New water-soluble organic capsules are effective in controlling excited-state processes of guest molecules

Revathy Kulasekharan, Vaidhyanathan Ramamurthy

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Synthesis, inclusion properties, and ability to control excited-state properties of two water-soluble hosts are presented. These hosts surround the guest molecule(s) by forming a capsular assembly. By constraining the guest and by providing very little free space, the host is able to alter the excitedstate behavior of guest molecules. The excited-state chemistry and physics of guest molecules are distinctly different from those in organic solvents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5092-5095
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number19
StatePublished - Oct 7 2011


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry

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