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Binding of alkyl halides in water-soluble cavitands with urea rims

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Abstract

The complexation of primary alkyl halides Cn–X (n = 5, 6 and 9; X = Cl, Br and I) in a new, water-soluble cavitand is evaluated. The complexes are dynamic; the host and guest adapt their shapes to accommodate each other and the guest undergoes tumbling or yo–yo like motions in the space. Evidence for halogen bonding of the halides to the aryl surfaces of the cavitand is presented.

Graphical abstract: Binding of alkyl halides in water-soluble cavitands with urea rims

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The article was received on 31 Mar 2018, accepted on 10 May 2018 and first published on 11 May 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8NJ01567H
Citation: New J. Chem., 2018,42, 9945-9948
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    Binding of alkyl halides in water-soluble cavitands with urea rims

    Y. Yu, Y. Li and J. Rebek, New J. Chem., 2018, 42, 9945
    DOI: 10.1039/C8NJ01567H

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