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” has chalked up a significant milestone—that is, the 200th publication by the Group in JACS.
It has taken Sir Fraser Stoddart 53 years to reach this goal since his first JACS article (J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1969, 91, 4722–4724) was published in 1969, in which configurations of four tetraoxacyclodecanes were assigned using symmetry and topicity with NMR spectroscopy. The 100th JACS paper (J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 14916–14919) on the demonstration of aromatizing ring-closing metathesis in a MOF was published in 2013. Now, in the 200th JACS paper (J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022, 144, 12595–12601), rotaxanes based on host-guest pairs with extremely low binding constants were synthesized in high yields by mechanochemistry.
A simple exponential regression model ( y = aebx where x is the year, y is the number of publications in JACS) was used to estimate the growth of the Group based on the number of publications in JACS. An R2 value was found to be high (0.99342), indicating that the group has been growing exponentially. With this momentum, the 300th and 400th are expected to be achieved in the near future. Please stay tuned!
Pictured below — Milestone research papers and the publication curve with the fitted growth curve: