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List of publications


57)  “From Terminal to Spiro-Phosphonium Acceptors, Remarkable Moieties to Develop Polyaromatic NIR Dyes”.

        Iida Partanen, Andrey Belyaev,* Bo-Kang Su, Zong-Ying Liu, Jarkko J. Saarinen, Ishfaq Ibni Hashim, Andreas Steffen,

        Pi-Tai Chou,* Carlos Romero-Nieto,* Igor O. Koshevoy*

        Chem. Eur. J. 2023, DOI: 10.1002/chem.202301073

56)  “A New Probe for the Detection of Pancreatic Enzimes”.

        Elzbieta Regulska, Julian Kompa, Thilo Hackert, Thomas Pausch,* Carlos Romero-Nieto*

        In preparation. 2023

55)  “Boundaries of the Hyperconjugation from π–Extended six- Membered Phosphorus Heterocycles”.

        Abel de Cózar,* Carlos Romero-Nieto*

        Inorg. Chem. 2023, 62, 4097–4105


54)  “Boron- and phosphorous-containing nano-platforms: Exploiting pathological redox imbalance to fight cancer”.

        Anna Wolfram, Pablo Fuentes Soriano, Carlos Romero-Nieto*

        Nanoscale. 2022, 14, 17500-17513. Highlighted with the cover

53)  “Synthesis, Post-Functionalization and Properties of Diphosphapentaarenes”.

        Elzbieta Regulska, Philip Hindenberg, Adrián Espiñeira-Gutiérrez, Frank Rominger, Carlos Romero-Nieto*

        Chem. Eur. J. 2022. DOI: 10.1002/chem.202202769. Special issues ISNA19

52)  “Two-Fold Intramolecular Phosphacyclization: from fluorescent diphosphapyrene salts to pentavalent


        Philip Hindeberg, Andrey Belyaev, Frank Rominger, Igor Koshevoy,* Carlos Romero-Nieto*

        Org. Lett. 2022. 24, 6391–6396.

  1. 51)“Luminescent Phosphaphenalene Gold Complexes: Versatile Anticancer Tools with a Wide Applicability”.

        Valentina Fermi, Elzbieta Regulska, Anna Wolfram, Patrick Wessling, Frank Rominger, Christel Herold-Mende,*

        Carlos Romero-Nieto*

        Chem. Eur. J. 2022. DOI: 10.1002/chem.202104535. Highlighted with the Cover and Cover Profile

        Highlighted in Special Issues: “Hot Topic: Gold”  and “Society Volumes: Spain”


50) “En Route Towards the Control of Luminescent, Optically-Active 3D Architectures”.

         Philip Hindenberg, Frank Rominger, Carlos Romero-Nieto.*

        Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2021, 60, 766-773

49) “Controlling the Molecular Arrangement of Racemates Through Weak Interactions: the Synergy Between

        pi-Interactions and Halogen Bonds”.

        Carlos Romero-Nieto,* Abel de Cózar,* Elzbieta Regulska, John Mullenix, Frank Rominger, Philip Hindenberg 

        Chem. Commun. 2021, 57, 7366-7369. Highlighted with the Cover

  1. 48)“Design of organophosphorus materials for organic electronics and bio-applications”.

        Elzbieta Regulska, Carlos Romero-Nieto,* 

        Materials Today Chemistry. 2021, 22, 100604

47) “Soft Electronic Platforms Combining Elastomeric Stretchability and Biodegradability”.

        Martin Held, Alexander Pichler, Joshua Chabeda, Natalie Lam, Philip Hindenberg, Carlos Romero-Nieto, Gerardo    


        Adv. Sustain. Syst. 2021, 6, 2100035


46) “Gold (I) complexes based on six-membered phosphorus heterocycles as bio-active molecules against

        brain cancer”.

        Saskia Rösch, Valentina Fermi, Christel Herold-Mende,* Carlos Romero-Nieto*

       Chem. Comm. 2020, 56, 14593-14596. Highlighted with the Cover

       “New Chemotherapeutic Agents Against Brain Cancer”.

        Saskia Rösch, Valentina Fermi, Christel Herold-Mende,* Carlos Romero-Nieto*

        Patent Pending. 2020

45) “Synthesis of Blue-Luminescent Seven-Membered Phosphorus Heterocycles”.

        Elzbieta Regulska, Heiko Ruppert, Frank Rominger, Carlos Romero-Nieto*

        J. Org. Chem. 2020, 85, 1247-1252. Highlighted with the Cover

44) “Extraction of 2’-O-Apiosyl-6’-O-crotonic acid-betanin from the ayrampo seed (Opuntia soehrensii) cuticle

       and its use as emitting layer in an organic light-emitting diode”.

        Harry Rivera, Gerardo Hernandez-Sosa, Carlos Romero-Nieto, Elzbieta Regulska, Nils Jürgensen, Johannes

        Zimmermann, Karim Salazar, Maria Quintana*

        RSC Adv., 2020, 10, 36695-36703

43) “Photoresponsive Six- and Seven-Membered Organophosphorus Materials”.

        Elzbieta Regulska, Carlos Romero-Nieto* 

        Photochemistry: Volume 48. 2020. 376-410


42) “Phosphorus Post-Functionalization of Diphosphahexaarenes”.

        Philip Hindenberg, Frank Rominger, Carlos Romero-Nieto.*

        Chem. Eur. J. 2019, 25, 13146-13151. Highlighted with the Cover

41) “Organophosphorus-B(C6F5)3 Adducts: Towards New Solid-State Emitting Materials”.

        Elzbieta Regulska, Sonja Christ, Johannes Zimmermann, Frank Rominger, Gerardo Hernandez-Sosa,*

        Carlos Romero-Nieto*

        Dalton Trans. 2019, 48, 12803-12807. Highlighted with the Cover

40) “Inkjet Printed Polymer-based Electrochromic and Electrofluorochromic Dual-mode Displays”.

        Manuel Pietsch, Tobias Rödlmeier, Stefan Schlisske, Johannes Zimmermann, Carlos Romero-Nieto,* Gerardo    


        J. Mater. Chem. C. 2019, 7, 7121-7127

39) “Dismantling the hyperconjugation of π–conjugated phosphorus heterocycles”

        Olaz Larrañaga, Carlos Romero-Nieto,* Abel de Cózar.*

        Chem. Eur. J. 2019, 25, 9035-9044.

38) “Lighting with organophosphorus materials: solution-processed blue/cyan light-emitting devices based

        on phosphaphenalenes”

        Philip Hindenberg, Johannes Zimmermann, Gerardo Hernandez-Sosa,* Carlos Romero-Nieto.*

        Dalton Trans. 2019, 48, 7503-7508. Highlighted with the Cover

        “Polycyclic organophosphorus compounds electrofluorochromic luminescent materials,    

        electroluminescent devices and process for preparation and manufacturing thereof”

        Philip Hindenberg, Johannes Zimmermann, Gerardo Hernandez-Sosa,* Carlos Romero-Nieto.*

        Patent WO 2019145254 and DE 102018000521

37) “Wide tuning the optical properties (420-780 nm emission) of polyaromatic phosphonium P-heterocycles”.

        Andrey Belyaev, Yi-Ting Chen, Zong-Ying Liu, Philip Hindenberg, Cheng-Ham Wu, Pi-Tai Chou, Carlos Romero-Nieto,*            

        Igor O. Koshevoy.*

        Chem. Eur. J. 2019, 25, 6332-6341. Highlighted with the Cover

36) “Modulation of Waveguide Behaviour of an ICT 2H-Benzo[d][1,2,3]Triazole Derivative with Graphene”

        Inés Torres-Moya, Jose Miguel González-Domínguez, Angel Díaz-Ortiz, Carlos Romero-Nieto, Ester Vázquez, José    

        Ramón Carrillo, Pilar Prieto*

        Org. Electron. 2019, 68, 1-8.


35) “From Phosphaphenalenes to Diphosphahexaarenes: An Overview of Linearly Fused Six-Membered    

        Phosphorus Heterocycles”

        Elzbieta Regulska, Philip Hindenberg, Carlos Romero‐Nieto*

        Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2018, 1519-1528. Invited article. Top 10% most downloaded article in 2018-2019

34) “Phosphahexacenes as Highly Fluorescent and Stable Materials”

        Philip Hindenberg, Marvin Busch, Alexander Paul, Moritz Bernhardt, Patrick Gemessy, Frank Rominger, Carlos        


        Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2018, 130, 15377-15381.

33) “Highlights on π-systems based on six-membered phosphorus heterocycles”

        Elzbieta Regulska, Carlos Romero-Nieto*

        Dalton Trans. 2018, 47, 10344-10359. Highlighted with the Cover. Invited article for the Special Issue: “New

        Talents Europe”


32) “Intramolecular SEAr of phosphorus derivatives: computational approach to the synthesis of             

        π-extended heterocycles.”

        Olatz Larrañaga, Carlos Romero-Nieto,* Abel De Cózar.*

        Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 17487–17496. Highlighted with cover.

31) “Electrical and optical properties of reduced graphene oxide thin film deposited onto

        polyethylene terephthalate by spin coating technique.”

        Harry Anderson Rivera-Tito, Anne Habermehl, Christian Müler, Sebastian Beck, Carlos Romero-Nieto, Gerardo    

        Hernández Sosa, María Esther Quintana-Caceda.*

        Appl. Opt. 2017, 56, 7774–7780.

30) “A guide for the design of functional polyaromatic organophosphorus materials.”

           Philip Hindenberg, Alicia López-Andarias, Frank Rominger, Abel De Cózar,* Carlos Romero-Nieto.*

        Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 13919–13928. HOT PAPER. Highlighted with cover. Link

        Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 13818. Cover highlight


29) “Phosphaphenalenes: an evolution of the phosphorus heterocycles.”

  1. Philip Hindenberg, Carlos Romero-Nieto.*

  2. Synlett 2016, 27, 22932300. Invited article. Link

28) B(C6F5)3: A Lewis Acid that Brings the Light to the Solid State.”

  1. Max M. Hansmann, Alicia López-Andarias, Eva Rettenmeier, Carolina Egler-Lucas, Frank Rominger, A. Stephen K. Hashmi, Carlos Romero-Nieto.*

  2. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 1196–1199. HOT PAPER. Link

  3. Highlighted in “Cutting-Edge Chemistry”. Link

      Novel compounds exhibiting photophysical properties upon formation of Lewis acid-base adducts

        using non-chelating boranes, method for producing the same and devices including the same.”

       Max M. Hansmann, Alicia López-Andarias, Eva Rettenmeier, Carolina Egler-Lucas, Frank Rominger, A. Stephen K.

       Hashmi, Carlos Romero-Nieto.*

       Patent WO 2017/016653 A1


27) “Paving the Way to Novel Phosphorus-based Architectures: a Non-catalyzed Protocol to Access Six-

        membered Heterocycles.”

  1. Carlos Romero-Nieto,*  Alicia López-Andarias, Carolina Egler-Lucas, Florian Gebert, Jens-Peter Neus, Oliver Pilgram.

  2. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 15872–15875. Link

        Highlighted in the C&EN journal. Link

26) Quaternized pyridyloxy phthalocyanines tender aqueous electron-donor carbon nanotubes as

        unprecendeted supramolecular materials for energy conversion.”

  1. Eduardo Anaya-Plaza, María Moreno Oliva, Carlos Romero-Nieto, Andrés de la Escosura, Dirk M. Guldi, Tomás Torres.

  2. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2015, 25, 7418–7427. Highlighted with cover. Link

        Highlighted as hot topic. Link


25) Electroactive carbon nanoforms: a comparative study via sequential arylation and click chemistry     


  1. Jaime Mateos-Gil, Laura Rodríguez-Pérez, María Moreno-Oliva, Georgios Katsukis, Carlos Romero-Nieto, Mª Ángeles Herranz, Dirk M. Guldi, Nazario Martín.

        Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 1193–1200. Link


24) Charge Transfer Interactions in Self-Assembled Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes/Dawson-Wells          

        Polyoxometalate hybrids.

  1. Concha Bosch-Navarro, Benjamin Matt, Guillaume Izzet, Carlos Romero-Nieto, Konstantin Dirian, Andrés Raya, Sergio I. Molina, Anna Proust, Dirk M. Guldi, Carlos Martí-Gastaldo, Eugenio Coronado.

        Chem. Sci. 2014, 5, 4346–4354. Link

23) Controlling the crystalline 3D order in bulk materials by SWCNTs.

  1. Javier López-Andarias, Juan Luis López, Carmen Atienza, Fulvio Brunetti, Carlos Romero-Nieto, Dirk M. Guldi, Nazario Martín.

  2. Nature Commun. 2014, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms4763. Link


22)Ruthenoarenes versus phenol derivatives as axial linkers for subporphyrazine dimers and trimers”.

  1. Esmeralda Caballero, Carlos Romero-Nieto, Volker Strauß, M. Salomé Rodríguez-Morgade, Dirk M. Guldi, Jonathan L. Sessler, Tomás Torres.

  2. Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 1–9. Link


21) Low dimensional nanocarbons – chemistry and energy/electron transfer reactions”.

  1. Konstantin Dirian, M. Ángeles Herranz, Georgios Katsukis, Jenny Malig, Laura Rodríguez-Pérez, Carlos Romero-Nieto, Volker Strauss, Nazario Martín, Dirk M. Guldi.

  2. Chem. Sci. 2013, 4, 4335–4353. Highlighted with cover. Link

20) Host-Guest Complexation of [60]Fullerenes and Porphyrins Enabled by “Click Chemistry”.

  1. Khanh-Hy Le Ho, Ismail Hijazi, Lucie Rivier, Christelle Gautier, Bruno Jousselme, Gustavo de Miguel, Carlos Romero-Nieto, Dirk M. Guldi, Benoit Heinrich, Bertrand Donnio, Stéphane Campidelli.

  2. Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 11374–11381. Link

19) Dithieno[3,2-b:2’,3’-d]phospholes: A Look Back at the First Decade”.

        Carlos Romero-Nieto, Thomas Baumgartner.

        Synlett 2013, 24, 920–937. Invited article. Co-corresponding author. Link

18)Stable Electron Donor–Acceptor Nanohybrids by Interfacing n-Type TCAQ with p-Type Single-

        Walled Carbon Nanotubes”.

  1. Carlos Romero-Nieto, Raúl García, Mª Ángeles Herranz, Laura Rodríguez-Pérez, Macarena Sánchez-Navarro, Javier Rojo, Nazario Martín, Dirk M. Guldi.

  2. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 1–6. Link


17)Self-ordering electron donor-acceptor nanohybrids based on SWCNTs across different scales”.

  1. Fulvio G. Brunetti, Carlos Romero-Nieto, Javier López-Andarias, Carmen Atienza, Juan Luis López, Dirk M. Guldi, Nazario Martín.

  2. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 52, 2180–2184. Highlighted with cover. Link

16) Ultrafast photoinduced processes in subphthalocyanine electron donor-acceptor conjugates linked by

       a single B-N bond”.

  1. Carlos Romero-Nieto, Julia Guilleme, Javier Fernández-Ariza, M. Salomé Rodríguez-Morgade, David González-Rodríguez, Tomás Torres, Dirk M. Guldi.

  2. Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 5656–5659. Link

15) Cyclopentadienylruthenium pi-complexes of subphthalocyanines: a drop-pin” approach to modifying

        the electronic features of aromatic macrocycles”.

  1. Esmeralda Caballero, Javier Fernández-Ariza, Vincent M. Lynch, Carlos Romero-Nieto, M. Salomé Rodríguez-Morgade, Jonathan L. Sessler, Dirk M. Guldi, Tomás Torres.

  2. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 11337–11342. Link

  1. 14) Interfacing nanocarbons with organic and inorganic semiconductors – from extended tetrathiafulvale-

  2.        nes to nanocrystals / quantum dots”.

        Georgios Katsukis, Carlos Romero-Nieto, Jenny Malig, Christian Ehli, Dirk M. Guldi.

        Langmuir, 2012, 28, 11662–11675. Highlighted with the front cover. Link

13) Tetrathiafulvalene-based nanotweezers – non-covalent binding of carbon nanotubes in aqueous media

        with charge transfer implications”.

  1. Carlos Romero-Nieto, Raúl García, M. Ángeles Herranz, Christian Ehli, Michaela Ruppert, Andreas Hirsch, Dirk M. Guldi, Nazario Martín.

  2. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 9183–9192. Link

12) Towards enhancing light harvesting subphthalocyanines as electron acceptors”.

  1. Carlos Romero-Nieto, Anaïs Medina, Agustin Molina-Ontoria, Christian G. Claessens, Luis Echegoyen, Nazario Martín, Tomás Torres, Dirk M. Guldi.

  2. Chem. Comm. 2012, 48, 4953–4955. Link

11) Concave versus planar geometry for the hierarchical organization of mesoscopic 3D helical fibers”.

  1. Juan Luis López, Carmen Atienza, Alberto Insuasty, Javier López-Andarias, Carlos Romero-Nieto, Dirk M. Guldi, Nazario Martín.

  2. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 16, 3857–3861. HOT PAPER. Link

10)Integrating water-soluble graphene into porphyrin nanohybrids”.

        Jenny Malig, Carlos Romero-Nieto, Norbert Jux, Dirk M. Guldi.

        Adv. Mater. 2012, 24, 800–805. Highlighted with the front cover. Link

9)Fosfoles como nuevos materiales luminiscentes”.

        Carlos Romero-Nieto, Sonia Merino, Julián Rodríguez-López.

        An. Quím. 2012, 1, 28–29. Divulgative article, highlighted with the front cover. Link


  8) Subphthalocyanine-polymethine  cyanine  conjugate:  an  all  organic  panchromatic light harvester

       that reveals charge transfer”.

  1. Carlos Romero-Nieto, Julia Guilleme, Carmen Villegas, Juan Luis Delgado, David González-Rodríguez, Nazario Martin, Tomás Torres, Dirk M. Guldi.

        J. Mater. Chem. 2011, 21, 15914–15918. Link

7)   Electrochemical synthesis and spectroelectrochemical characterization of triazole / thiophene

       conjugated polymers”.

  1. Francisco Montilla, F. Huerta, D. Salinas-Torres, E. Morallón, Cristina Cebrián, Pilar Prieto, Ángel Díaz-Ortiz, Antonio de la Hoz, José Ramón Carrillo, Carlos Romero-Nieto.

  2. Electrochimica Acta 2011, 58, 215–222. Link

  6)Room temperature multifunctional organophosphorus gels and liquid crystals”.

  1. Carlos Romero-Nieto, Mercedes Marcos, Sonia Merino, Joaquín Barberá, Thomas Baumgartner, Julián Rodríguez-López

  2. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2011, 21, 4088–4099. Link


  5)Synthesis and photophysical properties of donor-acceptor dithienophospholes”.

  1. Carlos Romero-Nieto, David T. Cramb, Kenji Kamada, Sonia Merino, Julián Rodríguez-López, Thomas Baumgartner.

  2. Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2010, 5225–5231. Link

  4) Highly  luminescent  terpyridinyl-ethynyl  functionalized  dithieno[3,2-b:2’,3’-d]phospholes: synthesis,    

       properties and complexation behavior

  1. Dong Ren Bai, Carlos Romero-Nieto, Thomas Baumgartner.

  2. Dalton Trans. 2010, 39, 1250–1260. Link


  3)Simple and efficient generation of white light-emission from organophosphorus building blocks”.

        Carlos Romero-Nieto, Stefan Durben, Ila Kormos, Thomas Baumgartner.

        Adv. Funct. Mater. 2009, 19, 3625–3631. Link

        Most accessed article in 10/2009, and virtual hot topic issue on Organic Electronics.

  2) Dendrimeric oligo(phenylenevinylene)-extended dithieno[3,2-b:2’,3’-d]phospholes: synthesis, self-   

       organization, and optical properties”.

        Carlos Romero-Nieto, Sonia Merino, Julián Rodríguez-López, Thomas Baumgartner.

        Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 15, 4135–4145. Link


1)  “Control of surface functionality in poly(phenylenevinylene) dendrons

        Juan Tolosa, Carlos Romero-Nieto, Enrique Díez-Barra, Prado Sánchez-Verdú, Julián Rodríguez-López.

        J. Org. Chem. 2007, 72, 3847–3852. Link