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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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Liang Feng honored with two prestigious MRS awards

Postdoctoral Fellow Liang Feng has been selected for one of this year’s MRS Postdoctoral Awards. The MRS Postdoctoral Award recognizes postdoctoral scholars who are showing...
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A Research Article by Han Han and Professor Kang Cai Published in JACS

A Research Article entitled “Corralarenes: A Family of Conjugated Tubular Hosts” has been published recently in Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) by...
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Polyrotaxanes and the Pump Paradigm

A tutorial review entitled “Polyrotaxanes and the Pump Paradigm” has been published in Chemical Society Reviews, marking yet another fruitful collaboration between the Stoddart...
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Dennis Cao Awarded 2022 Henry Dreyfus Teaching-Scholar Award

Macalester College Professor of Chemistry and former Northwestern (2010-2014) Stoddart Group Graduate Student, Dennis Cao, was awarded a 2022 Henry Dreyfus Teaching-Scholar Award. The...
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