Our latest paper is out in J. Org. Chem.! Lasith, Run, and our collaborators from the Sommer Group investigate structure–property effects in the assembly/disassembly of aqueous benzoic anhydrides fueled by carbodiimides.
Welcome to new graduate students Renuka Baral and Andrew Miller and new undergraduate Nadeen Saleh!
Welcome to Will Carson and Griffin Betz, who have joined the group as undergraduate researchers!
Welcome to undergraduates Meng Gu, Sean Ginn, Kiley Blachaniec, and Kaitlyn Flynn, who have joined the group!
Our latest paper is out in Chemical Science! Zach and Viraj explore the interplay between folding and macrocyclization with ortho-phenylene hexamers and decamers. Confinement within the macrocycle forces the foldamer into conformations that are typically not observed, which is predictable using simple computational models.
Huge thanks to the NSF MRI program, which has funded a new NMR spectrometer for the department. This instrument will bring several new capabilities, including an autosampler (for greatly increased throughput of teaching and research samples), advanced 19F capabilities, and a flow accessory.
Welcome to Kate Bradford, who as joined the group as a graduate student! Kate is a member of both our group and the Konkolewicz group.
The group is attending the 2019 Gordon Research Conference in Physical Organic Chemistry in Holderness, NH.
Huge thanks to the Macromolecular, Supramolecular and Nanochemistry program of the Division of Chemistry at the NSF for funding our project on “Dynamic control and self-assembly of ortho-phenylene foldamers“!
Our latest paper is out in J. Chem. Educ.! In collaboration with the Yezierski group, we have developed an undergraduate teaching lab on the self-assembly of macrocycles under thermodynamic control. The lab combined elements of experimental and computational chemistry to probe the importance of strain in these systems.