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A Chemically-Responsive bis-Acridinium Receptor


A dicationic receptor based on two acridinium moieties linked by a triphenylene spacer has been studied in solution and in the solid state. The recognition moieties, namely acridiniums, have been exploited to evidence a host-guest response of the receptor with electron rich guests. Upon addition of methoxide anions, the formation of the bis-acridane form of the receptor has been observed. The chemical responsiveness of the receptor to these anions inhibits its recognition properties towards π-donor guests. In addition, the reversibility of the chemical response has been demonstrated under acidic conditions.

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The article was received on 28 Sep 2017, accepted on 12 Feb 2018 and first published on 12 Feb 2018

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ03712K
Citation: New J. Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
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    A Chemically-Responsive bis-Acridinium Receptor

    A. Gosset, Z. Xu, F. Maurel, L. Chamoreau, S. Nowak, G. Vives, C. PERRUCHOT, V. Heitz and H. Jacquot de Rouville, New J. Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ03712K

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