Controlling photochemistry with distinct hydrophobic nanoenvironments

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

136 Scopus citations


A combination of hydrophobic forces and guest templation drive the assembly of cavitands into molecular capsules. Encapsulated guests such as dibenzyl ketones reside in an essentially dry environment, and upon irradiation, undergo rearrangement processes that are templated by the shape of the 1 nm × 2 nm cavity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14366-14367
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number44
StatePublished - Nov 10 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


Dive into the research topics of 'Controlling photochemistry with distinct hydrophobic nanoenvironments'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this