Encapsulation of tetrathiafulvalene inside a dimeric molecular capsule

Yanhua Qiu, Song Yi, Angel E. Kaifer

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Tetrathiafulvalene (TTF) is trapped inside a dimeric capsule formed by two octaacid, deep-cavity cavitands in aqueous solution. While the first one-electron oxidation of TTF is strongly hindered by encapsulation, the capsular assembly is eventually destabilized upon oxidation of the guest.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1770-1773
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic letters
Issue number7
StatePublished - Apr 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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