Supramolecular polymers and networks driven by cucurbit[8]uril-guest pair encapsulation in water

Jia Tian, Liang Zhang*, Hui Wang, Dan Wei Zhang, Zhan Ting Li

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Abstract

Cucurbit[8]uril (CB[8]) is robust in encapsulating a stacking dimer of two identical or different aromatic units in water. In recent years, this ternary host–guest complexation motif has found wide applications in constructing supramolecular systems by noncovalently connecting molecular, supramolecular and polymeric precursors. This review summarises the important advance, in particular, in the generation of linear supramolecular polymers and extended supramolecular networks including periodic supramolecular organic frameworks.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)769-783
Number of pages15
JournalSupramolecular Chemistry
Volume28
Issue number9-10
Early online date7 Mar 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Oct 2016

Keywords

  • Cucurbit[8]uril
  • encapsulation
  • supramolecular organic framework
  • supramolecular polymer
  • ternary complex

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