Welcome to the SupraMolecular Applied Research and Technology Center

An interesting history exists between the University of Dayton and supramolecular science. In 1967 Charles Pederson published his landmark paper on the synthesis of crown ethers and their cation binding properties in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. In 1987 Charles Pederson shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on what is now known as Supramolecular Chemistry.

In 1926 Charles Pederson received his bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Dayton. He went on to receive a Master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He began his 42 year career at Dupont in 1927 where he made his discovery that earned him the Nobel Prize.