Gong W1, Yang X1, Zavalij PY2, Isaacs L2, Zhao Z1, Liu S1,3.
Chemistry. 2016 Dec 5;22(49):17612-17618. doi: 10.1002/chem.201604149. Epub 2016 Nov 8.As the host possessing the largest cavity in the cucurbit[n]uril (CB[n]) family, CB has previously displayed unusual recognition and assembly properties with guests but much remains to be explored. Herein, we present the recognition properties of CB toward a series of bipyridinium guests including the tetracationic cyclophane known as blue box along with electron-rich guests and detail the influence of encapsulation on the charge-transfer interactions between guests. Read More