Publication List Adams Group


F. Adams, B. Rieger, Process for polymerizing ß-butyrolactone, U.S. Patent 11 459 423, Oct. 04, 2022.

L.-S. Hornberger, F. Adams, Photocatalytic CO2 Conversion Using Metal-Containing Polymers: Recent Developments in Material Design and Mechanistic Details, Polymers, 2022, 14, 2778.

L. Al-Shok, D. M. Haddleton, F. Adams, Progress in Catalytic Ring-Opening Polymerization of Biobased Lactones, In: Advances in Polymer Science. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2022, pp. 1-71.

Y. JinF. AdamsJ. MöllerL. IsertC. M. ZimmermannD. KeulO. M. Merkel, Synthesis and Application of Low Molecular Weight PEI-based Copolymers for siRNA Delivery with Smart Polymer BlendsMacromol. Biosci. 2022, 2200409.

B. Gabold, F. Adams, S. Brameyer, K. Jung, C. L. Ried, T. Merdan, O. M. Merkel,Transferrin-modified chitosan nanoparticles for targeted nose-to-brain delivery of proteins, Drug Delivery and Translational Research, 2022.

E. R. Oliveira-Filho, M. A. de Macedo, A. C. C. Lemos, F. Adams, O. M. Merkel, M. K. Taciro, J. G. C. Gomez, L. F. Silva, Engineering Burkholderia sacchari to enhance poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyhexanoate) [P(3HB-co-3HHx)] production from xylose and hexanoate, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 2022.  


M. Kränzlein,T. M. Pehl, F. Adams, B. Rieger, Uniting group-transfer and ring-opening polymerization – block copolymers from functional Michael-type monomers and lactones, Macromolecules 2021, 10.1021/acs.macromol.1c01692.

T. M. Pehl, F. Adams, M. Kränzlein, B. Rieger, Expanding the Scope of Organic Radical Polymers to Polyvinylphosphonates Synthesized via Rare-Earth Metal-Mediated Group-Transfer Polymerization, Macromolecules 2021, 54, 4089-4100, 10.1021/acs.macromol.1c00217.

T. W. Keil, C. Zimmermann, D. Baldassi, F. Adams, W. Friess, A. Mehta, O. M. Merkel, Impact of Crystalline and Amorphous Matrices on Successful Spray Drying of siRNA Polyplexes for Inhalation of Nano-in-Microparticles, Adv. Ther. 2021, 10.1002/adtp.202100073.

L. Isert, A. Mehta, F. Adams, O. M. Merkel, Tracking siRNA–Nanocarrier Assembly and Disassembly Using FRET, In Quantitative Analysis of Cellular Drug Transport, Disposition, and Delivery, Rosania, G. R.; Thurber, G. M., Eds. Springer US: New York, NY, 2021; pp 383-396.



N. Hartl, F. Adams, O. M. Merkel, From adsorption to covalent bonding: Apolipoprotein E functionalization of polymeric nanoparticles for drug delivery across the blood-brain barrier, Adv. Ther. 2020, 10.1002/adtp.202000092.

T. M. Pehl, M. Kränzlein, F. Adams, A. Schaffer, B. Rieger, C–H Bond Activation of Silyl-Substituted Pyridines with Bis (Phenolate) Yttrium Catalysts as a Facile Tool towards Hydroxyl-Terminated Michael-Type Polymers, Catalysts 2020, 10, 448, 10.3390/catal10040448.

F. Adams, T. M. Pehl, M. Kränzlein, S. A. Kernbichl, J.-J. Kang, C. M. Papadakis, B. Rieger, (Co)polymerization of (−)-menthide and β-butyrolactone with yttrium-bis(phenolates): Tuning material properties of sustainable polyesters, Polym. Chem. 2020, 11, 4426-4437, 10.1039/D0PY00379D.


2019 - 2015

F. Adams, B. Rieger, Technical University of Munich, Process for polymerizing β-butyrolactone, International Patent Application, Pub. No.: WO/2019/120846, Publication Date: 27.06.2019, Bulletin 2019/26.

N. Hartl, F. Adams, G. Costabile, L. Isert, M. Döblinger, X. Xiao, R. Liu, M. O. Merkel, The Impact of Nylon-3 Copolymer Composition on the Efficiency of siRNA Delivery to Glioblastoma Cells, Nanomaterials 2019, 910.3390/nano9070986.

F. Adams, P. Pahl, B. Rieger, Metal‐catalyzed group‐transfer polymerization: a versatile tool for tailor‐made functional (Co)polymers, Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 509-518, 10.1002/chem.201703965.

F. Adams, M. Pschenitza, B. Rieger, Yttrium-Catalyzed Synthesis of Bipyridine-Functionalized AB-Block Copolymers: Micellar Support for Photocatalytic Active Rhenium-Complexes, ChemCatChem 2018, 10, 4309-4316, 10.1002/cctc.201801009.

F. Adams, M. R. Machat, P. T. Altenbuchner, J. Ehrmaier, A. Pöthig, T. N. Karsili, B. Rieger, Toolbox of nonmetallocene lanthanides: Multifunctional catalysts in group-transfer polymerization, Inorg. Chem. 2017, 56, 9754-9764, 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b01261

S. Kernbichl, M. Reiter, F. Adams, S. Vagin, B. Rieger, CO2-controlled one-pot synthesis of AB, ABA block, and statistical terpolymers from β-butyrolactone, epoxides, and CO2, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 6787-6790, 10.1021/jacs.7b01295.

S. I. Vagin, A. Kronast, P. T. Altenbuchner, F. Adams, C. Sinkel, P. Deglmann, R. Loos, T. Schuffenhauer, B. Sommer, T. Bruck, B. Rieger, Enzymatic degradation of synthetic poly(3-hydroxybutyrates) as a tool for combinatorial microstructure determination, Polym. Degrad. Stab. 2017, 143, 176-185, 10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2017.07.007.

F. Adams, P. Altenbuchner, P. Werz, B. Rieger, Multiresponsive micellar block copolymers from 2-vinylpyridine and dialkylvinylphosphonates with a tunable lower critical solution temperature, RSC Adv. 2016, 6, 78750-78754, 10.1039/c6ra17160e.

P. T. Altenbuchner, P. D. Werz, P. Schöppner, F. Adams, A. Kronast, C. Schwarzenböck, A. Pöthig, C. Jandl, M. Haslbeck, B. Rieger, Next Generation Multiresponsive Nanocarriers for Targeted Drug Delivery to Cancer Cells, Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 14576-14584, 10.1002/chem.201601822.

F. Adams, Gruppentransferpolymerisation von Michael-Monomeren. Springer Best Masters, Springer-Verlag, 2016, ISBN: 3658135743.

P. Altenbuchner, F. Adams, A. Kronast, E. Herdtweck, A. Pöthig, B. Rieger, Stereospecific catalytic precision polymerization of 2-vinylpyridine via rare earth metal-mediated group transfer polymerization with 2-methoxyethylamino-bis (phenolate)-yttrium complexes, Polym. Chem. 2015, 6, 6796-6801,10.1039/c5py01146a.

Selected Publications



Dr. Friederike Adams

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