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J. Meurer, J. Hniopek, J. Ahner, M. Schmitt, J. Popp, S. Zechel, K. Peneva, M. D. Hager.

In-depth characterization of self-healing polymers based on π–π interactions, Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2021, 17, 2496-2504, DOI: 10.3762/bjoc.17.166

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M. L. Hupfer, R. Meyer, T. Deckert-Gaudig, S. Gosh, A. Skabeev, K. Peneva, V. Deckert, B. Dietzek, M. Presselt.

Supramolecular Reorientation During Deposition Onto Metal Surfaces of Quasi-Two-Dimensional Langmuir Monolayers Composed of Bifunctional Amphiphilic, Twisted Perylenes, Langmuir 202137, 11018-11026, DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.1c01525

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C. Cokca, F. J. Hack, D. Costabel, K. Herwig, J. Hülsmann, Patrick Then, Rainer Heintzmann, D. Fischer, K. Peneva.

PEGylation of Guanidinium and Indole Bearing Poly(methacrylamide)s – Biocompatible Terpolymers for pDNA Delivery, Macromol. Biosci. 2021, DOI: 10.1002/mabi.202100146

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F. J. Hack, C. Cokca, S. Städter, J. Hülsmann, K. Peneva, D. Fischer.

Indole, Phenyl, and Phenol Groups: The Role of the Comonomer on Gene Delivery in Guanidinium Containing Methacrylamide Terpolymers, Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2021, DOI: 10.1002/marc.202000580.

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D. Costabel, A. Skabeev, A. Nabiyan, Y. Luo, J. Max, A. Rajagopal, D. Kowalczyk, B. Dietzek, M. Wächtler, H. Görls, D. Ziegenbalg, Y. Zagranyarski, C. Streb, F. H. Schacher, K. Peneva.

1,7,9,10-tetrasubstituted PMIs accessible via decarboxylatve bromination: Synthesis, Characterization, Photophysical Studies and Hydrogen Evolution Catalysis, Chem. - Eur. J. 2021, DOI: 10.1002/chem.202004326

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A. Tannert, J. G. Lopez, N. Petkov, A. Ivanova, K. Peneva, U. Neugebauer.

Lysosome-targeting pH indicator based on peri-fused naphtalene monoimide with superior stability for long term live cell imaging, J. Mater. Chem. B 2021, DOI: 10.1039/D0TB02208J

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C. Cokca, L. Zartner, I. Tabujew, D. Fischer, K. Peneva.

Incorporation of Indole Significantly Improves the Transfection Efficiency of Guanidinium-Containing Poly(Methacrylamide)s, Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2020, 1900668, DOI: 10.1002/marc.201900668

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P. Biehl, P. Wiemuth, J. G. Lopez, M. C. Barth, A. Weidner, S. Dutz, K. Peneva, F. H. Schacher.

Weak Polyampholytes at the Interface of Magnetic Nanocarriers: A Facile Catch-and-Release Platform for Dyes, Langmuir, 2020, 36, 6095-6105. DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.0c00455

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I. Tabujew, M. Heidari, C. Freidel, M. Helm, L. Tebbe, U. Wolfrum, K. Nagel-Wolfrum, K. Koynov, P. Biehl, F. H. Schacher, R. Potestio, K. Peneva.

Tackling the Limitations of Copolymeric Small Interfering RNA Delivery Agents by a Combined Experimental–Computational Approach., Biomacromolecules 2019, 20, 4389-4406, DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.9b01061

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G. Gocheva, K. Peneva, A. Ivanova.

Self-assembly of doxorubicin and a drug-binding peptide studied by molecular dynamics. Chem. Phys. 2019, 525, 110380-110386, DOI: 10.1016/j.chemphys.2019.05.007

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I. Tabujew, M. Willig, N. Leber, C. Freidel, I. Negwer, K. Koynov, M. Helm, K. Landfester, R. Zentel, K. Peneva, V. Mailänder.

Overcoming the Barrier of CD8+ T Cells: Two types of Nano-Sized Carriers for siRNA Transport. Acta Biomater. 2019, 100, 338-351, DOI: 10.1016/j.actbio.2019.10.006

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I. Tabujew, C. Cokca, L. Zartner, U. S. Schubert, I. Nischang, D. Fischer and K. Peneva.

The influence of gradient and statistical arrangements of guanidinium or primary amine groups in poly(methacrylate) copolymers on their DNA binding affinity. J. Mater. Chem. B 2019, 7, 5920-5929, DOI: 10.1039/C9TB01269A

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G. Creusen, A. Roshanasan, J. Garcia Lopez, K. Peneva and A. Walther.

Bottom-up design of model network elastomers and hydrogels from precise star polymers. Polym. Chem. 2019, 10,  3740-3750, DOI: 10.1039/C9PY00731H

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H. Abul-Futouh, A. Skabeev, D. Botteri, Y. Zagranyarski, H. Görls, W. Weigand, K. Peneva.

Toward a Tunable Synthetic [FeFe]-Hydrogenase H-Cluster Mimic Mediated by Perylene Monoimide Model Complexes: Insight into Molecular Structures and Electrochemical Characteristics. Organometallics 2018, 37, 3278-3285, DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.8b00450

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R. Bala, A. Swami, I. Tabujew, K. Peneva, N. Wangoo, R. K. Sharma.

Ultra-sensitive detection of malathion using quantum dots-polymer based fluorescence aptasensor.  Biosens. Bioelectron. 2018, 104, 45-49, DOI: 10.1016/j.bios.2017.12.034

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G. Gocheva, N. Ilieva, K. Peneva, A. Ivanova.

Characterization of the interaction forces in a drug carrier complex of doxorubicin with a drug-binding peptide. Chem. biol. drug des. 2018, 91, 874-884, DOI: 10.1111/cbdd.13151

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M. Lelle, C. Freidel, S. Kaloyanova, K. Muellen, K. Peneva.

Multivalency: Key Feature in Overcoming Drug Resistance with a Cleavable Cell-Penetrating Peptide-Doxorubicin Conjugate. 

Int. J. Pept. Res. Ther. 2018, 24, 355-367, DOI: 10.1007/s10989-017-9622-4


I. Negwer, M. Hirsch, S. Kaloyanova, T. Brown, K. Peneva, H. J. Butt, K. Koynov, M. Helm.

Modulation of Mitochondriotropic Properties of Cyanine Dyes by in Organello Copper-Free Click Reaction. Chembiochem 2017, 18, 1814-1818, DOI: 10.1002/cbic.201700286

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M. Lelle, C. Freidel, S. Kaloyanova, I. Tabujew, A. Schramm, M. Musheev, C. Niehrs, K. Muellen, K. Peneva.

Overcoming drug resistance by cell-penetrating peptide-mediated delivery of a doxorubicin dimer with high DNA-binding affinity. Eur. J. Med. Chem. 2017, 130, 336-345, DOI: 10.1016/j.ejmech.2017.02.056

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I. Hellmuth, I. Freund, J. Schlöder, S. Seidu-Larry, K. Thüring, K. Slama, J. Langhanki, S. Kaloyanova, T. Eigenbrod, M. Krumb, S. Röhm, K. Peneva, T. Opatz, H. Jonuleit, A. Dalpke, M. Helm.

Bioconjugation of small molecules to RNA impedes its recognition by Toll-like receptor 7 (TLR7). Front. Immunol. 2017, 8, 312, DOI: 10.3389/fimmu.2017.00312

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H. Abul-Futouh, Y. Zagranyarski, C. Muller, M. Schulz, S. Kupfer, H. Gorls, M. El-Khateeb, S. Grafe, B. Dietzek, K. Peneva, W. Weigand.

[FeFe]-Hydrogenase H-cluster mimics mediated by naphthalene monoimide derivatives of peri-substituted dichalcogenides. Dalton Trans. 2017, 46, 11180-11191, DOI: 10.1039/C7DT02079A

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S. Kaloyanova, Y. Zagranyarski, S. Ritz, M. Hanulova, K. Koynov, A. Vonderheit, K. Muellen, K. Peneva.

Water-Soluble NIR-Absorbing Rylene Chromophores for Selective Staining of Cellular Organelles. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 2881-2884, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b10425

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C. Freidel, S. Kaloyanova, K. Peneva.

Chemical tags for site-specific fluorescent labeling of biomolecules. Amino Acids 2016, 48, 1357-1372, DOI: 10.1007/s00726-016-2204-5


J. Franz, M. Lelle, K. Peneva, M. Bonn, T. Weidner.

SAP(E) - A cell-penetrating polyproline helix at lipid interfaces. Biochim. Biophys. Acta, Biomembr. 2016, 1858, 2028-2034, DOI: 10.1016/j.bbamem.2016.05.021


Y. Tsoneva, H. R. A. Jonker, M. Wagner, A. Tadjer, M. Lelle, K. Peneva, A. Ivanova.

Molecular Structure and Pronounced Conformational Flexibility of Doxorubicin in Free and Conjugated State within a Drug-Peptide Compound. J. Phys. Chem. B 2015, 119, 3001-3013, DOI: 10.1021/jp509320q

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I. Tabujew, K. Peneva.

Functionalization of Cationic Polymers for Drug Delivery Applications. In Cationic Polymers in Regenerative Medicine, Samal, S.; Dubruel, P., Eds. Royal Society of Chemistry: 2015; pp 1-29, DOI: 10.1039/9781782620105-00001


I. Tabujew, M. Lelle, K. Peneva.

Cell-penetrating peptides for nanomedicine – how to choose the right peptide. Bionanomaterials 2015, 16, 59-72., DOI: 10.1515/bnm-2015-0001


C. Streich, S. Koenen, M. Lelle, K. Peneva, S. Barcikowski.

Influence of ligands in metal nanoparticle electrophoresis for the fabrication of biofunctional coatings. Appl. Surf. Sci. 2015, 348, 92-99, DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2014.12.159

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M. Lelle, S. Kaloyanova, C. Freidel, M. Theodoropoulou, M. Musheev, C. Niehrs, G. Stalla, K. Peneva.

Octreotide-Mediated Tumor-Targeted Drug Delivery via a Cleavable Doxorubicin-Peptide Conjugate. Mol. Pharmaceutics 2015, 12, 4290-4300, DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.5b00487

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M. Lelle, A.  Hameed, L.-M. Ackermann, S. Kaloyanova, M. Wagner, F. Berisha, V. O. Nikolaev, K. Peneva.

Functional Non-Nucleoside Adenylyl Cyclase Inhibitors. Chem. Biol. Drug Des. 2015, 85, 633-637, DOI: 10.1111/cbdd.12452

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B. Krieg, M. Hirsch, E. Scholz, L. Nuhn, I. Tabujew, H. Bauer, S. Decker, A. Khobta, M. Schmidt, W. Tremel, R. Zentel, K. Peneva, K. Koynov, A. J. Mason, M. Helm.

New Techniques to Assess In Vitro Release of siRNA from Nanoscale Polyplexes. Pharm. Res. 2015, 32, 1957-1974, DOI: 10.1007/s11095-014-1589-7

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K. Kantner, S. Ashraf, S. Carregal-Romero, C. Carrillo-Carrion, M. Collot, P. del Pino, W. Heimbrodt, D. Jimenez De Aberasturi, U. Kaiser, L. I. Kazakova, M. Lelle, N. Martinez de Baroja, J. M. Montenegro, M. Nazarenus, B. Pelaz, K. Peneva, P. R. Gil, N. Sabir, L. M. Schneider, L. I. Shabarchina, G. B. Sukhorukov, M. Vazquez, F. Yang, W. J. Parak.

Particle-Based Optical Sensing of Intracellular Ions at the Example of Calcium - What Are the Experimental Pitfalls? Small 2015, 11, 896-904, DOI: 10.1002/smll.201402110


J. Franz, D. J. Graham, L. Schmueser, J. E. Baio, M. Lelle, K. Peneva, K. Muellen, D. G. Castner, M. Bonn, T. Weidner.

Full membrane spanning self-assembled monolayers as model systems for UHV-based studies of cell-penetrating peptides. Biointerphases 2015, 10, 1-7, DOI: 10.1116/1.4908164


I. Tabujew, C. Freidel, B. Krieg, M. Helm, K. Koynov, K. Muellen, K. Peneva.

The guanidinium group as a key part of water-soluble polymer carriers for siRNA complexation and protection against degradation. Macromol. Rapid. Commun. 2014, 35, 1191-7, DOI: 10.1002/marc.201400120

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M. Lelle, K. Peneva.

An amino acid-based heterofunctional cross-linking reagent. Amino Acids 2014, 46, 1243-51, DOI: 10.1007/s00726-014-1685-3

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M. Lelle, S. U. Frick, K. Steinbrink, K. Peneva.

Novel cleavable cell-penetrating peptide-drug conjugates: synthesis and characterization. J. Pept. Sci. 2014, 20, 323-33, DOI: 10.1002/psc.2617

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D. Wang, L. Pevzner, C. Li, K. Peneva, C. Y. Li, D. Y. C. Chan, K. Muellen, M. Mezger, K. Koynov, H.-J. Butt.

Layer with reduced viscosity at water-oil interfaces probed by fluorescence correlation spectroscopy. Phys. rev. E, Stat, Nonlinear, Soft Matter Phys. 2013, 87, 012403, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.87.012403


R. Dorresteijn, R. Ragg, G. Rago, N. Billecke, M. Bonn, S. H. Parekh, G. Battagliarin, K. Peneva, M. Wagner, M. Klapper, K. Muellen.

Biocompatible Polylactide-block-Polypeptide-block-Polylactide Nanocarrier. Biomacromolecules 2013, 14, 1572-1577, DOI: 10.1021/bm400216r

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T. Weil, T. Vosch, J. Hofkens, K. Peneva, K. Muellen.

The Rylene Colorant Family-Tailored Nanoemitters for Photonics Research and Applications. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 9068-9093, DOI: 10.1002/anie.200902532

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K. Peneva, K. Gundlach, A. Herrmann, H. Paulsen, K. Muellen.

Site-specific incorporation of perylene into an N-terminally modified light-harvesting complex II. Org Biomol. Chem. 2010, 8, 4823-4826, DOI: 10.1039/C0OB00492H


M. Gudmand, S. Rocha, N. S. Hatzakis, K. Peneva, K. Muellen, D. Stamou, H. Uji-l, J. Hofkens, T. Bjoernholm, T. Heimburg.

Influence of lipid heterogeneity and phase behavior on phospholipase A2 action at the single molecule level. Biophys. J. 2010, 98, 1873-1882, DOI: 10.1016/j.bpj.2010.01.035


M. Gudmand, S. Rocha, N. S. Hatzakis, K. Peneva, K. Muellen, D. Stamou, H. Uji-I, J. Hofkens, T. Bjoernholm, T. Heimburg.

Influence of lipid heterogeneity and phase behavior on phospholipase A2 action at the single molecule level. Biophys. J., 2010, 98, 1873-1882, DOI: 10.1016/j.bpj.2010.01.035



E. Schwartz, V. Palermo, C. E. Finlayson, Y.-S. Huang, M. B. J. Otten, A. Liscio, S. Trapani, I. Gonzalez-Valls, P. Brocorens, J. J. L. M. Cornelissen, K. Peneva, K. Muellen, F. C. Spano, A. Yartsev, S. Westenhoff, R. H. Friend, D. Beljonne, R. J. M. Nolte, P. Samori, A. E. Rowan.

"Helter-skelter-like" perylene polyisocyanopeptides. Chem. - Eur. J. 2009, 15, 2536-2547, DOI: 10.1002/chem.200801746

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S. Rocha, J. A. Hutchinson, K. Peneva, A. Herrmann, K. Muellen, M. Skjot, C. I. Jorgensen, A. Svendsen, F. C. De Schryver, J. Hofkens, H. Uji-I.

Linking phospholipase mobility to activity by single-molecule wide-field microscopy. ChemPhysChem 2009, 10, 151-61, DOI: 10.1002/cphc.200800537


T. Lebold, L. A. Muehlstein, J. Blechinger, M. Riederer, H. Amenitsch, R. Koehn, K. Peneva, K. Muellen, J. Michaelis, C. Braeuchle, T. Bein.

Tuning single-molecule dynamics in functionalized mesoporous silica. Chem. - Eur. J. 2009, 15, 1661-1672, DOI: 10.1002/chem.200801380


C. Jung, N. Ruthardt, R. Lewis, J. Michaelis, B. Sodeik, F. Nolde, K. Peneva, K. Muellen, C. Braeuchle.

Photophysics of new water-soluble terrylenediimide derivatives and applications in biology. ChemPhysChem 2009, 10, 180-90, DOI: 10.1002/cphc.200800628


T. Cherdhirankorn, A. Best, K. Koynov, K. Muellen, G. Frytas.

Diffusion in polymer solutions studied by fluorescence correlation spectroscopy. J. Phys. Chem. B 2009, 113, 3355-3359, DOI: 10.1021/jp809707y


K. Peneva, G. Mihov, F. Nolde, S. Rocha, J.-I. Hotta, K. Braeckmans, J. Hofkens, H. Uji-I, A. Herrmann, K. Muellen.

Water-soluble monofunctional perylene and terrylene dyes: powerful labels for single-enzyme tracking. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 3372-3375, DOI: 10.1002/anie.200705409


K. Peneva, G. Mihov, A. Herrmann, N. Zarrabi, M. Boersch, T. M. Duncan, K. Muellen.

Exploiting the Nitrilotriacetic Acid Moiety for Biolabeling with Ultrastable Perylene Dyes. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 5398-5399, DOI: 10.1021/ja711322g


C. E. Finlayson, R. H. Friend, M. B. J. Otten, E. Schwartz, J. J. L. M. Cornelissen, R. J. M. Nolte, A. E. Rowan, P. Samori, V. Palermo, A. Liscio, K. Peneva, K. Muellen, S. Trapani, D. Beljonne, D.

Electronic transport properties of ensembles of perylene-substituted poly-isocyanopeptide arrays. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2008, 18, 3947-3955, DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200800943


T. Tang, K. Peneva, K. Muellen, S. E. Webber.

Photophysics of Water Soluble Perylene Diimides in Surfactant Solutions. J. Phys. Chem. A 2007, 111, 10609-10614, DOI: 10.1021/jp073782s


T. Tang, A. Herrmann, K. Peneva, K. Muellen, S. E. Webber.

Energy Transfer in Molecular Layer-by-Layer Films of Water-Soluble Perylene Diimides. Langmuir 2007, 23, 4623-4628, DOI: 10.1021/la0634903


G. Momekov, T. Deligeorgiev, A. Vasilev, K. Peneva, S. Konstantinov, M. Karaivanova.

Evaluation of the cytotoxic and pro-apoptotic activities of Eu(III) complexes with appended DNA intercalators in a panel of human malignant cell lines. Medicinal Chemistry 2006, 2, 439-445, DOI: 10.2174/157340606778250234


K. Peneva, A. Herrmann, K. Muellen, Water-soluble rylene diimides dyes, methods for preparing the same and uses thereof as fluorescent labels for biomolecules. WO2009065508A3, 2009


K. Peneva, A. Hermann, K. Mueller, K. Water-soluble rylene diimide dyes, methods for preparing the same and uses thereof as fluorescent labels for biomolecules. WO2009065508A2, 2009.


K. Peneva, T. Weil, K. Muellen, More than just color. Detecting biomolecules with rylene fluorescence probes. GIT Labor-Fachzeitschrift 2013, 57, 34-36.

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