Selective recognition of aromatic hydrocarbons by endo-functionalized molecular tubes via C/N-H⋅⋅⋅π interactions
Huang, Guo-bao; Liu, Wei-Er; Valkonen, Arto; Yao, Huan; Rissanen, Kari; Jiang, Wei (2018). Selective recognition of aromatic hydrocarbons by endo-functionalized molecular tubes via C/N-H⋅⋅⋅π interactions. Chinese Chemical Letters, 29 (1), 91-94. DOI: 10.1016/j.cclet.2017.07.005
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Molecular recognition of aromatic hydrocarbons by four endo-functionalized molecular tubes has been studied by 1H NMR spectroscopy, computational methods, and single crystal X-ray crystallography. The binding selectivity is rationalized by invoking shape complementarity and dipole alignment. The non-covalent interactions are proved to predominantly be C/N-H⋅⋅⋅π interactions.