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Amanpreet Kaur Chahal

Dr Amanpreet Kaur Chahal

Research Fellow

Organisation

University of Southampton

Research summary

Synthetic methods for the production of rotaxanes, interlocked molecules in which a macrocycle is trapped around a linear thread by bulky stoppers, have improved immeasurably over the last half-century, facilitating their study in many areas including smart materials, drug delivery, and as molecular machines. During my Newton International fellowship period, I will study the potential of luminescent chiral rotaxanes to behave as selective sensors for the detection of chiral molecules. These novel hosts will be applied to the non-invasive determination of enantiomeric excess, an important challenge with the emergence of high throughput reaction development. This exciting work at the forefront of a new frontier in supramolecular stereochemistry will open up new fields of study and make a significant contribution to this emerging area.

Interests and expertise (Subject groups)

Grants awarded

Rotaxane Hosts as Selective Sensors for Chiral Molecules

Scheme: Newton International Fellowships

Dates: Sep 2016 - Sep 2018

Value: £99,000

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