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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.


A Milestone: Reaching 200 Publications In JACS

A recent research paper—by Postdoctoral Fellow Tae-woo Kwon and co-workers—entitled “Mechanochemical Enhancement of the Structural Stability of Pseudorotaxane Intermediates in the Synthesis of Rotaxanes”...
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Another One from Down Under!

Former Stoddart Group PhD Student, Albert Fahrenbach, who was just promoted to Senior Lecturer in a continuing position at the University of New South...
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Liang Reviews in Nature Review Chemistry: Controlling Dynamics in Extended Molecular Frameworks

A review article entitled “Controlling Dynamics in Extended Molecular Frameworks” has been published in Nature Reviews Chemistry by Postdoctoral Fellow Liang Feng. Molecular machines...
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A Publication on Alkoxy-Substituted Quadrupolar Fluorescent Dyes Published in JACS

A research article entitled “Alkoxy-Substituted Quadrupolar Fluorescent Dyes” has been published recently in Journal of the American Chemical Society by Postdoctoral Fellow Yuanning Feng. Polar...
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Albert Fahrenbach Promoted to Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales

Former Stoddart Group PhD Student Albert Fahrenbach, who accepted a position as a Lecturer in prebiotic chemistry in the School of Chemistry at the...
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