Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group





Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group



Matthew E. Belowich

Graduate Student

Hometown: United States

Joined group: 2007

Left group: 2012


B.S. Chemistry - Gettysburg College (2007)


(7) Belowich, M. E.; Valente, C.; Stoddart, J. F. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Accepted.

(6) Valente, C.; Belowich, M. E.; Hadei, N.; Organ, M. Eur. J. Org. Chem., In Press.

(5) Valente, C.; Choi, E.; Belowich, M. E.; Doonan, C. J.; Gasa, T. B.; Botros, Y. Y.; Yaghi, O. M.; Stoddart, J. F. Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, 4911–4913.

(4) Trabolsi, A.; Khashab, N.; Fahrenbach, A. C.; Friedman, D. C.; Colvin, M. T.; Cotí, K.; Benitez, D.; Tkatchouk, E.; Olsen, J.-C.; Belowich, M. E.; Carmielli, R.; Khatib, H. A.; Goddard III, W. A.; Wasielewski, M. R.; Stoddart, J. F. Nature Chem. 2010, 2, 42–49.

(3) Coti, K. K.; Belowich, M. E.; Liong, M.; Ambroggio, M. W.; Lau, Y. A.; Khatib, H. A.; Zink, J. I.; Khashab, N. M.; Stoddart, J. F. "Mechanised Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery," Nanoscale, 2009, 1, 16–39.

(2) Khashab, N. M.; Belowich, M. E.; Trabolsi, A.; Friedman, D. C.; Valente, C. V.; Lau, Y.; Khatib, H. A.; Zink, J. I.; and Stoddart, J. F. "pH-Responsive Mechanised Nanoparticles Gated by Semirotaxanes," Chem. Commun., 2009, 5371–5373.

(1) Trabolsi, A.; Hmadeh, M.; Khashab, N. M.; Friedman, D. C.; Belowich, M. E.; Humbert, N.; Elhabiri, M.; Khatib, H. A.; Albrecht-Gary, A.-M.; and Stoddart, J. F. "Redox-Driven Switching in Pseudorotaxanes," New J. Chem., 2009, 33, 254–263.


I was raised in River Vale, NJ and did my undergraduate work at Gettysburg College. During the summer before my junior year I worked at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals in Pearl River, NY where I investigated the reactivity of aromatic brominations in subcritical, liquid carbon dioxide. The following summer, funded by the Albaugh Fellowship, I worked in the laboratory of my professor, Dr. Don Jameson where I synthesized Troger's Base derivatives and used these molecules as chiral ligands for the assembly of novel coordination complexes. I continued this research into my senior year at Gettysburg. In 2007 I came to Northwestern and joined the Stoddart group in late November.


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