A hydrophobic nanocapsule controls the photophysics of aromatic molecules by suppressing their favored solution pathways

Lakshmi S. Kaanumalle, Corinne L.D. Gibb, Bruce C. Gibb, V. Ramamurthy

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Abstract

A combination of hydrophobic forces and guest templation drive the assembly of cavitands into molecular capsules. Remarkably, anthracene that dimerizes with unit efficiency in solution does not dimerize within the capsule despite forming 2:2 complex. The capsule allows an unprecedented examination of the anthracene excimer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3674-3675
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume127
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 23 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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