A 'Texas-sized' molecular box that forms an anion-induced supramolecular necklace.


The 'blue box' (cyclobis(paraquat-p-phenylene) or CBPQT(4+)), developed by Stoddart and colleagues, forms effective charge transfer complexes with a variety of electron-rich species and has been used to support the formation of a wide range of interlocked structures. However, little effort seems to have been devoted to generalizing the blue box concept. We… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/nchem.597


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