A J Boydston

Representative Publications

Pascual, L. M. M.; Dunford, D. G.; Goetz, A. E.; Ogawa, K. A.; Boydston, A. J. “Comparison of Pyrylium and Thiopyrylium Photo-Oxidants in Metal-Free Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization.” Synlett, 2016, 27, 759–762. [Invited for Cluster on Radical Chemistry].

 

Wang, C. E.; Wei, H.; Tan, N.; Boydston, A. J.; Pun, S. H. “Sunflower Polymers for Folate-Mediated Drug Delivery.” Biomacromolecules, 2016, 17, 69–75.

 

Larsen, M. B.; Boydston, A. J. “Investigations in Fundamental and Applied Polymer Mechanochemistry.” Macromol. Chem. Phys., 2016, 217, 354–364. [Selected as a 2016 Best Paper in Macromol. Chem. Phys.]

 

Ogawa, K. A.; Goetz, A. E.; Boydston, A. J. “Developments in Externally Regulated Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization.” Synlett, 2016, 27, 203–214. [Invited Accounts article]

 

Wei, H.; Wang, C. E.; Tan, N.; Boydston, A. J.; Pun, S. H. “ATRP Synthesis of Sunflower Polymers Using Cyclic Multimacroinitiators.” ACS Macro Lett., 2015, 4, 938–941.

 

Peterson, G. I.; Yurtoglu, M.; Larsen, M. B.; Craig, S. L.; Ganter, M. A.; Storti, D. W.; Boydston, A. J. “Additive Manufacturing of Mechanochromic Polycaprolactone on Entry-Level Systems.” Rapid Prototyping J., 2015, 21, 520–527.

 

Goetz, A. E.; Boydston, A. J. “Metal-Free Preparation of Linear and Cross-Linked Polydicyclopentadiene.” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 7572–7575.

 

Ogawa, K. A.; Goetz, A. E.; Boydston, A. J. “Metal-Free Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization.” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 1400–1403. [Highlighted by: Synfacts; C&E News; Nature Chemistry 2015, 7, 184. Selected as an ACS Editor’s Choice article and given open access. Selected for JACS Spotlights in J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 1705.]

 

Ogawa, K. A.; Boydston, A. J. “Recent Developments in Organocatalyzed Electro-organic Chemistry.” Chem. Lett., 2015, 44, 10–16. [Invited Highlight Review].

 

Peterson, G. I.; Larsen, M. B.; Storti, D. W.; Ganter, M. A.; Boydston, A. J. “3D-Printed Mechanochromic Materials.” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2015, 7, 577–583. [Highlighted by C&E News. Featured in UW Today on February 9, 2015]

 

Peterson., G. I.; Church, D. C.; Yakelis, N. A.*; Boydston, A. J.* "1,2-Oxazine Linker as a Thermal Trigger for Self-Immolative Polymers." Polymer, 2014, 55, 5980-5985. (*Co-corresponding authors)

 

Peterson, G. I.; Boydston, A. J. “Kinetic Analysis of Mechanochemical Chain Scission of Linear Poly(phthalaldehyde.)” Macromol. Rapid Commun., 2014, 35, 1611–1614.

 

Peterson, G. I.; Boydston, A. J. “Modeling the Mechanochemical Degradation of Star Polymers.” Macromol. Theory Simul., 2014, 23, 555–563. [Journal Cover. Highlighted in Materials Views]

 

Church, D. C.; Peterson, G. I.; Boydston, A. J. “Comparison of Mechanochemical Chain Scission Rates for Linear versus Three-Arm Star Polymers in Strong Acoustic Fields.” ACS Macro Lett., 2014, 3, 648-651.

 

Diesendruck, C. E.; Peterson, G. I.; Kulik, H. J.; Kaitz, J. A.; Mar, B. D.; May, P. A.; White, S. R.; Martínez, T. J.; Boydston, A. J.; Moore, J. S. “Mechanically-Triggered Heterolytic Unzipping of a Low Ceiling Temperature Polymer.” Nat. Chem., 2014, 6, 623-628.

 

Ogawa, K. A.; Boydston, A. J. "Electrochemical Characterization of Azolium Salts." Chem. Lett., 2014, 43, 907-909.

 

Ogawa, K. A.; Boydston, A. J. "Organocatalyzed Anodic Oxidation of Aldehydes to Thioesters." Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 1928-1931.


Larsen, M. B.; Boydston, A. J. "Successive Mechanochemical Activation and Small Molecule Release in an Elastomeric Material." J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 1276-1279.

 

Larsen, M. B.; Boydston, A. J. "Flex-Activated Mechanophores: Using Polymer Mechanochemistry to Direct Bond Bending Activation." J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 8189-8192.

 

Peterson, G. I.; Larsen, M. B.; Boydston, A. J. "Controlled Depolymerization: Stimuli-Responsive Self-Immolative Polymers.” Macromolecules, 2012, 45, 7317-7328.


Finney, E, E.; Ogawa, K. A.; Boydston, A. J. "Organocatalyzed Anodic Oxidation of Aldehydes." J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 12374-12377.


Momčilović, N.; Clark, P. G.; Boydston, A. J.; Grubbs, R. H. "One-Pot Synthesis of Polyrotaxanes via Acyclic Diene Metathesis Polymerization of Supramolecular Monomers." J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 19087-19089.


Xia, Y.; Boydston, A. J.; Grubbs, R. H. "Synthesis and Direct Imaging of Ultrahigh Molecular Weight Cyclic Brush Polymers." Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2011, 50, 5882-5885.

 

Boydston, A. J.; Holcombe, T. W.; Unruh, D. A.; Fréchet, J. M. J.; Grubbs, R. H. "A Direct Route to Cyclic Organic Nanostructures via Ring-Expansion Metathesis Polymerization of a Dendronized Macromonomer." J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131, 5388-5389. (Highlighted: C&E News 2009, April 14, 32; Nature Chemistry 2009, 1, 178-179)

 

Xia, Y.; Boydston, A. J.; Yao, Y.; Kornfield, J. A.; Gorodetskaya, I. A.; Spiess, H. W.; Grubbs, R. H. "Ring-Expansion Metathesis Polymerization: Catalyst Dependent Polymerization Profiles." J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131, 2670-2677.

 

Boydston, A. J.; Xia, Y.; Kornfield, J. A.; Gorodetskaya, I. A.; Grubbs, R. H. "Cyclic Ruthenium-Alkylidene Catalysts for Ring-Expansion Metathesis Polymerization." J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 12775-12782.

 

Boydston, A. J.; Vu, P. D.; Dykhno, O. L.; Chang, V.; Wyatt, A. R., II; Stockett, A. S.; Ritschdorff, E. T.; Shear, J. B.; Bielawski, C. W. "Modular Fluorescent Benzobis(imidazolium) Salts: Syntheses, Photophysical Analyses, and Applications." J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 3143-3156.

 

Boydston, A. J.; Pecinovsky, C. S.; Chao, S. T.; Bielawski, C. W. "Phase-Tunable Fluorophores Based Upon Benzobis(imidazolium) Salts." J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2007, 129, 14550-14551.

 

Khramov, D.  M.; Boydston, A. J.; Bielawski, C. W. "Synthesis and Study of Janus Bis(carbene)s and Their Transition Metal Complexes." Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 2006, 45, 6186-6189.

 

Boydston, A. J.; Williams, K. A.; Bielawski, C. W. "A Modular Approach to Main-Chain Organometallic Polymers." J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2005, 127, 12496-12497. (Highlighted by C&E News 2005, Sept. 5, 32.)


Sartin, M. M.; Boydston, A. J.; Pagenkopf, B. L.; Bard, A. J. "Electrochemistry, Spectroscopy, and Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence of Silole-Based Chromophores." J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 10163-10170. (Highlighted by the ACS: Chemical Innovation Heart Cut: August 28, 2006.)

 

Boydston, A. J.; Pagenkopf, B. L. "Improving Quantum Efficiencies of Siloles and Silole-derived Butadiene Chromophores through Structural Tuning." Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 2004, 43, 6336-6338. (Highlighted by the ACS: Chemical Innovation Heart Cut: December 13, 2004.)

 

Boydston, A. J.; Yin, Y.; Pagenkopf, B. L. "A Controlled, Iterative Synthesis of Oligo[(p-phenyleneethynylene)-alt-(2,5-siloleneethynylene)]s." J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2004, 126, 10350-10354.


Boydston, A. J.; Yin, Y.; Pagenkopf, B. L. "Synthesis and Electronic Properties of Donor-Acceptor p-Conjugated Siloles." J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2004, 126, 3724-3725. (Highlighted by the ACS: Chemical Innovation Heart Cut: April 19, 2004.)

          

Boydston, A. J.; Bondarenko, L.; Dix, I.; Weakley, T. J. R.; Hopf, H.; Haley, M. M. "[2.2]Paracyclophane/Dehydrobenzoannulene Hybrids: Transannular Delocalization in Open-Circuited Conjugated Macrocycles." Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 2001, 40, 2986-2989.

 

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Awards & Activities

  • International Precious Metals Institute Student Award (2006)
  • University of Texas Professional Development Award (2006)
  • George Kozmetsky Award for Outstanding Graduate Research in Nanotechnology (finalist, 2006)
  • University of Texas Graduate Fellowship (2005-2006)
  • Welch Research Fellowship (2004)
  • University of Texas Teaching Award (2003)
  • University of Texas Teaching Award (2002)
  • University of Texas Recruitment Fellowship (2002-2003)
  • University of Oregon Organic Chemistry Achievement Award (2001)

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