Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group





Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group



Florian Beuerle

Postdoctoral Fellow

Hometown: Burgkunstadt, Germany

Joined group: 2008

Left group: 2010


2000-2005, Diploma, Chemistry, Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg
2005-2008, PhD, Chemistry, Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg with Professor Andreas Hirsch


8. F. Beuerle and A. Hirsch, "Synthesis of Amphiphilic [60]Fullerene [3:3]Hexakisadducts with Four Spherically Defined Addend Zones", Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 15, 7447-7455.

7. F. Beuerle and A. Hirsch, "Synthesis and Orthogonal Functionalization of [60]Fullerene e,e,e-Trisadducts with Two Spherically Defined Addend Zones", Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 15, 7434-7446.

6. F. Beuerle, R. Lebovitz and A. Hirsch, "Antioxidant Properties of Water-Soluble Fullerene Derivatives" in Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacological Potential of Fullerenes and Carbon Nanotubes (Eds.: F. Cataldo and T. Da Ros), Springer, Berlin, 2008, 51-78.

5. G.-F. Liu, M. Filipović, I. Ivanović-Burmazović, F. Beuerle, P. Witte and A. Hirsch, "High Catalytic Activity of Dendritic C60 Monoadducts in Metal Free Superoxide Dismutation", Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 4055-4058.

4. P. Witte, F. Beuerle, U. Hartnagel, R. Lebovitz, A. Savouchkina, S. Sali, D. Guldi, N. Chronakis and A. Hirsch, "Water Solubility, Antioxidant Activity and Cytochrome C Binding of Four Families of Exohedral Adducts of C60 and C70", Org. Biomol. Chem. 2007, 5, 3599-3613.

3. F. Beuerle, P. Witte, U. Hartnagel, R. Lebovitz, C. Parng and A. Hirsch, "Cytoprotective Activities of Water-Soluble Fullerenes in Zebrafish Models", J. Exp. Nanosci. 2007, 2, 147-170.

2. A. Hirsch, F. Beuerle and N. Chronakis, "Method of synthesis of water soluble fullerene polyacids via Bingel cyclopropanation of C60 with a malonate reactant", US Pat. 20060047167 A1, 2006.

1. F. Beuerle, N. Chronakis and A. Hirsch, "Regioselective Synthesis and Zone Selective Deprotection of [60]Fullerene Tris-Adducts with an e,e,e Addition Pattern", Chem. Commun. 2005, 3676-3678.


I was born in Bayreuth in Germany and grew up in Burgkunstadt, a small town in the middle of nowhere in the beautiful landscape of Franconia. Being interested in all kinds of science during my high school years, I finally decided to study chemistry at the Friedrich Alexander University in Erlangen. For my following PhD studies I joined the group of Professor Andreas Hirsch in Erlangen in the field of fullerene chemistry. Essentially, I worked on the synthesis of [60]fullerene multiple adducts for supramolecular and biomedical applications. In December 2008, I joined the Stoddart group as a postdoctoral fellow. Currently, I am working on reversible H-bonding receptors utilizing catenanes and the design and synthesis of novel toroidal carbon allotropes. In my free time, I enjoy reading, traveling, all kinds of sports and hanging out with friends in one of the countless bars and clubs in chicagoland.


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