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Structure of a 4:1:4 Supramolecular Assembly of Neutral TiiiiPO Cavitands and Tetrakis(N-methylpyridinium)porphyrin Iodide

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posted on 08.06.2007, 00:00 by Rita De Zorzi, Béatrice Dubessy, Jean-Christophe Mulatier, Silvano Geremia, Lucio Randaccio, Jean-Pierre Dutasta
Four tetraphosphorylated TiiiiPO cavitands 1 encapsulate the pyridinium heads of a tetrakis(N-methylpyridinium)porphyrin iodide to form a 4:1:4 (host)4/guest4+/4I- complex. The single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis shows the arrangement of the four cavities bound to the CH3N+ groups of the porphyrin moiety and the four iodide anions nested between the phenethyl substituents of the hosts. 1H NMR investigations show that the structure is preserved in chloroform solution and underscore the effect of the counteranions.