Physics Colloquium: Michelle Francl, Bryn Mawr College
Designing twisted cages: molecular hosts with Möbius topology
Molecular structures having Möbius topology are attractive targets for synthesis, given their inherent chirality. The interplay between the geometrical and topological constraints can result in highly strained structures rendering them thermodynamically inaccessible. Strategies for designing Möbius molecular containers that do not suffer from high strain will be discussed.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 4:00pm
Higgins Hall, Room 310
Higgins Hall, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467