Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group





Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group



Jeremiah J. Gassensmith

Postdoctoral Fellow

Hometown: Indianapolis

Joined group: 2009

Left group: 2013


2004 - BS (Honors) Chemistry
Indiana University
Advisor: Joseph J. Gajewski
Honors Thesis Title: Kinetic Isotope Effects of Addition of Grignard Reagents to Benzylic Aldehydes.

2009 - PhD Chemistry
University of Notre Dame
Advisor: Bradley D Smith, Emil T. Hofman Chair of Chemistry
Ph.D. Thesis Title: The Supramolecular Chemistry of Squaraine Dyes and Anthracene Macrocycles.


For a complete list of publications, please see my Google Scholar Page.
In fact, if you're so inclined, have a look at my CV.

Select Publications

J. J. Gassensmith H. Furukawa, R. A. Smaldone, R. S. Forgan, O. M. Yaghi, J. F. Stoddart. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 15312–15315 Strong and Reversible Binding of Carbon Dioxide in a Green Metal–Organic Framework. [Link]

carbon dioxide fixation.
J. J. Gassensmith P. M. Erne, W. F. Paxton, J. F. Stoddart. Langmuir 2011, 27, 1341–1345. Microcontact Click Printing for Templating Ultrathin Films of Metal—Organic Frameworks. [Link]

MOF stamping.

J. M. Baumes, J. J. Gassensmith, J. Giblin, J.-J. Lee, A. G. White, W. J. Culligan, W. M. Leevy, M. Kuno and B. D. Smith. Nature Chem. 2010, 2, 1025-1030. Storable, thermally activated, near-infrared chemiluminescent dyes and dye-stained microparticles for optical imaging. [Link]
Cover Article, Reviewed in Chemistry World.
chemiluminescent rotaxane animal image.

R. A. Smaldone, R. S. Forgan, H. Furukawa, J. J. Gassensmith, A. M. Z. Slawin, O. M. Yaghi, and J. F. Stoddart. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 8630–8634. Metal–Organic Frameworks from Edible Natural Products [Link]
Cover Article, Reviewed in The New York Times.
edible nano MOF

J. J. Gassensmith, S. Matthys, J.-J. Lee, A. Wojcik, P. V. Kamat, and B. D. Smith. Chem. Eur. J. 2010, 16 2916-2921. Squaraine Rotaxane as a Reversible Optical Chloride Sensor. [Link]
fluorescent switch chloride sensor

J. J. Gassensmith, J. M. Baumes, and B. D. Smith. Chem. Commun. 2009, 6329 - 6338. Discovery and early development of squaraine rotaxanes. [Link]
Feature Article
Discovery and early development of squaraine rotaxanes

J. J. Gassensmith, J. M. Baumes, J. Eberhard, and B. D. Smith. Chem. Commun. 2009, 2517 - 2519 Cycloaddition to an Anthracene Derived Macrocycle Receptor with Supramolecular Control of Regioselectivity. [Link]
cycloaddition to an anthracene derived macrocycle receptor with supramolecular conrol of regioselectivity

J. J. Gassensmith, L. Barr, J. M. Baumes, A. Paek, A. Nguyen and B. D. Smith. Org. Lett. 2008, 10, 3343-3346. Synthesis and Photophysical Investigation of Squaraine Rotaxanes by “Clicked Capping” [Link]
anthracene addition to 1,4 position supramolecular control

J. J. Gassensmith, E. Arunkumar, L. Barr, J. M. Baumes, K. M. DiVittorio, J. R. Johnson, B. C. Noll, B. D. Smith, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2007, 129, 15054 -15059. Self-Assembly of Fluorescent Inclusion Complexes in Competitive Media Including the Interior of Living Cells. [Link]
Featured in C&E News: December 10, 2007
Self assembly of a rotaxane in a cell


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