Publications from UCLA

[1] Williams, A. R.; Northrop, B. H.; Houk, K. N.; Stoddart, J. F.; Williams, D. J. The Influence of Constitutional Isomerism and Change on Molecular Recognition Processes. Chem. Eur. J. 2004, 10, 5406-5421.

[2] Caramella, P.; Quadrelli, P.; Toma, L.; Romano, S.; Khuong, K. S.; Northrop, B.; Houk, K. N. The Three Corrugated Surfaces of 1,4-Divinyltetramethylene Diradical Intermediates and Their Connections to 1,2-Divinylcyclobutane, 4-Vinylcyclohexene, 1,5-Cyclooctadiene, and Two Butadienes. J. Org. Chem. 2005, 70, 2994-3008.

[3] Lui, Y.; Flood, A. H.; Bonvallet, P. A.; Vignon, S. A.; Northrop, B. H.; Tseng, H.-R.; Jeppesen, J. O.; Huang, T. J.; Brough, B.; Baller, M.; Magonov, S.; Solares, S. D.; Goddard, W. A.; Ho, C.-M.; Stoddart, J. F. Linear Artificial Molecular Muscles. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 9745-9759.

[4] Northrop, B. H.; Houk, K. N. The Vinylcyclobutane-Cyclohexene Rearrangement: Theoretical Exploration of Mechanism and Relationship to the Diels-Alder Potential Surface. J. Org. Chem. 2006, 71, 3-13.

[5] Braunschweig, A. B.; Northrop, B. H.; Stoddart, J. F. Structural Control at the Organic-Solid Interface. J. Mater. Chem. 2006, 16, 32-44.

[6] Northrop, B. H.; Khan, S. J.; Stoddart, J. F. Kinetically Controlled Self-Assembly of Pseudorotaxanes on Crystallization. Org. Lett. 2006, 8, 2159-2162.

[7] Northrop, B. H.; O’Malley, D. P.; Zografos, A. L.; Baran, P. S.; Houk, K. N. The Mechanism of the Vinylcyclobutane Rearrangements of Sceptrin to Ageliferin and Nagelamide E. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2006, 45, 4126-4130.

[8] Brough, B.; Northrop, B. H.; Schmidt, J. J.; Tseng, H.-R.; Houk, K. N.; Stoddart, J. F.; Ho, C.-M. Evaluation of Synthetic Linear Motor-Molecule Actuation Energetics. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2006, 103, 8583-8588.

[9] Leung, K. C.-F.; Mendes, P. M.; Magonov, S. N.; Northrop, B. H.; Kim, S. Kramer, E. J.; Patel, K.; Flood, A. H.; Tseng, H.-R.; Stoddart, J. F. Supramolecular Self-Assembly of Dendronized Polymers: Reversible Control of the Polymer Architectures through Acid-Base Reactions. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 10707-10715.

[10] Northrop, B. H.; Aricó, F.; Tangchiavang, N.; Badjic´ , J. D.; Stoddart, J. F. Template-Directed Synthesis of Mechanically Interlocked Molecular Bundles using Dynamic Covalent Chemistry. Org. Lett. 2006, 8, 3899-3902.

[11] Williams, A. R.; Northrop, B. H.; Chang, T.; Stoddart, J. F.; White, A. J. P.; Williams, D. J. Suitanes. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2006, 45, 6665-6669.

[12] Norton, J. E.; Northrop, B. H.; Nuckolls, C.; Houk, K. N. Why 6-Methylpentacene Deconjugates but Avoids the Thermally Allowed Unimolecular Mechanism. Org. Lett. 2006, 8, 4915-4918.

[13] Northrop, B. H.; Braunschweig, A. B.; Mendes, P. M.; Dichtel, W. R.; Stoddart, J. F. Molecular Machines. In CRC Handbook of Nanoscience, Engineering, and Technology, (2nd Edition) Iafrate, G., Brenner, D., Goddard, W. A. III, S. Lyshevski, Eds.; CRC Press: Boca Raton, Florida, 2007; 11/1-11/48.

[14] Rogez, G.; Ribera, B. F.; Credi, A.; Ballardini, R.; Gandolfi, M. T.; Balzani, V.; Liu, Y.; Northrop, B. H.; Stoddart, J. F. A Molecular Plug-Socket Connector. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 4633-4642.

[15] Northrop, B. H.; Norton, J. E.; Houk, K. N. On the Mechanism of Peripentacene Formation from Pentacene: Computational Studies of a Prototype for Graphene Formation from Smaller Acenes. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 6536-6546.

[16] Northrop, B. H.; Spruell, J. M.; Stoddart, J. F. Efficient Routes to Novel Molecular Architectures: Template-Directed Self-Assembly of Mechanically Interlocked Suitanes. Chimica Oggi CHEMISTRY TODAY. 2007, 25, 38-41.

[17] Northrop, B. H.; Houk, K. N.; Maliakal, A. Photostability of Pentacene and 6,13-Disubstituted Pentacene Derivatives: A Theoretical and Experimental Mechanistic Study. Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences 2008, 7, 1463-1468.