Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group





Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group



Ivan Aprahamian

Postdoctoral Fellow

Hometown: Israel

Joined group: 2005

Left group: 2008


1998 BSc The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2000 MSc The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2005 PhD The Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Randomly picked publications from the JFS group

5) I. Aprahamian, O. . Miljanic, W. R. Dichtel, K. Isoda, T. Yasuda, T. Kato, J. F. Stoddart, "Clicked Interlocked Molecules", Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn. 2007, 80, 18561869.

4) I. Aprahamian, T. Yasuda, T. Ikeda, S. Saha, W. R. Dichtel, K. Isoda, T. Kato, J. F. Stoddart, "A Liquid Crystalline Bistable [2]Rotaxane", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2007, 46, 46754679.

3) T. Ikeda, I. Aprahamian, J. F. Stoddart, "The Blue-Colored Donor-Acceptor [2]Rotaxane", Org. Lett. 2007, 9, 14811484.

2) I. Aprahamian, W. R. Dichtel, T. Ikeda, J. R. Heath, J. F. Stoddart, "A Clicked Bistable [2]Rotaxane", Org. Lett. 2007, 9, 12871290.

1) S. Nygaard, K. C.-F. Leung, I. Aprahamian, T. Ikeda, S. Saha, B. W. Laursen, S.-Y Kim, S. W. Hansen, P. C. Stein, A. H. Flood, J. F. Stoddart, J. O. Jeppesen, "Functionally Rigid Bistable [2]Rotaxanes", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 960970.


I was born in Jerusalem, Israel, and lived most of my life in the Armenian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. After graduating from St. Tarkmanchatz high school I attended The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) and received a BSc degree in Chemistry in 1998. In 1999 I started perusing a MSc degree in Organic Chemistry under the supervision of Professor Mordecai Rabinovitz and Professor Tuvia Sheradsky and in 2000 I was accepted to the Ph.D direct track program which I finished in 2005. My PhD thesis focused on the alkali metal reduction of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), with emphasis on non-planar PAHs, and the characterization of the obtained anions using NMR spectroscopy. In July 2005, I joined the group of Professor J Fraser Stoddart, in UCLA, as a postdoctoral scholar.

In my free time I enjoy reading philosophy, history, physics and mathematics listening to music, relaxing and smoking a good cigar. From time to time I also try to take over the world (CIV4).


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