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Supramolecular assemblies through host–guest complexation between cucurbiturils and an amphiphilic guest molecule

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Abstract

We report the formation of supramolecular complexation between cucurbit[n]urils (CBn) and an amphiphilic pyridinium-functionalized anthracene (AnPy) in aqueous solution. The CB7 cavity is capable of accommodating the pyridinium moiety, while CB8 can encapsulate the pyridinium and anthracene moieties at once. The encapsulation of AnPy by CB7 leads to the formation of nanoparticles, while the complexation of AnPy with CB8 leads to the formation of nanorods.

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The article was received on 12 Dec 2017, accepted on 23 Jan 2018 and first published on 23 Jan 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC09519H
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 1734-1737
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    Supramolecular assemblies through host–guest complexation between cucurbiturils and an amphiphilic guest molecule

    K. I. Assaf, M. A. Alnajjar and W. M. Nau, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 1734
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CC09519H

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