The formation of self-assembled structures triggered by pyridinium-based gemini guests in the presence of a sulfonato-calixarene receptor has been thoroughly examined via isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC) in neutral aqueous solution. Data confirm the existence of a 1:1 host-guest complex, in which the guest is strongly bound to the host cavity, and the formation of a 2:1 capsular-like adduct. The splitting of the DG° term into the enthalpic and entropic contributions allowed to highlight the often opposing forces driving the encapsulation process which strongly depend on the size and shape of the gemini guest.
|Titolo:||Self-assembling of supramolecular adducts by sulfonato-calixarene and pyridinium gemini guests in neutral aqueous solution|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|