Scott’s published a review on the folding of ortho-phenylenes (focused mostly on our own work).
Our latest paper is out in J. Phys. Chem. B! This work, a collaboration with the Kumar group (Kent State, Physics), describes new sanidic liquid crystal phases for a series of dibenzonaphthacenes we prepared.
Our latest paper is out in J. Chem. Educ.! A collaboration with the Bretz group, it describes a sophomore organic lab activity that uses cholesteric liquid crystals to macroscopically distinguish enantiomers. It’s a lot of fun and doesn’t need any specialized equipment.
A new paper has appeared in Chem. Commun. on the suppression of rearrangements in polyphenylene planarization through the use of substrates with polycyclic aromatic subunits. This work is the culmination of a lot of effort from postdoc Jian He, grad student Sanyo Mathew, and former REU students Zach Kinney (now a grad student in the group), Rachel Warrell, and James Molina.