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Rugby-Ball-Shaped Sulfate−Water−Sulfate Adduct Encapsulated in a Neutral Molecular Receptor Capsule

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posted on 02.04.2020 by D. Amilan Jose, D. Krishna Kumar, Bishwajit Ganguly, Amitava Das
We report a tren-based tris(urea) receptor molecule that shows preferential binding with sulfate/phosphate anions. The receptor acts as a neutral molecular capsule, within which a unique sulfate−(H2O)3−sulfate adduct is encapsulated.