Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group





Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group



Alexander Star

Postdoctoral Fellow

Hometown: Kazakhstan

Joined group: 2000

Left group: 2002


2000 - Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, Tel-Aviv University, Israel

1994 - B.Sc., Chemistry, Tel-Aviv University, Israel


[8] Star, A.; Joshi, V.; Han, T.-R.; Altoé, M. V. P.; Grüner, G.; Stoddart, J. F. “The electronic detection of the enzymatic degradation of starch” Org. Lett. 2004, 6, 2089–2092.

[7] Diehl, M. R.; Steuerman, D. W.; Tseng, H.-R.; Vignon, S. A.; Star, A.; Celestre, P. C.; Stoddart, J. F.; Heath, J. R. “Single-walled carbon nanotube based molecular switch tunnel junctions” ChemPhysChem 2003, 4, 1335–1339.

[6] Fuchs, B.; Nelson, A.; Star, A.; Stoddart, J. F.; Vidal, S. B. “Amplification of dynamic chiral crown ether complexes during cyclic acetal formation” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2003, 42, 4220–4224.

[5] Star, A.; Liu, Y.; Grant, K.; Ridvan, L.; Stoddart, J. F.; Steuerman, D. W.; Diehl, M. R.; Boukai, A.; Heath, J. R. “Noncovalent side-wall functionalization of single-walled carbon nanotubes“ Macromolecules 2003, 36, 553–560.

[4] Star, A.; Stoddart, J. F. “Dispersion and solubilization of single-walled carbon nanotubes with a hyperbranched polymer” Macromolecules 2002, 35, 7516–7520.

[3] Star, A.; Steuerman, D. W.; Heath, J. R.; Stoddart, J. F. “Starched Carbon Nanotubes” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2002, 41, 2508–2512.

[2] Steuerman, D. W.; Star, A.; Narizzano, R.; Choi, H.; Ries, R. S.; Nicolini, C.; Stoddart, J. F.; Heath, J. R. “Interactions between conjugated polymers and single-walled carbon nanotubes” J. Phys. Chem. B 2002, 106, 3124–3130.

[1] Star, A.; Stoddart, J. F.; Steuerman, D.; Diehl, M.; Boukai, A.; Wong, E. W.; Yang, X.; Chung, S. W.; Choi, H.; Heath, J. R. “Preparation and properties of polymer-wrapped single-walled carbon nanotubes” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2001, 40, 1721–1725.


Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh
Star Research Group


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