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

Thomas Lohmiller

Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Lohmiller


Tel: +49 30 2093-7307

Room: 3'205



Research topic

Direct determination of spin-spin interactions in transition metal-radical complexes relevant in catalysis and molecular magnetism by high-frequency electron-paramagnetic resonance.


  1. "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 (accepted)
    DOI: 10.1002/ange.202214074
  2. "Antisymmetric Spin Exchange in a μ-1,2-Peroxodicopper(II) Complex with an Orthogonal Cu-O-O-Cu Arrangement and S = 1 Spin Ground State Characterized by THz-EPR"
    T. Lohmiller, C.-J. Spyra, S. Demeshko, E. Bill, A. Schnegg, F. Meyer, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022, 2, 1134-1143.
    DOI: 10.1021/jacsau.2c00139
  3. "Field-induced single-ion magnet based on a quasi-octahedral Co(II) complex with mixed sulfur–oxygen coordination environment"
    D. V. Korchagin, Y. E. Gureev, E. A. Yureva, G. V. Shilov, A. V. Akimov, E. Y. Misochko, R. B. Morgunov, K. V. Zakharov, A. N. Vasiliev, A. V. Palii, T. Lohmiller, K. Holldack, S. M. Aldoshin, Dalton Trans. 2021, 50, 13815-13822.
    DOI: 10.1039/D1DT02413B
  4. "Sequential Hydrogen Tunneling in o-Tolylmethylene”
    T. Lohmiller, S. K. Sarkar, J. Tatchen, S. Henkel, T. Schleif, A- Savitsky, E. Sanchez-Garcia, W. Sander, Chem. Eur. J. 2021, 27, 17873-17879.
    DOI: 10.1002/chem.202102010
  5. "Single‐Ion Magnetic Behaviour in an Iron(III) Porphyrin Complex: A Dichotomy Between High‐Spin and 5/2−3/2 Spin Admixture”
    M. Viciano-Chumillas, G. Blondin, J. Krzystek, M. Ozerov, D. Armentano, A. Schnegg, T. Lohmiller, J. Telser, F. Lloret, J. Cano, Chem. Eur. J. 2020, 26, 14242-14251.
    DOI: 10.1002/chem.202003052
  6. "Influence of the Coligand onto the Magnetic Anisotropy and the Magnetic Behavior of One-Dimensional Coordination Polymers”
    A. Jochim, T. Lohmiller, m. Rams, M. Böhme, M. Ceglarska, A. Schnegg, W. Plass, C. Näther, Inorg. Chem. 2020, 59, 8971-8982.
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c00815
  7. "Variation of the Chain Geometry in Isomeric 1D Co(NCS)2 Coordination Polymers and Their Influence on the Magnetic Properties"
    M. Böhme, A. Jochim, M. Rams, T. Lohmiller, S. Suckert, A. Schnegg, W. Plass, C. Näther, Inorg. Chem. 2020, 59, 5325-5338.
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b03357
  8. "Single‐Chain Magnet Based on Cobalt(II) Thiocyanate as XXZ Spin Chain”
    M. Rams, A. Jochim, M. Böhme, T. Lohmiller, M. Ceglarska, M. M. Rams, A. Schnegg, W. Plass, C. Näther, Chem. Eur. J. 2020, 26, 2837-2851.
    DOI: 10.1002/chem.201903924
  9. "A Two-Coordinate Iron(II) Imido Complex with NHC Ligation: Synthesis, Characterization, and Its Diversified Reactivity of Nitrene Transfer and C–H Bond Activation”
    J. Cheng, J. Liu, X. Leng, T. Lohmiller, A. Schnegg, E. Bill, S. Ye, L. Deng, Inorg. Chem. 2019, 58, 7634-7644.
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b01147
  10. "Light Controlled Switching of the Spin State of Iron(III)”
    S. Shankar, m. Peters, K. Steinborn, B. Krahwinkel, F. D. Sönnichsen, D. Grote, W. Sander, T. Lohmiller, O. Rüdiger, R. Herges, Nat. Commun. 2018, 9, 4750.
    DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-07023-1
  11. "Reactions of Cyclopentadienylidenes with CF3I: Electron Bond Donation versus Halogen Bond Donation of the Iodine Atom”
    S. henkel, I. Trosien, J. Mierez Pérez, T. Lohmiller, A. Savitsky, E. Sanchez-Garcia, W. Sander, J. Org. Chem. 2018, 83, 7586–7592.
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.8b01328
  12. "The First State in the Catalytic Cycle of the Water-Oxidizing Enzyme: Identification of a Water‑Derived μ-Hydroxo Bridge”
    T. Lohmiller, V. Krewald, A. Sedoud, A. W. Rutherford, F. neese, W. Lubitz, D. A. Pantazis, N. Cox, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 14412–14424.
    DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b05263
  13. "Multifrequency Multiresonance EPR Investigation of Halogen-bonded Complexes Involving Neutral Nitroxide Radicals"
    T. Lohmiller, M. A. Vibhute, W. Lubnitz, A. Savitsky, Z. Phys. Chem. 2016, 231, 867–886.
    DOI: 10.1515/zpch-2016-0870
  14. "Dinitreno pentaradicals: organic sextet molecules”
    L. Mieres-Pérez, S. Henkel, E. Mendez-Vega, T. Schleif, T. Lohmiller, A. Savitsky, W. Sander, J. Phys. Org. Chem. 2016, 30, e3621.
    DOI: 10.1002/poc.3621
  15. "Light and Temperature Control of the Spin State of Bis(p-methoxyphenyl)carbene: A Magnetically Bistable Carbene”
    P. Costa, T. Lohmiller, I. Trosien, A. Savitsky, W. Lubitz, M. Fernandez-Oliva, E. Sanchez-Garcia, W. Sander, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 1622–1629.
    DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b11696
  16. "Water Oxidation and Oxygen Evolution in Photosynthesis. An Enzyme that Changed the World”
    W. Lubitz, T. Lohmiller, N. Cox, Bunsen-Magazin 2016, 6, 216–223.
  17. "Oxygene Photosynthese und lichtinduzierte Waserspaltung: Lernen von der Natur”
    W. Lubitz, T. Lohmiller, HighChem hautnah Aktuelles zu Chemie und Licht; Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker; Druck- und Verlagshaus Zarbock, Frankfurt am Main, 2016, S. 97–100.
  18. “Ein Enzym, das die Welt veränderte: Die Wasserspaltungsmaschine der Photosynthese”
    T. Lohmiller, N. Cox, W. Lubitz, labor&more 2015, 08.15, 10–15.
  19. "Removal of Ca2+ from the Oxygen-Evolving Complex in Photosystem II Has Minimal Effect on the Mn4O5 Core Structure: A Polarized Mn X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy Study”
    T. Lohmiller, M. Shelby, X. Long, V. K. Yachandra, J. Yano, J. Phys. Chem. B 2015, 119, 13742–13754.
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.5b03559
  20. "Structure, ligands and substrate coordination of the oxygen-evolving complex of photosystem II in the S2 state: a combined EPR and DFT study”
    T. Lohmiller, V. Krewald, M. Pérez navarro, M. Retegan, L. Rapatskiy, M. M. Nowaczyk, A. Boussac, F. Neese, W. Lubitz, D. A. Pantazis, N. Cox, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2014, 16, 11877–11892.
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CP55017F
  21. "An EPR and ENDOR Spectroscopic Investigation of the Ca2+-Depleted Oxygen-Evolving Complex of Photosystem II"
    T. Lohmiller, N. Cox, J.-H. Su, J. Messinger, W. Lubitz, Photosynthesis Research for Food, Fuel and Future; Kuang, T.; Lu, C.; Zhang, L. (Hrsg.); Zhejiang University Press: Huangzhou und Springer-Verlag: Berlin Heidelberg, 2013, S. 239–243.
    DOI: 10.1007/078-3-642-32034-7_50
  22. "Ammonia binding to the oxygen-evolving complex of photosystem II identifies the solvent‑exchangeable oxygen bridge (µ-oxo) of the manganese tetramer”
    M. Pérez Navarro, W. M. Ames, H. Nilsson, T. Lohmiller, D. A. Pantazis, L. Rapatskiy, M. M. Nowaczyk, F. Neese, A. Boussac, J. Messinger, W. Lubitz, N. Cox, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 2013, 110, 15561–15566.
    DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1304334110
  23. "EPR Spectroscopy and the Electronic Structure of the Oxygen-Evolving Complex of Photosystem II”
    T. Lohmiller, W. Ames, W. Lubitz, N. Cox, S. K. Misra, Appl. Magn. Reson. 2013, 44, 691–720.
    DOI: 10.1007/s00723-012-0437-3
  24. "The Basic Properties of the Electronic Structure of the Oxygen-evolving Complex of Photosystem II Are Not Perturbed by Ca2+ Removal”
    T. Lohmiller, N. Cox, J.-H. Su, J. Messinger, W. Lubitz, J. Biol. Chem. 2012, 287, 24721–24733.
    DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M112.365288
  25. "The electronic structures of the S2 states of the oxygen-evolving complexes of photosystem II in plants and cyanobacteria in the presence and absence of methanol”
    J.-H. Su, N. Cox, W. Ames, D. A. pantazis, L. Rapatskiy, T. Lohmiller, L. V. Kulik, P. Dorlet, A. W. Rutherford, F. Neese, A. Boussac, W. Lubitz, J. Messinger, Biochim. Biophys. Acta, Bioenerg. 2011, 1807, 829–840.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.bbabio.2011.03.002.