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Supramolecular photocatalysis by confinement—photodimerization of coumarins within cucurbit[8]urils

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Abstract

Cucurbit[8]uril (as low as 10 mol%) acts as a supramolecular catalytic nanoreaction vessel and facilitates the photodimerization of coumarins in water leading to syn dimers. Saturation kinetics shows a sigmoidal dependence with a turnover number of 3.4 min−1 and a Hill constant of 1.8 indicating a co-operative mechanism in the catalytic process.

Graphical abstract: Supramolecular photocatalysis by confinement—photodimerization of coumarins within cucurbit[8]urils

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The article was received on 06 Oct 2009, accepted on 30 Oct 2009 and first published on 17 Nov 2009


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B920605A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2010,46, 225-227
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    Supramolecular photocatalysis by confinement—photodimerization of coumarins within cucurbit[8]urils

    B. C. Pemberton, N. Barooah, D. K. Srivatsava and J. Sivaguru, Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 225
    DOI: 10.1039/B920605A

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