Normal hydrocarbons tumble rapidly in a deep, water-soluble cavitand.

Abstract

A deep, water-soluble cavitand extracts n-alkanes and other water-insoluble species into its cavity via hydrophobic forces: alkanes bind in a helical manner, and tumble rapidly on the NMR timescale inside the binding pocket. 

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@article{Hooley2006NormalHT, title={Normal hydrocarbons tumble rapidly in a deep, water-soluble cavitand.}, author={Richard J Hooley and Shannon M. Biros and Julius Rebek}, journal={Chemical communications}, year={2006}, volume={5}, pages={509-10} }