60. Cation-Dependent Stabilization of Electrogenerated Naphthalene Diimide Dianions in Porous Polymer Thin Films and Their Application to Electrical Energy Storage

Catherine R. DeBlase, Kenneth Hernández-Burgos, Julian M. Rotter, David J. Fortman, Dieric dos S. Abreu, Ronaldo A. Timm, Prof. Izaura C. N. Diógenes, Lauro T. Kubota, Héctor D. Abruña and William R. Dichtel, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 13225–13229. Full Text


NDI Polymer Published in Angewandte Chemie

Catherine DeBlase’s latest work entitled “Cation-Dependent Stabilization of Electrogenerated Naphthalene Diimide Dianions in Porous Polymer Thin Films and Their Application to Electrical Energy Storage” has been published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition. This paper is the latest in an enjoyable and fruitful collaboration with the Abruña group at Cornell.

Work Presented at Kavli Highlighted in Science

Upcoming work which Will presented during his Kavli lecture at the 250th ACS National Meeting in Boston, MA was highlighted in Science. The article entitled “New electric storage material could put more zip in your Tesla” overviews how Catherine DeBlase achieved further improvement of our energy storage devices by forming a nano-composite of our redox-active COF with a conductive polymer.

Dichtel Group Presents Research at Boston ACS

Ten students and postdocs presented their work at the recent 250th ACS National Meeting in Boston. Will delivered the Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecture. His lecture, “The Spectacular Properties of Porous Polymers,” described how to design permanent porosity into polymers and how these high surface area materials might be useful for applications in water purification and energy storage. His concluding remarks were controversial.


β-Ketoenamine-Linked Covalent Organic Frameworks Capable of Pseudocapacitive Energy Storage. (Catherine R. DeBlase, Katharine E. Silberstein, Thanh-Tam Truong, Héctor D. Abruña, and William R. Dichtel), J. Am. Chem. Soc.2013135, 16821-16824.
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Quantification of the surface diffusion of tripodal binding motifs on graphene using scanning electrochemical microscopy. (J. Rodríguez-López, N. L. Ritzert, J. A. Mann, C. Tan, W. R. Dichtel, & H. D. Abruña), J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012134, 6224–6236.
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A 2D covalent organic framework with 4.7-nm pores and insight into its interlayer stacking. (E. L. Spitler, B. T. Koo, J. L. Novotney, J. W. Colson, F. J. Uribe-Romo, G. D. Gutierrez, P. Clancy, and W. R. Dichtel), J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011133, 19416-19421.
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Folding induced in a donor–acceptor polyrotaxane using secondary noncovalent bonding interactions. (W. Zhang, W. R. Dichtel, A. Z. Stieg, D. Benítez, J. K. Gimzewski, J. R. Heath, J. F. Stoddart), Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 2008105, 6514-6519.
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Structural and co-conformational effects of alkyne-derived subunits in charged donor-acceptor [2]catenanes. (O. Š. Miljanić, W. R. Dichtel, S. I. Khan, S. Mortezaei, J. R. Heath, J. F. Stoddart), J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007129, 8236-8246.
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Molecular machines. (B. H. Northrop, A. B. Braunschweig, P. M. Mendes, W. R. Dichtel, J. F. Stoddart),Handbook of Nanoscience Engineering and Technology, Second Edition, W.A. Goddard III, D.W. Brenner, S.E. Lyshevski, G.J. Iafrate (Eds.), CRC Press 20072, 11-(1-48).


Modular synthesis and dynamics of a variety of donor-acceptor interlocked compounds prepared by a click chemistry approach. (A. B. Braunschweig, W. R. Dichtel, O. Š. Miljanić, M. A. Olson, J. M. Spruell, S. I. Khan, J. R. Heath, J. F. Stoddart), Chem. Asian J. 20072, 634-647.
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Named the 5th most cited article in Chem. Asian J. in 2007/2008, contributing to the journal’s 2009 impact factor.


Efficient templated synthesis of donor-acceptor rotaxanes using click chemistry. (W. R. Dichtel, O. Š. Miljanić, J. M. Spruell, J. R. Heath, J. F. Stoddart), J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006128, 10388-10390.
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**ACS Hot Paper, May 2007**


Amphiphilic diblock star polymer catalysts via atom transfer radical polymerization. (W. R. Dichtel, K.-Y. Baek, J. M. J. Fréchet, I. B. Rietveld, S. A. Vinogradov), J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polm. Chem 2006,44, 4939-4951.
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**Special Issue on Advances in Polymer Chemistry and Their Impacts upon Society**


Light-harvesting chromophores with metalated porphyrin cores for turned photosensitization of singlet oxygen via two-photon excited FRET. (M. A. Oar, W. R. Dichtel, J. M. Serin, J. M. J. Fréchet, J. E. Rogers, J. E. Slagle, P. A. Fleitz, L. S. Tan, T. Y. Ohulchanskyy, P. N. Prasad), Chem. Mater. 200618, 3682-3692.
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Photosensitization of singlet oxygen via two-photon excited FRET in aqueous media. (M. A. Oar, J. M. Serin, W. R. Dichtel, Y. Tao, B. A. Helms, J. M. J. Fréchet, T. Y. Ohulchanskyy, P. N. Prasad), Chem. Mater. 200517, 2267-2275.
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**Highlighted as one of the most-cited articles in Chemistry of Materials in December 2006**