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High-affinity host–guest chemistry of large-ring cyclodextrins

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Abstract

The host–guest chemistry of large-ring cyclodextrins (LRCDs) has been largely unexplored due to the lack of suitable guest molecules that bind with significant affinities to enable potential applications. Herein, we report their complexation with dodecaborate anions (B12X122−), a novel class of guest molecules. The binding constants of the inorganic guests (104–106 M−1) allow their classification as the first tight binders for LRCDs.

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The article was received on 27 May 2016, accepted on 20 Jul 2016 and first published on 20 Jul 2016


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6OB01161F
Citation: Org. Biomol. Chem., 2016,14, 7702-7706
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    High-affinity host–guest chemistry of large-ring cyclodextrins

    K. I. Assaf, D. Gabel, W. Zimmermann and W. M. Nau, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2016, 14, 7702
    DOI: 10.1039/C6OB01161F

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