Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group





Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group



Adam C. Whalley

Postdoctoral Fellow

Hometown: Kamloops, BC Canada

Joined group: 2009

Left group: 2012


BSc (2004) - Simon Fraser University - Burnaby, BC
PhD (2009) - Columbia University (Prof. Colin Nuckolls, Advisor) - New York, NY


1. Lilly, G. D.; Whalley, A. C.; Grunder, S.; Valente, C.; Frederick, M. T.; Stoddart, J. F.; Weiss, E. A. “Switchable photoconductivity of quantum dot films using cross-linking ligands with light-sensitive structures” J. Mater. Chem. 2011, 21, 11492–11497.

2. Beuerle, F.; Herrmann, C.; Whalley, A. C.; Valente, C.; Gamburd, A.; Ratner, M. A.; Stoddart, J. F. “Optical and Vibrational Properties of Toroidal Carbon Nanotubes” Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17, 3868–3875.

3. Boyle, M. M.; Smaldone, R. A.; Whalley, A. C.; Ambrogio, M. W.; Botros, Y. Y.; Stoddart, J. F. “Mechanised materials” Chem. Sci. 2011, 2, 204–210.

4. Whalley, A. C..; Plunkett, K. N.; Gorodetsky, A.; Schenck, C. L.; Chiu, C.-Y.; Steigerwald, M. L.; Nuckolls, C. N. “Bending contorted hexabenzocoronene into a bowl” Chem. Sci. 2011, 2, 132–135.

5. Kamenetska, M.; Quek, S. Y.; Whalley, A. C.; Steigerwald, M. L.; Choi, H. J.; Louie, S. G.; Nuckolls, C.; Hybertsen, M. S.; Neaton, J. B.; Venkataraman, L. “Conductance and Geometry of Pyridine-Linked Single Molecule Junctions” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 6817–6821.

6. Plunkett, K. N.; Godula, K.; Nuckolls, C.; Tremblay, N.; Whalley, A. C.; Xiao, S. “Expeditious Synthesis of Contorted Hexabenzocoronenes” Org. Lett. 2009, 11, 2225–2228.

7. Kamenetska, M.; Koentopp, M.; Whalley, A. C.; Park, Y. S.; Steigerwald, M. L.; Nuckolls, C.; Hybertsen, M. S.; Venkataraman, L. “Formation and Evolution of Single Molecule Junctions” Phys. Rev. Lett. 2009, 102, 126803/1–126803/4.

8. Hybertsen, M. S.; Venkataraman, L.; Klare, J. E.; Whalley, A. C.; Steigerwald, M. L.; Nuckolls, C. “Amine-linked single molecule circuits: systematic trends across molecular families” Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 2008, 20, 374115/1–374115/14.

9. Tomaszewski, M. J.; Whalley, A. C.; Hu, Y.-J. “A one-pot synthesis of 2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]quinolines” Tetrahedron Lett. 2008, 49, 3172–3175.

10. Park, Y. S.; Whalley, A. C.; Kamenetska, M.; Steigerwald, M. L.; Hybertsen, M. S.; Nuckolls, C.; Venkataraman, L. “Contact Chemistry and Single-Molecule Conductance: A Comparison of Phosphines, Methyl Sulfides, and Amines” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 15768–15769.

11. Whalley, A. C.; Steigerwald, M. L.; Guo, X.; Nuckolls, C. “Reversible Switching in Molecular Electronic Devices” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 12590–12591.

12. Venkataraman, L.; Park, Y. S.; Whalley, A. C.; Nuckolls, C.; Hybertsen, M. S.; Steigerwald, M. L. “Electronics and Chemistry: Varying Single-Molecule Junction Conductance Using Chemical Substituents” Nano Lett. 2007, 7, 502–506.

13. Guo, X.; Whalley, A.; Klare, J. E.; Huang, L.; O'Brien, S.; Steigerwald, M.; Nuckolls, C. “Single-Molecule Devices as Scaffolding for Multicomponent Nanostructure Assembly” Nano Lett. 2007, 7, 1119–1122.

14. Sanaur, S.; Whalley, A.; Alameddine, B.; Carnes, M.; Nuckolls, C. “Jet-printed electrodes and semiconducting oligomers for elaboration of organic thin-film transistors” Org. Electron. 2006, 7, 423–427.


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