(Matrix presented) Host-guest interactions between cucurbituril (CB7) and a series of dialkyl-4,4′-bipyridimum (viologen) dicationic guests were investigated by NMR spectroscopy. CB7 includes the aromatic nucleus of short chain viologens, but the mode of interaction is different with longer chain viologens due to the favorable hydrophobic interactions between the terminal alkyl substituents and the inner cavity of the host. A new pseudorotaxane was designed and synthesized on the basis of viologen-CB7 binding interactions.
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- Organic Chemistry