Complexation of Paraquat 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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The Paraquat dication forms a 1:1 molecular inclusion complex both in acetone solution and in the solid state with the bisparaphenylene-34-crown-10 derivative (BPP34C10) as a result of intra-complex stabilisation from charge transfer interactions as well as from hydrogen and electrostatic bonding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1064-1066
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number14
StatePublished - 1987

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  • Molecular Medicine

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