Homoditopic building blocks 1, featuring two pi-rich cone-like calix[5]arene moieties connected at their narrow rims by a rigid o-, m-, or p-xylyl spacer in a centrosymmetric divergent arrangement, show a remarkable tendency to spontaneously and reversibly self-assemble with the complementary homoditopic alpha,omega-alkanediyldiammonium dipicrate guest salts C(8)-C(12)center dot 2Pic through iterative intermolecular inclusion events. forming supramolecular assemblies whose composition and dynamics strongly depend upon the length of the connector, the geometry of the spacer. as well as the concentration and/or molar ratios between the two components. (1)H NMR spectroscopy and ESI-MS studies of 1/C(n)center dot 2Pic modular homoditopic pairs support the formation of discrete (bis)-endo-cavity assemblies with the shorter C(8) and C(9) connectors, and/or (poly)capsular assemblies with the longer C(10)-C(12) components under appropriate concentrations and molar ratios (50 mM equimolar solutions). (1)H NMR titration experiments and diffusion NMR studies provide clear evidence for the self-assembly dynamics of the complementary pairs here investigated.

Self-assembly dynamics of modular homoditopic bis-calix[5]arenes and long-chain alpha,omega-alkanediyldiammonium components

PAPPALARDO, ANDREA;GAROZZO, DOMENICO;
2008

Abstract

Homoditopic building blocks 1, featuring two pi-rich cone-like calix[5]arene moieties connected at their narrow rims by a rigid o-, m-, or p-xylyl spacer in a centrosymmetric divergent arrangement, show a remarkable tendency to spontaneously and reversibly self-assemble with the complementary homoditopic alpha,omega-alkanediyldiammonium dipicrate guest salts C(8)-C(12)center dot 2Pic through iterative intermolecular inclusion events. forming supramolecular assemblies whose composition and dynamics strongly depend upon the length of the connector, the geometry of the spacer. as well as the concentration and/or molar ratios between the two components. (1)H NMR spectroscopy and ESI-MS studies of 1/C(n)center dot 2Pic modular homoditopic pairs support the formation of discrete (bis)-endo-cavity assemblies with the shorter C(8) and C(9) connectors, and/or (poly)capsular assemblies with the longer C(10)-C(12) components under appropriate concentrations and molar ratios (50 mM equimolar solutions). (1)H NMR titration experiments and diffusion NMR studies provide clear evidence for the self-assembly dynamics of the complementary pairs here investigated.
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