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Publications & Articles



  • Gutiérrez, M.; de la Hoz Tomás, M.; Rakshit, S.; Lezama, L.; Cohen, B.; Douhal, A., "Direct Evidence of the Effect of Water Molecules Position in the Spectroscopy, Dynamics, and Lighting Performance of an Eco-Friendly Mn-Based Organic-Inorganic Metal Halide Material for High-Performance LEDs and Solvent Vapor Sensing" Adv. Sci. 2024, in press
  • Mao, Y.; de la Hoz Tomás, M.; Fujirawa, A.; Oketani, R.; Okubo, K.; Oka, K.; Tohnai, N.; Douhal, A.; Hisaki, I., "An Expanded Hydrogen-Bonded Organic Framework Formed by a Tetrakis(terphenyl)ethene Derivative" Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn. 2024, 97(1), uoae004. (link)
  • Ben Abdelhadi, A.; Rodríguez-Sánchez, S.; Ouarsal, R.; Saadi, M.; El Ammari, L.; Morley, N.; El Bali, B.; Gómez-Torres, O.; Lachkar, M. Douhal, A., "Synthesis, Characterization, and Magnetic and Antibacterial Properties of a Novel Iron(iii) Complex (CH3)2NH2[Fe(phen)Cl4]" Mater. Adv., 20245, 3058-3066. (link)
  • Ben Abdelhadi, A.; Gutiérrez, M.; Cohen, B.; Lezama, L.; Lachkar, M.; Douhal, A., "A New Eco-friendly and Highly Emitting Mn-based Hybrid Perovskite Toward High-Performance Green Down-Converted LEDs" J. Mater. Chem. C2024, 12, 286-295. (link)



  • Sánchez, F.; Gutiérrez, M.; Douhal, A., "Taking Advantage of a Luminescent ESIPT-based Zr-MOF for Fluorochromic Detection of Multiple External Stimuli: Acid & Base Vapors, Mechanical Compression, and Temperature" ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2023,15, 48, 56587–56599. (link)
  •  Gutiérrez, M; Díaz, U.; Cohen, B.; Douhal, A., "Synthesis, Characterization & Catalysis of ITQ 2D Metal-Organic Frameworks and Spectroscopy & Photodynamics of their Composites with Organic Dyes" J. Mater. Chem. C 2023, 1114043–14069. (link)
  • Bhattacharyya, A.; Gutiérrez, M.; Cohen, B.; Szalad, H.; Albero, J.; García H.; Iglesias, M.; Douhal, A., "Unraveling the Optimal Cerium Content for Boosting the Photoresponse Activity of Mixed-Metal Zr/Ce-Based Metal–Organic Frameworks through a Photodynamic and Photocurrent Correlation: Implications on Water Splitting EfficiencyACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2023, 15, 30, 36434–36446. (link)
  • de la Hoz, M.; Yamaguchi, M.; Cohen, B.; Hisaki, I.; Douhal, A., "Photocyclization reaction and related photodynamics in the photoproducts of a tetraphenylethylene derivative with bulky substituents: unexpected solvent viscosity effect", Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2023, 25, 18874-18888 (link)
  • Sherman, D.A.; Gutiérrez. M.; Griffiths, I.; Mollick, S.; Amin, N.; Douhal, A.; Tan, J.-C., "Guest Entrapment in Metal-Organic Nanosheets for Quantifiably Tuneable Luminescence", Adv. Funct. Mater. 2023, 2214307. (link)
  • Di Nunzio, M.R.; Douhal, A., “Robust Inclusion Complex of Topotecan Comprised within a Rhodamine-Labeled β-Cyclodextrin: Competing Proton and Energy Transfer Processes”, Pharmaceutics 2023, 15, 1620. (link)
  • Rakshit, S.; Maldonado Medina, A.; Lezama, L.; Cohen, B.; Douhal, A.; "The Effect of Mono- and Bivalent Alkyl Interlayer Spacer on the Photobehaviors of Two New Mn(II)-based Perovskites" Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2023, 24(4), 3280. (link)
  • Rakshit, S.; Cohen, B.; Gutiérrez, M.; El-Ballouli, A.; Douhal, A., "Deep Blue and Highly Emissive ZnS-Passivated InP QDs: Facile Synthesis, Characterization and Deciphering their Ultrafast-to-Slow Photodynamics" ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2023, 15, 2, 3099–3111. (link)
  • de la Hoz, M.; Yamaguchi, M.; Cohen, B.; Hisaki, I.; Douhal, A., "Deciphering the Ultrafast Dynamics of a New Tetraphenylethylene Derivative in Solutions: Charge Separation, Phenyl Rings Rotation and C=C Bond Twisting" Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 202325, 1755-1767. Selected by the Editors as a 2023 HOT PCCP article. (link
  • Gutiérrez, M.; di Nunzio, M.; Caballero-Mancebo, E.; Sánchez, F.; Cohen, B.; Douhal, A., "Disentangling the Complex Photodynamics of Mixed-Linker Zr-MOFs - Efficient Energy and Charge Transfer Processes" J. Mater. Chem. C 202311, 183-195. (link)
  • Gutiérrez, M.; Lian, Z.; Cohen, B.; Sakamoto, M.; Douhal, A., "Hot Hole Transfer at Plasmonic Semiconductor/Semiconductor Interface" Nanoscale 202315, 657-666. (link)



  • Sánchez, F.; Gutiérrez, M.; Douhal, A., "Novel Approach for Detecting Vapors of Acids and Bases with Proton-Transfer Luminescent Dyes Encapsulated within MOFs" ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2022, 14, 37, 42656-42670. (link)
  • Bhattacharyya, A.; Gutiérrez, M.; Cohen, B.; Valverde-González, A.; Iglesias, M.; Douhal, A., "How does the Metal Doping in Mixed Metal MOFs Influence their Photodynamics? A Direct Evidence for Improved Photocatalysts" Mater. Today Energy 2022, 29, 101125(link)
  • Rakshit, S; Piatkowski, P.; Mora-Seró, I.; Douhal, A., "Combining Perovskites and Quantum Dots: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications in Solar Cells, LEDs, and Photodetectors" Adv. Opt. Mater. 2022, 2102566. (link)
  • Gutiérrez, M.; Zhang, Y.; Tan, J-C., "Confinement of Luminescent Guests in Metal-Organic Frameworks: Understanding Pathways from Synthesis and Multimodal Characterization to Potential Applications of LG@MOF Systems" Chem. Rev. 2022, 122, 11, 10438-10483. (link)
  • Gutiérrez, M.; García, E.; Monterde, C.; Sánchez, F.; Douhal, A., "Modulating the spectroscopy and dynamics of a proton transfer dye by functionalizing tih phenyl groups" Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2022, 24, 6828-6835. (link)
  • di Nunzio, M.R., Suzuki, Y., Hisaki, I., Douhal, A., 

    "HOFs Built from Hexatopic Carboxylic Acids: Structure, Porosity, Stability, and Photophysics

    " Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2022, 23(4), 1929. (link)
  • di Nunzio, M., Gutiérrez, M., Moreno, J.M., Corma, A., Díaz. U., Douhal, A., "Interrogating the Behaviour of a Styryl Dye Interacting with a Mesoscopic 2D-MOF and Its Luminescent Vapochromic SensingInt. J. Mol. Sci. 202223(1), 330. (link)



  • Suzuki, Y.; Gutiérrez, M.; Tanaka, S.; Gomez, E.; Tohnai, N.; Yasuda, N.; Matubayasi, N.; Douhal, A.; Hisaki, I. "Construction of isostructural hydrogen-bonded organic frameworks: limitations and possibilities of pore expansion" Chem. Sci. 202112, 9607-9618 (pick of the week). (link)
  • di Nunzio, M., Hisaki, I., Douhal, A., "HOFs under light: Relevance to photon-based science and applications" J. Photochem. Photobiol. C. Photochem. Rev. 2021, 47, 100418. (link)
  • Gomez, E., Yasumiya, D., Tohnai, N., Moreno, M., Cohen, B., Hisaki, I., Douhal, A., "Deciphering the behavior of a new MOF and its composites under light at ensemble and single crystal levels: relevance to its photonic applications" J. Mater. Chem. C, 2021, 9, 6418-6435. (link)
  • Gomez, E., Hisaki, I., Douhal, A., "Synthesis and Photobehavior of a New Dehydrobenzoannulene-Based HOF with Fluorine Atoms: From Solution to Single Crystals Observation" Int. J. Mol. Sci., 2021, 22(9), 4803. (link)
  • Caballero-Mancebo, E., Moreno, J.M., Corma, A., Díaz. U., Cohen, B., Douhal, A., "Deciphering the photobehaviour of ensemble and single crystals of Zr-based ITQ MOF composites" J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chemistry, 2021, 404, 112887. (link)
  • Caballero, R.; Cohen, B.: Gutiérrez, M., "Thiophene-based Covalent Organic Frameworks: Synthesis, Photophysics and Light-Driven Applications" Molecules2021, 26 (24), 7666. (Review article) (link)



  • Möslein, A.F.; Gutiérrez, M.; Cohen, B.; Tan J.C., “Near-field infrared nanospectroscopy reveals guest confinement in metal-organic framework single crystals” Nano Lett.2020, 20, 7446-7454. (link)















  • Gutiérrez, M., Alarcos, N., Liras, M., Sánchez, F., Douhal, A. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2015, 119(2), 552-562.
  • Martín, C., Piatkowski, P., Cohen, B., Gil, M.,  Navarro, M.T., Corma, A., Douhal, A. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2015, 119(23), 13283-13296.
  • Piatkowski, P., Cohen, B., Javier Ramos, F., Di Nunzio, M.,  Nazeeruddin, M.K.,  Grätzel, M., Ahmad, S., Douhal, A. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2015, 17(22), 14674-14684.
  • Alarcos, N., Gutiérrez, M., Liras, M., Sánchez, F., Moreno, M., Douhal, A. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2015, 17(22), 14569-14581.
  • Alarcos, N., Gutiérrez, M., Liras, M., Sánchez, F., Douhal, A. Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, 2015, 14(7), 1306-1318.
  • Alarcos, N., Gutierrez, M., Liras, M., Sánchez, F., Douhal, A. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2015, 17(25), 16257-16269.
  • Gutiérrez, M., Sánchez, F., Douhal, A. Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2015, 3(43), 11300-11310.
  • Ponseca, C.S., Hutter, E.M., Piatkowski, P., Cohen, B.,  Pascher, T.,  Douhal, A.,  Yartsev, A., Sundström, V., Savenije, T.J. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2015, 137(51), 16043-16048.




  • Martin, C., Bhattacharyya, S., Patra, A., Douhal, A. Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, 2014, 13(9), 1241-1252.
  • Ziółek, M., Karolczak, J., Zalas, M., Hao, Y., Tian, H., Douhal, A. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2014, 118(1), 194-205.
  • Di Nunzio, M.R., Agostoni, V., Cohen, B., Gref, R., Douhal, A. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 2014, 57(2), 411-420.
  • Alarcos, N., Organero, J.A., Sánchez, F., Douhal, A. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2014, 118(15), 8217-8226.
  • Di Nunzio, M.R., Cohen, B., Pandey, S., Hayse, S., Piani, G., Douhal, A. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2014, 118(21), 11365-11376.
  • Martin, C., Cohen, B., Gaamoussi, I., Ijjaali, M., Douhal, A. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2014, 118(21), 5760-5771.
  • Alarcos, N., Cohen, B., Douhal, A. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2014, 118(33), 19431-19443.
  • Martín, C., Di Nunzio, M.R., Cohen, B., Douhal, A. Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, 2014, 13(11), 1580-1589.
  • Piatkowski, P., Martin, C., Di Nunzio, M.R., Cohen, B.,  Pandey, S., Hayse, S., Douhal, A. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2014, 118(51), 29674-29687.




  • Di Nunzio, M.R.,  Wang, Y.,  Douhal, A. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 2013, 266, 12-21.
  • Marchena, M.J.,  De Miguel, G.,  Cohen, B.,  Organero, J.A.,  Pandey, S.,  Hayase, S.,  Douhal, A. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2013, 117(23), 11906-11919.
  • Wang, Y.,  Cohen, B.,  Aykaç, A.,  Vargas-Berenguel, A.,  Douhal, A. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2013, 117(23), 11906-11919.



  • G. de Miguel, M. Marchena, M. Zitnan, S. S. Pandey, S. Hayase, A. Douhal, “Femto to millisecond observations of indole-based squaraine molecules photodynamics in solution”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 14, 1796–1805 (2012).
  • M. Ziółek, B. Cohen, X. Yang, L. Sun, M. Paulose, O. K. Varghese, C. A. Grimes, A. Douhal, “Femtosecond to millisecond studies of electron transfer processes in a donor–(π-spacer)–acceptor series of organic dyes for solar cells interacting with titania nanoparticles and ordered nanotube array films”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 14, 2816–2831 (2012).
  • B. Cohen, C. Martin., S. K. Iyer, U. Wiesner, A. Douhal, “Single dye molecule behavior in fluorescent core-shell silica nanoparticles”, Chem. Mater. 24, 361–372 (2012).
  • Y. Wang, B. Cohen, L. Jicsinszky, A. Douhal, “Femtosecond to second studies of a water-soluble porphyrin derivative in chemical and biological nanocavities”, Langmuir 28, 4363–4372 (2012).
  • N. A. Carmona, B. Cohen, J. A. Organero, A. Douhal, “Excited state intermolecular proton and energy transfer of 1-hydroxypyrene interacting with the human serum albumin protein”, J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chem. 234, 3-11 (2012).
  • M. Gil, Y. Wang, A. Douhal, “Ultrafast dynamics of lumichrome in solution and in chemical and biological caging media”, J. Photochem.Photobiol. A: Chem. 234, 146-155 (2012).
  • C. Martin, M. Gil, B. Cohen and A. Douhal, “Ultrafast Photodynamics of Drugs in Nanocavities: Cyclodextrins and Human Serum Albumin Protein”, Langmuir (Invited Feature Article) 28, 6746–6759 (2012).    
  • M. R. di Nunzio, Y. Wang, and A. Douhal, "Structural Spectroscopy and Dynamics of Inter- and Intramolecular H-Bonding Interactions of Topotecan, a Potent Anti-Cancer Drug, in Organic Solvents and in Aqueous Solution", J. Phys. Chem. B,   116 (28), pp 8182–8190 (2012).  
  • G. de Miguel, M. Marchena, M. Ziółek, S. S. Pandey, S. Hayase, and A. Douhal, "Femto- to Millisecond Photophysical Characterization of Indole-Based Squaraines Adsorbed on TiO2 Nanoparticle Thin Films", J. Phys. Chem. C, 116 (22), pp 12137–12148 (2012).
  • M. Ziolek , G. Burdzinski and A. Douhal, "Long-living Structures of Photochromic Salicylaldehyde Azine: Polarity and Viscosity Effects from Nanoseconds to Hours ", Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 11(8):1389-400 (2012).
  • M. R. di Nunzio, Y. Wang and A. Douhal, "The Structural Photodynamic Behaviour of Topotecan, a Potent Anti-Cancer Drug, in Aqueous Solutions at Different pHs ", J. Phys. Chem. B, 116 (25), pp 7522–7530  (2012).




  • M. Marchena, M. Gil, C. Martin, J. A. Organero, F. Sanchez, A. Douhal, “Stability and photodynamics of lumichrome structures in water at different pHs and in chemical and biological caging media”, J. Phys. Chem. B 115, 2424–2435 (2011).
  • M. Ziółek, I. Tacchini, M. T. Martínez, X. Yang, L. Sun, A. Douhal, “A photo-induced electron transfer study of an organic dye anchored on the surfaces of TiO2 nanotubes and nanoparticles”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 13, 4032–4044 (2011).
  • B. Cohen, C. Martín, N. A. Carmona, J. A. Organero, A. Douhal, “Single molecule photobehavior of a chromophore interacting with silica-based nanomaterials”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 13, 1819–1826 (2011).
  • M. Ziółek, C. Martín, M. T. Navarro, H. Garcia, A. Douhal, “Confined photodynamics of an organic dye for solar cells encapsulated in titanium-doped mesoporous molecular materials”, J. Phys. Chem. C 115, 8858–8867 (2011).
  • B. Cohen, C. Martín, N. A. Carmona, J. A. Organero, A. Douhal, “Proton-transfer reaction dynamics within the human serum albumin protein”, J. Phys. Chem. B 115, 7637–7647 (2011). (Cover Page)
  • M. R. Di Nunzio, B. Cohen, A. Douhal, “Structural photodynamics of camptothecin, an anticancer drug in aqueous solutions”, J. Phys. Chem. A 115, 5094–5104 (2011).
  • M. Gil, C. Martin, A. Douhal, “Femtosecond dynamics and photoconversion of a H-bonded dye within mesoporous silicate materials”, J. Phys. Chem. C 115, 14687–14697 (2011).
  • C. Martin, M. Ziółek, M. Marchena, A. Douhal, “Interfacial electron transfer dynamics in a solar cell organic dye anchored to semiconductor particle and aluminum-doped mesoporous materials”, J. Phys. Chem. C 115, 23183–23191 (2011).
  • C. Randino, M. Ziółek, R. Gelabert, J. A. Organero, M. Gil, M. Moreno, J. M. Lluch, A. Douhal, “Photo-deactivation pathways of a double H-bonded photochromic Schiff base investigated by combined theoretical calculations and experimental time-resolved studies”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 13, 14960–14972 (2011).
  • A. Ida, B. Cohen, T. Asaka, A. Kawai, J. A. Organero, K. Shibuya, A. Douhal, “Isomerization dynamics of the 2-phenylazo-1,3-dimethylimidazolium cation photoexcited to the S2 (π, π*) state as studied by transient absorption spectroscopy in the time domain of 10-13 to 103 seconds”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 13, 20318–20325 (2011).
  • M. Ziółek, C. Martin, B. Cohen, H. Garcia, A. Douhal, “Virtues and vices of an organic dye and Ti-doped MCM-41 based dye-sensitized solar cells”, J. Phys. Chem. C 115, 23642–23650 (2011).



  • M. Ziółek, M. Gil, J. A. Organero, A. Douhal, “What is the difference between the dynamics of anion- and keto-type of photochromic salicylaldehyde azine?”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 12, 2107–2115 (2010).
  • M. Gil, M. Ziółek, J. A. Organero, A. Douhal, “Confined fast and ultrafast dynamics of a photochromic proton-transfer dye within a zeolite nanocage”, J. Phys. Chem. C 114, 9554–9562 (2010). (Cover Page)
  • M. Gil, C. Martin, J. A. Organero, M. T. Navarro, A. Corma, A. Douhal, “Interrogating confined proton-transfer reaction dynamics within mesoporous nanotubes”, J. Phys. Chem. C 114, 6311–6317 (2010).
  • B. Cohen, S. Wang, J. A. Organero, L. F. Campo, F. Sanchez, A. Douhal, “Femtosecond fluorescence dynamics of a proton-transfer dye interacting with silica-based nanomaterials”, J. Phys. Chem. C 114, 6281–6289 (2010).
  • B. Cohen, F. Sánchez, A. Douhal, “Mapping the distribution of an individual chromophore interacting with silica-based nanomaterials”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 132, 5507–5514 (2010).
  • M. Ziółek, X. Yang, L. Sun, A. Douhal, “Interrogating the ultrafast dynamics of an efficient dye for sunlight conversion”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 12, 8098–8107 (2010).
  • B. Cohen, J. A. Organero, L. Santos, L. Rodriguez, A. Douhal, “Exploring the ground and excited states structural diversity of levosimendan, a cardiovascular calcium sensitizer”, J. Phys. Chem. B 114, 14787–14795 (2010).
  • A. Synak, M. Ziółek, J. A. Organero, A. Douhal, “Femtosecond dynamics of a porphyrin derivative confined by the human serum albumin protein”, J. Phys. Chem. B 114, 16567–16573 (2010).



  • D. M. Alonso, M. L. Granados, R. Mariscal, A. Douhal, “Polarity of the acid chain of esters and transesterification activity of acid catalysts”, J. Catal. 262, 18–26 (2009).
  • M. Gil, S. Wang, J. A. Organero, L. Teruel, H. Garcia, A. Douhal, “Femtosecond dynamics within nanotubes and nanocavities of mesoporous and zeolite materials”, J. Phys. Chem. C 113, 11614–11622 (2009).
  • M. Gil, J. A. Organero, E. Peris, H. Garcia, A. Douhal, “Confinement effect of nanocages and nanotubes of mesoporous materials on the keto forms photodynamics of Sudan I”, Chem. Phys. Lett. 474, 325–330 (2009).
  • A. Synak, M. Gil, J. A. Organero, F. Sanchez, M. Iglesias, A. Douhal, “Fast to ultrafast dynamics of palladium phthalocyanine covalently bonded to MCM-41 mesoporousmaterial”, J. Phys. Chem. C 113, 19199–19207 (2009).



  • M. Sanz, M. A. Correa-Duarte, L. M. Liz-Marzán, A. Douhal, “Femtosecond dynamics of CdTe quantum dots in water”, J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chem. 196, 51–58 (2008).
  • M. Gil, A. Douhal, “Femtosecond dynamics of a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (piroxicam) in solution: The involvement of twisting motion”, Chem. Phys. 350, 179–185 (2008).
  • J. A. Organero, C. Martin, B. Cohen, A. Douhal, “Chemical and biological caging effects on the relaxation of a proton-transfer dye”, Langmuir 24, 10352–10357 (2008).
  • M. Gil, A. Douhal, “Femtosecond dynamics of piroxicam structures in solutions”, J. Phys. Chem. A 112, 8231–8237 (2008).
  • L. Tormo, J. Á. Organero, B. Cohen, C. Martin, L. Santos, A. Douhal, “Dynamical and structural changes of an anesthetic analogue in chemical and biological nanocavities”, J. Phys. Chem. B 112, 13641–13647 (2008).



  • . El-Kemary, A.Douhal, “Assessment of solvent effect on the relaxation dynamics of milrinone”, J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chem. 187, 339–347 (2007).
  • J. A. Organero, L. Tormo, M. Sanz, A. Roshal, A. Douhal, “Complexation effect of γ-cyclodextrin on a hydroxyflavone derivative: Formation of excluded and included anions”, J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chem. 188, 74–82 (2007).
  • A. Douhal, G. Angulo, M. Gil, J. A. Organero, M. Sanz, L. Tormo, “Observation of three behaviors in confined liquid water within a nanopool hosting proton-transfer reactions”, J. Phys. Chem. B 111, 5487–5493 (2007). (Cover Page)
  • M. Sanz, J. A. Organero, A. Douhal “Proton and charge transfer reactions dynamics of a hydroxyflavone derivative in a polar solvent and in a cyclodextrin nanocavity”, Chem. Phys. 338, 135–142 (2007).
  • M. El-Kemary, M.Gil, A. Douhal “Relaxation dynamics of piroxicam structures within human serum albumin protein”, J. Med. Chem. 50, 2896–2902 (2007).



  • A. Douhal, “Intra- and intermolecular proton transfer and related processes in confined cyclodextrin nanostructures”, Hydrogen-transfer Reactions: Physical and chemical aspects, J. T. Hynes, J. P. Klinman, H. H. Limbach, R. L. Schowen, (Eds.) Wiley–VCH, Weinheim (2006).
  • A. Douhal, Cyclodextrin Materials Photochemistry, Photophysics and Photobiology, 1st Edition, Elsevier, New York (2006).
  • A. Douhal, “Fast and ultrafast dynamics in cyclodextin nanostructures”, Cyclodextrin Materials Photochemistry, Photophysics and Photobiology, A. Douhal (Eds.), 1st Edition, Elsevier, New York, 181–202 (2006).
  • M. El-Kemary, A. Douhal, “Phochemistry and photophysics of cyclodextrin caged dugs: relevance to their stability an efficiency”, Cyclodextrin Materials Photochemistry, Photophysics and Photobiology, A. Douhal (Eds.), 1st Edition, Elsevier, New York, 79–106 (2006).
  • J. A. Organero, L. Tormo, M. Sanz, L. Santos, A. Douhal, “Confinement effects of cyclodextrin on the photodynamics of few selected systems”, J. Incl. Phenom. Macro. 56, 161–166 (2006).
  • M. Gil, J. A. Organero, J. Waluk, A. Douhal, “Ultrafast dynamics of alkyl-substituted porphycenes in solution”, Chem. Phys. Lett. 422, 142–146 (2006).
  • A. Douhal, J. A. Organero, M. Sanz, L. Tormo, L. Santos, “Solution femtochemistry of two selected H-bonded systems”, Femtochemistry VII: Fundamental Ultrafast Processes in Chemistry, Physics, and Biology., A. W. Castleman, M. L. Kimble (Eds.), 183–188 (2006).
  • M. El-Kemary, J. A. Organero, A. Douhal, “Fast relaxation dynamics of the cardiotonic drug milrinone in water solutions”, J. Med. Chem. 49, 3086–3091 (2006).
  • M. El-Kemary, J. A. Organero, L. Santos, A. Douhal, “Effect of cyclodextrin nanocavity confinement on the photorelaxation of the cardiotonic drug milrinone”, J. Phys. Chem. B 110, 14128–14134 (2006).
  • M. Gil, A. Douhal, “Femtosecond dynamics of a cardiotonic medicine (milrinone) in neutral water”, Chem. Phys. Lett. 428, 174–177 (2006).
  • G. Angulo, J. A. Organero, M. A. Carranza, A. Douhal, “Probing the behavior of confined water by proton-transfer reactions”, J. Phys. Chem. B 110, 24231–24237 (2006).
  • M. Gil, A. Douhal, “Femtosecond dynamics in ionic structures of a heart medicine”, Chem. Phys. Lett. 432, 106–109 (2006).



  • A. Douhal, M. Sanz, M. A. Carranza, J. A. Organero, L. Santos, “Femtochemistry of inter- and intramolecular hydrogen bonds”, ChemPhysChem 6, 419–423 (2005).
  • M. Sanz, A. Douhal, “Femtosecond emission study of H-atom transfer reaction dynamics in a new system with an internal H-bond”, Chem. Phys. Lett. 401, 435–439 (2005).
  • L. Tormo, A. Douhal, “Caging anionic structure of a proton transfer dye in a hydrophobic nanocavity with a cooperative H-bonding”, J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chem. 173 (Special Issue), 358–364 (2005).
  • A. Douhal, “Introduction: Photochemistry and photophysics of cyclodextrin inclusion complexes”, J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chem. 173 (Special Issue), 229 (2005).
  • L. Tormo, J. A. Organero, A.Douhal, “Effect of nanocavity confinement on the relaxation of anesthetic analogues: Relevance to encapsulated drug photochemistry”, J.Phys.Chem. B 109, 17848–17854 (2005).
  • A. Douhal, M. Sanz, L. Tormo, “Femtochemistry of orange II in solution and in chemical and biological nanocavities”, Proc. Natl, Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 102, 18807–18812 (2005).
  • A. Douhal, M. Sanz, M. A. Carranza, J. A. Organero, L. Tormo, “Femtochemistry of intramolecular charge and proton transfer reactions in solution”, AIP Conf. Proc. 748, 193–197 (2005).



  • A. Douhal, “Ultrafast guest dynamics in cyclodextrin nanocavities”, Chem. Rev. 104, 1955–1976 (2004).
  • A. Douhal, “Breaking, making, and twisting of chemical bonds in gas, liquid, and nanocavities”, Acc.Chem.Res. 37, 349–355 (2004).
  • A. Douhal, M. Sanz, M. A. Carranza, J. A. Organero, L. Santos, “Femtosecond observation of intramolecular charge- and proton-transfer reactions in a hydroxyflavonederivative”, Chem. Phys. Lett. 394, 54–60 (2004).
  • L. Santos, A. Vargas, M. Moreno, B. Manzano, J. M. Lluch, A. Douhal, “Ground and excited state hydrogen atom transfer reactions and cyclization of 2-acetylbenzoic acid”, J.Phys.Chem. A 108, 9331–9341 (2004).



  • J. A. Organero, A. Douhal, “Confinement effects on the photorelaxation of a proton-transfer phototautomer”, Chem. Phys. Lett. 373, 426–431 (2003).
  • A. D. Roshal, J. A. Organero, A. Douhal, “Tuning the mechanism of proton-transfer in a hydroxyflavone derivative”, Chem. Phys. Lett. 379, 53–59 (2003).
  • A. D. Roshal, J. A. Organero, A. Douhal, “Stepwise interactions, sodium ion photoejection and proton-transfer inhibition in a crown-ether and proton-transfer dye”, Chem. Phys. Lett. 381, 519–525 (2003).
  • J. A. Organero, A. Douhal, “Temperature and solvent effects on the photodynamics of 1’-hydroxy-2’-acetonaphthone”, Chem. Phys. Lett. 381, 759–765 (2003).



  • A. Douhal, “La Attociencia, Un nuevo territorio para las ciencias Moleculares”, El País, 23 de Enero (2002).
  • M. Moreno, J. M. Lluch, A. Douhal, “7-azaindole base pair phototautomerization revisited: an ab initio study of the potential energy surface”, Femtochemsitry and Femtobiology: Ultradasr Dynamics in Molecular Science, A. Douhal, J. Santamaria (Eds.), Word Scientific, Singapore, 796-807 (2002).
  • J. A. Organero, L. Santos, A. Douhal, “Breaking, making and rotating chemical bonds of 1’-hydroxy-2’-acetonaphtone in solutions and in nanocavities”, Femtochemistry andFemtobiology: Ultrafast Dynamics in Molecular Science, A. Douhal, J. Santamaria (Eds.), World Scientific, Singapore, 225–233 (2002).
  • A. Douhal, D. P. Zhong, A. H. Zewail, “Femtochemistry in chemical and biological nanocavities”, Femtochemistry and Femtobiology: Ultrafast Dynamics in Molecular Science, A. Douhal, J. Santamaria (Eds.), World Scientific, Singapore, 731–741 (2002).
  • L. Tormo, J. A. Organero, A. Douhal, “Solvent effect on the dynamics of an anesthetic analogous”, Femtochemistry and Femtobiology: Ultrafast Dynamics in Molecular Science, A. Douhal, J. Santamaria (Eds.), World Scientific, Singapore, 824–829 (2002).
  • A. Douhal, J. Santamaria, Femtochemistry and Femtobiology: Ultrafast Dynamics in Molecular Science, World Scientific, Singapore (2002).

  • J. A. Organero, L. Tormo, A. Douhal, “Caging ultrafast proton transfer and twisting motion of 1-hyroxyl-2-acetonapthone”, Chem. Phys. Lett. 363, 409–414 (2002).
  • T. A. Fayed, J. A. Organero, I. Garcia-Ochoa, L. Tormo, A. Douhal, “Ultrafast twisting motions and intramolecular charge-transfer reaction in a cyanine dye trapped in molecular nanocavities”, Chem. Phys. Lett. 364, 108–114 (2002).



  • M. Moreno, A. Douhal, J. M. Lluch, O. Castaño, L. M. Frutos, “Ab initio based exploration of the potential energy surface for the double proton transfer in the first excited singlet electronic state of the 7-azaindole dimer”, J. Phys. Chem. A 105, 3887–3893 (2001).
  • J. Catalán, J. L. G. De Paz, J. A. Organero, A. Vargas Díaz, M. Moreno, L. Santos, A. Douhal, “Comment on "photoinduced proton transfer and rotational motion of 1-hydroxy-2-aectonaphthone in the S1 state: A theoretical insight into its photophysics" (J. Phys. Chem. A 2000, 104, 8424) (multiple letters)”, J. Phys. Chem. A 105, 7315–7320 (2001).
  • A. Douhal, “Femtochemistry in nanocavities”, Femtochemistry, F. C. De Schryver, S. De Feyter, G. Schweitzer (Eds.), Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 15, 267–279 (2001).



  • A. Douhal, M. Moreno, J. M. Lluch, “On the theoretical reports on 7-azaindole base-pair phototautomerization”, Chem. Phys. Lett. 324, 75–80 (2000).
  • A. Douhal, M. Moreno, J. M. Lluch, “On the experimental evidences for 7-azaindole base-pair model ultrafst phototautomerization”, Chem. Phys. Lett. 324, 81–87 (2000).
  • J. A. Organero, M. Moreno, L. Santos, J. M. Lluch, A. Douhal, “Photoinduced proton transfer and rotational motion of l-hydroxy-2-acetonaphthone in the S1 state: A theoretical insight into its photophysics”, J. Phys. Chem. A 104, 8424–8431 (2000).
  • J. A. Organero, I. García-Ochoa, M. Moreno, J. M. Lluch, L. Santos, A. Douhal, “A theoretical insight into the internal H-bond and related rotational motion and proton transfer processes of 1-hydroxy-2-acetonaphthone in the S0 state”, Chem. Phys. Lett. 328, 83–89 (2000).
  • D. P. Zhong, A. Douhal, A. H. Zewail, “Femtosecond studies of protein-ligand hydrophobic binding and dynamics: Human serum albumin”, Proc. Natl, Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 97, 14052–14055 (2000).



  • I. García-Ochoa, M. A. Díez López, M. H. Viñas, L. Santos, E. Martínez Ataz, F. Amat-Guerri, A. Douhal, “Probing hydrophobic nanocavities in chemical and biological systems with a fluorescent proton-transfer dye”, Chem. Eur. J. 5, 897–901 (1999).
  • H. Naundorf, J. A. Organero, A. Douhal, O. Kühn, “Potential energy surface for the proton transfer in 8-hydroxyimidazo[1,2-a]pyridine”, J. Chem. Phys. 110, 11286–11293 (1999).
  • J. A. Organero, A. Douhal, L. Santos, E. Martínez Ataz, V. Guallar, M. Moreno, J. M. Lluch, “Proton-Transfer Reaction in Isolated and Water-Complexed 8-Hydroxyimidazo[1,2-a]Pyridine in the S0 and S1 Electronic States. A Theoretical Study”, J. Phys. Chem. A 103, 5301–5306 (1999).
  • V. Guallar, A. Douhal, M. Moreno, J. M. Lluch, “DNA Mutations Induced by Proton and Charge Transfer in the Low-Lying Excited Singlet Electronic States of the DNA Base Pairs: A Theoretical Insight”, J. Phys. Chem. A 103, 6251–6156 (1999).
  • T. Fiebig, M. Chachisvilis, M. Manger, A. H. Zewail, A. Douhal, I. Garcia-Ochoa, A. de La Hoz Ayuso, “Femtosecond dynamics of double proton transfer in a model DNA base pair: 7-azaindole dimers in the condensed phase” J. Phys. Chem. A 103, 7419–7431 (1999).
  • L. Bañares, A. Douhal, “Una Cámara para Fotografiar Moléculas” El Pais, 20 de Octubre (1999).



  • M. Chachisvilis, T. Fiebig, A. Douhal, A. H. Zewail, “Femtosecond dynamics of a hydrogen-bonded model base pair in the condensed phase: Double proton transfer in 7-azaindole”, J. Phys. Chem. A 102, 669–673 (1998).
  • A. Douhal, T. Fiebig, M. Chachisvilis, A. H. Zewail, “Femtochemistry in nanocavities: reactions in cyclodextrins”, J. Phys. Chem. A 102, 1657–1666 (1998). (Cover Page)
  • A. Douhal, “The involvement of rotational procesess in the intramolecular proton-transfer cycle”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 102, 448–451 (1998).
  • C. R. Mateo, A. Douhal, “A coupled proton-transfer and twisting-motion fluorescence probe for lipid bilayers”, Proc. Natl, Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 95, 7245–7250 (1998).
  • I. García-Ochoa, P. Bisht, F. Sánchez, E. Martínez Ataz, L. Santos, H. B. Tripathi, A. Douhal, “Experimental and theoretical studies of the proton-hopping reaction of 7-hydroxyquinoline in viscous hydroxylic media”, J. Phys. Chem. A 102, 8871–8880 (1998).
  • M. Chachisvilis, I. Garcia-Ochoa, A. Douhal, A. H. Zewail, “Femtochemistry in nanocavities: Dissociation, recombination and vibrational cooling of iodine in cyclodextrin”, Chem. Phys. Lett. 293, 153–159 (1998).
  • I. García-Ochoa, M. A. Díez López, M. H. Viñas, L. Santos, E. Martínez Ataz, F. Sánchez, A. Douhal, “Hydrogen-bonding interactions and double proton-transfer reactions at both gates of cyclodextrins”, Chem. Phys. Lett. 296 335–342 (1998).



  •   A. Douhal, “A quick look at hydrogen bonds”, Science 276, 221–222 (1997).
  • A. Douhal, F. Amat-Guerri, A. U. Acuña, “Probing Nanocavities with Proton-Transfer Fluorescence”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 36, 1514–1516 (1997).



  • A. Douhal, J. Dabrio, R. Sastre, “Room-temperature proton switching of 7-hydroxyquinoline dissolved in rigid hydroxylic and carboxylic polymeric matrices”, J. Phys. Chem. 100, 149–154 (1996).
  • A. Douhal, F. Lahmani, A. Zewail, “Proton-transfer reaction dynamics”, Chem. Phys. (Special Issue) 207, 477–498 (1996).
  • A. Douhal, V. Guallar, M. Moreno, J. M. Lluch, “Theoretical study of molecular dynamics in model base pairs”, Chem. Phys. Lett. 256, 370–376 (1996).
  • A. Douhal, F. Lahmani, A. Zehnacker-Rentien, F. Amat-Guerri, “Ultrafast excited-state H-Atom transfer in jet-cooled 2-(2’-hydroxyphenyl)-oxazole derivatives”, Fast Elementary Processes in Chemical and Biological Systems, A. Tramer (Eds.), Villeneuve et Asq, France, 383, 364–390 (1996).
  • V. Guallar, M. Moreno, J. M. Lluch, F. Amat-Guerri, A. Douhal, “H-atom transfer and rotational processes in the ground and first singlet excited electronic states of 2-(2′-hydroxyphenyl)oxazole derivatives: Experimental and theoretical studies”, J. Phys. Chem. 100, 19789–19794 (1996).



  • A. Douhal, F. Amat, A. U. Acuña, “Photoinduced intramolecular proton transfer and charge redistribution in imidazopyridines”, J. Phys. Chem. 99, 76–80 (1995).
  • A. Douhal, S. K. Kim, A. Zewail, “Femtosecond molecular dynamics of tautomerization in model base pairs”, Nature 378, 260–263 (1995).



  • A. Douhal, F. Amat, A. U. Acuña, K. Yoshihara, “Picosecond vibrational relaxation in the excited-state proton-transfer of 2-(3’-hydroxy-2’-naphthyl)benzimidazole”, Chem. Phys. Lett. 217, 619–625 (1994).
  • A. Douhal, F. Amat-Guerri, P. Lillo, A. U. Acuña, “Proton transfer spectroscopy of 2-(2’-hydroxyphenyl)imidazole and 2-(2’-hydroxyphenyl)benzimidazole dyes”, J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chem. 78, 127–138 (1994).
  • A. Douhal, R. Sastre, “Room-temperature triple proton transfer of 7-hydroxyquinoline and stabilization of its ground-state keto tautomer in a polymeric matrix”, Chem. Phys. Lett. 219. 91–94 (1994).
  • F. Lahmani, A. Douhal, E. Breheret, A. Zenhacker-Retien, “Solvation effects in jet-cooled 7-hydroxyquinoline”, Chem. Phys. Lett. 220, 497–501 (1994).
  • A. Douhal, F. Lahmani, A. Zenhaker-Retien, F. Amat, “Excited-state proton (or hydrogen atom) transfer in jet-cooled 2-(2’-hydroxyphenyl)-5-phenyloxazole”, J. Phys. Chem. 98, 12198–12205 (1994).
  • A. Douhal, “Photophysics of Nile Blue A in proton-accepting and electron-donating solvents”, J. Phys. Chem. 98, 13131–13137 (1994).



  • R. F. Borkman, A. Douhal, K. Yoshihara, “Picosecond fluorescence decay in photolysed lens protein α-crystallin”, Biochem. 32, 4787–4792 (1993).
  • A. Yartsev, Y, Nagasawa, A. Douhal, K. Yoshihara, “Solvent and nuclear dynamics in ultrafast intermolecular electron transfer in a diffusionless, weakly polar system”, Chem. Phys. Lett. 207, 546–550 (1993).
  • K. Yoshihara, A. Yartsev, Y. Nagasawa, H. Kandori, A. Douhal, K. Kemnitz, “Femtosecond intermolecular electron transfer: dye in weakly polar electron-donating solvent”, Pure Appl. Chem. 65, 1671–1675 (1993).
  • K. Yoshihara, A. Yartsev, Y. Nagasawa, H. Kandori, A. Douhal, K. Kemnitz, “Femtosecond intermolecular electron transfer: dye in weakly polar electron-donating solvent”, Ultra-fast Phenomena VIII, J.-L. Martín, A. Migus y A. H. Zewail (Eds.), Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 571–575 (1993).
  • R. F. Borkman, A. Douhal, K. Yoshihara, “Picosecond fluorescence decay of lens protein γ-II crystallin”, Biophys. Chem. 47, 203–211 (1993).
  • A. Douhal, F. Lahmani, A. Zehnacker-Retien, “Excited-state intramolecular proton transfer in jet-cooled 1-hydroxy-2-acetonaphthone”, Chem. Phys. 178, 493–504 (1993).



  • A. U. Acuña, F. Amat, A. Costela, A. Douhal, C. Florida, F. Sastre, “Proton-transfer lasing from solid-organic matrices”, Chem. Phys. Lett. 187, 98–102 (1991).



  • J-L. M. Abboud, A. Douhal, M. J. Arín, M. T. Diez, H. Homan, G. Guiheneuf “Quantitative assessment of solvent-sorting effects. 1. A Menschutkin reaction in mixed solvents”, J. Phys. Chem. 93, 214–220 (1989).
  • A. Costela, J. M. Muñoz, A. Douhal, A. U. Acuña, “Experimental test of a four-level kinetic model of excited-state intramolecular proton-transfer dye lasers”, Appl. Phys. B 49, 545–552 (1989).



  • A. Costela, F. Amat, J. Catalán, A. Douhal, J. M. Figuera, J. M. Muñoz, A. U. Acuña, “Phenylbenzimidazole proton-transfer laser dyes: spectral and operational proprieties”, Opt. Comm. 64, 457–460 (1987).