Microwave-assisted synthesis of novel cyclodextrin–cucurbituril complexes

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Abstract

Microwave irradiation was successfully used in order to obtain stable supramolecular aggregates between cyclodextrins and cucurbiturils, without the participation of any long-chain common ‘molecular thread’ guest. These aggregates were characterised by means of various different techniques, namely NMR, thermogravimetry, polarimetry and ESI-MS. Cross-analysis of experimental data allowed us to obtain insights on the stoichiometries of the composites and their thermal stabilities. The possible structures of the composites are briefly discussed, as well as the actual nature of their intrinsic stability.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)819-828
Number of pages10
JournalSupramolecular Chemistry
Volume23
Publication statusPublished - 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)

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