Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group





Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group



Anthea K. Blackburn

Graduate Student

Hometown: Wellington, New Zealand

Joined group: 2010

Left group: 2015


Doctor of Philosophy – Organic Chemistry

Northwestern University, USA (2010–2015)
Thesis entitled The Chemical and Topological Implications of Cyclobis(paraquat-p-phenylene) Substitution

Fulbright New Zealand Ministry of Research, Science and Technology Fellowship
New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women Fellowship
Northwestern University Bordwell Fellowship

Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours – Chemistry

University of Otago, New Zealand (2005–2009)

University of Otago Division of Sciences Scholarship for Academic Merit


(13) K. J. Hartlieb, W.–G. Liu, A. C. Fahrenbach, A. K. Blackburn, M. Frasconi, N. Hafezi, S. K. Dey, A. A. Sarjeant, C. L. Stearn, W. A. Goddard III, J. F. Stoddart. "Quantum mechanical and experimental validation that cyclobis(paraquat–p–phenylene) forms a 1:1 inclusion complex with tetrathiafulvalene." Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 2736—2745.

(12) I. C. Gibbs–Hall, N. A. Vermeulen, E. J. Dale, J. J. Henkelis, A. K. Blackburn, J. C. Barnes, J. F. Stoddart. "Catenation through a combination of radical templation and ring–closing metathesis." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 15640—15643.

(11) J. J. Henkelis, A. K. Blackburn, E. J. Dale, N. A. Vermeulen, M. S. Nassar and J. F. Stoddart. "Allosteric modulation of substrate binding within a tetracationic molecular receptor." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 13252–13255.

(10) P. R. McGonigal, P. Deria, I. Hod, P. Z. Moghadam, A.-J. Avestro, N. E. Horwitz, I. C. Gibbs-Hall, A. K. Blackburn, D. Chen, Y. Y. Botros, M. R. Wasielewski, R. Q. Snurr, J. T. Hupp, O. K. Farha and J. F. Stoddart. "Electrochemically addressable trisradical rotaxanes organized within a metal-organic framework." Proceed. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2015, 112, 17224–17235.

(9) A. K. Blackburn, A. C.-H. Sue, A. K. Shveyd, D. Cao, A. Tayi, A. Narayanan, B. S. Rolczynski, J. M. Sarko, O. A. Bozdemir, R. Wakabayashi, J. A. Lehrman, L. X. Chen, M. S. Nassar, S. I. Stupp and J. F. Stoddart. "Lock–arm supramolecular ordering: A molecular construction set for cocrystallizing organic charge transfer complexes." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 11161–11168.

(8) D. Cao, M. Hong, A. K. Blackburn, Z. Liu, K. M. Holcroft and J. F. Stoddart. "Two-point halogen bonding between 3,6-dihalopyromellitic diimides." Chem. Sci. 2014, 5, 4242–4248.

(7) E. J. Dale, N. V. Vermeulen, A. Thomas, J. C. Barnes, M. Juríček, A. K. Blackburn, N. L. Strutt, A. A. Sarjeant, C. L. Stern, S. E. Denmark and J. F. Stoddart. "ExCage." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 10669–10682.

(6) M. Juríček, J. C. Barnes, N. L. Strutt, N. A. Vermeulen, K. C. Ghooray, E. J. Dale, P. R. McGonigal, A. K. Blackburn and J. F. Stoddart. "An ExBox [2]catenane." Chem. Sci. 2014, 5, 2724–2731.

(5) X. Hou, C. Ke, C. Cheng, N. Song, A. K. Blackburn, A. A. Sarjeant, Y. Y. Botros, Y. Yang and J. F. Stoddart. "Efficient syntheses of pillar[6]arene-based hetero[4]rotaxanes using a cooperative capture strategy." Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 6196–6199.

(4) R. S. Forgan, A. K. Blackburn, M. M. Boyle, S. T. Schneebeli and J. F. Stoddart. "The topological and chemical implications of introducing oriented rings to [3]catenanes." Supramol. Chem. 2014, 26, 192–201.

(3) K. J. Hartlieb, A. K. Blackburn, S. T. Schneebeli, R. S. Forgan, A. A. Sarjeant, C. L. Stern, D. Cao and J. F. Stoddart. "Topological isomerism in a chiral handcuff catenane." Chem. Sci. 2014, 5, 90–100 (Edge Article).

(2) D. Cao, M. Juríček, Z. J. Brown, A. C.-H. Sue, Z. Liu, J. Lei, A. K. Blackburn, S. Gründer, A. A. Sarjeant, A. Coskun, C. Wang, O. K. Farha, J. T. Hupp and J. F. Stoddart. "Three–dimensional architectures incorporating stereoregular donor–acceptor stacks." Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 8457–8465.

(1) M. M. Boyle, J. J. Gassensmith, A. C. Whalley, R. S. Forgan, R. A. Smaldone, K. J. Hartlieb, A. K. Blackburn, J.-P. Sauvage and J. F. Stoddart. "Stereochemistry of molecular figures-of-eight." Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 10312–10323 (VIP Article).


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