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Supramolecular chemistry of substituted cucurbit[: N] urils

Lin, Rui Lian; Liu, Jing Xin; Chen, Kai; Redshaw, Carl


Rui Lian Lin

Jing Xin Liu

Kai Chen

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Professor Carl Redshaw
Professor of Inorganic Materials Chemistry and REF Lead for Chemistry


Since the first example of substituted cucurbit[n]urils (Q[n]), decamethylcucurbit[5]uril (Me10Q[5]), was reported in 1992, numerous substituted Q[n]s have been synthesized and studied. In this review article, we focus on the recognition properties of the substituted Q[n]s toward a variety of organic species as well as the coordination chemistry of substituted Q[n]s with different metal ions, including alkali/alkaline-earth metals, transition metals, and lanthanides. Applications of substituted Q[n]s, and the self-assembly processes affording mechanically interlocked molecules (MIMs) are also described. The main purpose of this review is to highlight important advances in the blossoming field of substituted Q[n]s, which will likely be of interest to researchers in supramolecular chemistry.


Lin, R. L., Liu, J. X., Chen, K., & Redshaw, C. (2020). Supramolecular chemistry of substituted cucurbit[: N] urils. Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers, 7(17), 3217-3246.

Journal Article Type Review
Acceptance Date Jul 25, 2020
Online Publication Date Jul 27, 2020
Publication Date Sep 7, 2020
Deposit Date Jul 27, 2020
Publicly Available Date Jul 28, 2021
Journal Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers
Electronic ISSN 2052-1553
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 7
Issue 17
Pages 3217-3246
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Additional Information : This document is Similarity Check deposited; : Single-blind; : Received 7 May 2020; Accepted 25 July 2020; Accepted Manuscript published 27 July 2020


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