Publications

31. Thompson, C. M.; Occhialini, G.; McCandless, G. T.; Alahakoon, S. B.; Cameron, V. V.; Nielsen, S. O.; Smaldone, R. A. “Computational and Experimental Studies on the Effects of Monomer Planarity on Covalent Organic Framework Formation” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, Just Accepted, Link

30.  Lin, Y.; Jiang, X.;  Kim, S. T.; Alahakoon, S. B.;  Hou, X.; Zhang, Z.;  Thompson, C. M.;  Smaldone, R. A.; Ke, C. “An Elastic Hydrogen-bonded Crosslinked Organic Framework for Effective Iodine Capture in Water” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 7172–7175. Link

29. Alahakoon, S. B.; Occhialini, G.; McCandless, G. T.; Karunathilake, A. K.; Nielsen, S. O.; Smaldone, R. A. “Experimental and Theoretical Insight into the Effect of Fluorine Substituents on the Properties of Azine Linked Covalent Organic Frameworks” CrystEngComm2017online, Link (Special Issue on Covalent Organic Frameworks)

28. Yang, K.; Grant, J. C.; Lamey, P.; Joshi-Imre, A.; Lund, B. R.; Smaldone, R. A.; Voit, W. “Diels–Alder Reversible Thermoset 3D Printing: Isotropic Thermoset Polymers via Fused Filament Fabrication” Adv. Funct. Mater.2017online, Link

27.  Alahakoon, S. B.; Thompson, C. M.; Occhialini, G.; Smaldone, R. A. “Design Principles for Two-Dimensional Covalent Organic Frameworks for Applications in Energy Storage” ChemSusChem2017in press, Link

26.  Appuhamillage, G. A.; Reagan, J. C.; Khorsandi, S.; Davidson, J. R.; Voit, W.; Smaldone, R. A. “3D Printed Remendable Polylactic Acid Blends With Uniform Mechanical Strength Enabled By A Dynamic Diels-Alder Reaction” Polym. Chem. 2017in press, Link 

25. Alahakoon, S. B.; McCandless, G. T.; Karunathilake, A. K.; Thompson, C. M.; Smaldone, R. A.   “Enhanced Structural Organization in Covalent Organic Frameworks Through Fluorination” Chem. Eur. J. 2017, in press, Link

24. Smaldone, R. A.; Thompson, C. M.; Evans, M.; Voit, W. “Teaching Science Through Video Games” Nature Chem. 2017, 9, 97-102. Link

23. Karunathilake, A. K.; Thompson, C. M.; Peranathan, S.; Ferraris, J. P.; Smaldone, R. A. “Electrochemically Active Porous Polymers Based on Corannulene” Chem. Commun. 201652, 12881-12884   Link

22. Li, S.; Dharmawardana, M.; Welch, R. P.; Ren, Y.; Thompson, C. M.; Smaldone, R. A.; Gassensmith, J. J. “Template Directed Synthesis of Porous and Protective Core-Shell Bionanoparticles” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2016, 55, 10691-10696. Link

21.  Karunathilake, A. A. K.; Chang, J.; Thompson, C. M.; Nguyen, C. U.; Nguyen, D.; Rajan, A.; Sridharan, A.; Vyakaranam, M.; Adegboyega, N.; Kim, S. J.; Smaldone, R. A. “Hexaphenylbenzene and Hexabenzocoronene-Based Porous Polymers for the Adsorption of Volatile Organic Compounds,” RSC Adv. 2016, 65763-65769  Link

20.  Davidson, J. R.; Appuhamillage, G. A.; Thompson, C. M.; Voit, W.; Smaldone, R. A. “A Design Paradigm Utilizing Reversible Diels-Alder Reactions to Enhance the Mechanical Properties of 3D Printed Materials” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2016, 16961–16966.  Link

19.  Alahakoon, S. B.; Thompson, C. M.; Nguyen, A. X.; Occhialini, G.; McCandless, G. T.; Smaldone, R. A. “An Azine Linked Hexaphenylbenzene-Based Covalent Organic Framework” Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 2843-2845. Link

18. Thompson, C. M.; McCandless, G. T.; Wijenayake, S.; Alfarawati, O.; Jahangiri, M.; Kokash, A.; Tran, Z.; Smaldone, R. A. “Substituent Effects on the Gas Sorption and Selectivity Properties of Hexaphenylbenzene and Hexabenzocoronene-based Porous Polymers” Macromolecules, 2014, 47, 8645-8652. Link

17. Thompson, C. M., Li, F., Smaldone, R. A. “Synthesis and sorption properties of hexa-(peri)-hexabenzocoronene-based porous organic polymers” Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 6171-6173. Link

Prior to UT Dallas

16. Ke. C., Smaldone, R. A., Kikuchi, T., Li, H., Davis, A. P., Stoddart, J. F. “Quantitative Emergence of Hetero[4]rotaxanes by Template-Directed Click Chemistry” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013, 52, 381-387.

15. Boyle, M. M., Gassensmith, J. J.,  Whalley, A. C., Forgan, R. S., Smaldone, R. A.,  Hartlieb, K. J., Blackburn, A. K., Sauvage, J-P., Stoddart, J. F.,  “Stereochemistry of Molecular Figure-of-Eights”, Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 10312–10323.  (“Very Important Paper”)

14. Belowich, M. E., Valente, C., Smaldone, R. A., Friedman, D. C., Thiel, J., Cronin, L., Stoddart, J. F. “Positive Cooperitivity in the Template-Directed Synthesis of Monodisperse Macromolecules” J. Am. Chem Soc. 2012, 134, 5243–5261.  (Highlighted in RSC Chemistry World).

13. Gassensmith, J. J.; Smaldone, R. A.; Forgan, R. S.; Wilmer, C. E.; Cordes, D.; Botros, Y. Y.; Slawin, A. M. Z.; Snurr, R. Q.; Stoddart,  J. F.  “Polyporous Metal-Coordination Frameworks” Org. Lett., 2012, 14, 1460–1463.

12. Forgan, R. S., Smaldone, R. A.; Gassensmith, J. J.; Furukawa, H.; Cordes, D. B.; Li, Q.; Wilmer, C.; Botros, Y. Y.; Snurr, R. Q.; Slawin, A. M. Z.; Stoddart, J. F.  “Nanoporous Carbohydrate Metal-Organic Frameworks” J. Am. Chem. Soc.  2012, 134, 406–417Link: http://dx.doi.org/acs.blog.blog

11. Boyle, M. M.; Forgan, R. S.; Friedman, D. C.; Gassensmith, J. J.; Smaldone, R. A.; Sauvage, J-. P.; Stoddart, J. F.  “Donor-Acceptor Molecular Figures of Eights” Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 11870–11872

10. Gassensmith, J. J.; Furukawa, H.; Smaldone, R. A.;  Forgan, R. S.; Botros, Y. Y.; Yaghi, O. M.; Stoddart, J. F. “Strong and Reversible Binding of Carbon Dioxide in a Green Metal-Organic Framework” J. Am. Chem. Soc.  2011, 133, 15312–15315.

9. Boyle, M. M.; Smaldone, R. A.; Whalley, A.; Ambrogio, M.; Stoddart, J. F. “Mechanized Materials” Chem. Sci. 2011, 2, 204–210.

8. Han, S.; Wei, Y.; Valente, C.; Forgan, R. S.; Gassensmith, J. J.; Smaldone, R. A.; Nakanishi, H.; Coskun, A.; Stoddart, J. F.; Grzybowski, B. A. “Imprinting Chemical and Responsive Micropatterns into Metal-Organic Frameworks.” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 276–279.

7. Zhang, Z.; Che, Y.; Smaldone, R. A.; Xu, M.; Bunes, B. R.; Moore, J. S.; Zang, L. “Reversible Dispersion and Release of Carbon Nanotubes Using Foldable Oligomers.” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 14113–14117.

6. Smaldone, R. A.; Forgan, R. S.; Furukawa, H.; Gassensmith, J. J.; Slawin, A. M. Z.; Yaghi, O. M.;  Stoddart, J. F.; “Metal-Organic Frameworks from Edible Natural Products.” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2010, 49, 8630–8634 (Cover Article, November 2010, Featured in Chemistry World, Chemical and Engineering News, and The New York Times).

5. Smaldone, R. A.; Lin, E-C.; Moore, J. S.  “Intrastrand Foldamer Crosslinking by Reductive Amination.” J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem., 2010, 48, 927–935.

4. Smaldone, R. A.; Moore, J. S. “Reactive Sieving with Foldamers: Inspiration from Nature and Directions for the Future.” Chem. Eur. J. 2008, 14, 2650–2657

3. Smaldone, R. A.; Moore, J. S.  “Sequence Dependence of Reactivity in meta-Phenyleneethynylene Foldamers.” Chem. Commun. 2008, 1011–1013.

2. Smaldone, R. A.; Moore, J. S. “Foldamers as Reactive Sieves: Reactivity as a Probe of Conformational Flexibility.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 5444–5450.

1. Chien, T-C.; Smaldone, R. A.; Townsend, L. B  “Facile Synthesis of 1-Substituted 4,5-Diaminopyrazoles and its Application Toward the Synthesis of Pyrazolo[3,4-b]pyrazines.” Tetrahedron Lett., 2004, 45, 4105–4108.