Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Ray Group

Beatrice Battistella

M. Sc. Beatrice Battistella


Tel: +49 30 2093-7430

Room: 1'223



Research topic

Transition metal complexes supported on novel N-, O-, S-bases ancillary ligands: synthesis, spectroscopic characterization and reactivity towards small and biomolecules.


  1. "Between Imide, Imidyl and Nitrene - An Imido Iron Complex in Two Oxidation States"
    S. Reith, S. Demeshko, B. Battistella, A. Reckziegel, C. Schneider, F. Meyer, D. Munz, G. Werncke, Chem. Scie. 2022 (eingereicht).
  2. "The Intricate Road to thee Linear Anionic Nickel(I) Hexamethyldisilazanide [Ni(N(SiMe3)2)2]-"
    A. Reckziegel, B. Battistella, A. Schmidt, G. Werncke, Inorg. Chem. 2022 (eingereicht).
  3. "An All-Organic Photochemical Magnetic Switch with Bistable Spin States"
    K. Günther, N. Grabicki, B. Battistella, L. Grubert, O. Dumele, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022 (eingereicht).
  4. "The influence of secondary interactions on the [Ni(O2)]+ mediated aldehyde oxidation reactions"
    B. Battistella, K. Warm, B. Cula, B. Lu, P. Hildebrandt, U. Kuhlmann, H. Dau, S. Mebs, K. Ray, J. Inorg. Biochem. 2022, 227, 111668.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jinorgbio.2021.111668
  5. "On the Synthesis of a T-Shaped Imido Nickel Complex and Trigonal Amido Nickel Complexes"
    A. Reckziegel, B. Battistella, G. Werncke, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2022, 10, 1-6.
    DOI: 10.1002/ejic.202101102
  6. "High-Spin Imido Cobalt Complexes with Imidyl Radical Character"
    A. Reckziegel, M. Kour, B. Battistella, S. Mebs, K. Beuthert, G. Werncke, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 15376-16380.
    DOI: 10.26434/chemrxiv.14128709.v1
  7. "O2 and H2O2 activations at dinuclear Mn and Fe active sites"
    B. Battistella, K. Ray, Coord. Chem. Rev. 2020, 408, 213176. 
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ccr.2019.213176

  8. "Electrochemical CO2 Reduction - The Effect of Chalcogenide Exchange in Ni-Isocyclam Complexes"
    P. Gerschel, B. Battistella, D. Siegmund, K. Ray, U. P. Apfel, Organometall. 2020, 39, 1497-1510. 
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.0c00129
  9. "Iron and manganese oxo complexes, the oxo wall and beyond"
    V. A. Larson, B. Battistella, K. Ray, N. Lehnert, W. Nam, Nature Rev. Chem. 2020, 4, 404-419.
    DOI: 10.1038/s41570-020-0197-9


  1. Koordinationschemie-Treffen Munich, Germany in March 2019 (poster presentation)