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Amar Flood

Exploring the fundamentals and applications of

Supramolecular Chemistry

 


Address Department of Chemistry • Indiana University • 800 East Kirkwood Avenue • Bloomington, IN 47405
Telephone +1-812 856 3642 • Fax +1-812 855 8300 • Web www.indiana.edu/~floodweb
Research Email • • • aflood@indiana.edu
Teaching Email • • • professorflood@gmail.com


Industry Funded Postdoc -- Welcome Elisa Fatila

Thermo Fisher


 

August 1, 2014

The Flood Group is Celebrating its 100th Paper...

...replete with Cover Art

CS Cover


Anion-induced dimerization of 5-fold symmetric cyanostars
in 3D crystalline solids and 2D self-assembled crystals

Hirsch, B. E. Lee, S.; Qiao, B.; Chen, C.-H.; McDonald, K. P.; Tait, S. L.; Flood, A. H.
Chem. Commun. 2014, 69, 9827–9830. DOI

STm Cyanostar TOC

Media Coverage:
IU Newsroom
Featured by the DOE, Office of Science (August 1, 2014)

 

• Cover art kindly created by Albert William, IUPUI School of Informatics and Computing
• Many thanks to the lead author, Brandon E. Hirsch, for winning the cover art as a poster prize



Latest Paper -- Printing Molecules in 3D
lets others
SEE, HOLD and SPIN THEM -- see movie below

Chen, T.-H.; Lee, S.; Flood, A. H.; Miljanic, O. S., How to print a crystal structure model in 3D, CrystEngComm 2014, 16, 5488–5493. OPEN ACCESS–DOI

3D Printing

See also the news coverage by: Chemical and Engineering News (C&EN) and in Chemistry World

 

The Spinning Triazolophane

This triazolophane was constructed first by truncating the phenylene's substituents to hydrogens. Second, even though triazolophanes are selective for chloride, bromide was used in its place because it is slightly larger (ionic radius of ~1.9 Å instead of ~1.7 Å) thus allowing the red printed bromide atom to ride higher than the plane of the receptor (vdW radii for C, H, N = 1.7, 1.1, 1.55 Å). The net result is a spinning top that also serves as a 3D molecular model!


Computer-aided Design (CAD) of Receptor for Bifluoride

Ramabhadran, R. O.; Liu, Y.; Hua, Y.; Ciardi, M.; Flood, A. H.; Raghavachari, K., An Overlooked yet Ubiquitous Fluoride Congenitor: Binding Bifluoride in Triazolophanes using Computer-Aided Design, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 5078–5089. DOI

CAD Bifluoride


Amar Flood as named the
James F. Jackson Associate Professor of Chemistry

(Feb 2014)


Congratulations to Semin Lee named a 2014 Beckman Institute Postdoctoral Fellow

Semin will join Jeff Moore's research group in the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

(Feb 2014)


Upcoming Events for 2014

Dallas ACS – Talks on (1) Cyanostars, (2) Hydrophobic Collapse in Cl-binding Foldamers,
(3) Anion-driven Switching in 2D Crystals and (4) Tetrazine Switches

FNANO – Chairing Session on Chemically Integrated Systems with talks from Lee Cronin, Linda Shimizi and Jean Chielewski

ISMSC-9 in Shanghai

Telluride Conference on Molecular Switches, Machines and Motors


Congratulations to Semin Lee named a 2014 Beckman Institute Postdoctoral Fellow

Semin will join Jeff Moore's research group in the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Just Published Online and now Open Access – A New Ligand-based Complex with more Redox States than Expected

Amplifying the Redox Activity of a bis-Tetrazine Pincer Ligand, Dalton. 2014, 43, 6513–6524. DOI
Benson, C. R.; Hui, A. K.; Parimal, K.; Cook, B. J.; Chen, C.-H.; Lord, R. L.; Flood, A. H.; Caulton, K. C.,

Amplify