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

Dustin Kass

M. Sc. Dustin Kass


Tel: +49 30 2093-82802

Room: 1'204



Research topic

Synergetic effects during activation of small molecules.


  1. "A Bioinspired Nonheme FeIII-(O22-)-CuII Complex with an St = 1 Ground State"
    D. Kass, S. Katz, H. Özgen, S. Mebs, M. Haumann, R. García-Serres, H. Dau, P. Hildebrandt, T. Lohmiller, K. Ray, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2024.
    DOI: 10.1021/jacs.4c04492
  2. "Origin of Unprecedented Formation and Reactivity of FeIV=O Species viaOxygen Activation: Role of Noncovalent Interactions and Magnetic Coupling"
    A. Sen, N. J. Britto, D. Kass, K. Ray, G. Rajaraman, Inorg. Chem. 2024.
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.4c00371
  3. "Trapping of a phenoxyl radical at a non-haem high-spin iron(II) centre"
    D. Kass, V. Larson, T. Corona, U. Kuhlmann, P. Hildebrandt, T. Lohmiller, E. Bill, N. Lehnert, K. Ray, Nat. Chem. 2024.
    DOI: 10.1038/s41557-023-01405-9
  4. "Two Allogons of an O2-activating Bis(disiloxido)ferrate(II) Accessible Selectively just by Variation of the Crystallization Temperature"
    F. Beckmann, P. Woite, S. Yelin, D. Kass, D. Usvyat, M. Römelt, C. Limberg, Chem. - Eur. J. 2023, e202303614.
    DOI: 10.1002/chem.202303614
  5. "Reactivities of iron(IV)-oxido compounds with pentadentate bispidine ligands"
    K. Bleher, P. Comba, D. Kass, K. Ray, H. Wadepohl, J. Inorg. Biochem. 2023, 112123.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jinorgbio.2023.112123
  6. "Spectroscopic Properties of a Biologically Relevant [Fe2(µ-O)2] Diamond Core Motif with a Short Iron-Iron Distance"
    D. Kass, S. Yao, K. Krause, T. Corona, L. Richter, T. Braun, S. Mebs, M. Haumann, H. Dau, T. Lohmiller, C. Limberg, M. Drieß, K. Ray, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 202262, e202209437.
    DOI: 10.1002/anie.202209437
  7. "Spektroskopische Eigenschaften eines biologisch-relevanten [Fe2(μ-O)2] Diamond-Core-Motivs mit einem kurzen Eisen-Eisen-Abstand"
    D. Kass, S. Yao, K. Krause, T. Corona, L. Richter, T. Braun, S. Mebs, M. Haumann, H. Dau, T. Lohmiller, C. Limberg, M. Drieß, K. Ray, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2022135, e202209437. 
    DOI: 10.1002/ange.202209437
  8. "Modelling the coordination environment in α-ketoglutarate dependent oxygenases - a comparative study on the effect of N- vs. O-ligation"
    K. Warm, D. Kass, M. Haumann, H. Dau, K. Ray, Z. Allg. Anorg. Chem. 2022, 648, e202100310.
    DOI: 10.1002/zaac.202100310

  9. "Direct growth of crystalline triazine-based graphdiyne using surface-assisted deprotection–polymerisation"
    R. Kulkarni, J. Huang, M. Trunk, D. Burmeister, P. Amsalem, J. Müller, A. Martin, N. Koch, D. Kass, M. J. Bojdys, Chem. Sci. 2021, 12, 12661-12666.
    DOI: 10.1039/D1SC03390E

  10. "High-spin square planar iron(II) alkali metal siloxide complexes – influence of the alkali metal and reactivity towards O2 and NO"
    F. Beckmann, D. Kass, M. Keck, S. Yelin, S. Hoof, B. Cula, C. Herwig, K. B. Krause, D. Ar, C. Limberg, Z. Allg. Anorg. Chem. 2021, 647, 960-967.
    DOI: 10.1002/zaac.202100059

  11. "Stoichiometric Formation of an Oxoiron(IV) Complex by a Soluble Methane Monooxygenase Type Activation of O2 at an Iron(II)-Cyclam Center"
    D. Kass, T. Corona, K. Warm, B. Braun-Cula, U. Kuhlmann, E. Bill, S. Mebs, M. Swart, H. Dau, M. Haumann, P. Hildebrandt, K. Ray, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 5924-5928.
    DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b13756


  1. 18. Koordinationschemie-Treffen 2024 (honored with presentation award)
  2. 4th Small Molecule Activation Conference (awarded with "Best Short talk")
  3. 15. Koordinationschemie-Treffen 2019 (honored with presentation award)