The reaction of two equivalents each of bisphenol A with 1,5-dichloroanthraquinone in the presence of base leads to a molecular box designed to be electroactive. The compound is fully characterized, it exhibits reversible redox behavior, and its solid state structure has been obtained. Two molecules of toluene are present in the crystal lattice but these are not located within the receptor's cavity. Evidence for an interaction of ferrocene (guest) with a precursor to the molecular box is described.
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