Formation of ring-in-ring complexes between crown ethers and rigid TVBox8+

Junling Sun, Marco Frasconi, Zhichang Liu, Jonathan C. Barnes, Yuping Wang, Dongyang Chen, Charlotte L. Stern, J. Fraser Stoddart*

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A rigid octacationic tetraviologen-based cyclophane, TVBox8+, is reported. It possesses a highly electron-deficient rectangular cavity with a length of 23 Å and width of 6.1 Å and is capable of encapsulating either two small π-aromatic guest molecules, such as PhMe and PhCl, simultaneously, or one large molecule, e.g., bis-1,5-dinaphtho[50]crown-14.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1432-1435
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number8
StatePublished - Jan 28 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Catalysis


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