181 Clippinger Laboratories
|Course Name||Quarter Offered|
|CHEM 480/580 Advanced Organic Chemistry||Fall|
|CHEM 306 Organic Chemistry||Winter<|
|CHEM 705 Organometallic Chemistry||Spring or CHEM 306 Organic Chemistry alternatively|
|CHEM 306 Organic Chemistry||Summer 2|
|+ various tutorials and special top classes||(CHEM 298,299 and 710)|
Research in the Masson group is very interdisciplinary, with supramolecular chemistry being the core of our research, from which a wide range of fields radiates. Examples include physical organic, synthetic, bioorganic and medicinal chemistry, as well as material science. We are particularly interested in the recognition properties of the cucurbit[n]uril hosts, a family of macrocycles which display extreme affinity towards a wide set of guests, and can be incorporated into various molecular machines. Applications we can foresee include supramolecular catalysis, controlled drug release, and the design of stimuli-responsive nanomaterials.
Lu, X.; Masson, E. Langmuir2011, 27, 3051 – 3058. Formation and Stabilization of Silver Nanoparticles with Cucurbit[n]urils (n = 5−8) and Cucurbituril-Based Pseudorotaxanes in Aqueous Medium
Ling, X.; Samuel, E. L.; Patchell, D. L.; Masson, E., Org. Lett. 2010, 12, 2730 – 2733. Cucurbituril Slippage: Translation is a Complex Motion
Lu, X.; Masson, E., Org. Lett. 2010, 12, 2310 – 2313. Silver-Promoted Desilylation Catalyzed by Ortho- and Allosteric Cucurbiturils
Masson, E.; Lu, X.; Ling, X.; Patchell, D. L. Org. Lett.2009, 11, 3798 – 3801. Kinetic vs. Thermodynamic Self-Sorting of Cucurbituril, Cucurbituril and a Spermine Derivative.