Complexation of Diquat by a bisparaphenylene-34-crown-10 derivative

Billy L. Allwood*, Neil Spencer, Hooshang Shahriari-Zavareh, J. Fraser Stoddart, David J. Williams

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X-Ray structural investigations of a bisparaphenylene-34-crown-10 derivative (BPP34C10) and its 1:1:1 complex with [Diquat][PF6] 2 and H2O reveal that, of two crystallographically independent conformations (I and II) both supporting large molecular cavities, one (II) retains its gross shape on complexation and interacts with the [Diquat]2+ dication by means of hydrogen and electrostatic bonds whilst accommodating weak charge transfer interactions and a hydrogen bonded H2O molecule within the docking constraints and microcavity, respectively, imposed by the more dominant non-covalent forces.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1061-1064
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number14
StatePublished - 1987

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  • Molecular Medicine


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