CHAPTER 12: Pillararene-related macrocycles

Severin T. Schneebeli, Nathan L. Strutt, Chuyang Cheng, J Fraser Stoddart*

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Comprised of a [1n]paracyclophane framework, the backbones of pillararenes are among the most general and versatile building blocks in supramolecular chemistry. With the right type of substitution, the structural, electronic, optical, and supramolecular binding properties of such macrocycles can be fine-tuned, leading to a wealth of potential applications which include (i) the creation of molecular magnets, (ii) selective sensing of biologically relevant guests, (iii) cleanup of nuclear waste, and (iv) gas adsorption and storage, in addition to (v) the controlled synthesis of metal-directed or covalent nanotubes. This chapter presents several pillararene-related compounds, which encompass heteroatom-bridged [1n]cyclophanes, collarenes, cyclic iptycenes, asararenes, and amino-substituted pillararenes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPorous Polymers
Subtitle of host publicationDesign, Synthesis and Applications
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
Number of pages30
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Publication series

NameMonographs in Supramolecular Chemistry
ISSN (Print)1368-8642
ISSN (Electronic)2041-7144

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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