Cucurbituril complexes of redox active guests

Suresh Gadde, Angel Kaifer

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Abstract

This review summarizes recent work on the chemistry of inclusion complexes formed between redox active guests and cucurbit[n]uril hosts. The large majority of the surveyed research concerns the hosts cucurbit[7]uril (CB7) and cucurbit[8]uril (CB8), while the guests are 4,4'-bipyridinium (viologen) and ferrocene derivatives. The work includes dendronized guests, in which a guest residue is attached to a dendron in such a way that host-guest binding interactions are still possible. The main focus of the review is on the electrochemical behavior of the included guests. In general terms complexation by CB7 has a more pronounced effect on the ferrocene derivatives, giving rise to a measurable attenuation of the electrochemical kinetics. In contrast to this, the electrochemical kinetics of the viologen derivatives remains fast (in the voltammetric time scale, with scan rates up to 2 V s-1) upon inclusion complexation by CB7. The larger cavity host CB8 is extremely effective at mediating the redox-driven self-assembly of dendronized viologens.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-38
Number of pages12
JournalCurrent Organic Chemistry
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 28 2011

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cucurbituril
Oxidation-Reduction
ferrocene

Keywords

  • Cobaltocenium
  • Cucurbituril hosts
  • Electrochemistry
  • Ferrocene
  • Host-guest complexes
  • Viologen

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  • Organic Chemistry

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Cucurbituril complexes of redox active guests. / Gadde, Suresh; Kaifer, Angel.

In: Current Organic Chemistry, Vol. 15, No. 1, 28.01.2011, p. 27-38.

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Gadde, Suresh ; Kaifer, Angel. / Cucurbituril complexes of redox active guests. In: Current Organic Chemistry. 2011 ; Vol. 15, No. 1. pp. 27-38.
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