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Articles and Book Chapters


  • H. Singer, R. Steudtner, A.S. Klein, C. Rulofs, C. Zeymer, B. Drobot, A. Pol, N.C. Martinez-Gomez, H.J.M. Op den Camp, L.J. Daumann, Radioactive elements curium and americium support methylotrophic bacterial life, Chemrxiv 2022, 10.26434/chemrxiv-2022-zn3t4

  • R. Janßen, V. A. Vetsova, D. Putz, P. Mayer, L. J. Daumann, Modular Synthesis of New Pyrroloquinoline Quinone Derivatives, accepted, Synthesis 2022

  • N. Danaf, J. Kretzschmar, B. Jahn, H. Singer, A. Pol, HJM. Op den Camp, R. Steudtner, D. Lamb, B. Drobot, L.J. Daumann, Studies of Pyrroloquinoline Quinone Species in Solution and in Lanthanide-dependent Methanol Dehydrogenases PCCP, accepted 2022

  • S. M. Gutenthaler, S. Tsushima, R . Steudtner, M. Gailer, A. Hoffmann-Röder, B. Drobot*, L.J. Daumann*, LanM Peptides – Unravelling the Binding Properties of the EFHand Loop Sequences Stripped from the Structural Corset, V1.0 Chemrxiv 2021, accepted at Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers 2022

  • D. Diekemper, L. Daumann, S. Schwarzer, Vom Glühstrumpf zum modernen Leuchtstoff, Plus Lucis (Verein zur Förderung des physikalischen und chemischen Unterrichts) accepted 2022

  • L.J. Daumann, A. Pol, H.J.M. Op den Camp*, N.C. Martinez-Gomez, A perspective on the role of lanthanides in biology: discovery, open questions and possible applications, Advances in Microbial Physiology, in production 2022

  • Alexa M Zytnick, Nathan Michael Good, Colin C Barber, Manh Tri Phi, Sophie M. Gutenthaler, Wenjun Zhang, Lena J. Daumann, Norma Cecilia Martinez-Gomez Identification of a biosynthetic gene cluster encoding a novel lanthanide chelator in Methylorubrum extorquens AM1, bioRxiv 2022

  • A. Schäfer, V. Vetsova, E. Schneider, M. Kappes, M. Seitz, L. Daumann*, P. Weis*, Ion mobility studies of Pyrroloquinoline Quinone Aza-Crown-Ether Lanthanide Complexes ChemRxiv 2022, DOI 10.26434/chemrxiv-2022-n8lbf. Now accepted at J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrom.

  • D.Schmidl, N.S.W. Jonasson, A. Menke, S. Schneider, L.J. Daumann* Spectroscopic and in vitro investigations of Fe2+/α-Ketoglutarate-dependent enzymes involved in nucleic acid repair and modification, ChemBioChem 2022, accepted


  • H. Singer, B. Drobot, C. Zeymer, R. Steudtner*, L. J. Daumann* Americium preferred: Lanmodulin, a natural lanthanide-binding protein favors an actinide over lanthanides, Chemical Science 2021, accepted

  • L.J.Dauman, A Natural Lanthanide-Binding Protein Facilitates Separation and Recovery of Rare Earth Elements (First Reactions), ACS Cent. Sci. 2021, accepted

  • F.R. Neururer, S. Liu, D. .Leitner, M. Baltrun, K.R. Fisher, H. Kopacka, K. Wurst, L.J. Daumann, D. Munz* and S. Hohloch*, accepted, Inorg. Chem. 2021, Mesoionic Carbenes in Low- to High-Valent Vanadium Chemistry

  • N.S.W. Jonasson, R. Janßen, A. Menke, F.L. Zott, H. Zipse, L.J. Daumann*, TET-like oxidation in 5-methylcytosine and derivatives: A computational and experimental study, accepted Chembiochem 2021
  • R.A. Schmitz, N. Picone, H. Singer, A. Dietl, P. Mahadevan, A. Pol, M.S.M. Jetten, T.R.M. Barends, L.J. Daumann and H.J.M. Op den Camp* Neodymium as metal cofactor for biological methanol oxidation: structure and kinetics of a XoxF1-type methanol dehydrogenase, accepted, mBio 2021.
  • D. Schmidl, N. Jonasson, E. Korytiakova, T. Carell, L.J. Daumann*, Biomimetic iron complex achieves TET enzyme reactivity, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, accepted.

  • V.A. Vetsova, K.R. Fisher, H. Lumpe, A. Schäfer, E.K. Schneider, P. Weis, L.J. Daumann*, PQQ-Aza-Crown Ether Complexes as Biomimetics for Lanthanide and Calcium Dependent Alcohol Dehydrogenases. Chem. Eur .J. 2021

  • S.M. Gutenthaler, M.T. Phi, H. Singer, L.J. Daumann* Activity Assays of Methanol Dehydrogenases, Methods in Enzymology 2021, 650, 57-79.
  • L.J. Daumann*, Lanthanoide in der Natur, Nachr. Chem. 2021, 69, 7-8, 68.

  • L.J. Daumann*, Science Outreach auf drei Kontinenten - Wissenschaft in der Öffentlichkeit bewusst machen, NiU Chemie 2021, 183, 45-47.

  • N.H. Mandal, E.J. Osman, P. E. Pawlowsky, S.H. Prüschenk, E. Ringhoff, L.J. Daumann*, S. Schwarzer*, S.M. Gutenthaler und F. Johannes, Erprobung nachhaltiger Recycling-Methoden für Seltenerdelemente aus Alltagsgegenständen als kooperatives Schülerprojekt, NiU Chemie 2021, 183, 16-21.

  • A. Menke, R.C.A. Dubini, P. Mayer, P. Rovó and L.J. Daumann* Formation of Cisplatin Adducts with the Epigenetically-relevant Nucleobase 5-Methylcytosine, Cover feature, VIP Paper Eur. J. Inorg. Chem, 1, 30-36, 2021.


  • H. Lumpe, P. Mayer and L. J. Daumann*, Crystal structure of a Calcium(II) PQQ complex outside a protein environment, accepted, Acta Crystallographica Section C, 2020

  • L.J. Daumann*, Bioinorganic aspects in De Gruyter STEM series: Rare Earth Chemistry - Basics for Master and PhD Students, Editors: R. Pöttgen, T. Jüstel, C.A. Strassert, 2020
  • L. J. Daumann* and H.J.M. Op den Camp*, The Biochemistry of Rare Earth Elements, in Metal Ions in Life Sciences, Volume 21: Metals, Microbes and Minerals – The Biogeochemical Side of Life, Guest Editors: P.M.H. Kroneck and M.E. Sosa Torres, Series editors: A. Sigel, E. Freisinger, and R.K.O. Sigel, 2020
  • H. Lumpe, A. Menke, C. Haisch, P. Mayer, A. Kabelitz, K. V. Yusenko, A. G. Buzanich, T. Block, R. Pöttgen, F. Emmerling, L. J. Daumann* The Earlier the Better: Structural Analysis and Separation of Lanthanides with Pyrroloquinoline Quinone, Cover Article, Chem. Eur. J. 2020, chem.202002653. Highlighted on differnet news sites:, LMU.
  • R.A. Schmitz, A. Pol, S. Mohammadi, C. Hogendoorn, T. van Gelder, M.S.M. Jetten, L.J. Daumann, H.J.M. Op den Camp* The thermoacidophilic methanotroph Methylacidiphilum fumariolicum SolV oxidizes subatmospheric H2 with a high-affinity [NiFe] hydrogenase, ISME Journal. 2020 There is also a behind the paper contribution available:!
  • B.Jahn, N.S.W. Jonasson, H. Hu, H. Singer, A. Pol, N.M. Good, H.J.M. Op den Camp, N.C. Martinez-Gomez and L.J. Daumann*, Understanding the chemistry of the artificial electron acceptors PES, PMS, DCPIP and Wurster’s Blue in methanol dehydrogenase assays, J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. 2020, 59, 199–212.


  • R. Lüling, H. Singer, T. Popp, H. John, I. Boekhof, H. Thiermann, L.J. Daumann, K. Karaghiosof, T. Gudermann, D. Steinritz, Sulfur mustard alkylates steroid hormones and impacts hormone function in vitro, Archives of Toxicology 2019, accepted.
  • N.S.W. Jonasson and L.J. Daumann*, 5-Methylcytosine is oxidized to the natural metabolites of TET-enzymes by a biomimetic iron(IV)oxo complex, Chem. -Eur. J. 2019, Cover Article, accepted.

  • H. Lumpe and L.J. Daumann*, Studies of the Redox Cofactor Pyrroloquinoline Quinone and its Interaction with Lanthanides(III) and Calcium(II), Inorg. Chem. 2019, accepted.

  • L.J. Daumann*, Essential and Ubiquitous: The Emergence of Lanthanide Metallobiochemistry, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2019, accepted.

  • P. Kalimuthu, L.J. Daumann*, A.Pol, H.J.M. Op den Camp, P.V. Bernhardt* Electrocatalysis of a Europium-Dependent Bacterial Methanol Dehydrogenase with its Physiological Electron Acceptor Cytochrome cGJ, Chem. Eur. J, 2019, Cover Feature, accepted,

  • W. Versantvoort, A. Pol, L.J. Daumann, J. Larrabee, A. Strayer, M. Jetten; L. van Niftrik, J. Reimann, H. Op den Camp*,Characterization of a novel cytochrome cGJ as the electron acceptor of XoxF-MDH in the thermoacidophilic methanotroph Methylacidiphilum fumariolicum SolV, BBA - Proteins and Proteomics, 2019, 1867, 6, 595-603.

  • L.J. Daumann*, S. Demir* and S. Hohloch*, Trendberichte Bioanorganische und Koordinationschemie, Nachr. Chem. 2019, Volume 67, Issue 1, 65-80.


  • K. Rickmeyer and L.J. Daumann*, Spektroskopie: Licht ins Dunkel der Metalloenzyme, Nachr. Chem. 2018, Volume 66, Issue 12, 1143-1145.

  • H. Lumpe, L.J. Daumann*, Lanthanoide - biologisch wichtig, Nachr. Chem. 2018, Volume 66, Issue 10, 945-948.
  • L.J. Daumann*, G. Rajaraman*, Special Issue: Dedicated to Professor Peter Comba on the Occasion of his 65th Birthday, Z. anorg. allg. Chem. 2018, 644, 14, 604-605.

  • V. A. Vetsova, L. J. Daumann*, Die vier Neuen: Nihonium, Moscovium, Tenness und Oganesson, Cover Article Nachr. Chem. 2018, Volume 66, Issue 7, 713-716
  • H. Lumpe, A.Pol, H. J.M. Op den Camp and L. J. Daumann*, Impact of the Lanthanide Contraction on the Activity of a Lanthanide-dependent Methanol Dehydrogenase – A Kinetic and DFT Study, accepted Cover Article Dalton Transactions 2018
  • L.J. Daumann*, Wirklich unzertrennlich? Seltene Erden trennen und recyclen, Cover Article Nachr. Chem. 2018, Volume 66, Issue 6, 597-600,
  • B. Jahn, A.Pol, H. Lumpe, T. R. M. Barends, A. Dietl, C. Hogendoorn, H. J.M. Op den Camp and L. J. Daumann*, Similar but not the same: First Kinetic and Structural Analyses of a Methanol Dehydrogenase Containing a Europium Ion in the Active Site, Cover Article, ChemBioChem 2018. ChemBioChem Readers‘ Choice 2019 and top cited article 2018-2019.

  • C. Hogendoorn , P. Roszczenko-Jasińska , N. C.Martinez-Gomez , J. de Graaff , P. Grassl , A. Pol , H. J.M. Op den Camp , L.J. Daumann*, A facile Arsenazo III based assay for monitoring rare earth element depletion from cultivation media of methanotrophic and methylotrophic bacteria, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 84(8), [e02887-17], 2018, doi:10.1128/AEM.02887-17
  • P. Comba, L.J. Daumann, R. Klingeler, C. Koo, M.J. Riley, A.E. Roberts, H. Wadepohl and J. Werner, Correlation of structural and magnetic properties in a set of mononuclear lanthanide complexes, Chem. - Eur. J. 24, 5319-5330, 2018 DOI: 10.1002/chem.201704822
  • B. Jahn and L.J. Daumann; Weder Erden noch selten - Die faszinierende bioanorganische Chemie der Selten-Erd-Elemente, Cover Article Chem. Unserer Zeit, 2018, 51, DOI: 10.1002/ciuz.201700800
  • Bianca M. Aas, Daniel Beck and Lena J. Daumann: Mehr als nicht unschuldig - NO in der Bioanorganik, Nachr. Chem. 2018, Volume 66, Issue 2, 114–117, DOI: 10.1002/nadc.20184070506


  • N.Szimhardt, M. H. H. Wurzenberger, A. Beringer, L.J. Daumann and J. Stierstorfer; Coordination chemistry with 1-methyl-5H-tetrazole: Cocrystallization, laser-ignition, lead-free primary explosives – One Ligand, three Goals, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2017, 5, 23753 - 23765, DOI:10.1039/C7TA07780G


  • D. Fantin, M. Sutton, L.J. Daumann, K.F. Fischer; Evaluation of Existing and New Periodic Tables of the Elements for the Chemistry Education of Blind Students, J. Chem. Educ., 2016, 93 (6), pp 1039–104
  • L J. Daumann, P. Werther, M. Ziegler, K.N. Raymond; Siderophore inspired tetra- and octadentate antenna ligands for luminescent Eu(III) and Tb(III) complexes, J. Inorg Biochem. 2016 162:263-273
  • L.J. Daumann, D.S. Tatum, C.M. Andolina, J.I. Pacold, A. D’Aléo, G.-l. Law, J. Xu, K.N. Raymond; Effects of ligand geometry on the photophysical properties of photoluminescent Eu(III) and Sm(III) 1-hydroxypyridin-2-one complexes in aqueous solution, Inorganic Chemistry, 2016, 55, 114–124.


  • L.J. Daumann, D.S. Tatum, B.E.R. Snyder, C. Ni, G. Law, E.I. Solomon, K.N. Raymond; New Insights into Structure and Luminescence of Eu(III) and Sm(III) Complexes of the 3,4,3-Li(1,2-HOPO) Ligand, 2015 Journal of the American Chemical Society, 137, 2816−2819.
  • A. D’Aleo, E.G. Moore, J. Xu, L.J. Daumann, K.N. Raymond; Optimization of the Sensitization Process and Stability of Octadentate Eu(III) 1,2-HOPO Complexes, 2015 Inorganic Chemistry, 54, 6807–6820.


  • L.J. Daumann, G. Schenk, D.L. Ollis, L.R. Gahan; Spectroscopic and mechanistic studies of dinuclear metallohydrolases and their biomimetic complexes, Dalton Transactions, 2014 ,43, 910-928.
  • L.J. Daumann, J.A. Larrabee, D. Ollis, G. Schenk, L.R. Gahan; Immobilization of the enzyme GpdQ on magnetite nanoparticles for organophosphate pesticide bioremediation, Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, 2014, 131, 1–7.
  • L.J. Daumann, G. Schenk, L.R. Gahan; Metallo-β-lactamases and their Biomimetic Complexes, 2014, Microreview, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry (Front Cover), 18, 2869–2885.


  • L.J. Daumann, L. Marty, G. Schenk, L.R. Gahan; Asymmetric Zinc(II) Complexes as Functional and Structural Models for Phosphoesterases, Dalton Transactions, 2013, 42, 9574-9584.
  • D. Kay, L.J. Daumann, G.R. Hanson, L.R. Gahan; Nickel(II), Copper(II), and Silver(I) complexes of the thiophene containing ligand tris[4-(2-thienyl)-3-aza-3-butenyl]amine (TTME); Polyhedron 2013, 64, 151–157.
  • L.J. Daumann, J.A. Larrabee, G. Schenk, L.R. Gahan; Dinuclear Cobalt(II) Complexes as Metallo-β-lactamase Mimics, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2013, 3082–3089.
  • L.J. Daumann, P. Comba, J. Larrabee, R. Stranger, G. Cavigliasso, G. Schenk, L.R. Gahan; Synthesis, Magnetic Properties and Phosphoesterase Activity of Binuclear Cobalt(II) Complexes, Inorganic Chemistry, 2013, 52, 2029-2043.
  • K.E. Dalle, L.J. Daumann, G. Schenk, R.P. McGeary, L.R. Hanton, L.R. Gahan; Ligand Modifications Modulate the Mechanism of Binuclear Phosphatase Biomimetics, Polyhedron 2013, 52, 1336-1343.


  • L.J. Daumann, L.R. Gahan, P. Comba, G. Schenk; Cadmium(II) Complexes as Mimics of Organophosphate Pesticide Degrading Enzymes and Metallo-β-lactamases, Inorganic Chemistry, 2012, 51, 7669-7681.
  • L.J. Daumann, B.Y. McCarthy, K.S. Hadler, T.P. Murray, L.R. Gahan, J.A. Larrabee, D.L. Ollis, G. Schenk; Promiscuity Comes at a Price: Catalytic Versatility vs Efficiency in Different Metal Ion Derivatives of the Potential Bioremediator GpdQ, Biochimica Biophysica Acta - Proteins and Proteomics, 2012, 1834, 425-432.
  • L.J. Daumann, K.E. Dalle, G. Schenk, R.P. McGeary, P.V. Bernhardt, D.L. Ollis, L.R. Gahan; The Role of Zn-OR and Zn-OH Nucleophiles and the Influence of p-Substituents in the Reactions of Binuclear Phosphatase Mimetics, Dalton Transactions, 2012, 41, 1695-1708.


  • P. Comba, L.J. Daumann, J. Lefebvre, G. Linti, B. Martin, J. Straub, T. Zessin; Mono- and Dinuclear Copper(II) and Iron(II) Complexes of a Tetradentate Bispidine-diacetate Ligand, Australian Journal of Chemistry, 2009, 62, 10, 1238-1245.


  • L.J. Daumann, Spectroscopic and Mechanistic Studies of Dinuclear Metallohydrolases and Their Biomimetic Complexes, Springer Theses, Book DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-06629-5, Springer International Publishing Switzerland, 2014


  • Seltene Erden. Umkämpfte Rohstoffe des Hightech-Zeitalters. Von Luitgard Marschall, Heike Holdinghausen. Oekom, München, 2018. 190 Seiten. Nachr. Chemie 66(4):458-460 DOI: 10.1002/nadc.20184071520

Selected Conference Presentations

  • H. Lumpe, B. Jahn, V. Vetsova, P. Grassl, S. Witzel, A. Pol, H.J.M. Op den Camp and L. J. Daumann*, The Surprising Bioinorganic Chemistry of Rare Earth Elements- Spectroscopic Models for the Characterization of REE-dependent Methanol Dehydrogenases, KCT Potsdam 2017.
  • S.S. Nguyen, L.J. Daumann, K.N. Raymond, Exploring the Luminescence of Octadentate Europium(III) ML2 Complexes, UC Berkeley Undergraduate Poster Symposium 2015.
  • L.J. Daumann, J. Pacold, D.S. Tatum, K.N. Raymond, Towards Understanding and Optimizing Energy Transfer Pathways in Luminescent f-Element Complexes, Department of Energy Review, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 2015.
  • L.J. Daumann, E. Fatila, D.S. Tatum, B.E.R. Snyder, E.I. Solomon, K.N. Raymond, Does length really matter? Structure-luminescence relationships in EuIII and TbIII complexes, EuroBIC12 (Zürich), 2014.
  • S.S. Nguyen, S.L. Pailloux, S.D. Koster, L.J. Daumann, K.N. Raymond, Synthesis of Gd(III)-TREN-tris-(6-Me)-3,2-HOPO complex: Applications in MRI, 248th ACS National Meeting & Exposition (San Francisco), 2014.
  • L.J. Daumann, G. Schenk, J.A. Larrabee, P. Comba, L.R. Gahan, Spectroscopic and Mechanistic Studies of Dinuclear Metallohydrolases and their Biomimetic Complexes" ICBIC16 (Grenoble), 2013.
  • L.J. Daumann, G. Schenk, J.A. Larrabee, P. Comba, L.R. Gahan, Dinuclear Metallohydrolases and their Biomimetic Complexes" Gordon Research Conference: Metals in Biology (Ventura), 2013.
  • L.J. Daumann, L.R. Gahan, G. Schenk, J.A. Larrabee, P. Comba, G. Hanson, C. Noble, G. Cavigliasso, R. Stranger, Dinuclear Cobalt(II) Complexes as Functional Mimics for Organophosphorus Pesticide Degrading Enzymes" IC11 (Perth), 2011.
  • L.J. Daumann, L.R. Gahan, G. Schenk, A New GpdQ-biomimetic Cadmium(II) Complex and its Potential Application in Bioremediation" ICCC39 (Adelaide), 2010.
  • M. Schäf, L.J. Daumann, L. Erdinger; Uran in Trinkwasserproben im Rhein-Neckar Gebiet, Umweltmedizin in Forschung und Praxis, 2007.
  • L.J. Daumann, M. Schäf, L. Erdinger; Räumliche Verteilung von Uran und anderen Schwermetallen in Trinkwasserproben des Rhein-Neckar Gebietes, Umweltmedizin in Forschung und Praxis, 2007.