A new paper has appeared in Chem. Commun. on the suppression of rearrangements in polyphenylene planarization through the use of substrates with polycyclic aromatic subunits. This work is the culmination of a lot of effort from postdoc Jian He, grad student Sanyo Mathew, and former REU students Zach Kinney (now a grad student in the group), Rachel Warrell, and James Molina.
Dragging ourselves into the 21st century, the website has been revamped. It now features a responsive design and a customized WordPress backend (probably the subject of a future blog post).