Monofunctionalized pillar[5]arene as a host for alkanediamines

Strutt, N.L., Forgan, R.S. , Spruell, J.M., Botros, Y.Y. and Stoddart, J.F. (2011) Monofunctionalized pillar[5]arene as a host for alkanediamines. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 133(15), pp. 5668-5671. (doi: 10.1021/ja111418j)

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Alkanediamines serve as neutral guests for the recently discovered host pillar[5]arene. The proposed [2]pseudorotaxane nature of the superstructure of the 1:1 host-guest complexes is supported by the template-directed synthesis of a related [2]rotaxane. A synthetic route to monofunctional pillar[5]arenes has also been developed, allowing for the creation of a fluorescent sensor for alkylamine binding. The precursors to this host could act as starting points for a large library of monofunctional pillar[5]arene macrocycles.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Forgan, Professor Ross
Authors: Strutt, N.L., Forgan, R.S., Spruell, J.M., Botros, Y.Y., and Stoddart, J.F.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Journal of the American Chemical Society
ISSN (Online):1520-5126
Published Online:28 March 2011

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