Ausgewählte Publikationen

  • A photoswitchable metallocycle based on azobenzene: synthesis, characterization and ultrafast dynamics;

    Raphael I. Petrikat, Justin Hornbogen, Marcel J. P. Schmitt, Emma Resmann, Christina Wiedemann, Nesrin I. Dilmen, Heinrich Schneider, Annika M. Pick, Christoph Riehn, Rolf Diller, and Sabine Becker ;
    Chem. Eur. J., 2024 (in revision)

  • Darkness inhibits autokinase activity of bacterial bathy phytochromes;
    Christina Huber, Merle Strack, Isabel Schultheiß, Julia Pielage, Xenia Mechler, Justin Hornbogen, Rolf Diller, and Nicole Frankenberg-Dinkel
    Journal of Biological Chemistry, 2024 (accepted)

  • Ultrafast spectroscopy of RuII polypyridine complexes in gas phase and liquid phase: [Ru(2,2'-bipyridine)2(nicotinamide)2]2+;

    L. Schüssler, R. G. E. Israel, P. Hütchen, W.R. Thiel, R. Diller, C. Riehn;
    Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 25, 4899 - 4914, (2023)

  • Ultrafast Dynamics of RuII-polypyridyl Complexes-Photoinduced Ligand Dissociation Dynamics in Gas Phase and Solution;
    R. Israil, L. Schüssler, M. Schmitt, M. Grupe, P. Hütchen, W. R. Thiel, R. Diller and C. Riehn;
    The International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena (UP) 2022,
    F. Légaré, T. Tahara, J. Biegert, T. Brixner and N. Dudovich, eds;
    Technical Digest Series (Optica Publishing Group), paper Tu4A.4., (2022)

  • Metal-to-Metal Distance Modulated Au(I)/Ru(II) Cyclophanyl  Complexes: Cooperative Effects in Photoredox Catalysis;

    Christoph Zippel, Roumany Israil, Lars Schüssler, Zahid Hassan, Erik K. Schneider, Patrick Weis, Martin Nieger, Manfrred M. Kappes, Claudia Bizzarri, Christoph Riehn, Rolf Diller, and Stefan Bräse;
    Chem. Eur. J., 27, 15188-15201, (2021)

  • Time-resolved spectroscopy and electronic structure of mono- and dinuclear pyridyl-triazole/DPEPhos based Cu (I) complexes;

    Merten Grupe, Pit Boden, Patrick Di Martino-Fumo, Xin Gui, Cecilia Bruschi, Roumany Israil, Marcel Schmitt, Martin Nieger, Markus Gerhards, Wim Klopper, Christoph Riehn, Claudia Bizzarri, Rolf Diller;
    Chem. Eur. J., 27, 15252-15271, (2021)

  • Ultrafast Proton Release Reaction and Primary Photochemistry of Phycocyanobilin in Solution observed with fs-Time-Resolved mid-IR- and UV/VIS Spectroscopy;

    Maximilian Theiß, Merten Grupe, Tilman Lamparter, Maria Andrea Mroginski, Rolf Diller;
    Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences , 20(6), 715-732 (2021)

  • Wavelength-specific optoacoustic-induced vibrations of the guinea pig tympanic membrane;

    Larissa Heimann, Christopher Carlein, Katharina Sorg, Rolf Diller, Achim Langenbucher, Bernhard Schick and Gentiana Iona Wenzel;
    Journal of Biomedical Optics, Vol.26(3), 038001-13 (2021)

  • Real-Time Observation of Molecular Flattening and Intersystem Crossing in [(DPEPhos)Cu(I)(PyrTet)] via Ultrafast UV/Vis- and mid-IR Spectroscopy on Solution and Solid Samples;

    Merten Grupe, Florian Bäppler, Maximilian Theiß, Jasmin M. Busch, Fabian Dietrich, Daniel Volz,
    Markus Gerhards, Stefan Bräse and Rolf Diller;
    PhysChemChemPhys, 22, 14187-14200 (2020)

  • Exploring the Vibrational Side of Spin-Phonon Coupling in Single-Molecule Magnets via 161Dy Nuclear Resonance Vibrational Spectroscopy;
    Lena Scherthan, Rouven F. Pfleger, Hendrik Auerbach, Tim Hochdörffer, Juliusz A. Wolny, Wenli Bi, Jiyong Zhao, Michael Y. Hu, E. Ercan Alp, Christopher E. Anson, Rolf Diller, Annie K. Powell, Volker Schünemann;
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 59, 8818-8822 (2020)
  • Photoinitiated Charge Transfer in a Triangular Silver (I) Hydride Complex and its Oxophilicity;
    S.V. Kruppa, C. Gross, X. Gui, F. Bäppler, B. Kwasigroch, Y. Sun, R. Diller, W. Klopper, G. Niedner-Schatteburg, C. Riehn and W.R. Thiel;
    Chem. Eur. J. 25, 11269-11284 (2019)
  • Excited state vibrational coherence in a binuclear metal adduct: wave packet phase dependant molecular fragmentation under variation of ligand size;
    V. Kruppa, F. Bäppler, C. Holzer, F. Dietrich, R. Diller, W. Klopper and C. Riehn;
    EPJ Web of Conferences 205, 09019-09021 (2019)
  • Photodynamics and luminescence of mono- and tri-nuclear lanthanide complexes in gas phase and in solution;
    F. Liedy, F. Bäppler, E. Waldt, Y. Nosenko, D. Imanbaew, A. Bhunia, M. Yadav, R. Diller, M.M. Kappes, P.W. Roesky, D. Schooss, C. Riehn;
    Chem.Phys.Chem. 19, 3050-3060 (2018)
  • Vibrational Coherence Controls Molecular Fragmentation: Ultrafast Photodynamics of the [Ag2Cl]+ Scaffold;
    S.V. Kruppa, F. Bäppler, C. Holzer, W. Klopper, R.M. Diller and C. Riehn;
    J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 9, 804-810 (2018)
  • Characterization of the Light Induced Excited Spin State of a heterometallic FePt2 complex by high-field Mössbauer spectroscopy
    T.O. Bauer, A. Omlor, H. Auerbach, K. Jenni, B. Schäfer, R. Diller, M. Ruben, V. Schünemann;
    Hyperfine Interact., 238:98 (2017)
  • Photophysical Dynamics of a Binuclear Cu(I)-Emitter on the fs to μs Timescale, in Solid Phase and in Solution;
    F. Bäppler, M. Zimmer, F. Dietrich, M. Grupe, M. Wallesch, D. Volz, S. Bräse, M. Gerhards and R. Diller;
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 43, 29438-29448 (2017)
  • Ultrafast excited-state relaxation of a binuclear Ag(I) phosphine complex in gas phase and solution;
    S.V. Kruppa, F. Bäppler, W. Klopper, S.P. Walg, W.R. Thiel, R. Diller, C. Riehn;
    PCCP 19, 22785-22800. Selected as HOT article in 2017
  • Physical Chemistry for Life Sciences;
    K. Schwing, C. Riehn, R. Diller, G. Nieder-Schatteburg, M. Gerhards;
    Bunsenmagazin 2, 37-40 (2017)
  • A Luminescent Pt2Fe Spin Crossover Complex;
    B. Schäfer, T. Bauer, I. Faus, J. Wolny, F. Dahms, O. Fuhr, S. Lebedkin, H.-C. Wille, K. Schlage, K. Chevalier, F. Rupp, R. Diller, V. Schünemann, M. Kappes, M. Ruben;
    Dalton Transactions 46, 2289-2302 (2017)
  • Spectroscopic, Structural, and Kinetic Investigation of the Ultrafast Spin Crossover in a Unusual Cobalt(II) Semiquinonate Radical Complex;
    F. Rupp, K. Chevalier, M. Graf, M. Schmitz, H. Kelm A. Grün, M. Zimmer, M. Gerhards, C. van Wüllen, H.-J. Krüger, R. Diller;
    Chemistry - A European Journal 23, 2119-2132. Selected as Hot Paper in 2017
  • Spectroscopic investigation on the primary photoreaction of bathy phytochrome Agp2-Pr of Agrobacterium fabrum: Isomerization in a pH dependent H-bond network;
    P. Singer, S. Wörner, T. Lamparter, R. Diller;
    Chem. Phys. Chem. 17, 1288-1297 (2016)
  • Ultrafast Deactivation of Bilirubin: Dark Intermediates and Two-Photon Isomerization;
    C. Carreira-Blanco, P. Singer, R. Diller, J.L. Pérez-Lustres;
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 18, 7148-7155 (2016)
  • Time-Resolved IR Spectroscopy of a Trinuclear Palladium Complex in Solution;
    M. Zimmer, F. Rupp, P. Singer, F. Walz, F. Breher, W. Klopper, R. Diller, M. Gerhards;
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 17, 14138(2015)
  • Excited-state dynamics of catalytically active transition metal complexes studied by transient photofragmentation in gas phase and transient absorption in solution;
    D. Imanbaew, Y. Nosenko, K. Chevalier, F. Rupp, C. Kerner, F. Breher, W.R. Thiel, R. Diller, C. Riehn;
    Proceedings of the XIXth Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena 2014
  • Femtosecond Dynamics in the Lactim Tautomer of Phycocyanobilin: A Long-Wavelength Absorbing Model Compound for the Phytochrome Chromophore;
    P. Singer, S. Fey, A.H. Göller, G. Hermann, R. Diller;
    Chem. Phys. Chem. 15, 3824-3831 (2014)
  • Excited state dynamics of a Ruthenium(II)-catalyst studied by transient photofragmentation in the gas phase and transient absorption in solution;
    D. Imanbaew, Y. Nosenko, C. Kerner, K. Chevalier, F. Rupp, C. Riehn, W.R. Thiel, R. Diller;
    Chem. Phys. 442, 53-61 (2014)
  • In-depth exploration of the photophysics of a trinuclear palladium complex;
    Y. Schmitt, K. Chevalier, F. Rupp, M. Becherer, A. Grün, F. Walz, A. Rijs, F. Breher, R. Diller, M. Gerhards, W. Klopper;
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 16, 832-8338 (2014)
  • ESIPT and Photodissociation of 3 Hydroxychromone in Solution: Photoinduced Processes Studied by Static and Time Resolved UV/Vis;
    Katharina Chevalier, Anneken Grün, Anke Stamm, Yvonne Schmitt, Markus Gerhards, Rolf Diller;
    Fluorescence and IR Spectroscopy;
    J. Phys. Chem. A 117, 11233-11245 (2013)
  • Unusual spectral properties of bacteriophytochrome Agp2 result from a deprotonation of the chromophore in the red-absorbing form Pr;
    B. Zienicke, I. Molina, R. Glenz, P. Singer, D. Ehmer, F. Velazquez Escobar, P. Hildebrandt, R. Diller and
    T. Lamparter;
    J. Biol. Chem. 288, 31738-31751 (2013)
  • Photoinduced Processes in Cobalt-Complexes: Condensed Phase and Gas Phase;
    F. Rupp, K. Chevalier, M. M. N. Wolf, H.-J. Krüger, C. v. Wüllen, Y. Nosenko, G. Niedner-Schatteburg,
    C. Riehn and R. Diller;
    Proceed. Int. Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena XVIII (2013)
  • Combined theoretical and experimental study of spin and charge dynamics on the homodinuclear complex [Ni2II(L-N4Me2)(emb)];
    W. Jin, F. Rupp, K. Chevalier, M.M.N. Wolf, M. Colindres Rojas, G. Lefkidis, H.-J. Krüger, R. Diller and
    W. Hübner;
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 267209 (2012)
  • Transient IR spectroscopy and ab-initio calculations on ESIPT 3-hydroxyflavone solvated in acetonitrile;
    K. Chevalier, M. M. N. Wolf, A. Funk, M. Andres, M. Gerhards and R. Diller;
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 14, 15007-15020 (2012)
  • Vibrational properties of the polymeric spin crossover (SCO) Fe(II) complexes [{Fe(4-amino-1,2,4-triazole)3 }2 ]n : A nuclear inelastic scattering (NIS), Raman and DFT study;
    S. Rackwitz, J.A. Wolny, K. Muffler, K. Achterhold, R. Rüffer, Y. Garcia, R. Diller and V. Schünemann;
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 14, 14650-14660 (2012)
  • Vibrational spectroscopy on mono- and polynuclear spin-crossover systems;
    J. A. Wolny, R. Diller, V. Schünemann
    European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2635–2648 (2012)
  • Entwicklung selektiver Adsorbermaterialien zur Aufarbeitung von beta-Lactamantibiotika;
    A. Pasteur, K. Muffler, N. Tippkötter, R. Ulber, C. Meyer, R. Diller, P. Kampeis, B. König;
    ChemBioTec Review, Vol.3,  6-8 (2011)
  • Vibrational Mode Analysis of Isotope-Labeled Electronically Excited Riboflavin;
    M. M. N. Wolf, H. Zimmermann, R. Diller and T. Domratcheva;
    Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 115, 7621-7628 (2011)
  • Excited-State Dynamics of Protochlorophyllide Revealed by Sub-picosecond Infrared Spectroscopy.;
    M. Colindres Rojas, M. M. N. Wolf, R. Groß, S. Seidel, B. Dietzek, M. Schmitt, J. Popp, G. Hermann and R. Diller;
    Biophys. J. 100, 260-267 (2011)
  • Primary Photoinduced Protein Response in Bacteriorhodopsin and Sensory Rhodopsin II;
    R. Groß, M. Wolf, C. Schumann, N. Friedman, M. Sheves, L. Li, M. Engelhard, O. Trentmann, H. Neuhaus and R. Diller;
    Journal of the American Chemical Society 131, 14868-14878 (2009)
  • Fe(II)  Complexes with the octadentate btpa ligand : A DFT study on a spin crossover system that reveals two distinct high-spin states;
    J. A. Wolny, H. Paulsen, J. J. McGarvey,  R. Diller, V. Schünemann and H. Toftlund;
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 11, 7562-7575 (2009)
  • N. Friedman and M. Sheves, Ultrafast Protein Conformational Alterations in Bacteriorhodopsin and its Locked Analogue BR5.12;
    R. Groß, C. Schumann, M.N.N. Wolf, J. Herbst, R. Diller;
    J. Phys. Chem. B. 113, 7851-7860 (2009)

  • Ultrafast Infrared Spectroscopy of Riboflavin: Dynamics, Electronic Structure, and Vibrational Mode Analysis;
    M. M. N. Wolf, C. Schumann, R. Groß, T. Domratcheva and R. Diller;
    J. Phys. Chem. B 112, 13424-13432 (2008)
  • Sub-Picosecond Time Resolved Infrared Spectroscopy of High-Spin State Formation in Fe(II) Spin Crossover Complexes;
    M. M. N. Wolf, R. Groß, C. Schumann, J. A. Wolny, V. Schünemann, A. Døssing, H. Paulsen,
    J. J. McGarvey and R. Diller;
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 10, 4264-4273 (2008)
  • Sub-Picosecond Mid-Infrared Spectroscopy of the Pfr reaction of Phytochrome Agp1 from Agrobacterium tumefaciens;
    C. Schumann, R. Groß, M. M. N. Wolf, N. Michael, T. Lamparter and R. Diller;
    Biophys. J. 94, 3189-3197 (2008)
  • Ultrafast Infrared-Spectroscopy on Flavin Systems;
    M. Wolf, R. Groß, C. Schumann, T. Domratcheva, B. Person, J. Heberle, R. Diller;
    Proceedings TRVS XIII, (eds. W. Zinth, A. Laubereau), Munich (2007)
  • Sub-picosecond time-resolved infrared spectroscopy of phytochrome;
    C. Schumann, R. Groß, N. Michael, R. Diller, T. Lamparter;
    Proceedings TRVS XIII, (eds. W. Zinth, A. Laubereau), Munich (2007)
  • Trans-cis reaction dynamics in retinal proteins by sub-ps time-resolved IR spectroscopy: Protein and chromophore dynamics;
    R. Groß, C. Schumann, M. Wolf, O. Trentmann, E. Neuhaus, J. P. Klare, M.Engelhard, J. Tittor, R. Diller;
    Proceedings TRVS XIII, (eds. W. Zinth, A. Laubereau), Munich (2007)
  • Sub-Picosecond Mid-Infrared Spectroscopy of Phytochrome Agp1 from Agrobacterium tumefaciens;
    C. Schumann, R. Groß, N. Michael, T. Lamparter, and R. Diller;
    ChemPhysChem 8, 1657-1663 (2007)
  • Trans-cis Isomerization Reaction Dynamics in Sensory Rhodopsin II by Femtosecond Time-Resolved Mid-IR Spectroscopy: Chromophore and Protein Dynamics;
    R. Diller,R. Jakober, C. Schumann, F. Peters, J. P. Klare and M. Engelhard;
    Biopolymers 82, 358-362 (2006)
  • Primary Reaction Dynamics of Halorhodopsin, observed by sub-Picosecond IR - Vibrational Spectroscopy;
    F. Peters, J. Herbst, J. Tittor, D. Oesterhelt and R. Diller;
    Chem. Phys. 323, 109 - 116 (2006)
  • Primary Reaction Dynamics of Phytochrome from Agrobacterium tumefaciens;
    I. Y. Chan, F. Peters, J. Herbst, D. Stehlik, B. Esteban, T. Lamparter and R. Diller;
    J. Phys. Chem. B, submitted (2005)
  • Vibrational Dynamics upon photoexcitation of native bacteriorhodopsin (bR) and of the all-trans - locked bR5.12;
    R. Diller, J. Herbst, K. Heyne, M. Ottolenghi, N. Friedman and M. Sheves;
    Ultrafast Phenomena XIII (eds. R. J. D. Miller, M. M. Murnane, N. F. Scherer, A. M. Weiner) pp. 640-642 Springer Series in Chemical Physics, Berlin (2003)
  • Primary Processes in the Photoisomerization of Bacteriorhodopsin studied by Femtosecond Infrared Spectroscopy;
    J. Herbst, K. Heyne and R. Diller;
    Proceedings of the Vth Femtochemistry Conference, Toledo, Spain 2001: Femtochemistry and Femtobiology, (A. Douhal and J. Santamaria, eds.) pp. 764-770 World Scientific (2002)
  • Femtosecond Infrared Spectroscopy of Bacteriorhodopsin Chromophore Isomerization;
    J. Herbst, K. Heyne and R. Diller;
    Science 297, 822-825 (2002)
  • Ultrafast Dynamics of Phytochrome from the Cyanobacterium Synechocystis, reconstituted with Phycocyanobilin and Phycoerythrobilin;
    K. Heyne, J. Herbst, D. Stehlik, B. Esteban, T. Lamparter, J. Hughes and R. Diller;
    Biophys. J. 82, 1004-1016 (2002)
  • Reaction Control in Bacteriorhodopsin: Impact of Arg82 and Asp85 on the Fast Retinal Isomerization, studied in the Second Site Revertant Arg82Ala/Gly231Cys and Various Purple and Blue Forms of Bacteriorhodopsin;
    K. Heyne, J. Herbst, B. Dominguez-Herradon, U. Alexiev and R. Diller;
    J. Phys. Chem. B., 104, 6053-6058 (2000)
  • Single and Double Mutants of Bacteriorhodopsin and their Impact on Photoisomerization;
    K. Heyne, U. Alexiev, R. Dziewior and R. Diller;
    Ultrafast Phenomena XI, (T. Elsaesser, J. G. Fujimoto, D. A. Wiersma and W. Zinth, eds.) pp. 681-683 Springer, Berlin (1998)
  • Femtosecond Time Resolved Infrared  Spectroscopy of the Ethylenic Stretch Vibration during the all-trans to 13-cis Isomerization of Bacteriorhodopsin;
    R. Dziewior, K. Romey and R. Diller;
    Laser Chem., 19, 173-178 (1999)
  • Vibrational Relaxation during the Retinal Isomerization in Bacteriorhodopsin;
    R. Diller;
    Chem. Phys. Lett., 295, 47-55 (1998)
  • Femtosecond Infrared Spectroscopy on Bacteriorhodopsin using a Broad Band Carbon Monoxide Laser. Ber. Bunsenges;
    R. Dziewior and R. Diller,
    Phys. Chem. 100, 2103 (1996)
  • Femtosecond Time-Resolved Infrared Laser Study of the J-K Transition of Bacteriorhodopsin;
    R. Diller, S. Maiti, G. C. Walker, B. R. Cowen, R. S. Pippenger, R. Bogomolni and R. M. Hochstrasser;
    Chem. Phys. Lett. 241, 109 (1995)
  • Ultrafast Infrared Spectroscopy and Protein Dynamics;
    B. Locke, R. Diller and R. M. Hochstrasser;
    Review in: Advances in Spectroscopy, Vol 20: Biomolecular Spectroscopy B, (J. H. Clark, R. E. Hester, eds.), J. Wiley and Sons, New York (1993)
  • Picosecond Infrared Studies of the Photosynthetic Reaction Center;
    S. Maiti, B. R. Cowen, R. Diller, M. Iannone, C. C. Moser, P. L. Dutton and R. M. Hochstrasser;
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 90, 5247 (1993)
  • Picosecond Dynamics of Bacteriorhodopsin, probed by Time Resolved Infrared Spectroscopy;
    R. Diller, M. Iannone, B. R. Cowen, S. Maiti, R. Bogomolni and R. M. Hochstrasser;
    Biochemistry 31, 5567 (1992)
  • A High - Repetition - Rate Infrared Pump, Infrared Probe Spectrometer.;
    M. Iannone, B. R. Cowen, R. Diller, S. Maiti and R. M. Hochstrasser;
    Appl. Optics 30, 5247 (1992)
  • Anisotropy Studies of Ultrafast Dipole Reorientation;
    R. M. Hochstrasser, M. A. Pereira, P. A. Share, M. J. Sarisky, Y. R. Kim, S. T. Repinec, R. J. Sension, J. R. G. Thorne, M. Iannone, R. Diller, P. A. Anfinrud, C. Han, T. Lian and B. Locke;
    Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. 103, 351 (1991)
  • Ultrafast Infrared Sectroscopy of Bacteriorhodopsin.;
    R. Diller, M. Iannone, R. Bogomolni and R. M. Hochstrasser;
    Biophys. J. 60, 286 (1991)
  • Resonance Raman and Optical Transient Studies on the Light Induced Proton Pump of Bacteriorhodopsin reveal Parallel Photocycles;
    W. Eisfeld, C. Pusch, R. Diller, R. Lohrmann and M. Stockburger;
    Biochemistry 32, 7196 (1993)
  • Photochemical Quantum Yield of Bacteriorhodopsin from Resonance Raman Scattering as a Probe for Photolysis;
    G. Schneider, R. Diller and M. Stockburger;
    Chem. Phys. 131, 17 (1989)
  • Kinetic Resonance Raman Studies reveal different Conformational States of Bacteriorhodopsin;
    R. Diller and M. Stockburger;
    Biochemistry 27, 7641 (1988)
  • Resonance Raman Study of the Intermediates of the Halorhodopsin Photocycle;
    R. Diller, M. Stockburger, D. Oesterhelt and J. Tittor;
    FEBS - Lett. 217, 297 (1987)
  • Decay of Three-Particle High Spin States in 85Y;
    R. Diller, K. P. Lieb, L. Lühmann, T. Osipowicz, P. Sona, B. Wöhrmann, L. Cleemann and J. Eberth;
    Z. Physik A - Atoms and Nuclei 321, 659 (1985)
  • The Yrast-Bands in 77Kr and 76Kr;
    B. Wöhrmann, K. P. Lieb, R. Diller, L. Lühmann, J. Keinonen, L. Cleemann and J. Eberth;
    Nuclear Physics A431, 170 (1984)



  • R. Diller, Primary Reactions in Retinal Proteins, in: Ultrashort Laser Pulses in Biology and Medicine (M. Braun, P. Gilch, W. Zinth, eds.), ca. 30 pages, Springer Berlin ISBN-13: 978-3540735656  (2008) 
  • R. Diller, Infrared Spectroscopy of Protein Dynamics: Ultrafast Kinetics, in: Encyclopedia of Biophysics (ed.: Gordon C. Roberts, Anthony Watts), Springer (2018), DOI: