The complexation of tetrathiafulvalene by cyclobis(Paraquat-p-phenylene)

Douglas Philp*, Alexandra M Z Slawin, Neil Spencer, J. Fraser Stoddart, David J. Williams

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The powerful π-electron donor, tetrathiafulvalene, forms a strong green-coloured 1 : 1 complex with the π-electron accepting tetracationic cyclophane, cyclobis(Paraquat-p-phenylene), in both the solid and solution states as demonstrated by X-ray crystallography and spectroscopy (NMR and UV-VIS), respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1584-1586
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number22
StatePublished - 1991

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  • Molecular Medicine


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