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Chemistry Nobel Prize Awarded to Sir James Fraser Stoddart

Lindsey East - October 5, 2016

Nobel Prize for Chemistry

Wyatt Technology congratulates its customer, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart of Northwestern University on sharing the Nobel Prize in Chemistry today with Bernard L. Feringa and Jean-Pierre Sauvage. They have developed molecules with controllable movements, which can perform a task when energy is added. We are delighted to see their work on nano-motors recognized as the building blocks for future molecular machines. Some of Professor Stoddart’s publications using our DAWN instruments may be found in our Bibliography. They include:

  • E. N. Guidry, J. Li, J. F. Stoddart, R. H. Grubbs., Bifunctional [c2]daisy-chains and their incorporation into mechanically interlocked polymers. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2007 129, 8944-8945.

  • M. A. Olson, A. B. Braunschweig, T. Ikeda, L. Fang, A. Trabolsi, A. M. Z. Slawin S. I. Khan, J. F. Stoddart., Thermodynamic forecasting of mechanically interlocked switches. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry 2009 7, 4391-4405.

  • W. Zhang, E. DeIonno, W. R. Dichtel, L. Fang, A. Trabolsi, J.-C. Olsen, D. Bentez, J. R. Heath, J. F. Stoddart., A solid-state switch containing an electrochemically switchable bistable poly[n]rotaxane. Journal of Materials Chemistr 2011 21(5), 1487-1495.

This is just a sampling of the many peer-reviewed articles utilizing Wyatt instruments that may be found by searching our online Bibliography.

Click here to read the official press release on the award and Sir J. Fraser Stoddart's research.


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