B.S. 2005 University of St. Thomas
Ph.D. 2010 Boston College
Research in the Fort lab focuses on the synthesis and reactivity of unique aromatic systems. Using a combination of computation and experiment, the projects aim to rationally design structures, incorporating aromatic molecules, that will allow greater control of properties such as regioselectivity of addition, pore size and stability, and catalyst activity. Students in Dr. Fort’s group will primarily focus on the following areas:
1. The synthesis and reactivity of isosteres of classic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.
2. The design and development of structurally robust molecular pores.
3. Synthesis of new aromatic ligands for catalyst control.
Fort, E. H.; Jeffreys, M. S.; Scott, L. T. " Diels-Alder Cycloaddition of Acetylene Gas to a Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Bay Region" Chem. Commun. 2012, 8102-8104.
Fort, E. H.; Scott, L. T. "Facile Air-Oxidation of Large Aromatic Hydrocarbon Bay Regions to Bay Region Quinones. Predicted Oxygen-Sensitivity of Hydrogen-Terminated Carbon Nanotubes" Org. Biomol. Chem., 2012, 5747-5749. Featured on the Cover of the 10th Anniversary Issue
Fort, E. H.; Scott, L. T. “Gas-Phase Diels-Alder Cycloaddition of Benzyne to an Aromatic Hydrocarbon Bay Region: Groundwork for the Selective Solvent-Free Growth of Armchair Carbon Nanotubes” Tet. Lett. 2011, 52, 2051-2053.
For a more detailed list, please see Dr. Fort's website.