Research Fellows Directory
Amanpreet Kaur Chahal
Dr Amanpreet Kaur Chahal
University of Southampton
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)