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Structural Control of Kinetics for Macrocycle Threading by Fluorescent Squaraine Dye in Water

Structural Control of Kinetics for Macrocycle Threading by Fluorescent Squaraine Dye in Water
María de Lourdes Betancourt-Mendiola, César F. A. Gómez-Durán, Bradley D. Smith, Wenqi Liu
While the general concept of steric speed bumps has been demonstrated in rotaxane shuttles and macrocycle threading systems, the sensitivity of speed bump effects has not been evaluated as a function of structural geometry. Values of Ka and kon for macrocycle threading in water are reported for a series of homologous squaraine dyes with different substituents (speed bumps) on the flanking chains and two macrocycles with different cavity sizes. Sensitivity to a steric speed bump effect was found to depend on (a) structural location, being lowest when the speed bump was near the end of a flanking chain, and (b) macrocycle cavity size, which was enhanced when the cavity was constricted. This new insight is broadly applicable to many types of molecular threading systems.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.joc.7b01486

DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.7b01486

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