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(51) Schaub, T. A.; Margraf, J. T.; Jasti, R.; Zakharov, L. N.; Reuter, K. "Strain-promoted reactivity of alkyne-containing cycloparaphenylenes." Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, Article ASAP.

(50) White, B. M.; Zhao, Y.; Kawashima, T. E.; Branchaud, B. P.; Pluth, M. D.; Jasti, R. "Expanding the Chemical Space of Biocompatible Fluorophores: Nanohoops in Cells." ACS Cent. Sci. 2018, Article ASAP.

(49) Spisak, N. S.; Wei, Z.; Darzi, E.; Jasti, R.; Petrukhina, M. A. "Highly strained [6]cycloparaphenylene: crystallization of an unsolvated polymorph and the first mono- and dianions." Chem. Commun. 2018, 54, 7818-7821.

(48) Qiu, L.; Peña-Alvarez, M.; Taravillo, M.; Evans, P. J.; Darzi, E. R.; Jasti, R.; Burrezo, P. M.; López Navarrete, J. T; Baonza, V. G.; Casado, J.; Kertesz, M. "High Pressure Chemistry and the Mechanochemical Polymerization of [5]-Cyclo-p-phenylene." Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 16593-16604.

(47) Golder, M. R.; Zakharov, L. N.; Jasti, R. "Stereochemical Implications Toward the Total Synthesis of Aromatic Belts." Pure Appl. Chem. 2017.

(46) Li, P.; Zakharov, L. N.; Jasti, R. "A Molecular Propeller with Three Nanohoop Blades: Synthesis, Characterization, and Solid State Packing." Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 5237-5241.

(45) Van Raden, J. M.; Louie, S.; Zakharov, L. N.; Jasti, R. "2,2'-Bipyridyl-embedded Cycloparaphenylenes as a General Strategy to Investigate Nanohoop-based Coordination Complexes." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 2936-2939.

(44) Darzi, E. R.; White, B. W.; Loventhal, L. K.; Zakharov, L. N.; Jasti, R. "An Operationally Simple and Mild Oxidative Homocoupling of Aryl Boronic Esters to Access Conformationally Constrained Macrocycles." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 3106-3114.

(43) Taber, B.; Gervasi, C.; Mills, J.; Kislitsyn, D.; Darzi, E. D.; Crowley, W.; Jasti, R.; Nazin, G. "Quantum Confinement of Surface Electrons by Molecular Nanohoop Corrals." J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2016, 7, 3073-3077.

(42) Golder, M. R.; Colwell, C. E.; Wong, B. M.; Zakharov, L. N.; Zhen, J.; Jasti, R. "Iterative Reductive Aromatization/Ring-Closing Metathesis Strategy Towards the Synthesis of Strained Aromatic Belts." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 6577-6582.

(41) Peña Alvarez, Miriam; Ruiz Delgado, M. Carmen; Taravillo, Mercedes; Baonza, Valentín; López Navarrete, Juan T.; Evans, Paul; Jasti, Ramesh; Yamago, Shigeru; Kertesz, Miklos; Casado, Juan. "The Raman Fingerprint of Cyclic Conjugation: The case of the Stabilization of Cations and Dications in Cycloparaphenylenes." Chem. Sci. 2016, 7, 3494-3499.

(40) Jackson, E. P.; Sisto, T. J.; Darzi, E. D.; Jasti, R. "Probing Diels-Alder Reactivity on a Model CNT Sidewall." Tetrahedron. 2016, 72, 3754-3758.
Invited article for Garg Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award Symposium in Print issue.

(39) Li, P.; Wong, B. M.; Zakharov, L. N.; Jasti, R. "Investigating the Reactivity of 1,4-Anthracene-Incorporated Cycloparaphenylene." Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 1574-1577.
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(38) Sisto, T. J.; Zakharov, L. N.; White, B. M.; Jasti, R. "Towards Pi-Extended Cycloparaphenylenes as Seeds for CNT Growth: Investigating Strain Relieving Ring-Openings and Rearrangements." Chem. Sci. 2016, 7, 3681-3688.
Graphical abstract: Towards pi-extended cycloparaphenylenes as seeds for CNT growth: investigating strain relieving ring-openings and rearrangements
(37) Van Raden, J. M.; Darzi, E. R.; Zakharov, L. N.; Jasti, R. "Synthesis and Characterization of a Highly Strained Donor- Acceptor Nanohoop." Org. Biomol. Chem. 2016,14, 5721-5727.
Invited Article for the New Talent themed collection.
Selected for 2016 Hot Articles in Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry themed collection.

(36) Alvarez, M. P.; Qiu, L.; Delgado, M. C. R.; Taravillo, M.; Baonza, V. G.; Yamago, S.; Jasti, R.; Navarrete, J. T. L.; Casado, J.; Kertesz, M. "From Linear to Cyclic Oligoparaphenylenes: Electronic and Molecular Changes Traced in the Vibrational Raman Spectra and Reformulation of the Bond Length Alternation Pattern." Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2016, 18, 11683-11692.

(35) Talipov, M.; Jasti, R.; Rathore, R. "A Circle Has No End: Role of Cyclic Topology and Accompanying Structural Reoganization on the hole Distribution in Cyclic and Linear Poly-p-phenylene Molecular Wires." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 14999-15006.
(34) Darzi, E. R.; Hirst, E. S.; Weber, C. D.; Zakharov, L. N.; Lonergan, M. C.; Jasti, R. "Synthesis, Properties, and Design Principles of Donor-Acceptor Nanohoops." ACS Cent. Sci. 2015, 1, 335-342.
Featured in ACS Cent. Sci.: First Reaction (October 2015).
Highlighted in Around the O.
(33) Hines, D.; Darzi, E. R.; Jasti, R.; Kamat, P. "Carbon Nanohoops: Excited Singlet and Triplet Behavior of aza[8]CPP and 1,15-diaza[8]CPP." J. Phys. Chem. A 2015, 119, 8083-8089.

(32) Kayahara, E.; Patel, V. K.; Xia, J.; Jasti, R.; Yamago, S. "Selective and Gram-scale Synthesis of [6]Cycloparaphenylene." Synlett 2015, 26, 1615-1619.

(31) Darzi, E. R.; Jasti, R. "The Dynamic Size-Dependent Properties of [5]-[12] Cycloparaphenylenes." Chem. Soc. Rev. 2015, 44, 6401-6410.
Invited Publication in "Challenges in Aromaticity: 150 Years after Kekule's Benzene" Themed Issue.

(30) Golder, M. R.; Jasti, R. "Syntheses of the Smallest Carbon Nanohoops and the Emergence of Unique Physical Phenomena." Acc. Chem. Res. 2015, 48, 557-566.

(29) Chen, H.; Golder, M. R.; Wang, F.; Doorn, S. K.; Jasti, R.; Tretiak, S.; Swan, A. K. "Raman-Active Modes of Even-Numbered Cycloparaphenylenes: Comparisons between Experiments and Density Functional Theory (DFT) Calculations with Group Theory Arguments." J. Phys. Chem. C 2015, 119, 2879-2887.

(28) Adamska, L.; Nayyar, I.; Chen, H.; Swan, A. K.; Oldani, N.; Fernandez-Alberti, S.; Golder, M. R.; Jasti, R, Doorn, S. K.; Tretiak, S. "Self-trapping of excitons, violation of Condon approximation and efficient fluorescence in conjugated cycloparaphenylenes." Nano Lett. 2014, 14, 6539-6546.

(27) Reddy, V. S.; Camacho, C.; Xia, J.; Jasti, R.; Irle, S. "Quantum Dynamics Simulations Reveal Vibronic Effects on the Optical Properties of [n]Cycloparaphenylenes." J. Chem. Theory Comput. 2014, 10, 4025-4036.

(26) Alvarez, M. P.; Burrezo, P. M.; Kertesz, M.; Yamago, S.; Xia, J.; Jasti, R.; López Navarrete, J. T.; Taravillo, M.; Baonza, V. G.; Casado, J. "Properties of Sizeable [n]Cycloparaphenylenes as Ultrashort Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes by Raman Spectroscopy: Structural and Electron-Transfer Responses Under Pressure Stress." Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 7033-7037.

(25) Evans, P. J.*; Darzi, E. R.*; Jasti, R. "Efficient Room-Temperature Synthesis of a Highly Strained Carbon Nanohoop Fragment of Buckminsterfullerene." Nat. Chem. 2014, 6, 404-408.
Highlighted on Prof. Andrei Yudin's amphoteros blog.
Featured in Nature Chemistry News & Views (April 2014) .

(24) Hines, D.; Darzi, E. R.; Jasti, R.; Kamat, P. "Carbon Nanohoops: Excited Singlet and Triplet Behavior of [9]- and [12]-cycloparaphenylene." J. Phys. Chem. A. 2014, 118, 1595-1600.

(23) Li, P.; Sisto, T. J.; Darzi, E. R.; Jasti, R. "The Effects of Cyclic Conjugation and Bending on the Optoelectronic Properties of Oligophenylenes." Org. Lett. 2014, 16, 182-185.

(22) Chen, H.; Golder, M. R.; Wang, F.; Jasti, R.; Swan, A. K. "Raman Spectroscopy of Carbon Nanohoops." Carbon 2014, 67, 203-213.

(21) Golder, M. R.; Wong, B. M.; Jasti, R. "Photophysical and Theoretical Investigations of the [8]Cycloparaphenylene Radical Cation and its Charge-Resonance Dimer." Chem. Sci. 2013, 4, 4285-4291.
Highlighted in the Chemical Science Physical Chemistry Themed Collection.
Featured in RSC Blogs.

(20) Evans, P. J.; Jasti, R. "Molecular Belts." Top. Curr. Chem. 2013.

(19) Zabula, A. V.; Filatov, A. S.; Xia, J.; Jasti, R.; Petrukhina, M. A. "Tightening the Nanobelt Upon Multi-Electron Reduction." Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 55, 5033-5036.

(18) Hirst, E, S.; Jasti, R. "Bending Benzene: Syntheses of [n]Cycloparaphenylenes." J. Org. Chem. 2012, 77, 10473-10478.
Invited Synopsis article.

(17) Xia, J.; Golder, M. R.; Foster, M, E.; Wong, B. M.; Jasti, R. "Synthesis, Characterization, and Computational Studies of Cycloparaphenylene Dimers." J. Am. Chem Soc. 2012,134, 19709-19715.
Highlighted in Steven Bachrach's Computational Organic Chemistry.

(16) Darzi, E. R.; Sisto, T. J.; Jasti, R. "Selective Syntheses of [7]- [12]Cycloparaphenylenes Using Orthogonal Suzuki-Miyaura Coupling Rections." J. Org. Chem. 2012, 77, 6624-6628.

(15) Xia, J.; Bacon, J. W.; Jasti, R. "Gram-Scale Synthesis and Crystal Structures of [8]- and [10]CPP, and the Solid-State Structure of C60@[10]CPP." Chem. Sci. 2012, 3, 3018-3021.
Highlighted in C&E News (July 18, 2012): "Nanohoops Scaled up 100-fold."
Highlighted in Synfacts: "Cycloparaphenylenes by the Gram."
Top ten most accessed articles in July 2012.

(14) Sisto, T. J.; Tian, X.; Jasti, R. "Synthesis of Tetraphenyl-Substituted [12]Cycloparaphenylene: Towards a Rationally Designed Ultra-Short Carbon Nanotube." J. Org. Chem. 2012, 77, 5857-5860.

(13) Sisto, T. J.; Jasti, R. "Overcoming Molecular Strain: Synthesis of [7]Cycloparaphenylene." Synlett 2012, 23, 483-489.
Synpacts featured article.

(12) Xia, J.; Jasti, R. "Synthesis, Characterization, and Crystal Structure of [6]Cycloparaphenylene." Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 2474-2476.
Highlighted in Synfacts: "Synthesis of the Smallest Nanohoop."

(11) Tian, X.; Jasti, R.  "Syntheses of Cycloparaphenylenes:  The Shortest-Possible Segments of Armchair Carbon Nanotubes."  In Fragments of Fullerenes and Carbon Nanotubes:  Designed Synthesis, Unusual Reactions, and Coordination Chemistry; Petrukhina, M.A., Scott, L. T. Ed.; Wiley, 2011.

(10) Hirst, E. S.; Wang, F.; Jasti, R. "Theoretical Analysis of [5.7]nCyclacenes: Closed-Shell Cyclacene Isomers." Org. Lett. 2011, 13, 6220-6223.

(9) Sisto, T. J.; Golder, M. R.; Hirst, E. S.; Jasti, R. "Selective Synthesis of Strained [7]Cycloparaphenylene: An Orange-Emitting Fluorophore." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 15800-15802.
Highlighted in Synfacts: "The Smaller the Redder."

(8) Jasti, R.; Bertozzi, C. R. "Progress and Challenges for the Bottom-Up Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes with Discrete Chirality." Chem. Phys. Lett. 2010, 494, 1-7.
Featured on the cover of the journal.
Invited Frontier Article.



(7) Jasti, R.; Bhattacharjee, J.; Neaton, J. B.; Bertozzi, C. R. "The Synthesis, Characterization, and Theory of [9]-, [12]-, and [18]Cycloparaphenylene: Carbon Nanohoop Structures." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 17646-17647.
Featured in C & E News: "Nanotube Building Block Created."

(6) Van Orden, L. J.; Jasti, R.; Rychnovsky, S. D.  "Product Class 1:  Dialkyl Ethers. Synthesis  from Esters, Aldehydes, Ketones, and Acetals by Reduction or Alkylation."  In Science of Synthesis; Forsyth, C, J., Jacobsen, E. N. Ed.; Georg Thieme Verlag KG: Stuttgart, 2008; Vol. 37, pp. 9-46.

(5) Jasti, R.; Rychnovsky, S. D. "Racemization in Prins Cyclization Reactions." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 13640-13648.

(4) Jasti, R.; Rychnovsky, S. D. "Solvolysis of a Tetrahydropyranyl Mesylate: Mechanistic Implications for the Prins Cyclization, 2-Oxonia-Cope Rearrangement, and Grob Fragmentation." Org. Lett. 2006, 8, 2175-2178.

(3) Jasti, R.; Anderson, C. D; Rychnovsky, S. D. "Utilization of an Oxonia-Cope Rearrangement as a Mechanistic Probe for Prins Cyclizations." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 9939-9945.

(2) Jasti, R.; Vitale, J.; Rychnovsky, S. D. "Axial-Selective Prins Cyclizations by Solvolysis of α-Bromo Ethers." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126, 9904-9905.

(1) Hicks, J. F.; Templeton, A. C.; Chen, S.; Sheran, K. M.; Jasti, R.; Murray, R. W.; Debord, J.;  Schaaff, T. G.; Whetten, R. L. "The Monolayer Thickness Dependence of Quantized Double-Layer Capacitances of Monolayer-Protected Gold Clusters." Anal. Chem. 1999, 71, 3703-3711.



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