Citation: Jian-Chang Gui, Zhi-Qiang Yan, Yuan Peng, Ji-Gao Yi, Da-Yang Zhou, Dan Su, Zhi-Hui Zhong, Guo-Wei Gao, Wan-Hua Wu, Cheng Yang. Enhanced head-to-head photodimers in the photocyclodimerization of anthracenecarboxylic acid with a cationic pillar[6]arene[J]. Chinese Chemical Letters, ;2016, 27(7): 1017-1021. doi: 10.1016/j.cclet.2016.04.021 shu

Enhanced head-to-head photodimers in the photocyclodimerization of anthracenecarboxylic acid with a cationic pillar[6]arene

  • Corresponding author: Cheng Yang,
  • Received Date: 21 March 2016
    Revised Date: 7 April 2016
    Accepted Date: 14 April 2016
    Available Online: 11 July 2016


  • The complexation behaviors of anthracenecarboxylic acid and water-soluble cationic pillararenes have been investigated by 1H NMR, UV-vis and ITC methods. The cationic pillar[6]arene was found to stepwise form 1:1 and 1:2 complexes, having a large K1 and a relatively small K2 values. Photocyclodimerization of AC within the pillar[6]arene improved the yield of the head-to-head photodimers. Up to 4.97 HH/HT ratio has been reached by optimizing the reaction conditions.
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