Ternary complexes comprising cucurbit[10]uril, porphyrins, and guests

Simin Liu, Atindra D. Shukla, Suresh Gadde, Brian D. Wagner, Angel E. Kaifer, Lyle Isaacs

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(Figure Presented) As easy as pi: The spacious 870-Å3 cavity of CB[10] is able to accommodate free base and metalated tetra(N-methylpyridyl) porphyrins inside. The complexes blend the advantageous recognition and photophysical properties of these two classes of macrocycles and promote the formationtern ary complexes (see picture) inwater through π-π stacking interactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2657-2660
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number14
StatePublished - Mar 25 2008


  • Cucurbiturils
  • Enzyme models
  • Inclusion compounds
  • Porphyrinoids
  • Supramolecular chemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Catalysis


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