Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group





Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group



Yilei Wu

Graduate Student

Hometown: Perugia, Italy

Joined group: 2012

Left group: 2017


Selected publications:
9. Wu, Y.; Han, J.-M.; Hong, M.; Krzyaniak, M. D.; Blackburn, A. K.; Fernando, I. R.; Cao, D. D.; Wasielewski, M. R.; Stoddart, J. F. “X-Shaped Oligomeric Pyromellitimide Polyradicals.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017 DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b12124.

8. Wu, Y.; Zhou, J.; Phelan, B. T.; Mauck, C. M.; Stoddart, J. F.; Young, R. M.; Wasielewski, M. R. “Probing Distance Dependent Charge-Transfer Character in Excimers of Extended Viologen Cyclophanes using Femtosecond Vibrational Spectroscopy.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 14265–14276.

7. Wu, Y.; Krzyaniak, M. D.; Stoddart, J. F.; Wasielewski, M. R. “Spin Frustration in the Triradical Trianion of a Naphthalenediimide Molecular Triangle.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 2948–2951.

6. Wu, Y.; Young, R. M.; Frasconi, M.; Schneebeli, S. T.; Spenst, P.; Gardner, D. M.; Brown, K. E.; Würthner, F.; Stoddart, J. F.; Wasielewski, M. R. “Ultrafast Photoinduced Symmetry-Breaking Charge Separation and Electron Sharing in Perylenediimide Molecular Triangles.” J. Am. Chem Soc. 2015, 137, 13236–13239.

5. Wu, Y.; Nalluri, S. K. N.; Young, R. M.; Krzyaniak, M. D.; Margulies, E. A.; Stoddart, J. F.; Wasielewski, M. R. “Charge and Spin Transport in an Organic Molecular Square.” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 119771–11977.

4. Wu, Y.; Shi, R.; Wu, Y.-L.; Holcroft, J. M.; Liu, Z.; Frasconi, M.; Wasielewski, M. R.; Stoddart, J. F. ‟Encapsulation of Polyoxometalates with Cyclodextrins.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 4111–4118.

3. Wu, Y.; Frasconi, M.; Gardner, D. M.; McGonigal, P. R.; Schneebeli, S. T.; Wasielewski, M. R.; Stoddart, J. F. “Electron Delocalization in a Rigid Cofacial Naphthalene-1,8:4,5-bis(dicarboximide) Dimer.” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 9476–9481.

2. Wu, Y.; Štefl, M.; Olzyńska, A.; Hof, M.; Yahioglu, G.; Yip, P.; Casey, D. R.; Ces, O.; Humpolíčková, J.; Kuimova, M. K. "Molecular Rheometry: Direct Determination of Viscosity in Lo and Ld Lipid Phases via Fluorescence Lifetime." Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2013, 5, 14986–14993.

1. Mahmood, T.†; Wu, Y.†; Loriot, D.; Kuimova, M.; Ladame, S. "Closing the Ring to Bring Up the Light: Synthesis of a Hexacyclic Acridinium Cyanine Dye." Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 12349–12356. (†These authors contributed equally to this work.)


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