Inclusion of anthraquinone derivatives by the cucurbit[7]uril host

Vladimir Sindelar, Samantha E. Parker, Angel E. Kaifer

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Two simple cationic anthraquinone derivatives were found to form stable complexes with the cucurbit[7]uril host, in which the anthraquinone residue is included by the host cavity. The corresponding equilibrium association constants were relatively low (K ∼103 M-1) - compared to those of other complexes formed by the same host - suggesting that anthraquinone is not an ideal guest. However, the electrochemical behavior of the guests is strongly affected by inclusion inside the host cavity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)725-728
Number of pages4
JournalNew Journal of Chemistry
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Chemistry


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