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New host–guest chemistry of supramolecular nanotubes

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Supramolecular nanotubes derived from naphthalenediimide (NDI) dicarboxylic acids can act in chloroform solution as size-selective receptors for a range of guests including pyrenes and aromatic and aliphatic ion pairs. CD spectroscopy indicates that the nanotube remains intact after complexation. Guest binding increases in the presence of low concentrations of added methanol, perhaps indicating that the binding process is primarily solvophobic.

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The article was received on 15 Apr 2009, accepted on 20 May 2009 and first published on 20 Oct 2009

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B907538K
Faraday Discuss., 2010,145, 205-218

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    New host–guest chemistry of supramolecular nanotubes

    E. Tamanini, N. Ponnuswamy, G. D. Pantoş and J. K. M. Sanders, Faraday Discuss., 2010, 145, 205
    DOI: 10.1039/B907538K

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