The Corzilius Research Group

Institute of Chemistry
Institute of Chemistry


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Journal and book articles

[56] D. Daube, M. Vogel, B. Suess, and B. Corzilius: Dynamic nuclear polarization on a hybridized hammerhead ribozyme: An explorative study of RNA folding and direct DNP with a paramagnetic metal ion cofactor, Solid State Nucl. Magn. Reson. 101, 21-30 (2019).
[55] V. Aladin and B. Corzilius: Methyl dynamics in amino acids modulate heteronuclear cross relaxation in the solid state under MAS DNP, Solid State Nucl. Magn. Reson. 99, 27-35 (2019).
[54] V. Aladin, M. Vogel, R. Binder, I. Burghardt, B. Suess, and B. Corzilius: Complex formation of the tetracycline-binding aptamer investigated by specific cross-relaxation under DNP, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 58 4863-4868, (2019).
[53] B. Corzilius: Paramagnetic metal ions for dynamic nuclear polarization, eMagRes 7, 179-194 (2018).
[52] B. Corzilius: Dynamic Nuclear Polarization, in: Paramagnetism in Experimental Biomolecular NMR, C. Luchinat, G. Parigi, E. Ravera (Eds.), Royal Society of Chemistry, London, 2018.
[51] M. A. Geiger, A. P. Jagtap, M. Kaushik, H. Sun, D. Stöppler, S. T. Sigurdsson, B. Corzilius, and H. Oschkinat: Efficiency of water-soluble nitroxide biradicals for dynamic nuclear polarization in rotating solids at 9.4 T: bcTol-M and cyolyl-TOTAPOL as new polarizing agents, Chem. Eur. J. 24, 13485-13494 (2018).
[50] J. J. Wittmann, M. Eckardt W. Harneit, and B. Corzilius: Electron-driven spin diffusion supports crossing the diffusion barrier in MAS DNP, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 20, 11418-11429 (2018).
[49] J. J. Wittmann, T. V. Can, M. Eckardt W. Harneit, R. G. Griffin, and B. Corzilius: High-precision measurement of the electron spin g factor of trapped atomic nitrogen in the endohedral fullerene N@C60, J. Magn. Reson. 290, 12-17 (2018).
[48] F. J. Scott, E. P. Saliba, B. J. Albert, N. Alaniva, E. L. Sesti, C. Gao, N. C. Golota, E. J. Choi, A. P. Jagtap, J. J. Wittmann, M. Eckardt, W. Harneit, B. Corzilius, S. Th. Sigurdsson, and A. B. Barnes: Frequency-agile gyrotron for electron decoupling and pulsed dynamic nuclear polarization, J. Magn. Reson. 289, 45-54 (2018).
[47] T. Wittmann, A. Mondal, C. B. L. Tschense, J. J. Wittmann, O. Klimm, R. Siegel, B. Corzilius, B. Weber, M. Kaupp, and J. Senker: Probing Interactions of N-Donor Molecules with Open Metal Sites within Paramagnetic Cr-MIL-101: A Solid-State NMR Spectroscopic and Density Functional Theory Study, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 140, 2135-2144 (2018).
[46] A. S. Lilly Thankamony, J. J. Wittmann, M. Kaushik, and B. Corzilius: Dynamic nuclear polarization for sensitivity enhancement in modern solid-state NMR, Prog. Nucl. Magn. Reson. Spectr. 102-103, 120-195 (2017).
[45] Q. Z. Ni, E. Markhasin, T. V. Can, B. Corzilius, K. O Tan, A. B. Barnes, E. Daviso, Y. Su, J. Herzfeld, and R. G. Griffin: Peptide and Protein Dynamics and Low-Temperature/DNP Magic Angle Spinning NMR, J. Phys. Chem. B 121, 4997-5006 (2017).
[44] M. Kaushik, M. Qi, A. Godt, and B. Corzilius: Bis-Gadolinium Complexes for Solid Effect and Cross Effect Dynamic Nuclear Polarization, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 56, 4295-4299 (2017).
[43] D. Daube, V. Aladin, J. Heiliger, J. J. Wittmann, D. Barthelmes, C. Bengs, H. Schwalbe, and B. Corzilius: Heternuclear Cross-relaxation under Solid-state Dynamic Nuclear Polarization, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 138, 16572-16575 (2016).
[42] M. Kaushik, T. Bahrenberg, T. V. Can, M. A. Caporini, R. Silvers, J. Heiliger, A. A. Smith, H. Schwalbe, R. G. Griffin, and B. Corzilius: Gd(III) and Mn(II) complexes for dynamic nuclear polarization: small molecular chelate polarizing agents and applications with site-directed spin labeling of proteins, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 18, 27205-27218 (2016).
[41] B. Corzilius: Theory of solid effect and cross effect dynamic nuclear polarization with half-integer high-spin metal polarizing agents in rotating solids, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 18, 27190-27204 (2016).
[40] D. Richter, M. Kaushik, and B. Corzilius: Dynamische Kernpolarisation: Die Empfindlichkeit in der Festkörper-NMR, G.I.T. Labor-Fachzeitschrift 4, 35 (2016).
[39] M. Kaushik, D. Richter, and B. Corzilius: Dynamic Nuclear Polarization in Solid-state NMR, G.I.T. Laboratory Journal Europe 1-2, 20 (2016).
[38] K. K. Frederick, V. K. Michaelis, B. Corzilius, T.-C. Ong, A. Jacavone, R. G. Griffin, and S. Lindquist: Sensitivity Enhanced NMR Reveals Alterations in Protein Structure by Cellular Environments, Cell 163, 620-628 (2015).
[37] P. Wenk, M. Kaushik, D. Richter, M. Vogel, B. Suess, and B. Corzilius: Dynamic Nuclear Polarization of Ribonucleic Acid with Endogenously Bound Manganese, J. Biomol. NMR 63, 97-109 (2015).
[36] B. Corzilius, V. K. Michaelis, S. A. Penzel, E. Ravera, A. A. Smith, C. Luchinat, and R. G. Griffin: Dynamic Nuclear Polarization of 1H, 13C, and 59Co in a Tris(ethylene-diamine)cobalt(III) Crystalline Lattice Doped with Cr(III), J. Am. Chem. Soc. 136, 11716-11727 (2014).
[35] T. V. Can, M. A. Caporini, F. Mentink-Vigier. B. Corzilius, J. J. Walish, M. Rosay, W. E. Maas, M. Baldus, S. Vega, T. M. Swager, and R. G. Griffin: Overhauser effects in insulating solids, J. Chem. Phys. 141, 064202:1-8 (2014).
[34] E. Ravera, B. Corzilius, V. K. Michaelis, C. Luchinat, R. G. Griffin, and I. Bertini: DNP-Enhanced MAS NMR of Bovine Serum Albumin Sediments and Solutions, J. Phys. Chem. B 118, 2957-2965 (2014).
[33] B. Corzilius, L. B. Andreas, A. A. Smith, Q. Z. Ni, and R. G. Griffin: Paramagnet induced signal quenching in MAS-DNP experiments in frozen homogeneous solutions, J. Magn. Reson. 240, 113-123 (2014).
[32] J. Mao, D. Akhmetzyanov, O. Ouari, V. P. Denysenkov, B. Corzilius, J. Plackmeyer, P. Tordo, T. F. Prisner, and C. Glaubitz: Host-Guest Complexes as Water-Soluble High-Performance DNP Polarizing Agents, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135, 19275-19281 (2013).
[31] V. K. Michealis, B. Corzilius, A. A. Smith, O. Haze, T. M. Swager, and R. G. Griffin: Dynamic Nuclear Polarization of 17O: Direct Polarization, J. Phys. Chem. B 117, 14894-14906 (2013).
[30] A. A. Smith, B. Corzilius, and R. G. Griffin: Observation of strongly forbidden transitions solid effect dynamic nuclear polarization transitions via electron-electron double resonance detected NMR, J. Chem. Phys. 139, 214201:1-6 (2013).
[29] L. B. Andreas, A. B. Barnes, B. Corzilius, J. J. Chou, E. A. Miller, M. A. Caporini, M. M. Rosay, and R. G. Griffin: Dynamic Nuclear Polarization Study of Inhibitor Binding to the M218-20 Proton Transporter from Influenza A, Biochemistry 52, 2774-2782 (2013).
[28] T.-C. Ong, M. L. Mak-Jurkauskas, J. J. Walish, V. K. Michaelis, B. Corzilius, A. A. Smith, A. M. Clausen, J. C. Cheetham, T. M. Swager, and R. G. Griffin: Solvent-Free Dynamic Nuclear Polarization of Amorphous and Crystalline Ortho-Terphenyl, J. Phys. Chem. B 117, 3040-3046 (2013).
[27] V. K. Michaelis, A. A. Smith, B. Corzilius, O. Haze, T. M. Swager, and R. G. Griffin: High Field 13C Dynamic Nuclear Polarization with a Radical Mixture, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135, 2935-2938 (2013).
[26] E. Ravera, B. Corzilius, V. K. Michaelis, C. Rosa, R. G. Griffin, C. Luchinat, and I. Bertini: Dynamic Nuclear Polarization on Sedimented Solutes, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134, 1641-1644 (2013).
[25] O. Haze, B. Corzilius, A. A. Smith, R. G. Griffin, and T. M. Swager: Water-Soluble Narrow-Line Radicals for Dynamic Nuclear Polarization, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134, 14287-14290 (2012).
[24] A. A. Smith, B. Corzilius, J. A. Bryant, R. DeRocher, P. Woskov, R. J. Temkin, and R. G. Griffin: A 140 GHz Pulsed EPR/212 MHz NMR Spectrometer for DNP Studies, J. Magn. Reson. 223, 170-179 (2012).
[23] B. Corzilius, A. A. Smith, and R. G. Griffin: Solid Effect in Magic Angle Spinning Dynamic Nuclear Polarization, J. Chem. Phys. 137, 054201:1-12, (2012).
[22] M. K. Kiesewetter, B. Corzilius, A. A. Smith, R. G. Griffin, and T. M. Swager: Dynamic Nuclear Polarization with a Water-soluble Rigid Biradical, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134, 4538-4540 (2012).
[21] E. L. Dane, B. Corzilius, E. Rizzato, P. Stocker, T. Maly, A. A. Smith, R. G. Griffin, O. Ouari, P. Tordo, and T. M. Swager: Rigid Orthogonal bis-TEMPO Biradicals with Improved Solubility for Dynamic Nuclear Polarization, J. Org. Chem. 77, 1789-1797 (2012).
[20] A. A. Smith, B. Corzilius, A. B. Barnes, T. Maly, and R. G. Griffin: Solid Effect Dynamic Nuclear Polarization and Polarization Pathways, J. Chem. Phys. 136, 015101:1-16, (2012).
[19] K. Yokoyama, A. A. Smith, B. Corzilius, R. G. Griffin, and J. Stubbe: Equilibration of Tyrosyl Radicals (Y356·, Y731·, Y730·) in the Radical Propagation Pathway of the Escherichia coli Class Ia Ribonucleotide Reductase, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 133, 18420-18432 (2011).
[18] B. Corzilius, A. A. Smith, A. B. Barnes, C. Luchinat, I. Bertini, and R. G. Griffin: High-Field Dynamic Nuclear Polarization with High-Spin Transition Metal Ions, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 133, 5648-5651 (2011).
[17] E. Nanni, A. B. Barnes, Y. Matsuki, P. P. Woskov, B. Corzilius, R. G. Griffin, and R. J. Temkin: Microwave Field Distribution in a Magic Angle Spinning Dynamic Nuclear Polarization NMR Probe, J. Magn. Reson. 210, 16-23 (2011).
[16] M. Pashchanka, R. C. Hoffmann, O. Burghaus, B. Corzilius, G. Cherkashinin, and J. J. Schneider: Polycrystalline ZnO and Mn-doped ZnO Nanorod Arrays with Variable Dopant Content via a Template Based Synthesis from Zn(II) and Mn(II) Schiff Base Type Single Source Molecular Precursors, Solid State Sci. 13, 224-231 (2011).
[15] E. Nanni, A. B. Barnes, Y. Matsuki, P. P. Woskov, B. Corzilius, R. G. Griffin, and R. J. Temkin: Optimization of THz Wave Coupling into Samples in DNP/NMR Spectroscopy, 35th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW-THz), IEEE, New York, 2010.
[14] A. B. Barnes, B. Corzilius, M. L. Mak-Jurkauskas, L. B. Andreas, V. S. Bajaj, Y. Matsuki, M. L. Belenky, J. Lugtenburg, J. R. Sirigiri, R. J. Temkin, J. Herzfeld, and R. G. Griffin: Resolution and Polarization Distribution in Cryogenic DNP/MAS Experiments, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 12, 5861-5867 (2010).
[13] K.-P. Dinse, J. van Tol, A. Ozarowski, and B. Corzilius: Multi-frequency EPR and DC Conductivity of Itinerant Spins in Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes, Appl. Magn. Reson. 37, 595-603 (2010).
[12] B. Corzilius, K.-P. Dinse, K. Hata, M. Haluška, V. Skákalová, and S. Roth: SWNT Probed by Multi-frequency EPR and Nonresonant Microwave Absorption, Phys. Status Solidi B 245, 2251-2254 (2008).
[11] B. Corzilius, K.-P. Dinse, and K. Hata: Probing the Electronic Properties of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes with Resonant and Non-resonant Microwave Absorption, Physica E 40, 2327-2332 (2008).
[10] B. Corzilius, P. Jakes, N. Weiden, S. Agarwal, and K.-P. Dinse: EPR Investigation of N@C70 in Polycrystalline C70 and Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes, Mol. Phys. 105, 2161-2168 (2007).
[9] B. Corzilius, S. Agarwal, K.-P. Dinse, and K. Hata: Electron Paramagnetic Resonance and Non-resonant Microwave Absorption of Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes, Phys. Status Solidi B 244, 3890-3895 (2007).
[8] B. Corzilius, K.-P. Dinse, and K. Hata: Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes and Peapods Investigated by EPR, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 9, 6063-6072 (2007).
[7] B. Corzilius, K.-P. Dinse, J. van Slageren, and K. Hata: Low-temperature Anomaly of Microwave Absorption and AC Susceptibility of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes: Bulk Superconductivity and Weak Ferromagnetism, Phys. Rev. B 75, 235416:1-7 (2007).
[6] B. Corzilius, E. Ramić, and K.-P. Dinse: HYSCORE Analysis of Nitrogen Hyperfine Interactions, Appl. Magn. Res. 30, 499-512 (2006).
[5] B. Corzilius, A. Gembus, N. Weiden, and K.-P. Dinse: EPR Characterization of Catalyst-free SWNT and N@C60-based Peapods, Phys. Status Solidi B 243, 3273-3276 (2006).
[4] A. Gembus, B. Corzilius, R.-A. Eichel, K.-P. Dinse, S. Immel, D. Stumm, M. Flauaus, and H. Plenio: Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Structure Investigation of Copper Complexation in a Hemicarcerand, J. Phys. Chem. B 110, 15012-15020 (2006).
[3] J. Dannhäuser, W. Donaubauer, F. Hampel, M. Reiher, B. Le Guennic, B. Corzilius, K.-P. Dinse, and A. Hirsch: σ-Donor und π-Acceptor Stacking Interactions in a trans-2-Linked C60-Cobalt(II) Tetraphenylporphyrin Diad, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 45, 3368-3372 (2006).
[2] B. Corzilius, A. Gembus, N. Weiden, and K.-P. Dinse: Preparation and EPR Characterization of N@C60-based Peapods, in: Electronic Properties of Novel Nano-structures, eds. H. Kuzmany, J. Fink, M. Mehring, and S. Roth, AIP Conference Proceedings 786, Melville, New York, 2005, pp. 317-320.
[1] B. Corzilius, A. Gembus, K.-P. Dinse, F. Simon, and H. Kuzmany: Carbon Nanotubes Investigated by N@C60 and N@C70 Spin Probes, in: Electronic Properties of Novel Nanostructures, eds. H. Kuzmany, J. Fink, M. Mehring, and S. Roth, AIP Conference Proceedings 786, Melville, New York, 2005, pp. 291-295.


  • T. M. Swager, R. G. Griffin, O. Haze, B. Corzilius, and A. A. Smith. Radical Polarizing Agents for Dynamic Nuclear Polarization, U. S. Patent 8,715,621, filed March 15, 2012, and issued May 6, 2014.

Doctoral thesis

B. Corzilius: Electromagnetic properties of single-walled carbon nanotubes investigated by microwave absorption, Dissertation, Technische Universität Darmstadt, 2008, URL:, URN: urn:nbn:de:tu-darmstadt-10247.

Diploma thesis

B. Corzilius: Präparation und EPR-Untersuchung von endohedral paramagnetisch dotierten Fulleren-Peapods N@C60@SWNT und N@C70@SWNT, Diploma thesis, Technische Universität Darmstadt, 2005 (Download, German language).