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Highly selective encapsulation and purification of U-based C78-EMFs within a supramolecular nanocapsule

Abstract

The ability of the tetragonal prismatic nanocapsule 1•(BArF)8 to selectively encapsulate U-based C78 EMFs from soot mixture is reported, showing enhanced affinity for C78-based over C80-based EMFs. Molecular recognition driven by the electrostatic interactions between host and guest is at the basis of the high selectivity observed for flattened C78-based EMFs compared to spherical C80-based EMFs. In addition, DFT analysis points towards an enhanced breathing adaptability of nanocapsule 1•(BArF)8 to C78-based EMFs to further explain the selectivity observed when the host is used in the solid phase.

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The article was received on 04 Sep 2019, accepted on 05 Nov 2019 and first published on 05 Nov 2019


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C9NR07660C
Nanoscale, 2019, Accepted Manuscript

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    Highly selective encapsulation and purification of U-based C78-EMFs within a supramolecular nanocapsule

    C. Fuertes, J. Murillo, M. E. Soto, R. Morales-Martínez, A. Rodriguez-Fortea, J. M. Poblet, L. Echegoyen and X. Ribas, Nanoscale, 2019, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C9NR07660C

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