Rowan Group

Laura Hart

Laura completed her BS in chemical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with minors in chemistry and materials. Originally from Connecticut, Laura made the journey to Chicago to study rotaxanes and other mechanically interlocked molecules.

Design and synthesis of doubly-threaded [3]rotaxanes and related slide-ring materials.

Balancing ring and stopper group size to control the stability of doubly threaded [3]rotaxanes

Jerald E. Hertzog, Guancen Liu, Benjamin W. Rawe, Vincent J. Maddi, Laura F. Hart, Jongwon Oh, Neil D. Dolinski and Stuart J. Rowan* Org. Biomol. Chem., 2023,21, 6969-6978

Doubly Threaded Slide-Ring Polycatenane Networks

Laura F. Hart, William R. Lenart, Jerald E. Hertzog, Jongwon Oh, Wilson R. Turner, Joseph M. Dennis, and Stuart J. Rowan. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2023, 145, 22, 12315–12323

Metastable doubly threaded [3]rotaxanes with a large macrocycle

Jerald E. Hertzog, Vincent J. Maddi,Laura F. Hart, Benjamin W. Rawe, Phillip M. Rauscher, Katie M. Herbert, Eric P. Bruckner, c Juan J. de Pablo and Stuart J. Rowan. Chem. Sci. (2022), 13, 5333-5344

Material properties and applications of mechanically interlocked polymers

Hart, L. F., Hertzog, J. E., Rauscher, P. M., Rawe, B. W., Tranquilli, M. M., & Rowan, S. J. (2021). Material properties and applications of mechanically interlocked polymers. Nature Reviews Materials.