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Supramolecular assembly of cucurbit[6]uril and N-butyl-4-pyrrolidinopyridine

Hou, Hong-Bo; Gao, Zhong-Zheng; Bai, Dong; Tao, Zhu; Prior, Timothy J.; Redshaw, Carl; Xiao, Xin


Hong-Bo Hou

Zhong-Zheng Gao

Dong Bai

Zhu Tao

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

Xin Xiao


The nature of the supramolecular host-guest complex involving 4-pyrrolidinopyridine (BuPC4) and cucurbit[6]uril (Q[6]) has been investigated by NMR and UV spectroscopy, MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry, X-ray crystallography and isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC). The results revealed that the alkyl chain of the guest BuPC4 is located inside the cavity of the Q[6] host, whereas the other section of the BuPC4 guest remains outside of the portal.


Hou, H., Gao, Z., Bai, D., Tao, Z., Prior, T. J., Redshaw, C., & Xiao, X. (2017). Supramolecular assembly of cucurbit[6]uril and N-butyl-4-pyrrolidinopyridine. Supramolecular chemistry, 29(9), 680-685.

Acceptance Date Mar 3, 2017
Online Publication Date Mar 20, 2017
Publication Date Sep 2, 2017
Deposit Date Mar 10, 2017
Publicly Available Date Mar 20, 2018
Journal Supramolecular chemistry
Print ISSN 1061-0278
Electronic ISSN 1029-0478
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 29
Issue 9
Pages 680-685
Keywords Supramolecular; Host-guest interaction; Cucurbit[n]uril; Pyrrolidinopyridine; Self-assembly
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Additional Information This is the accepted manuscript of an article published in Supramolecular chemistry, 2017. The version of record is available at the DOI link in this record.


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