Emergent Nanomaterials Lab


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Journal Articles

  1. Bruns, C. J. Exploring and Exploiting the Symmetry-Breaking Effect of Cyclodextrins in Mechanomolecules. Symmetry 2019, 11, 1249.

  2. Bruns, C. J. The Rise of Smart Tattoos. TEDxMileHigh Blog. 2019.

  3. D Sluysmans, F Devaux, CJ Bruns, JF Stoddart, A-S Duwez. Dynamic Force Spectroscopy of Synthetic Oligorotaxane Foldamers. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2018, 115, 9362–9366.

  4. D Sluysmans, S Hubert, CJ Bruns, Z Zhu, JF Stoddart, A-S Duwez. Synthetic Oligorotaxanes Exert High Forces When Folding Under Mechanical Load. Nature Nanotech. 2018, 13, 209–213.

  5. Loser, S.; Lou, S. J.; Savoie, B. M.; Bruns, C. J.; Timalsina, A.; Leonardi, M. J.; Harschneck, T.; Turrisi, R.; Zhou, N.; Stern, C. L.; Sarjeant, A. A.; Facchetti, A.; Chang, R. P. H.; Stupp, S. I.; Ratner, M. A.; Chen, L. X.; Marks, T. J. Systematic Evaluation of Structure-Property Relationships in Heteroacene-Diketopyrrolopyrrole Molecular Donors for Organic Solar Cells. J. Mater. Chem. A 2017, 5, 9217–9232.

  6. Slack, C. C.; Finbloom, J. A.; Jeong, K.; Bruns, C. J.; Wemmer, D. B.; Pines, A.; Francis, M. B. Rotaxane Probes for Protease Detection by 129Xe HyperCEST NMR. Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 1076–1079.

  7. Bruns, C. J.; Liu, H.; Francis, M. B. Near-Quantitative Aqueous Synthesis of Rotaxanes via Bioconjugation to Oligopeptides and Proteins. J. Am. Chem. Soc.2016, 138, 15307­–15310.

  8. Finbloom, J. A.; Slack, C. C.; Bruns, C. J.; Jeong, K.; Wemmer, D. E.; Pines, A.; Francis, M. B. Rotaxane-Mediated Suppression and Activation of Cucurbit[6]uril for Molecular Detection by 129Xe HyperCEST NMR. Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 3119–3122.

  9. Aytun, T.; Santos, P. J.; Bruns, C. J.; Huang, D.; Koltonow, A. R.; Olvera de la Cruz, M.; Stupp, S. I. Self-Assembling Tripodal Small-Molecule Donors for Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells. J. Phys. Chem. C 2016, 120, 3602–3611.

  10. Hou, X.*; Ke, C.*; Bruns, C.; McGonigal, P. R.; Pettman, R. B.; Stoddart, J. F. Tunable Solid-State Fluorescent Materials for Supramolecular Encryption. Nature Commun. 2015, 6, 6884.

  11. Bruns, C. J.*; Fujita, D.*; Hoshino, M.; Sato, S.; Stoddart, J. F.; Fujita, M. Emergent Ion-Gated Binding of Cationic Host-Guest Complexes Within Cationic M12L24 Molecular Flasks. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 12027–12034

  12. Bruns, C. J.; Stoddart, J. F. Rotaxane-Based Molecular Muscles. Acc. Chem. Res. 2014, 47, 2186–2199.

  13. Bruns, C. J.; Frasconi, M.; Iehl, J.; Hartlieb, K. J.; Schneebeli, S. T.; Cheng, C.; Stupp, S. I.; Stoddart, J. F. Redox Switchable Daisy Chains Driven by Radical-Radical Interactions. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 4714–4723. Featured in JACS Spotlights

  14. Bruns, C. J.; Li, J.; Frasconi, M.; Schneebeli, S. T.; Iehl, J.; Jacquot de Rouville, H.-P.; Stupp, S. I.; Voth, G. A.; Stoddart, J. F. An Electrochemically and Thermally Switchable Donor-Acceptor [c2]Daisy Chain Rotaxane. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 1953–1958.

  15. Fahrenbach, A. C.; Bruns, C. J.; Li, H.; Trabolsi, A.; Coskun, A.; Stoddart, J. F. Ground-State Kinetics of Bistable Redox-Active Donor-Acceptor Mechanically Interlocked Molecules. Acc. Chem. Res. 2014, 47, 482–493.

  16. Bruns, C. J.; Stoddart, J. F. Mechanically Interlaced and Interlocked Donor-Acceptor Foldamers. Adv. Polym. Sci. 2013, 261, 271–294.

  17. Bruns, C. J.*; Herman, D. J.*; Minuzzo, J. B.; Lehrman, J. A.; Stupp, S. I. Rationalizing Molecular Design in the Electrodeposition of Anisotropic Lamellar Nanostructures. Chem. Mater. 2013, 25, 4330–4339.

  18. Ruiz-Carretero, A.; Aytun, T.; Bruns, C. J.; Newcomb, C. J.; Tsai, W.-W.; Stupp, S. I. Stepwise Self-Assembly to Improve Solar Cell Morphology. J. Mat. Chem. A 2013, 1, 11674–11681.

  19. Guerrero, A.; Loser, S. C.; Garcia-Belmonte, G.; Bruns, C. J.; Smith, J.; Miyauchi, H.; Stupp, S. I.; Marks, T. J.; Bisquert, J. Solution-Processed Small Molecule: Fullerene Bulk-Heterojunction Solar Cells: Impedance Spectroscopy Deduced Bulk and Interfacial Limits to Fill-Factor. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.2013, 15, 16456–16462.

  20. Juriček, M.*; Barnes, J. C.*; Dale, E. J.; Liu, W.-G.; Strutt, N. L.; Bruns, C. J.; Vermeulen, N. A.; Ghooray, K.; Sarjeant, A. A.; Stern, C. L.; Botros, Y. Y.; Goddard, W. A. III; Stoddart, J. F. Ex2Box: Interdependent Modes of Binding in a Two-Nanometer-Long Synthetic Receptor. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 12736–12746.

  21. Bruns, C. J.; Stoddart, J. F. Molecular Machines Muscle Up. Nature Nanotechnol. 2013, 8, 9–10.

  22. Zhu, Z.; Bruns, C. J.; Li, H.; Lei, J.; Ke, C.; Liu, Z.; Shafaie, S.; Colquhoun, H. M.; Stoddart, J. F. Synthesis and Solution-State Dynamics of Donor-Acceptor Oligorotaxane Foldamers. Chem. Sci. 2013, 4, 1470–1483.

  23. Barnes, J. C.*; Juriček, M.*; Strutt, N. L.; Frasconi, M.; Sampath, S.; Giesener, M. A.; McGrier, P. L.; Bruns, C. J.; Stern, C. L.; Sarjeant, A. A.; Stoddart, J. F. ExBox: A Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Scavenger. J. Am. Chem. Soc.2013, 135, 183–192.

  24. Bruns, C. J.; Stoddart, J. F. The Mechanical Bond: A Work of Art. Top. Curr. Chem. 2012, 323, 19–72.

  25. Gothard, C. M.*; Bruns, C. J.*; Gothard, N. A.; Grzybowski, B. A.; Stoddart, J. F. Modular Synthesis of Bipyridinium Oligomers and Corresponding Donor-Acceptor Oligorotaxanes with Crown Ethers. Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 5066–5069.

  26. Jacquot de Rouville, H.-P.; Iehl, J.; Bruns, C. J.; McGrier, P. L.; Frasconi, M.; Sarjeant, A. A.; Stoddart, J. F. A Neutral Naphthalene Diimide [2]Rotaxane. Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 5188–5191.

  27. Basuray, A. N.; Jacquot de Rouville, H.-P.; Hartlieb, K. J.; Kikuchi, T.; Strutt, N. L.; Bruns, C. J.; Ambrogio, M. W.; Avestro, A.-J.; Schneebeli, S. T.; Fahrenbach, A. C.; Stoddart, J. F. The Chameleonic Nature of Diazopyrenium Recognition Processes. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 11872–11879.

  28. Fahrenbach, A. C.; Hartlieb, K. J.; Sue, C.-H.; Bruns, C. J.; Barin, G.; Basu, S.; Olson, M. A.; Botros, Y. Y.; Bagabas, A.; Khdary, N.; Stoddart, J. F. Rapid Thermally Assisted Donor-Acceptor Catenation. Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 9141–9143.

  29. Fahrenbach, A. C.; Bruns, C. J.; Cao, D.; Stoddart, J. F. Ground-State Thermodynamics of Redox-Active Donor-Acceptor Mechanically Interlocked Molecules. Acc. Chem. Res. 2012, 45, 1581–1592.

  30. Loser, S.; Bruns, C. J.; Miyauchi, H.; Ponce Ortiz, R.; Facchetti, A.; Stupp, S. I.; Marks, T. J. A Naphthodithiophene-Diketopyrrolopyrrole Donor Molecule for Efficient Solution-Processed Solar Cells. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 8142–8145.

  31. Bruns, C. J.; Basu, S.; Stoddart, J. F. Improved Synthesis of 1,5-Dinaphtho[38]Crown-10. Tetrahedron Lett. 2010, 51, 983–986.

  32. Forgan, R. S.; Friedman, D. C.; Stern, C. L.; Bruns, C. J. Stoddart, J. F. Directed Self-Assembly of a Ring-in-Ring Complex. Chem. Commun. 2010, 5861–5863. Front Cover

  33. Boonya-Udtayan, S.; Yotapan, N.; Woo, C.; Bruns, C. J.; Ruchirawat, S.; Thasana, N. Synthesis and Biological Activities of Azalamellarins. Chem. Asian J. 2010, 5, 2113–2123.