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A chemically-responsive bis-acridinium receptor

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A dicationic receptor based on two acridinium moieties linked by a triphenylene spacer was studied in solution and in the solid state. Recognition moieties, namely acridiniums, were 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 was 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 was demonstrated under acidic conditions.

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28 Sep 2017
12 Feb 2018
First published
12 Feb 2018

New J. Chem., 2018,42, 4728-4734
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A chemically-responsive bis-acridinium receptor

A. Gosset, Z. Xu, F. Maurel, L.-M. Chamoreau, S. Nowak, G. Vives, C. Perruchot, V. Heitz and H.-P. Jacquot de Rouville, New J. Chem., 2018, 42, 4728
DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ03712K

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