A 1,2,3,4,5-pentaphenylferrocene-stoppered rotaxane capable of electrochemical anion recognition

Evans, Nicholas H. and Serpell, Christopher J. and White, Nicholas G. and Beer, Paul D. (2011) A 1,2,3,4,5-pentaphenylferrocene-stoppered rotaxane capable of electrochemical anion recognition. Chemistry - A European Journal, 17 (44). pp. 12347-12354. ISSN 0947-6539

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The chloride anion templated synthesis of an electrochemical anion sensory interlocked host system, prepared by the integration of redox-active 1,2,3,4,5-pentaphenylferrocene stopper groups into the structure of a rotaxane capable of binding anionic guests is described. Extensive H-1 NMR and electrochemical titration investigations were used to probe the anion recognition and sensing properties of the rotaxane, compared to the axle and model system components. A characteristic electrochemical response was observed for chloride binding by the rotaxane, which was attributed to the topologically constrained cavity of the interlocked host molecule.

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Chemistry - A European Journal
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?? anionselectrochemistrymolecular recognitionrotaxanessupramolecular chemistrytemplated formationaqueous-mediareceptorsferrocenechlorideindolocarbazolecatenanessystemsureasgeneral chemistrychemistry(all) ??
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