Research Fellows Directory
Dr Stephen Goldup
University of Southampton
Our research focus is on the synthesis and applications of mechanically interlocked molecules such as rotaxanes and catenanes, in particular mechanically chiral examples. These challenging molecules have been shown to have potential applications in catalysis, drug delivery, electronic materials and sensing. We also investigate new synthetic methods and the underlying mechanism of organic reactions in order to develop molecular machines which carry out synthetic tasks to produce novel materials that are extremely hard to access in other ways.
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