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32) Bheemireddy, S., Hautzinger, M.P., Li, T., Lee, B., Plunkett, K.N.*, "Conjugated Ladder Polymers by a Cyclopentannulation Polymerization", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 5801-5807. Article Link

31) Shao, B., Zhu, X., Plunkett, K.N.*, Vanden Bout, D.A.*, "Controlling the Folding of Conjugated Polymers at the Single Molecule Level via Hydrogen Bonding", Polym. Chem. 2017, 8, 1188-1195. Article Link

30) Yuan, B., Zhuang, J., Kirmess, K.M., Bridgmohan, C.N., Whalley, A.C., Wang, L., Plunkett, K.N., "Pentaleno[1,2-a:4,5']diacenaphthylenes: Uniquely Stabilized Pentalene Derivatives", J. Org. Chem. 2016, 81, 8312-8318. Article Link

29) Zhu, X., Shao, B., Vanden Bout, D.A., Plunkett, K.N., "Directing the Conformation of Oligo(Phenylene Vinylene) Polychromophores with Rigid, Non-Conjugatable Morphons", Macromolecules, 2016, 49, 3838-3844. Article Link

28) Bheemireddy, S. R., Ubaldo, P.C., Finke, A.D., Wang, L., Plunkett, K.N., "Contorted Aromatics via a Palladium-Catalyzed Cyclopentannulation Strategy", J. Mater. Chem. C., 2016, 4, 3963-3969. Article Link
        2016 Emerging Investigators Themed Issue: Novel design strategies for new functional materials.

27) Bheemireddy, S.R., Plunkett, K.N., "Dicyclopenta[cd,jk]pyrene Based Acceptors in Conjugated Polymers", Polymer Chem. 2016, 7, 292-296. Article Link

26) Zhu, X., Bheemireddy, S.R., Sambasivarao, S.V., Rose, P.W., Guzman, R.T., Waltner, A.G., DuBay, K.H., Plunkett, K.N., "Construction of Donor-Acceptor Polymers via Cyclopentannulation of Poly(arylene ethynylene)s", Macromolecules, 2016, 49, 127-133. Article Link
        Highlighted in Synfacts, 2016, 12, 0250. Synfacts link

25) Bheemireddy, S.R., Ubaldo, P.C., Rose, P.W., Finke, A.D., Zhuang, J., Wang, L., Plunkett, K.N., "Stabilizing Pentacene via Cyclopentannulation", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 15762-15766. Article Link

24) Zhu, X., Yuan, B., Plunkett, K.N., "Tunable Electron Acceptors Based on Cyclopenta[hi]aceanthrylenes", Tetrahedron Lett., 2015, 56, 7105-7107. Article Link

23) Truong, M.L., Shi F., He, P., Yuan, B., Plunkett, K.N., Coffey, A.M., Shchepin, R.V., Barskiy, D.A., Kovtunov, K.V., Koptyug, I.V., Waddell, K.W., Goodson, B.M., Chekmenev, E.Y., "Irreversible Catalyst Activation Enables Hyperpolarization and Water Solubility for NMR Signal Amplification by Reversible Exchange", J. Phys. Chem. B., 2014, 118, 13882-13889. Article Link

22) Zhu, X., Plunkett, K.N., "Controlled Regioregularity in Oligo(2-methoxy-5-(2'-ethylhexyloxy)-1,4-phenylenevinylenes", J. Org. Chem., 2014, 79, 7093-7102. Article Link

21) Howe, S.E., Lickteig, D.J., Plunkett, K.N., Ryerse, J.S., Konjufca, V.H., "The uptake of soluble and particulate antigens by epithelial cells in the mouse small intestine", PLOS ONE, 2014, 9, e86656. Article Link

20) Traub, M.C., DuBay, K.H., Ingle, S.E., Zhu, X., Plunkett, K.N., Reichman, D.R., Vanden Bout, D.A., "Chromophore Controlled Self-Assembly of Highly-Ordered Polymer Nanostructures", J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2013, 4, 2520-2524. Article Link

19) Plunkett, K.N. "What About the Five-Membered Ring? Cyclopenta-fused Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons as a Building Block for Functional Materials", Syn. Lett. (Invited SYNPACTS article) 2013, 24, 898-902. Article Link

18) Lee, C.-H., Plunkett, K.N., "Orthogonal Functionalization of Cyclopenta[hi]aceanthrylenes", Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 1202-1205. Article Link

17) Jellison, J.L., Lee, C.-H., Zhu, X., Wood, J.D., Plunkett, K.N., "Electron Acceptors Based on an All-Carbon Donor-Acceptor Copolymer", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2012, 51, 12321-12324. Article Link
        Highlighted in Synfacts, 2013, 9, 0160. Synfacts link

16) Wood, J.D., Jellison, J.L., Finke, A.D., Wang, L., Plunkett, K.N., "Electron Acceptors Based on Functionalizable Cyclopenta[hi]aceanthrylenes and Dicyclopenta[de,mn]tetracenes, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 15783-15789. Article Link

15) Zhu, X., Traub, M.C., Vanden Bout, D.A., Plunkett, K.N., "Well-Defined Alternating Copolymers of Oligo(phenylenevinylene)s and Flexible Chains", Macromolecules, 2012, 45, 5051-5057. Article Link

Publications prior to SIU

14) Schiros, T., Kladnik, G., Prezzi, D., Ferretti, A., Olivieri, G., Cossaro, A., Floreano, L., Verdini, A., Schenck, C., Cox, M., Plunkett, K., Delongchamp, D., Nuckolls, C., Morgante, A., Cvetko, D., Kymissis, I., "Donor-acceptor Shape Matching Drives Performance in Photovoltaics", Adv. Energy Mater. 2013, 3, 894-902. Article Link

13) Traub, M.C., Vogelsang, J., Plunkett, K.N., Nuckolls, C., Barbara, P.F., Vanden Bout, D.A., "Unmasking Bulk Exciton Traps and Interchain Electronic Interactions with Single Conjugated Polymer Aggregates", ACS Nano, 2012, 6, 523-529. Article Link

12) Bounos, G., Ghosh, S., Lee, A.K., Plunkett, K.N., DuBay, K.H., Bolinger, J.C., Zhang, R., Friesner, R.A., Nuckolls, C., Reichman, D.R., Barbara, P.F., "Controlling Chain Conformation in Conjugated Polymers Using Defect Inclusion Strategies", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 10155-10160. Article Link

11) Whalley, A.C., Plunkett, K.N., Gorodetsky, A.A., Schenk, C.L., Chiu, C.-Y., Steigerwald, M.L., Nuckolls, C., “Bending Contorted Hexabenzocoronene into a Bowl”, Chem. Sci. 2011, 2, 132-135. Article Link

10) Plunkett, K.N., Godula, K., Nuckolls, C., Tremblay, N., Whalley, A.C., Xiao, S., “An Expeditious Synthesis of Contorted Hexabenzocoronenes”, Org. Lett. 2009, 11, 2225-2228. Article Link

9) Plunkett, K.N., Zhu, X., Moore, J.S., Leckband, D.E., “PNIPAM Chain Collapse Depends on the Molecular Weight and Grafting Density”, Langmuir 2006, 22, 4259-4266. Article Link

8) Weissman, H., Plunkett, K.N., Moore, J.S., “A Highly-Active, Heterogeneous Catalyst for Alkyne Metathesis”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2006, 45, 585-588. Article Link

7) Plunkett, K.N., “Hydrogels for Biomacromolecule Immobilization and Sensing”, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Illinois- Urbana-Champaign, IL, 2005. Article Link

6) Plunkett, K.N., Mohraz, A., Haasch, R.T., Lewis, J.A., Moore, J.S., “Light-Regulated Electrostatic Interactions in Colloidal Suspensions”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 14574-14575. Article Link

5) Plunkett, K.N., Berkowski, K.L., Moore, J.S., “A Chymotrypsin Responsive Hydrogel – Application of a Chemoselective Conjugation Protocol for the Preparation of Methacrylamide Containing Peptides”, Biomacromolecules 2005, 6, 632-637. Article Link

4) Berkowski, K.L, Plunkett, K.N., Yu, Q., Moore, J.S., “Introduction to Photolithography – Preparation of Microscale Polymer Silhouettes”, J. Chem. Ed. 2005, 82, 1365-1369. Article Link

3) Plunkett, K.N., Moore, J.S., “Patterned Dual pH-Responsive Core-Shell Hydrogels with Controllable Swelling Kinetics and Volumes”, Langmuir 2004, 20, 6535-6537. Article Link

2) Plunkett, K.N., Chatterjee, A. N., Aluru, N. R., Moore, J. S. “Surface-Modified Hydrogels for Chemoselective Bioconjugation”, Macromolecules 2003, 36, 8846-8852. Article Link

1) Plunkett, K.N., Kraft, M. L., Yu, Q., Moore, J. S. “Swelling Kinetics of Disulfide Cross-Linked Microgels”, Macromolecules 2003, 36, 3960-3966. Article Link


Weissman, H., Plunkett, K.N., Cho, H.-M., Moore, J.S. “Alkyne Metathesis using Molybdenum Carbyne Complexes on Metal Oxide Supports”, 2006, WO/2006/135631.