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Complexes within complexes: hydrogen bonding in capsules

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Hydrogen bonds play an important role in molecular recognition, biomolecule stabilization and organocatalysis. Typically, individual hydrogen bonding interactions are weak and short-lived in solution but isolated in capsules the encounters are intense and prolonged. We report here the interactions of carboxylic acids and primary carboxamides in a number of different capsule environments. The preference for hetero- vs. homo-dimerization is interpreted in terms of the adaptation of the guests to the hosts' spaces and chemical surfaces.

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The article was received on 27 Jun 2012, accepted on 16 Jul 2012 and first published on 16 Jul 2012


Article type: Edge Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2SC20829F
Citation: Chem. Sci., 2012,3, 3022-3025
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    Complexes within complexes: hydrogen bonding in capsules

    W. Jiang, K. Tiefenbacher, D. Ajami and J. Rebek, Chem. Sci., 2012, 3, 3022
    DOI: 10.1039/C2SC20829F

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