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

Jesús del Barrio, Peter N Horton, Didier Lairez, Gareth O Lloyd, Chris Toprakcioglu, Oren A Scherman

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11760-11763
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume135
Issue number32
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Aug 2013

Keywords

  • HOST-GUEST COMPLEXATION
  • CIS-AZOBENZENE
  • CHEMISTRY
  • WATER
  • RECOGNITION

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