Probing the inner space of resorcinarene molecular capsules with nitroxide guests

Elisabetta Mileo, Song Yi, Papri Bhattacharya, Angel Kaifer

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In quarantine: Nitroxide spin probes are encapsulated by hexameric resorcinarene molecular capsules in dichloromethane solutions (see picture). A substantial reduction in the tumbling rates occurs upon encapsulation of two cationic probes and one neutral probe. As the molecular volume of the probe increases, the tumbling rate of the probe reflects the overall tumbling rate of the entire supramolecular assembly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5337-5340
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number29
StatePublished - Jul 6 2009



  • Encapsulation
  • Host-guest systems
  • Nitrogen oxides
  • Self-assembly
  • Spin probes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Catalysis

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