Electrochemical switching and size selection in cucurbit[8]uril-mediated dendrimer self-assembly

Wei Wang, Angel E. Kaifer

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(Figure Presented) A host of possibilities: Cucurbit[8]uril acts as a host to mediate in a highly effective way the formation of charge-transfer complexes between dendrimers containing accessible π-donor and π-acceptor units (see scheme). Redox switching of the self-assembly affords control over the size of the predominant dendrimer assemblies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7042-7046
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number42
StatePublished - Oct 27 2006



  • Dendrimers
  • Electrochemistry
  • Host-guest systems
  • Self-assembly
  • Supramolecular chemistry

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  • Chemistry(all)

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