A Polyaromatic Molecular Clip That Enables the Binding of Planar, Tubular, and Dendritic Compounds

Keisuke Jono, Akira Suzuki, Munetaka Akita, Ken Albrecht, Kimihisa Yamamoto, Michito Yoshizawa

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Abstract

By the covalent linkage of two bent bisanthracene amphiphiles with a biphenyl spacer bearing hydrophilic pendants, we synthesized a new molecular clip with a C-shaped conformation. The molecular clip provides an acyclic, open cavity surrounded by four anthracene panels in water. In contrast to previous clip- and tweezers-like compounds as well as cage-shaped compounds, the C-shaped polyaromatic cavity displays unusual wide-ranging capturing abilities toward not only planar perylene-based pigments and cylindrical single-walled carbon nanotubes but also highly branched macromolecules (carbazole dendrimers).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3570-3574
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume56
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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