Publications & Funding


• Publications from Wesleyan University (undergraduate authors are underlined):

[19] Drogkaris, V.; Northrop, B. H. Byproducts formed During Thiol-Acrylate Reactions Promoted by Nucleophilic Aprotic Amines: Persistent or Reactive? ChemPlusChem 2020, 85, 2466-2474.




[18] Drogkaris, V.; Northrop, B. H. Discrete Boronate Ester Ladders from the Dynamic Covalent Self-Assembly of Oligo(phenylene ethynylene) derivatives and Phenylenebis(boronic acid). Org. Chem. Front. 2020, 7, 1082-1094.







[17] Savino, C.; Ryan, R. P.; Knee, J. L.; Jimenez-Hoyos, C. A.; Northrop, B. H. Electronic Spectroscopy of 2-Phenyl-1,3,2-benzodioxaborole and Its Derivatives: Important Building Blocks of Covalent Organic Frameworks. J. Phys. Chem. A 2019, 124, 529-537.







[16] Frayne, S. H.; Stolz, R. M.; Northrop, B. H. Dendritic Architectures by Orthogonal Thiol-Maleimide “Click” and Furan-Maleimide Dynamic Covalent Chemistries. Org. Biomol. Chem. 2019, 17, 7878-7883.







[15] Frayne, S. H.; Northrop, B. H. Evaluating Byproduct Formation During Phosphine- and Amine-Promoted Thiol-Methyl Acrylate Reactions. J. Org. Chem. 2018, 83, 10370-10382.






[14] Frayne, S. H.; Murthy, R. R.; Northrop, B. H. Investigation and Demonstration of Catalyst/Initiator Driven Selectivity in Thiol-Michael Reactions. J. Org. Chem. 2017, 82, 7946-7956.






[13] Chavez, A. D.; Smith, B. J.; Smith, M. K.; Beaucage, P. A.; Northrop, B. H.; Dichtel, W. R. Discrete, Hexagonal Boronate Ester-Linked Macrocycles Related to Two-Dimensional Covalent Organic Frameworks. Chem. Mater. 2016, 28, 4884-4888.







[12] Goldberg, A. R.; Northrop, B. H. Spectroscopic and Computational Investigations of the Thermodynamics of Boronate Ester and Diazaborole Self-Assembly. J. Org. Chem. 2016, 81, 969-980.






[X] Northrop, B. H. Young Career Focus Interview. Synform 2016|02, A32–A34.








[11] Northrop, B. H.; Frayne, S. H.; Choudhary, U. Thiol-Maleimide “Click” Chemistry: Evaluating the Influence of Solvent, Initiator, and Thiol on the Reaction Mechanism, Kinetics, and Selectivity. Polym. Chem. 2015, 6, 3415-3430.







[10] Smith, M. K.; Goldberg, A. R.; Northrop, B. H. The Dynamic Assembly of Covalent Organic Polygons: Finding the Optimal Balance of Solubility, Functionality, and Stability. Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2015, 2928-2941.






[9] Smith, M. K.; Angle, S. R.; Northrop, B. H. Preparation and Analysis of Cyclodextrin-Based Metal-Organic Frameworks: Laboratory Experiments Adaptable for High School through Advanced Undergraduate Students. J. Chem. Educ. 2015, 92, 368-372.

(Featured on the cover of J. Chem. Educ.)









[8] Smith, M. K.; Powers-Riggs, N. E.; Northrop, B. H. Rational Synthesis of Bis(hexyloxy)-Tetra(hydroxy)-Triphenylenes and their Derivatives. RSC Adv. 2014, 4, 38281-38292.







[7] Smith, M. K.; Northrop, B. H. Vibrational Properties of Boroxine Anhydride and Boronate Ester Materials: Model Systems for the Diagnostic Characterization of Covalent Organic Frameworks. Chem. Mater. 2014, 26, 3781-3795.








[6] Choudhary, U.; Northrop, B. H. Allyl-Functionalized Dioxynaphthalene[38]Crown-10 Macrocycles: Synthesis, Self-Assembly, and Thiol-Ene Functionalization. Chem.–Eur. J. 2014, 20, 999-1009.






[5] Stolz, R. M.; Northrop, B. H. Experimental and Theoretical Studies of Selective Thiol-Ene and Thiol-Yne Click Reactions Involving N-Substituted Maleimides. J. Org. Chem. 2013, 78, 8105-8116.






[4] Smith, M. K.; Powers-Riggs, N. E.; Northrop, B. H. Discrete, Soluble Covalent Organic Boronate Ester Rectangles. Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 6167-6169.







[3] Northrop, B. H.; Coffey, R. N. Thiol-Ene Click Chemistry: Computational and Kinetic Analysis of the Influence of Alkene Functionality. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 13804-13817.






[2] Choudhary, U.; Northrop, B. H. Rotaxanes and Biofunctionalized Pseudorotaxanes via Thiol-Maleimide Click Chemistry. Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 2082-2085.






[1] Boutelle, R. C.; Northrop, B. H. Substituent Effects on the Reversibility of Furan-Maleimide Cycloadditions. J. Org. Chem. 2011, 76, 7994-8002.





• For a list of graduate publications from the University of California, Los Angeles click here.

• For a list of postdoctoral publications from the University of Utah click here.

• For a complete CV click here.


Funding & Awards:

• NSF RUI: Phenazine Chemistry as a Means of Assembling Multifunctional π-Conjugated Organic Materials, 2021-2024.

• Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching, Wesleyan University, 2019

• Thieme Chemistry Journal Award, 2015.

• NSF CAREER: Selective Thiol-Ene and Thiol-Yne Chemistry, from First Principles to Organic Materials, 2014-2020.

• ACS PRF Doctoral New Investigator: Dynamic Assembly of Porous Boronate Ester Macromolecules, 2010-2012.

• NIH NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Utah, 2007-2010.

• IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists, Honorable Mention, 2007.

• Thomas L. and Ruth Jacobs Organic Dissertation Award, UCLA, 2006.

• ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Graduate Fellowship, 2005-2006.

• NSF IGERT:Materials Creation Training Program Graduate Fellowship, 2003-2005.