Inclusion Complex Formation Involving a New Class of Transition-Metal Host

Thomas J. Meade, Nathaniel W. Alcock, Daryle H. Busch

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This new class of transition-metal-containing host molecule readily accommodates aromatic rings as guests. The complexation is regiospecific and driven by hydrophobic interactions in aqueous media. Crystallographic data have confirmed the expanded cavity size and the nature of the new hosts. An experimentally justified NMR relaxation technique provided structural information about the guest-host complex in solution. Crystal data for the supervaulted host [Ni{Me2(bipiperidiniumyl)2-9,10-anthra[16]-cyclidene}](PF6)2: space group P21/c, a = 14.172 (4) Å, b = 16.235 (5) Å, c = 34.705 (10) Å, β = 109.76°, Z = 4, R = 0.112 for 1775 observed reflections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3766-3776
Number of pages11
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number19
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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