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On the encapsulation of hydrocarbon components of natural gas within molecular baskets in water. The role of C–H⋯π interactions and the host's conformational dynamics in the process of encapsulation

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Abstract

We examined the encapsulation of CH4, C2H6, C3H8 and iso-C4H10 in water, using four molecular baskets [1]–[4]. The baskets were shown to bind to hydrocarbon gases by forming favourable C–H⋯π contacts and, concurrently, adjusting the size of their cup-shaped platform.

Graphical abstract: On the encapsulation of hydrocarbon components of natural gas within molecular baskets in water. The role of C–H⋯π interactions and the host's conformational dynamics in the process of encapsulation

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Submitted
29 May 2014
Accepted
26 Jun 2014
First published
26 Jun 2014

Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 9086-9089
Article type
Communication
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On the encapsulation of hydrocarbon components of natural gas within molecular baskets in water. The role of C–H⋯π interactions and the host's conformational dynamics in the process of encapsulation

Y. Ruan, P. W. Peterson, C. M. Hadad and J. D. Badjić, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 9086
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04107K

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