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Marx, F., Beccard, M., Ianiro, A., Dodero, A., Neumann, L.N., Stoclet, G., Weder, C., Schrettl S.;
Structure and Properties of Metallosupramolecular Polymers with a Nitrogen-based Bidentate Ligand.
Macromolecules ahead of print (2023). doi: 10.1021/acs.macromol.3c00503

Kiebala, D. J., Style, R., Vanhecke, D., Calvino, C., Weder, C., Schrettl, S.;
Sub‐Micrometer Mechanochromic Inclusions Enable Strain Sensing in Polymers.
Adv. Funct. Mater. ahead of print (2023). doi: 10.1002/adfm.202304938

Johnson, P.N., Yao, Y., Huang, X., Kevlishvilib, I., Schrettl, S., Weder, C., Kulik, H.J., Craig, S.L.;
Metal Identity Effects in the Fracture Behavior of Coordinatively Crosslinked Elastomers.
Polymer ahead of print (2023). doi: 10.1016/j.polymer.2023.126337

Traeger, H., Kiebala, D. J., Calvino, C., Sagara, Y., Schrettl, S., Weder, C., Clough, J.;
Microscopic Strain Mapping in Polymers Equipped with Non-covalent Mechanochromic Motifs.
Mater. Horiz. 10, 3467-3475 (2023). doi: 10.1039/D3MH00650F 

Fhionnlaoich, N. M., Schrettl, S., Tito, N. B., Yang, Y., Nair, M., Serrano, L. A., Harkness, K., Silva, P. J., Frauenrath, H., Serra, F., Carter, W. C., Stellacci, F., Guldin, S.;
Reversible Microscale Assembly of Nanoparticles Driven by the Phase Transition of a Thermotropic Liquid Crystal.
ACS Nano, 17, 9906–9918 (2023). doi: 10.1021/acsnano.2c09203

Marx, F., Pal, S., Sautaux, J., Pallab, N., Stoclet, G., Weder, C., Schrettl, S.;
Plasticization of a Semicrystalline Metallosupramolecular Polymer Network.
ACS Polym. Au, 3, 132–140 (2023). doi: 10.1021/acspolymersau.2c00044



Sautaux, J., Marx, F., Gunkel, I., Weder, C., Schrettl, S.;
Mechanically Robust Supramolecular Polymer Co-assemblies.
Nature Commun. 13, 356 (2022). doi: 10.1038/s41467-022-28017-0

Cappelletti, C., Olaechea, L. M., Ianiro, A., Prado-Martínez, C., Oveisi, E., Weder, C., Schrettl, S.;
Metallosupramolecular polymers as precursors for platinum nanocomposites.
Polym. Chem. 13, 1880–1890 (2022). doi: 10.1039/d2py00071g

Mareliati, M., Tadiello, L., Guerra, S., Giannini, L., Schrettl, S., Weder, C.;
Metal–Ligand Complexes as Dynamic Sacrificial Bonds in Elastic Polymers.
Macromolecules 55, 5164–5175 (2022). doi: 10.1021/acs.macromol.2c00752

Traeger, H., Ghielmetti, A., Sagara, Y., Schrettl, S., Weder, C.;
Supramolecular Rings as Building Blocks for Stimuli-Responsive Materials.
Gels 8, 350 (2022). doi: 10.3390/gels8060350

Traeger, H., Sagara, Y., Berrocal, J. A., Schrettl, S., Weder, C.;
Strain-correlated Mechanochromism in Different Polyurethanes Featuring a Supramolecular Mechanophore.
Polym. Chem. 13, 2860–2869 (2022). doi: 10.1039/d2py00218c



Neumann, L. N., Oveisi, E., Petzold, A., Style, R. W., Thurn-Albrecht, T., Weder, C., Schrettl, S.;
Dynamics and Healing Behavior of Metallosupramolecular Polymers.
Sci. Adv. 7, eabe4154 (2021). doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abe4154

Traeger, H., Sagara, Y., Kiebala, D. J., Schrettl, S., Weder, C.;
Folded Perylene Diimide Loops as Mechanoresponsive Motifs.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 60, 16191–16199 (2021). doi: 10.1002/anie.202105219

Sagara, Y., Traeger, H., Li, J., Okado, Y., Schrettl, S., Tamaoki, N., Weder, C.;
Mechanically Responsive Luminescent Polymers Based on Supramolecular Cyclophane Mechanophores.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 143, 5519–5525 (2021). doi: 10.1021/jacs.1c01328

Muramatsu, T., Okado, Y., Traeger, H., Schrettl, S., Tamaoki, N., Weder, C., Sagara, Y.;
Rotaxane-Based Dual Function Mechanophores Exhibiting Reversible and Irreversible Responses.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 143, 9884–9892 (2021). doi: 10.1021/jacs.1c03790

Magrini, T., Kiebala, D., Grimm, D., Nelson, A., Schrettl, S., Bouville, F., Weder, C., Studart, A. R.;
Tough Bioinspired Composites That Self-Report Damage.
ACS Appl. Mater. Inter. 13, 27481–27490 (2021). doi: 10.1021/acsami.1c05964

Traeger, H., Kiebala, D. J., Weder, C., Schrettl, S.;
From Molecules to Polymers-Harnessing Inter- and Intramolecular Interactions to Create Mechanochromic Materials.
Macromol. Rapid Commun. 42, e2000573 (2021). doi: 10.1002/marc.202000573

Clough, J. M., Weder, C., Schrettl, S.;
Mechanochromism in Structurally Colored Polymeric Materials.
Macromol. Rapid Commun. 42, e2000528 (2021). doi: 10.1002/marc.202000528



Kiebala, D. J., Fan, Z., Calvino, C., Fehlmann, L., Schrettl, S., Weder, C.;
Mechanoresponsive Elastomers Made with Excimer-Forming Telechelics.
Org. Mater. 2, 313–322 (2020). doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1721052

Zirzlmeier, J.,# Schrettl, S.,# Brauer, J. C., Contal, E., Vannay, L., Brémond, É., Jahnke, E., Guldi, D. M., Corminboeuf, C., Tykwinski, R. R., Frauenrath, H. (equal contribution);
Optical gap and fundamental gap of oligoynes and carbyne.
Nature Commun. 11, 4797–10 (2020). doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-18496-4

Neumann, L. N., Gunkel, I., Barron, A., Oveisi, E., Petzold, A., Thurn-Albrecht, T., Schrettl, S., Weder, C.;
Structure–Property Relationships of Microphase-Separated Metallosupramolecular Polymers.
Macromolecules 53, 5068–5084 (2020). doi: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c00876

Calvino, C., Henriet, E., Muff, L. F., Schrettl, S., Weder, C.;
Mechanochromic Polymers Based on Microencapsulated Solvatochromic Dyes.
Macromol. Rapid Commun. 8, 1900654–10 (2020). doi: 10.1002/marc.201900654

Olaechea, L. M., Espinosa, L. M. de, Oveisi, E., Balog, S., Sutton, P., Schrettl, S., Weder, C.;
Spatially Resolved Production of Platinum Nanoparticles in Metallosupramolecular Polymers.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 142, 342–348 (2020). doi: 10.1021/jacs.9b10685

Neumann, L. N., Urban, D. A., Lemal, P., Ramani, S., Petri-Fink, A., Balog, S., Weder, C., Schrettl, S.;
Preparation of Metallosupramolecular Single-chain Polymeric Nanoparticles and their Characterization by Taylor Dispersion.
Polym. Chem. 11, 586–592 (2020). doi: 10.1039/C9PY01264H



Neumann, L. N., Weder, C., Schrettl, S.;
Healing of Polymeric Solids by Supramolecular Means.
Chimia 73, 277–282 (2019). doi: 10.2533/chimia.2019.277

Kong, P., Drechsler, S., Balog, S., Schrettl, S., Weder, C., Kilbinger, A. F. M.;
Synthesis and Properties of Poly(norbornene)s with Lateral Aramid Groups.
Polym. Chem. 10, 2057–2063 (2019). doi: 10.1039/C9PY00187E

Schrettl, S., Balkenende, D. W. R., Calvino, C., Karman, M., Lavrenova, A., Neumann, L. N., Sagara, Y., Verde-Sesto, E., Giannantonio, M. di, Simon, Y. C., Fromm, K. M., Lattuada, M., Weder, C.;
Functional Polymers Through Mechanochemistry.
Chimia 73, 7–11 (2019). doi: 10.2533/chimia.2019.7

Calvino, C., Sagara, Y., Buclin, V., Haehnel, A. P., Prado, A. del, Aeby, C., Simon, Y. C., Schrettl, S., Weder, C.;
Mechanoresponsive, Luminescent Polymer Blends Based on an Excimer-Forming Telechelic Macromolecule.
Macromol. Rapid Commun. 40, 1800705 (2019). doi: 10.1002/marc.201800705



Calvino, C., Guha, A., Weder, C., Schrettl, S.;
Self-Calibrating Mechanochromic Fluorescent Polymers Based on Encapsulated Excimer-Forming Dyes.
Adv. Mater. 4, 1704603 (2018). doi: 10.1002/adma.201704603

Neumann, L. N., Calvino, C., Simon, Y. C., Schrettl, S., Weder, C.;
Solid-State Sensors Based on Eu3+-Containing Supramolecular Polymers with Luminescence Colour Switching Capability.
Dalton Trans. 46, 7105 (2018). doi: 10.1039/c8dt01580e

Calvino, C., Piechowicz, M., Rowan, S. J., Schrettl, S., Weder, C.;
Versatile Colorimetric Probe based on Thiosemicarbazide-Amine Proton Transfer.
Chem. Eur. J. 115, 7944 (2018). doi: 10.1002/chem.201801551



Calvino, C.,# Neumann, L.,# Weder, C., Schrettl, S. (equal contribution);
Approaches to Polymeric Mechanochromic Materials.
J. Polym. Sci. Part A 55, 640–652 (2017). doi: 10.1002/pola.28445

Herbert, K. M.,# Schrettl, S.,# Rowan, S. J., Weder, C. (equal contribution);
Solid-State Multistimuli, Multiresponsive Polymeric Materials.
Macromolecules 50, 8845-8870 (2017). doi: 10.1021/acs.macromol.7b01607

Ayer, M. A., Schrettl, S., Balog, S., Simon, Y. C., Weder, C.;
Light-Responsive Azo-Containing Organogels.
Soft Matter 13, 4017–4023 (2017). doi: 10.1039/c7sm00601b

Lavrenova, A., Balkenende, D. W. R., Sagara, Y., Schrettl, S., Simon, Y. C., Weder, C.;
Mechano- and Thermoresponsive Photoluminescent Supramolecular Polymer.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 139, 4302–4305 (2017). doi: 10.1021/jacs.7b00342

Schulte, B., Schrettl, S., Frauenrath, H.;
Synthesis and Use of Reactive Molecular Precursors for the Preparation of Carbon Nanomaterials.
Phys. Sci. Rev. 2, 20160100 (2017). doi: 10.1515/psr-2016-0100


Before 2017

Schrettl, S.,# Schulte, B.,# Frauenrath, H. (# equal contribution);
Templating for Hierarchical Structure Control in Carbon Materials.
Nanoscale 8, 18828–18848 (2016). doi: 10.1039/C6NR06695J

Schrettl, S., Schulte, B., Stefaniu, C., Oliveira, J., Brezesinski, G., Frauenrath, H.;
Preparation of Carbon Nanosheets at Room Temperature.
J. Vis. Exp. 109, e53505 (2016). doi: 10.3791/53505

Schrettl, S.,# Contal, E.,# Hoheisel, T. N., Fritzsche, M., Balog, S., Szilluweit, R., Frauenrath, H. (# equal contribution);
Facile Synthesis of Oligoyne Amphiphiles and their Rotaxanes.
Chem. Sci. 6, 564–574 (2015). doi: 10.1039/C4SC03154G

Rinke, G., Rauschenbach, S., Schrettl, S., Hoheisel, T. N., Blohm, J., Gutzler, R., Rosei, F., Frauenrath, H., Kern, K.;
Soft-Landing Electrospray Ion Beam Deposition of Sensitive Oligoynes on Surfaces in Vacuum.
Int. J. Mass Spectrom. 377, 228–234 (2015). doi: 10.1016/j.ijms.2014.06.026

Schrettl, S., Stefaniu, C., Schwieger, C., Pasche, G., Oveisi, E., Fontana, Y., Morral, A. F. i, Reguera, J., Petraglia, R., Corminboeuf, C., Brezesinski, G., Frauenrath, H.;
Functional carbon nanosheets prepared from hexayne amphiphile monolayers at room temperature.
Nature Chem. 6, 468–476 (2014). doi: 10.1038/nchem.1939

Hoheisel, T. N.,# Schrettl, S.,# Marty, R., Todorova, T. K., Corminboeuf, C., Sienkiewicz, A., Scopelliti, R., Schweizer, W. B., Frauenrath, H. (# equal contribution);
A multistep single-crystal-to-single-crystal bromodiacetylene dimerization.
Nature Chem. 5, 327–334 (2013). doi: 10.1038/nchem.1575 

Schrettl, S., Frauenrath, H.;
Elements for a Rational Polymer Approach towards Carbon Nanostructures.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 51, 6569–6571 (2012). doi: 10.1002/anie.201201423

Hoheisel, T. N., Schrettl, S., Szilluweit, R., Frauenrath, H.;
Nanostructured Carbonaceous Materials from Molecular Precursors.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 49, 6496–6515 (2010). doi: 10.1002/anie.200907180


Non-Peer Reviewed Publications

Schrettl, S., Olaechea, L. M., Weder, C.;
Zerovalent Metallosupramolecular Polymers as Precursors to Nanocomposites.
Chimia 74, 821–821 (2020). doi: 10.2533/chimia.2013.429

Schrettl, S., Frauenrath, H.;
Low-Temperature Preparation of Functional Carbon Nanocapsules via Self-Assembly and Carbonization of Hexayne Amphiphiles.
Chimia 67, 429 (2013). doi: 10.2533/chimia.2013.429

Hoheisel, T. N., Szilluweit, R., Schrettl, S., Frauenrath, H.;
Carbon-Rich Nanostructures from Molecular Precursors.
MRS Proc. 1304, mrsf10-1304-z12-04 (2011). doi: 10.1557/opl.2011.611

Frauenrath, H.; Hoheisel, T. N.; Schrettl, S.; Marty R.;
Carbon-Rich Nanostructures from Molecular Precursors.
Abstract of Papers, 238th ACS National Meeting 2009238, ORGN-430.


Patents and Patent Applications

L. Giannini, L. Tadiello, S. Guerra, T. Hanel, C. Weder, S. Schrettl, M. Mareliati;
Compositions for elastomeric compounds and tyres for vehicles comprising reversible cross-linking agent.
Pirelli Tyre S.P.A. (assignee), WO 2022/137099, 2022.

H. Frauenrath, S. Schrettl, B. Schulte, Y. Leterrier;
Methods for the Preparation of a Coating.
EPFL (assignee), US 2018/017152, 2018.

H. Frauenrath, S. Schrettl, B. Schulte, Y. Leterrier;
Method for the preparation of a coating comprising oligomeric alkynes.
EPFL (assignee), WO 2016/174266, 2017.

S. Schrettl, H. Frauenrath;
Functional Carbon Nanosheets Prepared from Hexayne Amphiphile Monolayers at Room Temperature.
EPFL (assignee), USPTO 62/154,807, 2015.