The Sessler Group








Note: Please refer to Dr. Sessler's CV for the complete list of publications

Controlling Structure Beyond the Initial Coordination Sphere: Complexation-Induced Reversed Micelle Formation in Calix[4]pyrrole-containing Diblock Copolymers

Xiaodong Chi, Gretchen Peters, Chandler Brockman, Vincent Lynch, Jonathan L. Sessler*

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 13219–13222; DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b09620


Recognition, Sensing, and Trapping of Bicarbonate Anions with a Dicationic meso-bis(Benzimidazolium) Calix[4]pyrrole

Endale Mulugeta, Qing He, Divya Sareen, Seong-Jin Hong, Ju Hyun Oh, Vincent M. Lynch, Jonathan L. Sessler* Sung Kuk Kim*, Chang-Hee Lee* (Equal contribution)

Chem 2017, 3, 1008–1020; DOI: 10.1016/j.chempr.2017.10.007

Transforming CO2 by Stabilizing the Labile Product (highlight written by Dr. Qing He)

Chem 2017, 3, 915–916; DOI: 10.1016/j.chempr.2017.11.009

An ESIPT Probe for the Ratiometric Imaging of Peroxynitrite Facilitated by Binding to Aβ-Aggregates

Adam C. Sedgwick, Wei-Tao Dou, Jin-Biao Jiao, Luling Wu, George T. Williams, A. Toby A. Jenkins, Steven D. Bull, Jonathan L. Sessler,* Xiao-Peng He,* Tony D. James* (Equal contribution)

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 14267–14271; DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b08457

Tetrathiafulvalene (TTF)-Annulated Calix[4]pyrroles: Chemically Switchable Systems with Encodable Allosteric Recognition and Logic Gate Functions

Jung Su Park,* Jonathan L. Sessler*

Acc. Chem. Soc. 2018, 51, 2400–2410; DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.8b00308

Hetero Cu(III)–Pd(II) Complex of a Dibenzo[g,p]chrysene-Fused Bis-dicarbacorrole with Stable Organic Radical Character

Xian-Sheng Ke, Yongseok Hong, Peiyu Tu, Qing He, Vincent M. Lynch, Dongho Kim*, Jonathan L. Sessler*

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 15232–15238; DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b09167

Rapid insertion of bismuth radioactive isotopes into texaphyrin in aqueous media

Grégory Thiabaud, Valery Radchenko, Justin J. Wilson, Kevin D. John, Eva R. Birnbaum, Jonathan L. Sessler*

J. Porphyr. Phthalocy. 2017, 21, 883–886; DOI: 10.1142/S1088424617500870

Proton Coupled Redox Switching in an Annulated π-Extended Core Modified Octaphyrin

Tridib Sarma, Gakhyun Kim, Sajal Sen, Won-Young Cha, Zhiming Duan, Matthew D. Moore, Vincent M Lynch, Zhan Zhang,* Dongho Kim,* Jonathan L. Sessler*

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 12111–12119; DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b06938

Double layer 3D codes: fluorescent supramolecular polymeric gels allowing direct recognition of the chloride anion using a smart phone (Cover)

Xiaofan Ji, Wei Chen, Lingliang Long,* Feihe Huang,* Jonathan L. Sessler*

Chem. Sci. 2018, 9, 7746–7752; DOI: 10.1039/C8SC03463J

Removal of Anions from Aqueous Media by Means of a Thermoresponsive Calix[4]pyrrole Amphiphilic Polymer

Xiaofan Ji, Chenxing Guo, Wei Chen, Lingliang Long, Gengwu Zhang, Niveen M. Khashab,* Jonathan L. Sessler*

Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 15791–15795; DOI: 10.1002/chem.201804335

Overcoming Drug Resistance by Targeting Cancer Bioenergetics with an Activatable Prodrug

Amit Sharma, Min-Goo Lee, Hu Shi, Miae Won, Jonathan F. Arambula, Jonathan L. Sessler,* Jin Yong Lee,* Sung-Gil Chi,* Jong Seung Kim*

Chem 2018, 4, 2370–2383; DOI: 10.1016/j.chempr.2018.08.002

Highlighted by UT News: Making Cancer’s Metabolism More Normal Blocks Drug Resistance (view details)

Pyrene-Linked Formylated Bis(dipyrromethane): A Fluorescent Probe for Dihydrogen Phosphate

Chenxing Guo, Shantao Sun, Qing He, Vincent M. Lynch, Jonathan L. Sessler*

Org. Lett. 2018, 20, 5414–5417; DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.8b0232

Uranyl dication mediated photoswitching of a calix[4]pyrrole-based metal coordination cage

Juhoon Lee, James T. Brewster II, Bo Song, Vincent M. Lynch, Inhong Hwang, Xiaopeng Li, Jonathan L. Sessler*

Chem. Commun. 2018, 54, 9422–9425; DOI: 10.1039/C8CC05160G

Functionalised tetrathiafulvalene- (TTF-) macrocycles: recent trends in applied supramolecular chemistry

Atanu Jana, Steffen Bähring, Masatoshi Ishida, Sébastien Goeb, David Canevet, Marc Sallé,* Jan O. Jeppesen,* Jonathan L. Sessler* (Cover)

Chem. Soc. Rev. 2018, 47, 5614–5645; DOI: 10.1039/C8CS00035B

Ionic Organic Small Molecules as Hosts for Light-Emitting Electrochemical Cells

Matthew D. Moore, Melanie H. Bowler, Joseph E. Reynolds, Vincent M. Lynch, Yulong Shen, Jason D. Slinker,* Jonathan L. Sessler

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2018, 10, 24699–24707; DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b08176

Functionalized 2,2’-Bipyrroles: Building Blocks for Pyrrolic Macrocycles (Review Article)

Gonzalo Anguera, James T. Brewster II, David Sánchez-García, Jonathan L. Sessler*

Macroheterocycles 2018, 11, 227–245; DOI: 10.6060/mhc180483s

Gram-Scale Synthesis of a Bench-Stable 5,5”-Unsubstituted Terpyrrole

James T. Brewster, Hadiqa Zafar, Matthew McVeigh, Christopher D Wight, Gonzalo Anguera, Axel Steinbrück, Vincent M. Lynch, Jonathan L. Sessler*

J. Org. Chem. 2018, 83, 9568–9570; DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.8b01333

Selective Solid‐liquid Extraction and Liquid‐liquid Extraction of Lithium Chloride using Strapped Calix[4]pyrroles (Inside Cover)

Qing He, Neil J. Williams, Ju Hyun Oh, Vincent M. Lynch, Sung Kuk Kim*, Bruce A. Moyer,* Jonathan L. Sessler*

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 11924–11928; DOI: 10.1002/anie.201805127

Disparate Downstream Reactions Mediated by an Ionically Controlled Supramolecular Tristate Switch

Jung Su Park,* Jihye Park, Yun Jae Yang, Trang Thu Tran, In Su Kim,* Jonathan L. Sessler*

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 7598–7604; DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b02867

A 3-Dimensional Fully Conjugated Carbaporphyrin Cage

Xian-Sheng Ke, Taeyeon Kim, Qing He, Vincent M. Lynch, Dongho Kim,* Jonathan L. Sessler*

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 16455–16459; DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b11158

A Metal-Stabilized Quinoidal Dibenzo[g,p]chrysene-fused Bis-dicarbacorrole System

Xian-Sheng Ke, Yongseok Hong, Vincent M Lynch, Dongho Kim,* Jonathan L. Sessler* (Equal contribution)

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 7579–7586; DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b02718

Supramolecular Properties of a Monocarboxylic Acid-Functionalized “Texas-Sized” Molecular Box

Ren-Tsung Wu, Xiaodong Chi, Takehiro Hirao, Vincent M. Lynch, Jonathan L. Sessler*

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 6823–6831; DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b12957

Polyvinyl alcohol–boronate gel for sodium hydroxide extraction (Cover)

Gretchen Marie Peters, Xiaodong Chi, Chandler Brockman, Jonathan L. Sessler*

Chem. Commun. 2018, 54, 5407–5409; DOI: 10.1039/C8CC02610F

Electrochemical amphotericity and NIR absorption induced via the step-wise protonation of fused quinoxaline-tetrathiafulvalene-pyrroles

Jung Su Park,* Trang Thu Tran, Jongmin Kim, Jonathan L. Sessler*

Chem. Commun. 2018, 54, 4553–4556; DOI: 10.1039/C8CC02018C

Organic molecule-based photothermal agents: an expanding photothermal therapy universe

Hyo Sung Jung, Peter Verwilst, Amit Sharma, Jinwoo Shin, Jonathan L. Sessler,* Jong Seung Kim*

Chem. Soc. Rev. 2018, 47, 2280–2297; DOI: 10.1039/C7CS00522A

Lanthanide Texaphyrins as Photocatalysts

Aaron D. Lammer, Grégory Thiabaud, James T. Brewster II, Julie Alaniz, Jon A. Bender, Jonathan L. Sessler*

Inorg. Chem. 2018, 57, 392–399; DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b02639

Control over multiple molecular states with directional changes driven by molecular recognition

Takehiro Hirao, Dong Sub Kim, Xiaodong Chi, Vincent M. Lynch, Kazuaki Ohara, Jung Su Park,* Kentaro Yamaguchi,* Jonathan L. Sessler*  (Equal contribution)

Nat. Commun. 2018, 9, 823; DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-03220-0

Synthesis and characterization of an amethyrin-uranyl complex displaying aromatic character

James T. Brewster II, Apolonio Aguilar, Gonzalo Anguera, Hadiqa Zafar, Matthew D. Moore, Jonathan L. Sessler*

J. Coord. Chem. 2018, 71, 1808–1813; DOI: 10.1080/00958972.2018.1458230

Hexadecaphyrin ( A Dual Site Ligand that Supports Thermal Conformational Changes

Gonzalo Anguera, Won-Young Cha, Matthew D. Moore, Juhoon Lee, Shenyi Guo, Vincent M. Lynch, Dongho Kim,* Jonathan L. Sessler*

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 4028–4034; DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b13024

Physical Removal of Anions from Aqueous Media by Means of a Macrocycle-Containing Polymeric Network

Xiaofan Ji, Ren-Tsung Wu, Lingliang Long, Chenxing Guo, Niveen M. Khashab, Feihe Huang,* Jonathan L. Sessler*

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 2777–2780; DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b13656

Highlighted by C&EN News: Hardy hydrogel cleans water (view detail)

Encoding, Reading, and Transforming Information Using Multifluorescent Supramolecular Polymeric Hydrogels

Xiaofan Ji, Ren-Tsung Wu, Lingliang Long,* Xian-Sheng Ke, Chenxing Guo, Yoo-Jin Ghang, Vincent M. Lynch, Feihe Huang,* Jonathan L. Sessler*

Adv. Mater. 2018, 30, 1705480; DOI: 10.1002/adma.201705480

Highlighted by Nature: Jelly blocks that send a message (view detail)

A Mitochondria-Specific Fluorescent Probe for Visualizing Endogenous Hydrogen Cyanide Fluctuations in Neurons

Lingliang Long, Meiyu Huang, Ning Wang, Yanjun Wu, Kun Wang, Aihua Gong, Zhijian Zhang, Jonathan L. Sessler*

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 1870–1875; DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b12545

An expanded porphycene with high NIR absorptivity that stabilizes two different kinds of metal complexes

Gonzalo Anguera, Won-Young Cha, Matthew D. Moore, James T. Brewster II, Michael Y. Zhao, Vincent M. Lynch, Dongho Kim,* Jonathan L. Sessler* (Inside Cover)

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 2575–2579; DOI: 10.1002/anie.201711197

Anion and Cation Complexes of Expanded Porphyrins (Review Article)

Gabriela I. Vargas-Zúñiga, Jonathan L. Sessler

Adv. Inorg. Chem. 2018, 71, 327–377; DOI: 10.1016/bs.adioch.2017.11.003

Supramolecular Chemistry of Anionic Dimers, Trimers, Tetramers, and Clusters (Review Article)

Qing He, Peiyu Tu, Jonathan L. Sessler*

Chem 2018, 4, 46–93; DOI: 10.1016/j.chempr.2017.10.015

Fluorogenic reaction-based prodrug conjugates as targeted cancer theranostics (Inside Cover)

Min Hee Lee,* Amit Sharma, Min Jung Chang, Jinju Lee, Subin Son, Jonathan L. Sessler,* Chulhun Kang,* Jong Seung Kim*

Chem. Soc. Rev. 2018, 47, 28–52; DOI: 10.1039/C7CS00557A

Copper Selective Polymeric Extractant Synthesized by Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization

Robert Fimognari, Leander M. Cinninger, Vincent M. Lynch, Bradley J. Holliday, Jonathan L. Sessler*

Inorg. Chem. 2018, 57, 392–399; DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b02639

Schiff-base appended polymers for phosphate removal

Murat K. Deliomeroglu, Vincent M. Lynch, Jonathan L. Sessler*

Supramol. Chem. 2018, 30, 807–821; DOI: 10.1080/10610278.2017.1372581

Synthesis and Characterization of a Binuclear Copper(II) Naphthoisoamethyrin Complex Displaying Weak Antiferromagnetic Coupling

James T. Brewster II, Gonzalo Anguera, Matthew D. Moore, Brian S. Dolinar, Hadiqa Zafar, Grégory D. Thiabaud, Vincent M. Lynch, Simon M. Humphrey, Jonathan L. Sessler* (Equal contribution)

Inorg. Chem. 2017, 56, 12665–12669; DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b01669


Excited-state intramolecular proton-transfer (ESIPT) based fluorescence sensors and imaging agents

Adam C. Sedgwick, Luling Wu, Hai-Hao Han, Steven D. Bull,* Xiao-Peng He,* Tony D. James,* Jonathan L. Sessler,* Ben Zhong Tang,* He Tian*, Juyoung Yoon*

Chem. Soc. Rev. 2018, 47, 8842–8880; DOI: 10.1039/C8CS00185E

Synthesis of Ferrocene Derivatives Allowing Linear Free Energy Studies of Redox Potentials

Byung Joon Lim, Inhong Hwang, Andrew D. Ellington,* Jonathan L. Sessler*

Helv. Chimi. Acta. 2018,102; DOI: 10.1002/hlca.201800186 (Special Issue dedicated to François Diederich)

Trapping of Stable [4n+1] π-Electron Species from Peripherally Substituted, Conformationally Rigid, Antiaromatic Hexaphyrins

Dikhi Firmansyah, Seong-Jin Hong, Ranjan Dutta, Qing He, Jinhee Bae, Hongil Jo, Hakwon Kim, Kang Min OK, Vincent M. Lynch, Hye Ryung Byon,* Jonathan Sessler,* Chang-Hee Lee*

Chem. Eur. J. 2019, 25, 3525–3531; DOI: 10.1002/chem.201900022

Hydrogels for anion removal from water (Review Article)

Hu Wang, Xiaofan Ji, Mehroz Ahmed, Feihe Huang,* Jonathan L. Sessler*

J. Mater. Chem. A. 2019, 7, 1394–1403; DOI: 10.1142/S1088424618501080

Classics in Chemical Neuroscience: Donepezil

James T. Brewster II, Simone Dell'Acqua,* Danny Q. Thach, Jonathan L. Sessler*

ACS Chem. Neurosci. 2019, 10, 155–167; DOI: 10.1021/acschemneuro.8b00517

Tetrathiafulvalene-calix[4]pyrrole: a versatile synthetic receptor for electron-deficient planar and spherical guests (Cover)

Steffen Bähring,* Harrison D. Root, Jonathan L. Sessler,* Jan O. Jeppesen*

Org. Biomol. Chem. 2019, 17, 2594–2613; DOI: 10.1039/C8OB02514B

Amidinium–carboxylate salt bridge mediated proton-coupled electron transfer in a rigid supramolecular polymer

Xiaolei Ren, Xiaohua Wang, Yuren Sun, Xiaodong Chi, Daniel Mangel, Hongyu Wang,* Jonathan L. Sessler*

Org. Chem. Front. 2019, 6, 584–590; DOI: 10.1039/C8QO01408F

Hypoxia-targeted drug delivery

Amit Sharma, Jonathan F. Arambula, Seyoung Koo, Rajesh Kumar, Hardev Singh, Jonathan L. Sessler,* Jong Seung Kim*

Chem. Soc. Rev. 2019, 48, 771–813; DOI: 10.1039/C8QO01408F

Chemiluminescent Probe for the In Vitro and In Vivo Imaging of Cancers Over-Expressing NQO1

Subin Son, Miae Won, Ori Green, Nir Hananya, Amit Sharma, Yukyoung Jeon, Jong Hwan Kwak,* Jonathan L. Sessler,* Doron Shabat,* Jong Seung Kim*

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 131, 1753–1757; DOI: 10.1002/anie.201813032

Azobenzene-Bridged Expanded “Texas-sized” Box: A Dual-Responsive Receptor for Aryl Dianion Encapsulation

Xiaodong Chi, Wanglai Cen, Jack A. Queenan, Lingliang Long, Vincent M. Lynch, Niveen M. Khashab, Jonathan L. Sessler*

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 6468–6472; DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b01241

Air-Stable N,N’-Dihydroporphycene: A Quinoxaline-Fused Tetrapyrrolic Macrocycle that Detects Fluoride Anion via Deprotonation

Ying Yin, Tridib Sarma, Fei Wang, Ningning Yuan, Zhiming Duan,* Jonathan L. Sessler,* Zhan Zhang*

Org. Lett. 2019, 21, 1849–1852; DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.9b00445

Excimer Disaggregation Enhanced Emission: A Fluorescence “Turn-On” Approach to Oxoanion Recognition

Jian Yang, Chao-Chen Dong, Xu-Lang Chen, Xin Sun, Jin-Yan Wei, Jun-Feng Xiang, Jonathan L. Sessler,* Han-Yuan Gong*

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 4597–4612; DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b09021

Synthesis of ɑ,ɑ'-linked penta- and septaheterocycles by tandem Suzuki coupling

Hadiqa Zafar, James T. Brewster, Christopher D. Wight, Matthew McVeigh, Axel Steinbrück, Vincent M. Lynch, Jonathan L. Sessler*

J. Porphyr. Phthalocy. 2019, 23, 28–33; DOI: 10.1142/S1088424618501080

Cation-based Structural Tuning of Pyridine Dipyrrolate Cages and Morphological Control over Their Self-Assembly

Huacheng Zhang,* Juhoon Lee, James T. Brewster, Xiaodong Chi, Vincent M. Lynch, Jonathan L. Sessler*

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 4749–4755; DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b01042

Diketopyrrolopyrrole-based fluorescence probes for the imaging of lysosomal Zn2+ and identification of prostate cancer in human tissue

Chenchen Du, Shibo Fu, Xiaohua Wang, Adam C. Sedgwick, Wei Zhen, Minjie Li, Xinqiang Li, Juan Zhou,* Zhong Wang,* Hongyu Wang,* Jonathan L. Sessler* (Equal Contribution)

Chem. Sci. 2019, 10, 5699–5704; DOI: 10.1039/C9SC01153F

Adhesive supramolecular polymeric materials constructed from macrocycle-based host–guest interactions

Xiaofan Ji, Mehroz Ahmed, Lingliang Long,* Niveen M. Khashab,* Feihe Huang,* Jonathan L. Sessler*

Chem. Soc. Rev. 2019, 48, 2682–2697; DOI: 10.1039/C8CS00955D

Cesium halide ion pair recognition by a pyrrole strapped Calix[4]pyrrole

Ju Ho Yang, Vincent M. Lynch, Jonathan L. Sessler,* Sung Kuk Kim*

Supramol. Chem. 2019, 31, 203–210; DOI: 10.1080/10610278.2018.1535711

Determinants of Ion-Transporter Cancer Cell Death

Sang-Hyun Park, Seong-Hyun Park, Ethan N.W. Howe, Ji Young Hyun, Li-Jun Chen, Inhong Huang, Gabriela Vargas-Zuñiga, Nathalie Busschaert, Philip A. Gale,* Jonathan L. Sessler,* Injae Shin*

Chem 2019, 5, 2079–2098; DOI: 10.1016/j.chempr.2019.05.001

Macrocycles as Ion Pair Receptors

Qing He,* Gabriela I. Vargas-Zúñiga,* Seung Hyun Kim, Sung Kuk Kim,* Jonathan L. Sessler*

Chem. Rev. 2019, 119, 9753–9835; DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.8b00734

Shape-persistent pyrrole-based covalent organic cages: synthesis, structure and selective gas adsorption properties

Fei Wang, Eric Sikma, Zhiming Duan, Tridib Sarma, Chuanhu Lei, Zhan Zhang,* Simon M. Humphrey,* Jonathan L. Sessler*

Chem. Commun. 2019, 141, 4749–4755; DOI: 10.1039/C9CC02490E

Synthesis and Anion Recognition Features of a Molecular Cage Containing Both Hydrogen Bond Donors and Acceptors

Ju Hyun Oh, Jeong Hyeon Kim, Dong Sub Kim, Hye Jin Han, Vincent M. Lynch, Jonathan L. Sessler,* Sung Kuk Kim*

Org. Lett. 2019, 21, 4336–4339; DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.9b01515

Platinum(IV)-Ferrocene Conjugates and Their Cyclodextrin Host−Guest Complexes

Grégory Thiabaud, Louis Harden-Bull, Yoo-Jin Ghang, Sajal Sen, Xiaodong Chi, James L. Bachman, Vincent M. Lynch, Zahid H. Siddik, Jonathan L. Sessler*

Inorg. Chem. 2019, 58, 7886–7894; DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b00570

UO22+-Mediated Ring Contraction of Pyrihexaphyrin: Synthesis of a Contracted Expanded Porphyrin- Uranyl Complex

James T. Brewster II, Harrison D. Root, Daniel Mangel, Adam Samia, Hadiqa Zafar, Adam C. Sedgwick, Vincent M. Lynch, Jonathan L. Sessler* (Equal Contribution)

Chem. Sci. 2019, 10, 5596–5602; DOI: 10.1039/C9SC01593K

Soft Materials Constructed Using Calix[4]pyrrole- and “Texas-Sized” Box-Based Anion Receptors

Xiaofan Ji, Xiaodong Chi, Mehroz Ahmed, Lingliang Long,* Jonathan L. Sessler* (Equal Contribution)

Acc. Chem. Res. 2019, 52, 1915–1927; DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.9b00187

Small triimionopyrrolic molecular cage with high affinity and selectivity for fluoride

Hye Jin Han, Ju Hyun Oh, Jonathan L. Sessler,* Sung Kuk Kim*

Chem. Commun. 2019, 55, 10876–10879; DOI: 10.1039/C9CC05613K

Expanding the biological utility of bis-NHC gold(I) complexes through post synthetic carbamate conjugation

Sajal Sen, Yue Li, Vincent Lynch, Kuppuswamy Arumugam, Jonathan L. Sessler,* Jonathan Arambula*

Chem. Commun. 2019, 55, 10627–10630; DOI: 10.1039/C9CC05635A

Targeting Heterogeneous Tumors Using a Multifunctional Molecular Prodrug (Cover)

Amit Sharma, Min-Goo Lee, Miae Won, Seyoung Koo, Jonathan F. Arambula, Jonathan L. Sessler,* Sung-Gil Chi,* Jong Seung Kim* (Equal Contribution)

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 15611–15618; DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b07171

Molecular Cursor Caliper: A Fluorescent Sensor for Dicarboxylate Dianions

Wei Chen, Chenxing Guo, Qing He, Xiaodong Chi, Vincent M Lynch, Zhiyun Zhang, Jianhua Su, He Tian,*

Jonathan L. Sessler* (Equal Contribution)

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 14798–14806; DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b07170

A Functioning Macroscopic “Rubik's Cube” Assembled via Controllable Dynamic Covalent Interactions (Frontispiece)

Xiaofan Ji, Zhao Li, Xiaolin Liu, Hui-Qing Peng, Fengyan Song, Ji Qi, Jacky W. Y. Lam, Lingliang Long, Jonathan L. Sessler,* Ben Zhong Tang* (Equal Contribution)

Adv. Mater. 2019, 1902365; DOI: 10.1002/adma.201902365

C&EN News: "Rubik’s cube with a chemical twist" (view detail)

Nature: "Can’t solve the Rubik’s Cube? A gel version offers a hack" (view details)

UT News: "A Squishy Rubik’s Cube® that Chemists Built from Polymers Holds Promise for Data Storage"

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Advanced Science News: "A New Take on an Old Game" (view detail)

NSF Science360 Video: "Squishy Cube to Store Hard Data" (view the highlight on the website or on YouTube)

ChemBeanGo: “AIE软魔方实现宏观组装动态化” (in Chinese) (view detail)

In-plane Thorium(IV), Uranium(IV), and Neptunium(IV) Expanded Porphyrin Complexes

James T. Brewster, Daniel N. Mangel, Andrew J. Gaunt,* Douglas P. Saunders, Hadiqa Zafar, Vincent M Lynch, Michael A. Boreen, Mary E. Garner, Conrad A. P. Goodwin, Nicholas S. Settineri, John Arnold, Jonathan L. Sessler* (Equal Contribution)

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 17867–17874; DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b09123

Fluorescent materials-based information storage (Review Article) (Cover)

Hu Wang, Xiaofan Ji,* Zachery Page,* Jonathan L. Sessler*

Mater. Chem. Front. 2020, 4, 1024–1039; DOI: 10.1039/C9QM00607A

(Special Issue in celebration of Jean-Marie Lehn's 80th birthday)

AAAA–DDDD Quadruple H-Bond-Assisted Ionic Interactions: Robust Bis(guanidinium)/Dicarboxylate Heteroduplexes in Water

Yuren Sun, Jun Gu, Hongyu Wang, Jonathan L. Sessler,* Pall Thordarson,* Yue-Jian Lin, Hegui Gong*

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 20146–20154; DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b09503

Protein Encapsulation: A New Approach for Improving the Capability of Small-Molecule Fluorogenic Probes

Hai-Hao Han, Adam C. Sedgwick, Ying Shang, Na Li, Tingting Liu, Bo-Han Li, Kunqian Yu, Yi Zang, James T. Brewster II, Maria L. Odyniec, Maria Weber, Steven D. Bull, Jia Li,* Jonathan L. Sessler,* Tony D James,* Xiao-Peng He* He Tian (Equal Contribution)

Chem. Sci. 2020, 11, 1107–1113; DOI: 10.1039/C9SC03961A


Time-dependent solid-state molecular motion and colour tuning of host-guest systems by organic solvents

Yu-Dong Yang, Xiaofan Ji, Zhi-Hao Lu, Jian Yang, Chao Gao, Haoke Zhang, Ben Zhong Tang,* Jonathan L. Sessler,* Han-Yuan Gong*

Nat. Commun. 2020, 11, 77; DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-13844-5

Self-Assembled Cage-like Receptor that Binds Biologically Relevant Dicarboxylic Acids via Proton Coupled Anion Recognition

Fei Wang, Sajal Sen, Chuang Chen, Steffen Bähring,* Chuanhu Lei,* Zhiming Duan, Zhan Zhang,* Jonathan L. Sessler,* Atanu Jana*

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 1987–1994; DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b11566

Cyclodextrin-based Peptide Self-Assemblies (Spds) that Enhance Peptide-based Fluorescence Imaging and Antimicrobial Efficacy

Jinbiao Jiao, Guan-Zhen Wang, Xi-Le Hu, Yi Zhang, Stéphane Maisonneuve, Adam Sedgwick, Jonathan L. Sessler,* Juan Xie,* Jia Li,* Xiao-Peng He,* He Tian (Equal Contribution)

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 1925–1932; DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b11207

Phenanthroline-Strapped Calix[4]pyrroles: Anion Receptors Displaying Affinity Reversal as a Function of Solvent Polarity

Nam Jung Heo, Ju Hyun Oh, Jeong Tae Lee, Qing He,* Jonathan L. Sessler,* Sung Kuk Kim* (Equal Contribution)

Org. Chem. Front. 2020, 20, 548–556; DOI: 10.1039/C9QO01377F

A robust bis-rhodium(I) complex of p-extended planar, anti-aromatic hexaphyrin[]

Srinivas Samala, Ranjan Dutta, Qing He, Yeonju Park, Brijesh Chandra, Vincent M. Lynch, Young Mee Jung, Jonathan L. Sessler,* Chang-Hee Lee*

Chem. Commun. 2020, 56, 758–761; DOI: 10.1039/c9cc09221h

Metallotexaphyrins as MRI-Active Catalytic Antioxidants for Neurodegenerative Disease: A Study on Alzheimer’s Disease

James T. Brewster II, Gregory D. Thiabaud, Peter Harvey,* Hadiqa Zafar, James F. Reuther, Simone Dell’Acqua,* Rachel M. Johnson, Harrison D. Root, Pedro Metola, Alan Jasanoff, Luigi Casella,* Jonathan L. Sessler* (Equal Contribution)

Chem. 2020, 6, 703–724; DOI: 10.1016/j.chempr.2019.12.016

Reduced texaphyrin: A ratiometric optical sensor for heavy metals in aqueous solution

Harrison D. Root, Gregory Thiabaud, Jonathan L. Sessler*

Front. Chem. Sci. Eng. 2020, DOI:10.1007/s11705-019-1888-y

Strapped calix[4]pyrroles: from syntheses to applications

Sangshan Peng, Qing He,* Gabriela I. Vargas-Zúñiga, Lei Qin, Inhong Hwang, Sung Kuk Kim,* Nam Jung Heo, Chang-Hee Lee,* Ranjan Dutta, Jonathan L. Sessler*

Chem. Soc. Rev. 2020, 49, 865–907; DOI: 10.1039/c9cs00528

Porphyrinoid f-Element Complexes (Review Article)

James T. Brewster, Hadiqa Zafar, Harrison D. Root, Gregory D. Thiabaud, Jonathan L. Sessler*

Inorg. Chem. 2020, 59, 32–47; DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b00884

Deferasirox (ExJade): A Fluorescent Pro-Chelator Active Against Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

Adam Sedgwick, Kai-Cheng Yan, Daniel N. Mangel, Ying Shang, Axel Steinbrueck, Hai-Hao Han, James T. Brewster II, Xi-Le Hu, Dylan W. Snelson, Vincent M. Lynch, He Tian, Xiao-Peng He,* Jonathan L. Sessler* (Equal Contribution)

ChemRxiv 2020; DOI: 10.26434/chemrxiv.12040518

Metal-based imaging agents: progress towards interrogating neurodegenerative disease

Adam C. Sedgwick, James T. Brewster II, Peter Harvey,* Diana A. Iovan, Graham Smith, Xiao-Peng He,* He Tian,* Jonathan L. Sessler,* Tony D. James* 

Chem. Soc. Rev. 2020, 49, 2886–2915; DOI: 10.1039/C8CS00986D

Synthesis and Characterization of a Binuclear Copper(II)-dipyriamethyrin Complex: [Cu2(dipyriamethyrin)(μ2-1,1-acetato)2]

James T. Brewster II, Harrison D. Root, Hadiqa Zafar, Gregory D. Thiabaud, Adam C. Sedgwick, Jiaming He, Vincent M. Lynch, Jonathan L. Sessler*

Molecules 2020, 25, 1446; DOI: 10.3390/molecules25061446

Regulating the Structures of Self-Assembled Mechanically Interlocked Moleculecular Constructs via Dianion Precursor Substituent Effects

Xu-Lang Chen, Yun-Jia Shen, Chao Gao, Jian Yang, Xin Sun, Xin Zhang, Yu-Dong Yang, Gong-Ping Wei, Jun-Feng Xiang, Jonathan L. Sessler,* Han-Yuan Gong*

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 7443–7455; DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b13473

Split and Use: Structural Isomers for Diagnosis and Therapy

Yingying Ning, Yi-Wei Liu, Zi-Shu Yang, Yuhang Yao, Lei Kang, Jonathan L. Sessler,* Jun-Long Zhang*

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 6761–6768; DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c01155

Boronate ester cross-linked PVA hydrogels for the capture and H2O2-mediated release of active fluorophores

George T. Williams, Adam C. Sedgwick, Sajal Sen, Lauren Gwynne, Jordan E. Gardiner, James T. Brewster, II,  Jennifer R. Hiscock,* Tony D. James,* A. Toby A. Jenkins,* Jonathan L. Sessler* (Equal Contribution)

Chem. Commun. 2020, 56, 5516–5519; DOI: 10.1039/D0CC01904F

Intra- and intermolecular self-assembly of a 20-nm-wide supramolecular hexagonal grid

Zhe Zhang, Yiming Li,†,* Bo Song, Yuan Zhang, Xin Jiang, Ming Wang, Ryan Trumbleson, Changlin Liu, Pingshan Wang, Xin-Qi Hao, Tomas Rojas, Anh T. Ngo, Jonathan L. Sessler,* George R. Newkome, Saw Wai Hla,* Xiaopeng Li* (Equal Contribution)

Nat. Chem. 2020, 12, 468–474; DOI: 10.1038/s41557-020-0454-z

Molecular recognition of pyrazine N,N'-dioxide using aryl extended calix[4]pyrroles (Inside Front Cover)

Chenxing Guo, Hu Wang, Vincent M. Lynch, Xiaofan Ji,* Zachariah A. Page,* Jonathan L. Sessler* (Equal Contribution)

Chem. Sci. 2020, 11, 5650–5657; DOI: 10.1039/D0SC01496F

Supramolecular prodrugs based on host–guest interactions

Wen-Chao Geng, Jonathan L. Sessler,* Dong-Sheng Guo*

Chem. Soc. Rev. 2020, 49, 2303–2315; DOI: 10.1039/c9cs00622b

Oxaliplatin Pt(IV) prodrugs conjugated to gadolinium-texaphyrin as potential antitumor agents

Grégory Thiabaud, Guangan He, Sajal Sen, Kathryn A. Shelton, Wallace B. Baze, Luke Segura, Julie Alaniz, Ruben Munoz Macias, Greg Lyness, Alan B. Watts, Hyun Min Kim, Hyunseung Lee, Mi Young Cho, Kwan Soo Hong, Rick Finch,* Zahid H. Siddik,* Jonathan F. Arambula,* Jonathan L. Sessler*

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2020, 117, 7021–7029; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1914911117

Excitonically Coupled Cyclic BF2 Arrays of Calix[8]‐ and Calix[16]phyrin as Near‐IR‐ Chromophores

Taeyeon Kim, Zhiming Duan, Sangita Talukdar, Chuanhu Lei,* Dongho Kim,* Jonathan L. Sessler,* Tridib Sarma*

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, in press; DOI: 10.1002/anie.202004867

Dual-Function Fluorescent Probe for the Detection of Peroxynitrite and Adenosine Triphosphate

Luling Wu, Hai-Hao Han, Yang Wang, Xue Tian, Steven D. Bull, Adam C. Sedgwick, Xiao-Peng He,* Chusen Huang,* Tony D. James,* Jonathan L. Sessler*

ChemRxiv 2019; DOI: 10.26434/chemrxiv.7777112

Transition metal chelators, pro-chelators, and ionophores as small molecule cancer chemotherapeutic agents

Axel Steinbrueck, Adam C. Sedgwick, James T. Brewster, II,  Kai-Cheng Yan, Ying Shang, Daniel M. Knoll, Gabriela I. Vargas-Zúñiga, Xiao-Peng He,* He Tian,* Jonathan L. Sessler*

Chem. Soc. Rev. 2020, in press; DOI: 10.1039/c9cs00373h

Functional Supramolecular Polymeric Networks: The Marriage of Covalent Polymers and Macrocycle-Based Host–Guest Interactions

Danyu Xia,* Pi Wang, Xiaofan Ji,* Niveen M. Khashab,* Jonathan L. Sessler,* Feihe Huang*

Chem. Rev. 2020, in press; DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.9b00839

Tri-Manganese(III) Salen-Based Cryptands: A Metal Cooperative Antioxidant Strategy that Overcomes Ischemic Stroke Damage In Vivo

Yingying Ning, Yan Huo, Haozong Xue, Yujing Du, Yuhang Yao, Adam C. Sedgwick, Hengyu Lin, Cuicui Li, Shang-Da Jiang, Bing-Wu Wang, Song Gao, Lei Kang,* Jonathan L. Sessler,* Jun-Long Zhang*

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 10219–10227; DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c03805

Supramolecular combination chemotherapy: a pH-responsive co-encapsulation drug delivery system

Junyi Chen, Yadan Zhang, Zhao Meng, Lei Guo, Xingyi Yuan, Yahan Zhang, Yao Chai, Jonathan L. Sessler,* Qingbin Meng,* Chunju Li*

Chem. Sci. 2020, in press; DOI: 10.1039/D0SC01756F

Toward multifunctional anticancer therapeutics: post-synthetic carbonate functionalisation of asymmetric Au(i) bis-N-heterocyclic carbenes

Sajal Sen, Mark W. Perrin, Adam C. Sedgwick, Evie Y. Dunsky, Vincent M. Lynch, Xiao-Peng He, Jonathan L. Sessler,* Jonathan F. Arambula*

Chem. Commun. 2020, 142, in press; DOI: 10.1039/D0CC03339A

Mitochondrial Relocation of a Common Synthetic Antibiotic: A Non-genotoxic Approach to Cancer Therapy

Kyoung Sunwoo, Miae Won, Kyung-Phil Ko, Miri Choi, Jonathan F. Arambula, Sung-Gil Chi,* Jonathan L. Sessler,* Peter Verwilst,* Jong Seung Kim*

Chem 2020, 6, 1408–1419; DOI: 10.1016/j.chempr.2020.03.004

Selective Inclusion of Fluoride within the Cavity of a Two-Wall Bis-calix[4]pyrrole

Shenglun Xiong, Fangyuan Chen, Tian Zhao, Aimin Li, Guangyu Xu,* Jonathan L. Sessler,* Qing He* (Equal Contribution)

Org. Lett. 2020, 22, 4451–4455; DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.0c01440

Semiconducting Supramolecular Organic Frameworks Assembled from a NIR Fluorescent Macrocyclic Probe and Fullerenes

Ramandeep Kaur, Sajal Sen, Mads Christian Larsen, Luciana Tavares, Jakob Kjelstrup-Hansen, Masatoshi Ishida, Anna Zieleniewska, Vincent M Lynch, Steffen Bähring,* Dirk M. Guldi,* Jonathan L. Sessler,* and Atanu Jana* (Equal Contribution)

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, in press; DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c03699