Department of Chemistry
2,3,10,11-Tetrahydroxytetraphenylene and Its Application in Molecular Recognition
A rationally designed 2,3,10,11-tetrahydroxytetraphenylene (1) has been synthesized. Employing 1 as a building block, a structurally novel tweezer-like host 2 containing dibenzo-24-crown-8 moieties has been prepared. Host 2 showed excellent molecular-recognition ability toward paraquat (=1,1′-dimethyl-4, 4′-bipyridinium dichloride) derivative 3a to form a 1: 1 stable complex in solution. Copyright © 2012 Verlag Helvetica Chimica Acta AG, Zürich, Switzerland.
Molecular recognition, Tetraphenylene, 2, 3, 10, 11-tetrahydroxy-, X-Ray crystallography
Source Publication Title
Helvetica Chimica Acta
Link to Publisher's Edition
Cui, Jian-Fang, Chao Chen, Xiang Gao, Zong-Wei Cai, Jian-Wei Han, and Henry N. C. Wong. "2,3,10,11-Tetrahydroxytetraphenylene and Its Application in Molecular Recognition." Helvetica Chimica Acta 95.12 (2012): 2604-2620.