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Photocontrol over cucurbit[8]uril complexes: stoichiometry and supramolecular polymers

DOI: 10.1021/ja406556h DOI Help

Authors: Jesús Del Barrio (University of Cambridge) , Peter Horton (University of Southampton) , Didier Lairez (Laboratoire Léon Brillouin, CEA Saclay) , Gareth O. Lloyd (Heriot-Watt University) , Chris Toprakcioglu (University of Patras) , Oren A. Scherman (University of Cambridge)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Journal Of The American Chemical Society , VOL 135 (32) , PAGES 11760 - 11763

State: Published (Approved)
Published: July 2013
Diamond Proposal Number(s): 8521

Abstract: Herein we report the photocontrol of cucurbit[8]uril (CB[8])-mediated supramolecular polymerization of azobenzene-containing monomers. The CB[8] polymers were characterized both in solution and in the solid state. These host–guest complexes can be reversibly switched between highly thermostable photostationary states. Moreover, a remarkable stabilization of Z-azobenzene was achieved by CB[8] complexation, allowing for structural characterization in the solid state.

Subject Areas: Chemistry, Materials


Instruments: I19-Small Molecule Single Crystal Diffraction

Added On: 25/03/2014 10:02

Discipline Tags:

Molecular Complexes Chemistry Materials Science Polymer Science

Technical Tags:

Diffraction Single Crystal X-ray Diffraction (SXRD)