2015, 69(12), 734-736. 


S. Bala, M. S. Bishwas, B. Pramanik, S. Khanra, K. M. FrommP. Poddar, R. Mondal, "Construction of polynuclear lanthanide (Ln = DyIII, TbIII, and NdIII) cage complexes using pyridine–pyrazole-based ligands: versatile molecular topologies and SMM behavior", Inorg. Chem. 201554 (17), 8197–8206.

J. Gagnon, M. J. D. Clift, D. Vanhecke, D. A. Kuhn, P. Weber, A. Petri-Fink, B. Rothen-Rutishauser, K. M. Fromm, "Integrating silver compounds and nanoparticles into ceria nanocontainers for antimicrobial applications", J. Mat. Chem. B2015, 3(9), 1760-1768.




S. Mathuri, M. Kayalvizhi, G. Vasuki, R. Ramesh Babu, K. Ramamurthi, A. Crochet, K. M. Fromm, "Investigation on the growth and characterization of novel creatinium malate single crystal", Chem. Sci. Rev. Lett. 2014, 3(12), 1208-1218.


M. Priebe, K. M. Fromm, "One-pot synthesis and catalytic properties of encapsulated silver nanoparticles in silica nanocontainers", Particles and Particle Systems Characterization 2014, 31(6), 645-651. 


M. Varisco, N. Khanna, P. S. Brunetto, K. M. Fromm, "New antimicrobial and biocompatible implant coating with synergic silver–vancomycin conjugate action", ChemMedChem2014, 9(6), 1221-1230. 


N.-H. Kwon, H. Yin, P. Brodard, C. Sugnaux, K. M. Fromm, "Impact of composite structure and morphology on electronic and ionic conductivity of carbon contained LiCoO2 cathode", Electrochim. Acta 2014, 134, 215-221. 


J. Novina, G. Vasuki, M. Suresh, M. S. A. Padusha, K. M. Fromm, A. Crochet, "Synthesis, crystal structure and antimicrobial activities of di ((E)-2-(pyridine-2-ylmethylene)hydrazinecarboxamide) cobalt(II) dichloride trihydrate", Phys. Science Inter. J. 2014, 4, 816-824.


S. Y. Ebrahimipour, I. Sheikhshoaie, A. Crochet, M. Khaleghi, K. M. Fromm, "A new mixed-ligand copper(II) complex of (E)-N’-(2-hydroxybenzylidene)acetohydrazide: synthesis, characterization, NLO behavior, DFT calculation and biological activities",  J. Mol. Struct. 2014, 1072, 267-276. 




L. Mirolo, T. Schmidt, S. Eckhardt, M. Meuwly, K. M. Fromm, "pH-Dependent coordination of AgI ions by histidine: experiment, theory, and a model for SilE", Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19(5), 1754-1761.  


J. J. Novina, G. Vasuki, C. Muthukumar, A. Sabastiyan, A. Crochet, K. M. Fromm, "7-[(Morpholin-4-yl)(phenyl)methyl]quinolin-8- ol" Acta Cryst2013, 69(1), o45. 


A. Crochet, I. Alimi, C. G. Bochet, K. M. Fromm, "Ethyl 5-methoxy-2-trifluoromethyl-1H-indol-3-carboxyl-ate", Acta Cryst. 2013, 69(3), o339.


K. M. Fromm, "Barium bright and heavy", Nature Chem. 2013, 5(2), 146.


A. Crochet, K. M. Fromm, "Ring a bell: disubstituted calix[4]arene as ligand for transition metal chlorides", Polyhedron 2013, 52, 610-616. 


I. Chevrier, J. L. Sagué, P. S. Brunetto, N. Khanna, Z. Rajacic, K. M. Fromm, "Rings, chains and helices: new antimicrobial silver coordination compounds with (iso-)nicotinic acid derivatives", Dalton Trans. 2013, 42(1), 217-231. 


C. D. Assouma, A. Crochet, Y. Chérémond, B. Giese, K. M. Fromm, "Kinetics of ion transport through supramolecular channels in single crystals", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed2013, 52(17), 4682-4685. 


M. Grzywa, C. Gessner, D. Denysenko, B. Bredenkötter, F. Gschwind, K. M. Fromm, W. Nitek, E. Klemm, D. Volkmer, "CFA-2 and CFA-3 (coordination framework Augsburg University-2 and -3); novel MOFs assembled from trinuclear Cu(I)/Ag(I) secondary building units and 3,3’,5,5’-tetraphenyl-bipyrazolate ligands", Dalton Trans. 2013, 42(19), 6909-6921.  


J. Girard, P. S. Brunetto, O. Braissant, Z. Rajacic, N. Khanna, R. Landmann, A. U. Daniels, K. M. Fromm, "Development of a polystyrene sulfonate/silver nanocomposite with self-healing properties for biomaterial applications", C. R. Chim2013, 16(6), 550-556. 


K. M. Fromm, J. L. Sagué, A. Y. Robin, "Silver coordination polymers with isonicotinic acid derived short polyethylene gylcol – Synthesis, structures, anion effect and solution behavior", Inorg. Chim. Acta 2013, 403, 2-8. 


A. Pöllnitz, R. Skupienski, H. Stoeckli-Evans, A. Crochet, A. Silvestru, K. M. Fromm, O. Mamula, "A family of immobilizable chiral bis(pinenebipyridine) ligands", Synlett 2013, 24(19), 2555-2558.


K. M. Fromm, "Bioinorganic chemistry of silver: its interactions with amino acids and peptides", Chimia 2013, 67(12), 851-854.


L. Antonov, V. Deneva, V. Kurteva, D. Nedeltcheva, A. Crochet, K. M. Fromm, "Controlled tautomerism – switching caused by an “underground” anionic effect", RSC Advances 2013, 3(47), 25410-25416. 


J.-P. Brog, C.-L- Chanez, A. Crochet, K. M. Fromm, "Polymorphism, what it is and how to identify it: a systematic review", RSC Advances 2013, 3(38), 16905-16931. 



L. Antonov, V. Kurteva, A. Crochet, L. Mirolo, K. M. Fromm, S. Angelova, "Tautomerism in 1-phenylazo-4-naphthols: experimental results vs. quantum-chemical predictions", Dyes and Pigments 2012, 92(1), 714-723. 


V. B. Kurteva, L. M. Antonov , D. V. Nedeltcheva, A. Crochet, K. M. Fromm, R. P. Nikolova, B. L. Shivachev, M. S. Nikiforova, "Switching azonaphthols containing a side chain with limited flexibility. Part 1. Synthesis and tautomeric properties", Dyes and Pigments 2012, 92(3), 1266-1277. 


Y. Chérémond, A. Crochet, K. M. Fromm, "Synthesis and characterization of new pentacoordinate iron based aryloxide complexes", Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2012, 2012(16), 2725-2730.


F. Gschwind, K. M. Fromm, "Effect of increasing ligand length on the structure of silver complexes", CrystEngComm 2012, 14(11), 4008-4015. 


Z.-L. Xie, H.-B. Xu, A. Gessner, M. U. Kumke, M. Priebe, K. M. Fromm, A. Taubert, "A transparent, flexible, ion conductive, and luminescent PMMA ionogel based on a Pt/Eu bimetallic complex and the ionic liquid [Bmim][N(Tf)2]",  J. Mat. Chem. 2012, 22(16), 8110-8116.


N. H. Kwon, K. M. Fromm, "Enhanced electrochemical performance of < 30 nm thin LiMnPO4 nanorods with a reduced amount of carbon as a cathode for lithium ion batteries", Electrochim. Acta 2012, 69, 38-44. 


J. Girard, K. M. Fromm, "Single crystal to single crystal polymorphic phase transition of a silver nitrate 24-crown-8 complex and its pseudo-polymorphism", CrystEngComm 2012, 14(20), 6487-6491. 


M. Lauz, S. Eckhardt, K. M. Fromm, B. Giese, "The influence of dipole moments on the mechanism of electron transfer through helical peptides", PhysChemChemPhys 2012, 14(40), 13785-13788.


W. Maudez, K. M. Fromm, "A comparative study of (poly)ether adducts of alkaline earth iodides ­ an overview including new compounds", Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 2012, 638(11), 1810-1819. 


M. J. Hajipour, K. M. Fromm, A. Akbar Ashkarran, D. Jimenez de Aberasturi, I. R. de Larramendi, T. Rojo,  V. Serpooshan, W. J. Parak, M. Mahmoudi, "Antibacterial properties of nanoparticles", Trends Biotechnol. 2012, 30(10), 499-511. 


A. A. Nagarkar, A. Crochet, K. M. Fromm, A. F. M. Kilbinger, "Efficient amine end-functionalization of living ring-opening metathesis polymers", Macromolecules 2012, 45(11), 4447-4453. 


A. Trachsel, B. Buchs, G. Godin, A. Crochet, K. M. Fromm, A. Herrmann, "Preparation of imidazolidin-4-ones and their evaluation as hydrolytically cleavable precursors for the slow release of bioactive volatile carbonyl derivatives", Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2012, 14, 2837-2854.