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Welcome to the Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group Website. We are located in the Department of Chemistry at Northwestern University. We harness molecular recognition and self-assembly processes in template-directed protocols for the synthesis of functionalized and mechanized molecules, prior to their being introduced into integrated nanosystems. The website is oriented towards prospective graduate and postdoctoral students to give them a glimpse of our ongoing research activities as well as ourselves. To learn more about past and present group members, articles published by the group, breaking news and more, we invite you to explore the various sections. To get information on the group leader, please see the Fraser Stoddart section.


Yunyan Qiu’s Polyrotaxane Synthesizer Published in Science

The long-standing challenge in the synthesis of polyrotaxanes with a defined number of rings has been cracked! The collaborative efforts of Postdoctoral Fellow Yunyan...
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Cycladex and BC Mining of Mexico Complete First Demonstration Unit for Precious Ore Extraction

Cycladex, a company providing a greener and more efficient alternative to the use of cyanide in precious metals extraction with a ‘disruptive’ new chemical process...
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Northwestern Sings the Praises of Yu Wang’s Recent Research Published in Nature Communications

Postdoctoral fellow Yu Wang′s article entitled Two-photon excited deep-red and near-infrared emissive organic co-crystals has appeared in Nature Communications. The work has been featured...
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Spotlight on Dr Qinghui Guo by the International Institute for Nanotechnology

Dr Qinghui Guo, who designs and synthesizes nanoscale smart materials and molecular machines, was interviewed and featured on the International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN)...
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Yunyan Qiu makes it to the 2020 Dream Chemistry Top 5

Postdoctoral Fellow Yunyan Qiu has been selected as one of the five finalists to compete for the final Dream Chemistry Award organized by the...
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