Carsten Schmuck, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany, passed away on August 2, 2019.
Carsten Schmuck’s research focused on supramolecular chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, and self-assembling nanomaterials. His research interests included the construction of artificial receptors for biologically relevant substrates, such as peptides and carbohydrates, with de-novo design and combinatorial methods, the investigation of self-organizing zwitterions as building blocks for supramolecular polymers and soft nanomaterials in water, and the thermodynamic study of non-covalent interactions in general.
Carsten Schmuck, born in Oberhausen, Germany, in 1968, received his diploma in chemistry in 1992 and his Ph.D. in organic chemistry in 1994 from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany. From 1995 to 1997, he was a Postdoctoral Feodor-Lynen Fellow with Ronald Breslow at Columbia University, New York City, NY, USA, and completed his habilitation in supramolecular and bioorganic chemistry at the University of Cologne, Germany, in 2001. Then, Carsten Schmuck became C3-Professor for Organic Chemistry at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany, and since June 2008, he was Chair for Organic Chemistry (W3-Professor) at the Universität Duisburg-Essen.
Among other commitments, Carsten Schmuck was Vice-Speaker of the Collaborative Research Centre 1093: Supramolecular Chemistry on Proteins since 2014, and a member of the Fachkollegiat of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) since 2016. He also served on the Advisory Board of CHEMKON.
He received, among other awards, the Literature Prize of the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie (FCI, Chemical Industry Fund), in 2017 together with Peter Wich and Tanja Schirmeister for their new edition of the classic Beyer-Walter textbook of organic chemistry.
- Basisbuch Organische Chemie (in German),
Pearson Studium 2018.
- Chemie für Mediziner (in German),
Carsten Schmuck, Bernd Engels, Tanja Schirmeister, Reinhold Fink,
Pearson Studium 2016.
- Beyer/Walter Organische Chemie (in German),
Tanja Schirmeister, Carsten Schmuck, Peter R. Wich,
S. Hirzel Verlag, Stuttgart, 2016.
- Switchable Supramolecular Polymers from the Self-Assembly of a Small Monomer with Two Orthogonal Binding Interactions,
Gerd Gröger, Wolfgang Meyer-Zaika, Christoph Böttcher, Franziska Gröhn, Christian Ruthard, Carsten Schmuck,
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 8961–8971.
- Peptide Functionalized Polydiacetylene Liposomes Act as a Fluorescent Turn-On Sensor for Bacterial Lipopolysaccharide,
Junchen Wu, Adam Zawistowski, Michael Ehrmann, Tao Yi, Carsten Schmuck,
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 9720–9723.
- Ion-pair induced self-assembly in aqueous solvents,
Thomas H. Rehm, Carsten Schmuck,
Chem. Soc. Rev. 2010, 39, 3597.
- SERS Labels for Red Laser Excitation: Silica-Encapsulated SAMs on Tunable Gold/Silver Nanoshells,
Bernd Küstner, Magdalena Gellner, Max Schütz, Friedrich Schöppler, Alexander Marx, Philipp Ströbel, Patrick Adam, Carsten Schmuck, Sebastian Schlücker,
Angew. Chemie Int. Ed. 2009, 48, 1950–1953.
- The Synthesis of Highly Functionalized Pyrroles: A Challenge in Regioselectivity and Chemical Reactivity,
Carsten Schmuck, Daniel Rupprecht,
Synthesis 2007, 2007, 3095–3110.
- How to improve guanidinium cations for oxoanion binding in aqueous solution?,
Coord. Chem. Rev. 2006, 250, 3053–3067.
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