A J Boydston

Representative Publications

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

  • 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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