Research Highlights

How Fungi Build Their Cell Walls?

Pathogenic fungus cell wall

Solid-State NMR and functional genomics approaches have revealed the molecular architecture of fungal cell walls. The findings could guide the development of antifungal drugs targeting the cell wall molecules.

Chakraborty ET AL.

Atomic Resolution of Algal Carbohydrates

Fungal cell wall

For the first time, Solid-State NMR has shown the capability of investigating carbohydrates in intact cells of microalgae with atomic resolution. The structural insights could guide the use of such organism for the better production of biopolymers and bioenergy.

Poulhazan et al.

Cracking the Code for Scalable Nanohoops Syntheses

Nanohoops

Large scale synthesis of cycloparaphenyleneacetylene carbon nanohoops has been challenging due to the harsh reductive aromatization conditions. Xin Zhou found a way to avoid this problematic step using alkyne metathesis followed by bromination and dehydrobromination. [2021 ChemComm Emerging Investigators Collection]

Zhou ET AL.

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News and Events

JACS Cover Feature

JACS Cover PageThe solid-state NMR study of microalgae cells by the Wang research group is featured on the front cover of the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

Poulhazan et al.

Patent for hydrophobically modified polypeptoids

hydrophobically modified polypeptoid

LSU Chemistry Professor Donghui Zhang recently received a patent for various hydrophobically modified polypeptoids (HMPs), their synthetic methods, and their applications for liposomal drug delivery.  

Patent Summary

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