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- Fernández-Blanco, Ángel, et al. Show all 6 Authors
- Journal of the American Chemical Society 2019 v.141 no.9 pp. 3959-3964
- acidity; hydrazones; hydrophobicity; isomerization; pH; protons; trapping
- ... We present herein the development of a new polycationic molecular receptor, inspired by the ubiquitous cyclobis(paraquat-p-phenylene)cyclophane (“blue box”). Our analogue, the “white box”, has been easily self-assembled on a preparative scale in water, using a template-assisted process by acyl hydrazone bonding of complementary bis(pyridinium)xylylene tweezers, followed by kinetic trapping of the ...