Mechanism of host-guest complexation by cucurbituril.

  title={Mechanism of host-guest complexation by cucurbituril.},
  author={Cesar A. Marquez and Robert R. Hudgins and Werner M Nau},
  journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society},
  volume={126 18},
The factors affecting host-guest complexation between the molecular container compound cucurbit[6]uril (CB6) and various guests in aqueous solution are studied, and a detailed complexation mechanism in the presence of cations is derived. The formation of the supramolecular complex is studied in detail for cyclohexylmethylammonium ion as guest. The kinetics… CONTINUE READING