Electrochemical properties of cucurbit[7]uril complexes of ferrocenyl derivatives

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In aqueous media the host cucurbit[7]uril (CB7) forms inclusion complexes of high thermodynamic stability with ferrocenyl-containing guests. These complexes are characterized by the inclusion of the ferrocenyl group inside the CB7 cavity, primarily driven by hydrophobic forces. This mini-review provides a summary of the properties of these inclusion complexes, with emphasis on their electrochemical properties and, particularly, on the CB7-induced shift in the half-wave potential for one-electron oxidation of the ferrocenyl residues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-81
Number of pages5
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
StatePublished - Nov 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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