Unusual electrochemical properties of the inclusion complexes of ferrocenium and cobaltocenium with cucurbit[7]uril

Winston Ong, Angel E. Kaifer

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Ferrocenium and cobaltocenium form highly stable 1:1 inclusion complexes with the host cucurbit[7]uril. From electronic absorption spectroscopic data the association equilibrium constants for both complexes were found to be larger than 106 L/mol. The electrochemical reduction of either guest leads to a modest loss in binding affinity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4181-4183
Number of pages3
Issue number21
StatePublished - Oct 13 2003


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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