Happy trails to Viraj and Isuru, who have both successfully defended their Ph.D. dissertations! Viraj is heading to Northwestern, where he will be a postdoc with Julia Kalow, and Isuru is heading to Scripps Florida, where he will be a postdoc with Thomas Kodadek.
Welcome to Grace Olive, who has joined the group for the summer as an NSF REU student. Grace comes to us from Earlham College.
We have a new paper out in Chem. Sci.! Viraj shows that by modulating the strength of the aromatic stacking interactions governing folding, we can control the size of the macrocycle produced on self-assembly.
Congratulations to undergraduates Will Carson, who was awarded an NSF GRF, and Georgia Mantel, who was named a Beckman Scholar!
Welcome to Roshan Lama and Chamoni, who have joined the group as new graduate students! Chamoni is co-supervised with Dr. Dominik Konkolewicz.
A new paper is out in Angew. Chem.! Lasith and Mosharraf review the transient covalent bond as a tool for designing nonequilibrium systems, including molecular machines and dissipative assemblies.
A little late to this, but happy trails to Lasith, who successfully defended his dissertation in August! He is headed off to the University of Nevada Reno for a postdoc with Ying Yang.
We have a new paper out in Org. Lett.! Isuru, Frank, Georgia, and Lasith show that diphenic acid derivatives undergo transient geometry changes on treatment with carbodiimide fuels.
A new paper is out in Eur. J. Org. Chem.! Viraj and our collaborators Briana Schrage and Chris Ziegler from the University of Akron study the assembly of hydrocarbon o-phenylene macrocycles assembled using olefin metathesis. We continue to learn more and more about assembling foldamers into more complex structures, and the molecules are particularly pretty.
We have a new paper out in Angew. Chem.! Mosharraf and Josh show that carbodiimide-fueled anhydride formation can be used to assemble macrocycles containing multiple transient bonds. We believe this will have significant implications for generating out-of-equilibrium species of increased structural complexity.
Many thanks to the editors for selecting this as a “Hot Paper”!