Publications 

2016–present

14   Avestro, A.-J. “Catalyzing Excellence: In a Competitive High-Stakes Arena, Can We Be Our Own Catalysts for Success?" Chem, 2016, 1, 13–15. 

13   Liu, L.; Cotelle, Y.; Avestro, A.-J.; Sakai, N.; Matile, S. “Asymmetric Anion–π Catalysis of Iminium/Nitroaldol Cascades,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 7876–7879. 

12   Cotelle, Y.; Benz, S.; Avestro, A.-J.; Ward, T. R.; Sakai, N.; Matile, S. “Anion-π Catalysis of Enolate Chemistry: Rigidified Leonard Turns as a General Motif to Run Reactions on Aromatic Surfaces”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201655

        4275–4279; Angew. Chem. 2016128, 4347–4351.

2015–2010

11    Zhao, Y.; Cotelle, Y.; Avestro, A.-J.; Sakai, N.; Matile, S.  “Asymmetric Anion–π Catalysis: Enamine Addition to Nitroolefins on π-Acidic Surfaces,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015,137, 11582–11585.

10   McGonigal, P. R.; Deria, P.; Hod, I.; Moghadam, P. Z.; Avestro, A.-J.; Horwitz, N. E.; Gibbs-Hall, I. C.; Blackburn, A. K.; Chen, D.; Botros, Y. Y.; Wasielewski, M. R.; Snurr, R. Q.; Hupp, J. T.; Farha, O. K.; Stoddart, J. F.

        "Electrochemically Addressable Trisradical Rotaxanes Organized Within a Metal-Organic Framework," Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2015, 112, 11161–11168.

 

9    Chen, D.; Avestro, A.-J.; Chen, Z.; Sun, J.; Wang, S.; Xiao, M.; Erno, Z.; Algaradah, M. M.; Amine, K.; Nassar, M. S.; Meng, Y.; Stoddart, J. F. "A Rigid Naphthalenediimide Triangle for Organic Rechargeable Lithium-ion Batteries,"

        Adv. Mater. 2015, 27, 2907–2912. Cover of Vol 27, Issue 18 [download cover]

 

8    Wilson, E. A.; Vermeulen, N. A.; McGonigal, P.R.; Avestro, A.-J.; Stoddart, J. F. “A Dynamic Scrambling Methodology for Preparing a Mixed-Ring Hetero[3]rotaxane,” Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 9665–9668. 

 

7    Juríček, M.; Barnes, J. C.; Strutt, N. L.; Vermeulen, N. A.; Ghooray, K. C.; Dale, E. J.; McGonigal, P. R.; Blackburn, A. K.; Avestro, A.-J.; Stoddart, J. F. “An ExBox [2]Catenane,” Chem. Sci. 2014, 5, 2724–2731.

 

6    Avestro, A.-J.; Gardner, D. M.; Vermeulen, N. A.; Wilson, E. A.; Schneebeli, S. T.; Whalley, A. C.; Belowich, M. E.; Carmieli, R.; Wasielewski, M. R.; Stoddart, J. F. “Gated  Electron Sharing Within Naphthalene Diimide-Based

       Oligorotaxanes,” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 4442–4449; Angew. Chem., 2014, 126, 4531–4538.   

 

5    Usta, H.; Yilmaz, M. D.; Avestro, A.-J.; Boudinet, D.; Denti, M.; Zhao, W.; Stoddart, J. F.; Facchetti, A. “BODIPY–Thiophene Copolymers as p-Channel Semiconductors for Organic Thin-Film Transistors,” Adv. Mater. 2013, 25,
       4327–4334. 

4    Fahrenbach, A. C.; Warren, S. C.; Incorvati, J. T.; Avestro, A.-J.; Barnes, J. C.; Stoddart, J. F.; Grzybowski, B. A. “Organic Switches for Surfaces and Devices,” Adv. Mater. 2012, 3, 331–348. 

 

3    Basuray, A. N.; Jacqout 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 Diazaperopyrenium

       Recognition Processes,” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 11872–11877; Angew. Chem. 2012, 124, 12042–12047. 

 

2    Avestro, A.-J.; Belowich, M. E.; Stoddart, J. F. “Cooperative Self-Assembly: Producing Synthetic Polymers with Precise and Concise Primary Structures,” Chem. Soc. Rev. 2012, 41, 5881–5895.  

       Invited for Themed Collection on “Supramolecular Polymers”; Cover of Vol 41, Issue 18 [download cover]

1   Rodionov, V. O.; Gao, H.; Scroggins, S. T.; Unruh, D. A.; Avestro, A.-J.; Fréchet, J. M. J. “Easy Access to a Family of Polymer Catalysts from Modular Star Polymers.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 2570–2572.