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

Beatrice Battistella

Dr. rer. nat. Beatrice Battistella




Previous research topic

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


  1. "How Ligand Geometry Affects the Reactivity ofCo(II) Cyclam Complexes"
    L. Iffland-Mühlhaus, B. Battistella, D. Siegmund, K. Ray, U.-P. Apfel, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2023, 26, e202300418.
    DOI: 10.1002/ejic.202300418
  2. "A New Thiolate-Bound Dimanganese Cluster as a Structural and Functional Model for Class Ib RNRs"
    B. Battistella, T. Lohmiller, B. Cula, P. Hildebrandt, U. Kuhlmann, H. Dau, S. Mebs, K. Ray, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 202362, e202217076.
    DOI: 10.1002/anie.202217076
  3. "Experimental and Computational Investigation of Heteroatom Substitution in Nucleolytic Cu(II) Cycln Complexes for Balancing Stability and Redox Activity"
    J. Homann, X. Zhou, O. Verbitsky, B. Battistella, M. van der Meer, B. Sarkar, C. Zhao, N. Kulak, Dalton Trans. 202352, 3176-3187.
    DOI: 10.1039/D2DT03284H
  4. "Evidence of Sulfur Non-innocence in [CoII(dithiacyclam)]2+-Mediated Catalytic Oxygen Reduction Reactions"
    B. Battistella, L. Iffland-Mühlhaus, M. Schütze, B. Cula, U. Kuhlmann, H. Dau, P. Hildebrandt, T. Lohmiller, S. Mebs, U.-P. Apfel, K. Ray, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2022, e202214074.
    DOI: 10.1002/anie.202214074
  5. "Between Imide, Imidyl and Nitrene - An Imido Iron Complex in Two Oxidation States"
    S. Reith, S. Demeshko, B. Battistella, A. Reckziegel, C. Schneider, A. Stoy, C. Lichtenberg, F. Meyer, D. Munz, C. G. Werncke, Chem. Scie. 2022, 13, 7907-7913.
    DOI: 10.1093/D2SC01088G
  6. "The Intricate Road to the Linear Anionic Nickel(I) Hexamethyldisilazanide [Ni(N(SiMe3)2)2]-"
    A. Reckziegel, B. Battistella, A. Schmidt, C. G. Werncke, Inorg. Chem. 202261, 7794-7803.
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.2c00214
  7. "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, 144, 8707-8716.
    DOI: 10.1021/jacs.2c02195
  8. "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
  9. "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
  10. "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
  11. "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

  12. "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
  13. "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 on March 2019 (poster presentation)
  2. International Symposium on Activation of Dioxygen and Homogeneous Oxidation Catalysis in Girona, Spain on September 2022 (oral presentation)