Emergent Nanomaterials Lab


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Journal Articles

  1. 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.
  2. 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 NMRChem. Commun201753, 1076–1079.
  3. Bruns, C. J.; Liu, H.; Francis, M. B. Near-Quantitative Aqueous Synthesis of Rotaxanes via Bioconjugation to Oligopeptides and ProteinsJ. Am. Chem. Soc.2016138, 15307­–15310.
  4. 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 NMRChem. Commun. 201652, 3119–3122.
  5. 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 CellsJ. Phys. Chem. C 2016120, 3602–3611.
  6. Hou, X.*; Ke, C.*; Bruns, C.; McGonigal, P. R.; Pettman, R. B.; Stoddart, J. F. Tunable Solid-State Fluorescent Materials for Supramolecular EncryptionNature Commun. 20156, 6884.
  7. 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 FlasksJ. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014136, 12027–12034
  8. Bruns, C. J.; Stoddart, J. F. Rotaxane-Based Molecular MusclesAcc. Chem. Res. 201447, 2186–2199.
  9. 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 InteractionsJ. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 4714–4723. Featured in JACS Spotlights
  10. 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 RotaxaneAngew. Chem., Int. Ed. 201453, 1953–1958.
  11. 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 MoleculesAcc. Chem. Res. 201447, 482–493.
  12. Bruns, C. J.; Stoddart, J. F. Mechanically Interlaced and Interlocked Donor-Acceptor FoldamersAdv. Polym. Sci. 2013, 261, 271–294.
  13. Bruns, C. J.*Herman, D. J.*; Minuzzo, J. B.; Lehrman, J. A.; Stupp, S. I. Rationalizing Molecular Design in the Electrodeposition of Anisotropic Lamellar NanostructuresChem. Mater. 201325, 4330–4339.
  14. Ruiz-Carretero, A.; Aytun, T.; Bruns, C. J.; Newcomb, C. J.; Tsai, W.-W.; Stupp, S. I. Stepwise Self-Assembly to Improve Solar Cell MorphologyJ. Mat. Chem. A 2013, 1, 11674–11681.
  15. 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-FactorPhys. Chem. Chem. Phys.201315, 16456–16462.
  16. 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 ReceptorJ. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013135, 12736–12746.
  17. Bruns, C. J.; Stoddart, J. F. Molecular Machines Muscle UpNature Nanotechnol. 20138, 9–10.
  18. 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 FoldamersChem. Sci. 2013, 4, 1470–1483.
  19. 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 ScavengerJ. Am. Chem. Soc.2013135, 183–192.
  20. Bruns, C. J.; Stoddart, J. F. The Mechanical Bond: A Work of ArtTop. Curr. Chem. 2012, 323, 19–72.
  21. 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. 201214, 5066–5069.
  22. 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]RotaxaneOrg. Lett. 201214, 5188–5191.
  23. 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 ProcessesAngew. Chem., Int. Ed. 201251, 11872–11879.
  24. 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 CatenationChem. Commun. 2012, 48, 9141–9143.
  25. Fahrenbach, A. C.; Bruns, C. J.; Cao, D.; Stoddart, J. F. Ground-State Thermodynamics of Redox-Active Donor-Acceptor Mechanically Interlocked MoleculesAcc. Chem. Res. 201245, 1581–1592.
  26. 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 CellsJ. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011133, 8142–8145.
  27. Bruns, C. J.; Basu, S.; Stoddart, J. F. Improved Synthesis of 1,5-Dinaphtho[38]Crown-10Tetrahedron Lett. 201051, 983–986.
  28. Forgan, R. S.; Friedman, D. C.; Stern, C. L.; Bruns, C. J. Stoddart, J. F. Directed Self-Assembly of a Ring-in-Ring ComplexChem. Commun. 2010, 5861–5863. Front Cover
  29. Boonya-Udtayan, S.; Yotapan, N.; Woo, C.; Bruns, C. J.; Ruchirawat, S.; Thasana, N. Synthesis and Biological Activities of AzalamellarinsChem. Asian J. 20105, 2113–2123.


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