Karel J Hartlieb

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Porous metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have been studied in the context of a wide variety of applications, particularly in relation to molecular storage and separation sciences. Recently, we reported a green, renewable framework material composed of γ-cyclodextrin (γ-CD) and alkali metal salts--namely, CD-MOF. This porous material has been shown to(More)
We report the one-pot synthesis and electrochemical switching mechanism of a family of electrochemically bistable 'daisy chain' rotaxane switches based on a derivative of the so-called 'blue box' (BB(4+)) tetracationic cyclophane cyclobis(paraquat-p-phenylene). These mechanically interlocked molecules are prepared by stoppering kinetically the(More)
The 2,9-dimethyldiazaperopyrenium dication can be made from a ubiquitous and inexpensive feedstock in three simple steps as its chloride salt. When mixed with powdered graphite at 23 °C, this behemoth of a molecular compound exfoliates graphite to graphene in water under mild conditions.
OBJECTIVES This paper describes the development and optimization of a nanoparticle delivery platform for the anticancer agent, paclitaxel, using a novel amphiphilic carrier, tetrahexyloxy-tetra-p-aminocalix[4]arene (A4C(6) ). METHODS Nanoparticles were successfully prepared at pH4 by an emulsion evaporation method whereby an organic phase containing(More)
Most organic radicals possess short lifetimes and quickly undergo dimerization or oxidation. Here, we report on the synthesis by radical templation of a class of air- and water-stable organic radicals, trapped within a homo[2]catenane composed of two rigid and fixed cyclobis(paraquat-p-phenylene) rings. The highly energetic octacationic homo[2]catenane,(More)
We announce the establishment of a new family of macrocycles--the asararenes, which are based on para-methylene linked "asarol methyl ether" (1,2,4,5-tetramethoxybenzene) units. Macrocycles with 6-12 aromatic units have been synthesized and isolated in a single step from asarol methyl ether and paraformaldehyde. Even larger rings, with up to 15 asarol(More)
Three structures, based on γ-cyclodextrin (γ-CD) and metal ions (Cu(2+), Li(+), Na(+), and Rb(+)), have been prepared in aqueous and alkaline media and characterized structurally by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Their dimeric assemblies adopt cylindrical channels along the c axes in the crystals. Coordinative and hydrogen bonding between the cylinders(More)
Artificial muscles are an essential component for the development of next-generation prosthetic devices, minimally invasive surgical tools, and robotics. This communication describes the design, synthesis, and characterisation of a mechanically interlocked molecule (MIM), capable of switchable and reversible linear molecular motion in aqueous solution that(More)
The kinetics and thermodynamics of intramolecular electron transfer (IET) can be subjected to redox control in a bistable [2]rotaxane comprised of a dumbbell component containing an electron-rich 1,5-dioxynaphthalene (DNP) unit and an electron-poor phenylene-bridged bipyridinium (P-BIPY(2+)) unit and a cyclobis (paraquat-p-phenylene) (CBPQT(4+)) ring(More)
CD-MOF, an extended framework incorporating the C8 symmetric cyclic oligosaccharide, γ-cyclodextrin (γ-CD), is based on the coordination of alkali metal cations to alternating α-1,4-linked d-glucopyranosyl units on the primary and secondary faces of the γ-CD tori. Here, we report the synthesis and characterisation of an amino-functionalised CD-MOF that is(More)