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. "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
  2. "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. 2022 (accepted).
    DOI: 10.1002/anie.202209437
  3. "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

  4. "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

  5. "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

  6. "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. 4th Small Molecule Activation Conference (awarded with "Best Short talk")
  2. 15. Koordinationschemie-Treffen 2019 (honored with presentation award)