Molecular Materials

Börjesson Research Group

Group Photo December 2019

Mailing address

Karl Börjesson

Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology,

University of Gothenburg

Kemivägen 10

412 96 Gothenburg Sweden

karl.borjesson (at)

Visiting address

Kemigården 4

Chemistry building, Campus Johanneberg

Room 8024



Hertzog and Börjesson

The effect of coupling mode in the Vibrational Strong Coupling Regime

ChemPhotoChem, 2020, accepted

Ratsch, Ye, Yang, Zhang, Evans and Börjesson

All Carbon-Linked Continuous 3D Porous Aromatic Framework Films with Nanometer Precise Controllable Thickness

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2020, accepted

Ye, Gray, Kushwaha, Kumar Singh, Erhart and Börjesson

Optimizing photon upconversion by decoupling excimer formation and triplet triplet annihilation

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2020, 22, 1715 - 1720



Cravcenco, Hertzog, Ye, Iqbal, Mueller, Eriksson and Börjesson

Multiplicity conversion based on intramolecular triplet-to-singlet energy transfer

Science Advances, 2019, 5, 9, eaaw5978.

Ye, Gray, Mårtensson and Börjesson 

Annihilation vs. Excimer Formation by the Triplet Pair in Triplet-Triplet Annihilation Photon Upconversion

Jounal of the American Chemical Society, 2019, 141, 24, 9578-9584.

Hertzog, Wang, Mony and Börjesson

Strong light–matter interactions: a new directionwithin chemistry

Chemical Society Reviews, 2019, 48, 937-961.


Kushwaha, Yu, Stranius, Singh, Hultmark, Iqbal, Eriksson, Johnston, Erhart, Müller and Börjesson

A Record Chromophore Density in High‐Entropy Liquids of Two Low‐Melting Perylenes: A New Strategy for Liquid Chromophores

Advanced Science, 2019, DOI:10.1002/advs.201801650.

Wang, Roffey, Losantos, Lennartson, Jevric, Petersen, Quant, Dreos, Wen, Sampedro, Börjesson and Moth-Poulsen

Macroscopic Heat Release in a Molecular Solar Thermal Energy Storage System

Energy and Environmental Science, 2019, 12,187-193

Carroli, Duong, Buchaca‐Domingo, Liscio, Börjesson, Herder, Palermo, Hecht, Stingelin, Salleo, Orgiu and Samori

The Role of Morphology in Optically Switchable Transistors Based on a Photochromic Molecule/p‐Type Polymer Semiconductor Blend

Advanced Functional Materials, 2019, 1907507

Wang, Losantos, Sampedro, Morikawa, Börjesson, Kimizuka and Moth-Poulsen

Demonstration of an azobenzene derivative based solar thermal energy storage system

Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2019, 7, 15042–15047





Mony, Hertzog, Kushwaha, and Börjesson

Angle Independent Polariton Emission Lifetime Shown by Perylene Hybridized to the Vacuum-Field Inside a Fabry-Pérot Cavity

Jounal of Physical Chemistry C, 2018, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b07283


Stranius, Hertzog and Börjesson

Selective manipulation of electronically excited states through strong light–matter interactions

Nature Communications, 2018, 9:2273.


Jevric, Petersen, Mansø, Kumar Singh, Wang, Dreos, Sumby, Brøndsted Nielsen, Börjesson, Erhart and Moth-Poulsen

Norbornadiene-based photoswitches with exceptional combination of solar spectrum match and long term energy storage

Chemistry a European Journal  2018 (accepted)


Dreos, Wang, Udmark, Ström, Erhart, Börjesson, Nielsen and Moth-Poulsen

Liquid Norbornadiene Photoswitches for Solar Energy Storage

Advanced Energy Materials, 2018, 8 (18), 1703401.


Bahsoun, Chervy, Thomas, Börjesson, Hertzog, George, Devaux, Genet, Hutchison and  Ebbesen

Electronic Light–Matter Strong Coupling in Nanofluidic Fabry–Pérot Cavities

ACS Photonics, 2017, 5, 225-232.


Tebikachew, Börjesson, Kann, and Moth-Poulsen

Release of Terminal Alkynes via Tandem Photodeprotection-Decarboxylation of o-Nitrobenzyl Arylpropiolates in a Flow Microchannel Reactor

Bioconjugate Chemistry 2018, 29 (4), 1178–1185.





Hertzog, Rudquist, Hutchison, George, Ebbesen and Börjesson

Voltage controlled switching of strong light-matter interactions using liquid crystals

Chemistry - A European Journal, 2017, 23, 18166 –18170.


Wang, Udmark, Börjesson, Rodrigues, Roffey, Abrahamsson, Brøndsted Nielsen and Moth-Poulsen

Evaluating Dihydroazulene-Vinylheptafulvene Photoswitches for Solar Energy Storage Applications

ChemSusChem, 2017, 10, 3049–3055 (cover).


Jorner, Dreos, Emanuelsson,  El Bakouri, Galván, Roffey, Börjesson, Feixas, Lindh, Zietz, Moth-Poulsen and Ottosson

Unraveling Factors Leading to Efficient Norbornadiene-Quadricyclane Molecular Solar-Thermal Energy Storage Systems

Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2017, 5, 12369-12378.


Leydecker, Favaretto, Duong, Zappalà, Börjesson, Licciardello, Salleo, Melucci, Orgiu and Samorì

Improving the electrical performance of solution processed oligothiophene TFTs via structural similarity blending

Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2017,5 (21), 5048-5054.


Appelqvist, Stranius, Börjesson, Nilsson and Dyrager

Specific Imaging of Intracellular Lipid Droplets using a Benzothiadiazole Derivative with Solvatochromic Properties

Bioconjugate Chemistry, 2017, 28 (5), 1363-1370.


Foller Füchtbauer, Preus, Börjesson, McPhee, Lilley and Wilhelmsson

Fluorescent nucleobase analogue for RNA – an internal donor for detailed structural measurements using FRET

Scientific Reports, 2017, 7:2393.


Tebikachew, Li, Pirrotta, Börjesson, Solomon, Hihath and Moth-Poulsen

Effect of Ring Strain in the Charge Transport of Robust Norbornadiene-Quadricyclane-Based Molecular Photoswitch

Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2017, 121 (13), 7094-7100.


Stranius and Börjesson

Determining the Photoisomerization Quantum Yield of Photoswitchable Molecules in Solution and in the Solid State

Scientific Reports, 2017,  7:41145, DOI:10.1038/srep41145.


Dreos, Börjesson, Wang, Roffey, Norwood, Kushnir, and Moth-Poulsen

Exploring the potential of a hybrid device combining solar water heating and molecular solar thermal energy storage

Energy and Environmental Science, 2017, 10, 728-734.





Dzebo, Börjesson, Gray, Moth-Poulsen, and Albinsson

Intramolecular Triplet-Triplet Annihilation Upconversion in 9,10-Diphenylanthracene Oligomers and Dendrimers

Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2016, 120 (41), 23397–23406.


Gray, Börjesson, Dzebo, Abrahamsson, Albinsson, and Moth-Poulsen

Porphyrin-Anthracene Complexes: Potential in Triplet-Triplet Annihilation Upconversion

Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2016, 120 (34), 19018–19026.


Börjesson, Gray, Rudquist and Moth-Poulsen

Photon upconversion with directed emission

Nature Communications, 2016, DOI:10.1038/ncomms12689.


Quant, Lennartson,  Dreos, Kuisma, Erhart, Börjesson and Moth-Poulsen

Low molecular weight norbornadiene derivatives for molecular solar-thermal energy storage

Chemistry - a European Journal, 2016, 22,13265 –13274.


Lennartson,    Lundin,    Gray,    Börjesson and     Moth-Poulsen

Tuning the Photochemical Properties of the Fulvalene-Tetracarbonyl-Diruthenium System

Dalton Transactions, 2016, DOI:10.1039/C6DT01343K.





Börjesson, Herder, Grubert, Duong, Salleo, Hecht, Orgiu and Samorì

Optically switchable transistors comprising a hybrid photochromic molecule / n-type organic active layer

Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2015, 3, 4156-4161.


El Gemayel, Börjesson, Herder, Duong, Hutchison, Ruzié, Schweicher, Salleo, Geerts, Hecht, Orgiu and Samorì

Optically switchable transistors by simple incorporation of photochromic systems into small molecule semiconducting matrices

Nature Communications, 2015, 6, 6330.


Orgiu, Squillaci, Rekab, Böjesson, Liscio, Zhang and Samori

The dramatic effect of the annealing temperature and dielectric functionalization on the electron mobility of indene-C-60 bis-adduct thin films

Chemical Communications, 2015, 51, 5414-5417.





Börjesson, Ćoso, Gray, Grossman, Guan, Harris, Hertkorn, Hou, Kanai, Lee , Lomont, Majumdar, Meier, Moth-Poulsen, Myrabo, Nguyen, Segalman, Srinivasan, Tolman, Vinokurov, Vollhardt and Weidman

Exploring the potential of fulvalene dimetals as platforms for molecular solar thermal energy storage: computations, syntheses, structures, kinetics, and catalysis

Chemistry – A European Journal, 2014, 20, 15587-15604.


Gray, Lennartson, Ratanalert, Börjesson and Moth-Poulsen

Diaryl-substituted norbornadienes with red-shifted absorption for molecular solar thermal energy storage

Chemical Communications, 2014, 50, 5330-5332.


Börjesson, Dzebo, Albinsson and Moth-Poulsen

Photon up-converting devices for solar fuels

SPIE Newsroom, 2014, DOI: 10.1117/1112.1201404.1005339.


Börjesson, Gilbert, Dzebo, Albinsson and Moth-Poulsen

Conjugated anthracene dendrimers with monomer-like fluorescence

RSC Advances, 2014, 4, 19846-19850.


Börjesson, Lennartson and Moth-Poulsen

Fluorinated fulvalene ruthenium compound for molecular solar thermal applications

Journal of Fluorine Chemistry, 2014, 161, 24-28.





Börjesson, Lennartson and Moth-Poulsen

Efficiency limit of molecular solar thermal energy collecting devices

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2013, 1, 585-590.


Börjesson, Dzebo, Albinsson and Moth-Poulsen

Photon upconversion facilitated molecular solar energy storage

Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2013, 1, 8521-8524.





Moth-Poulsen, Coso, Börjesson, Vinokurov, Meier, Majumdar, Vollhardt and Segalman

Molecular solar thermal (MOST) energy storage and release system

Energy & Environmental Science, 2012, 5, 8534-8537.


Börjesson, Woller, Parsa, Mårtensson and Albinsson

A bioinspired self assembled dimeric porphyrin pocket that binds electron accepting ligands

Chemical Communications, 2012, 1793 - 1795.


Albinsson, Hannestad and Börjesson

Functionalized DNA nanostructures for light harvesting and charge separation

Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 2012, 256, 2399-2413.


Woller, Börjesson, Svedhem and Albinsson

Reversible hybridization of DNA anchored to a lipid membrane via porphyrin

Langmuir, 2012, 28, 1944-1953.





Börjesson, Lundberg, Woller, Nordén and Albinsson

Soft-Surface DNA nanotechnology: DNA constructs anchored and aligned to lipid membrane

Angewandte Chemie, International Edition, 2011, 50, 8312-8315.





Börjesson, Wiberg, El-Sagheer, Ljungdahl, Mårtensson, Brown, Nordén and Albinsson

Functionalized nanostructures: redox-active porphyrin anchors for supramolecular DNA assemblies

ACS Nano, 2010, 4, 5037-5046.


Preus, Börjesson, Kilså, Albinsson and Wilhelmsson

Characterization of nucleobase analogue FRET acceptor tC(nitro)

Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2010, 114, 1050-1056.





Börjesson, Preus, El-Sagheer, Brown, Albinsson and Wilhelmsson

Nucleic acid base analog FRET-pair facilitating detailed structural measurements in nucleic acid containing systems

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2009, 131, 4288-4293.


Börjesson, Tumpane, Ljungdahl, Wilhelmsson, Nordén, Brown, Mårtensson and Albinsson

Membrane-anchored DNA assembly for energy and electron transfer

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2009, 131, 2831-2839.


Börjesson, Sandin and Wilhelmsson

Nucleic acid structure and sequence probing using fluorescent base analogue tCO

Biophysical Chemistry, 2009, 139, 24-28.


Dyrager, Börjesson, Diner, Elf, Albinsson, Wilhelmsson and Grötli

Synthesis and photophysical characterisation of fluorescent 8-(1H-1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)adenosine derivatives

European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2009, 1515-1521.


Dyrager, Friberg, Dahlen, Friden-Saxin, Börjesson, Wilhelmsson, Smedh, Grötli and Luthman

2,6,8-Trisubstituted 3-hydroxychromone derivatives as fluorophores for live-cell imaging

Chemistry-a European Journal, 2009, 15, 9417-9423.


Sandin, Stengel, Ljungdahl, Börjesson, Macao and Wilhelmsson

Highly efficient incorporation of the fluorescent nucleotide analogs tC and tCO by Klenow fragment

Nucleic Acids Research, 2009, 37, 3924-3933.


Sandin, Tumpane, Börjesson, Wilhelmsson, Brown, Nordén, Albinsson and Lincoln

Thermodynamic aspects of DNA nanoconstruct stability and design

Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2009, 113, 5941-5946.





Sandin, Börjesson, Li, Mårtensson, Brown, Wilhelmsson and Albinsson

Characterization and use of an unprecedentedly bright and structurally non-perturbing fluorescent DNA base analogue

Nucleic Acids Research, 2008, 36, 157-167.



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