Princeton University

Chemistry

Robert A. Pascal, Jr.

Biographical Sketch



What are these molecules, and why are they interesting? Click on each molecule for more information.

Molecular bowls and clefts (1997)

The 2nd most highly twisted polycyclic aromatic compound (1997) (see below for No. 1)

How did we get the fluorine atom to point inside? (1998)

A "zeolitic" molecular crystal (2000)

The tristeroid at last! (2001)

A polyphenylene macrocycle (2003)

The most highly twisted polycyclic aromatic compound is here! (2004)

The first in-methylcyclophane (2005)

C1-C5 thermal cyclizations of enediynes (2008)

The first in-ketocyclophane (2010)

A barely in-aminophane (2012)

A silicon anvil crushes hydrogens! (2013)


Most of the projects described above were supported by grants from the National Science Foundation. These are gratefully acknowledged.


Bibliography



Some of my favorite (artsy?) photos are here

A few sports action photos



To see some of my astrophotos, click here

The Princeton vermin are here!



A trip to the Audubon Park Zoo

Architectural Atrocities



Louisiana Wildlife

Big game hunting at the Philadelphia Zoo



My Interactive Family Tree (expanded!)

Beasts of the Great Smoky Mountains



PASS 1972




Contact me at rpascal@tulane.edu.



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