Chlorine anion encapsulation by molecular capsules based on cucurbit[5]uril and decamethylcucurbit[5]uril.

Abstract

Three barrel-shaped artificial molecular capsules 1-3, based on normal cucurbit[5]uril (Q[5]) and decamethylcucurbit[5]uril (Me10Q[5]), were synthesized and structurally characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Encapsulation of a chlorine anion in the cavity of a Q[5] or Me10Q[5] to form closed a molecular capsule with the coordinated metal ions or coordinated metal ions and water molecules in the crystal structures of these compounds is common. The three complexes [Pr2(C30H30N20O10)Cl3(H2O)13]3+ 3 Cl- x 5 H2O (1), [Sr2(C40H50N20O10)(H2O)4Cl]3+ 3 Cl- x 2 (HCl) 19 H2O (2) and [K(C40H50N20O10)(H2O)Cl] x [Zn(H2O)2Cl2] x [ZnCl4]2- x 2 (H3O)+ x 8 H2O (3) all crystallize as isolated molecular capsules.

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@article{Zhang2007ChlorineAE, title={Chlorine anion encapsulation by molecular capsules based on cucurbit[5]uril and decamethylcucurbit[5]uril.}, author={Yun-Qian Zhang and Qian-jiang Zhu and Sai-feng Xue and Zhu Tao}, journal={Molecules}, year={2007}, volume={12 7}, pages={1325-33} }