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Supramolecular Assemblies Controlled by Cucurbit[n]uril Size (n = 6, 7, 8 and 10)

Xu, Weitao; Deng, Xinyu; Xiao, Xin; Bian, Bing; Chen, Qing; Dalgarno, Scott; Tao, Zhu; Redshaw, Carl

Authors

Weitao Xu

Xinyu Deng

Bing Bian

Qing Chen

Scott Dalgarno

Zhu Tao

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Professor Carl Redshaw C.Redshaw@hull.ac.uk
Professor of Inorganic Materials Chemistry and REF Lead for Chemistry



Abstract

A benzyl substituted 4-pyrrolidinopyridinium salt (G) with multiple active sites including benzyl, pyridinium and pyrrole groups has been synthesized. The interaction between G and a series of cucurbit[n]urils (TMeQ[6], Q[7], Q[8], Q[10]), has been studied both in aqueous solution and in the solid state. The binding interaction site between G and the Q[n] can be controlled by the different size of the cavity of the Q[n]s. In the case of TMeQ[6], the benzyl is accommodated within the cavity, whilst for Q[7] and Q[8], the pyrrole ring and the benzyl are accommodated within the cavity of the Q[7/8], and the latter can shuttle on the guest G in a state of dynamic equilibrium. For the larger cavity of Q[10], the entire G molecule is located within the cavity of the Q[10].

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Feb 20, 2020
Journal New Journal of Chemistry
Print ISSN 1144-0546
Electronic ISSN 1369-9261
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Xu, W., Deng, X., Xiao, X., Bian, B., Chen, Q., Dalgarno, S., …Redshaw, C. (2020). Supramolecular Assemblies Controlled by Cucurbit[n]uril Size (n = 6, 7, 8 and 10). New journal of chemistry = Nouveau journal de chimie, https://doi.org/10.1039/d0nj00087f
DOI https://doi.org/10.1039/d0nj00087f
Keywords Materials Chemistry; General Chemistry; Catalysis
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