Molecular host for Host-Guest Chemistry | Department of Chemistry

Molecular host for Host-Guest Chemistry

In biological systems, enzymes create well-defined confined space to enforce catalytic activity with very high selectivities and precision. Even though all enzymatic activities are not well understood so far, it is mostly assumed that the confinement effect reduces the activation barrier by pre-organizing the reactants which facilitate their catalytic activities. Inspired by enzymatic functions we are interested in creating unique artificial molecular hosts for host-guest chemistry, sensing, drug delivery, and catalysis to explore their confined environment.

Faculty

Assistant Professor

Students

Rabban
Ph.D. Scholar