Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group





Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group



Ashish N. Basuray

Postdoctoral Fellow

Hometown: United States

Joined group: 2007

Left group: 2014


Carnegie Mellon University, September 1998 – May 2002, Pittsburgh, PA
B.S. Chemistry

University of Sydney, July 2001 – December 2001, Sydney, Australia
Semester Abroad


S. Sampath, A. N. Basuray, K. J. Hartlieb, T. Aytun, S. I. Stupp, J. F. Stoddart. Direct Exfoliation of Graphite to Graphene in Aqueous Media with Diazaperopyrenium Dications. Adv. Mater. 2013. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201205157.

K. J. Hartlieb, A. N. Basuray, C. Ke, A. A. Sarjeant, H.-P. J. de Rouville, T. Kikuchi, R. S. Forgan, J. W. Kurutz, J. F. Stoddart. Chameleonic Binding of the Dimethyldiazaperopyrenium Dication by Cucurbit[8]uril. Asian J. Org. Chem. 2012. DOI: 10.1002/ajoc201200187.

A. N. Basuray , H.-P. J. de Rouville, K. J. Hartlieb, A. C. Fahrenbach, J. F. Stoddart. Beyond Perylene Diimides — Diazaperopyrenium Dications as Chameleonic Nanoscale Building Blocks. Chem. Asian J. 2012, DOI: 10.1002/asia.201200780.

T. Avellini, H. Li, A. Coskun, G. Barin, A. Trabolsi, A. N. Basuray, S. K. Dey, A. Credi, S. Silvi, J. F. Stoddart, M. Venturi. Photoinduced Memory Effect in a Redox Controllable Bistable Mechanical Molecular Switch. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2012, 51 , 1611–1615.

O. A. Bozdemir, G. Barin, M. E. Belowich, A. N. Basuray, F. Beuerle, and J. F. Stoddart. Dynamic covalent templated-synthesis of [c2]daisy chains. Chem. Comm.2012, 48, 10401–10403.

A. N. Basuray , H.-P. Jacquot de Rouville, , A. C. Fahrenbach, K. Hartlieb, N. Strutt, M. Ambrogio, C. Bruns A.-J. Avestro, J. F. Stoddart. The Chameleonic Nature of Diazaperopyrenium Recognition. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2012, 52, 11872–11877.

T. Avellini, H. Li, A. Coskun, G. Barin, A. Trabolsi, A. N. Basuray, S. K. Dey, A. Credi, S. Silvi, J. F. Stoddart, M. Venturi. Photoinduced Memory Effect in a Redox Controllable Bistable Mechanical Molecular Switch. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 1–6.

A.C. Fahrenbach, J.C. Barnes, H. Li, D. Benítez, A. N. Basuray, L. Fang, C.-H. Sue, G. Barin, S. Dey, W. A. Goddard, J. F. Stoddart. Measurement of Ground State Distributions in Bistable Mechanically Interlocked Molecules Using Slow Scan Rate Cyclic Voltammetry. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 2011, 108, 20416–20421.

W. F. Paxton, S. L. Kleinman, A. N. Basuray, J. F. Stoddart, R. P. Van Duyne. Turning On Resonance Raman – Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroelectrochemistry of a Tetrathiafulvalene Self-Assembled Monolayer. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2011, 2, 1145–1149.

S. K. Dey, A. Coskun., A. C. Fahrenbach, G. Barin, A. N. Basuray, A. Trabolsi, Y. Y. Botros, J. F. Stoddart. A redox-active reverse donor-acceptor bistable [2]rotaxane. Chem. Sci., 2011, 2, 1046–1053.

C. Wang, M. A. Olson, L. Fang, D. Benítez, E. Tkatchouk, S. Basu, A. N. Basuray, D. Zhang, D. Zhu, W. A. Goddard III, J. F. Stoddart. Isolation by crystallization of translational isomers of a bistable donor–acceptor [2]catenane. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2010, 107, 13991–13996.

M. A. Olson, A. Coskun, L. Fang, A. N. Basuray, J. F. Stoddart. Polycatenation under thermodynamic control. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 3151–3156.

N. Das, M.Valjavec-Gratian, A. Basuray, R. Fekete, P. Papp, J. Paulsson, and D.Chattoraj. Multiple homeostatic mechanisms in the control of P1 plasmid replication. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2005, 102, 2856–2861.


I was born in North Dakota, and moved shortly thereafter to Baltimore where I spent most of my childhood. During high school, I caught the travel bug – traveling with my school to Russia and Ukraine, and independently to London in my senior year. I went on to Carnegie Mellon University for my undergraduate education, graduating with a BS in Chemistry. I was then accepted into the United States Peace Corps, and after a brief research stint at NIH, left for Nepal in 2003. I served as a Science Laboratory Instructor while in the Peace Corps, helping development science curriculum and building science laboratories. Upon returning stateside, I went into corporate management consulting for several years before realizing that science was the way to go. I joined Fraser’s group while at UCLA, and made the move to Northwestern after 4 full weeks in sunny LA. I just completed my fifth year of graduate studies working on a Borromean Ring Metal Organic Framework, photonic transistors and perylene derivatives for use in solar and photonic applications.


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