Chemical insight from crystallographic disorder: Structural studies of a supramolecular β-cyclodextrin/coumarin photochemical system

Tom J. Brett, Jennifer M. Alexander, Joanna L. Clark, Charles R. Ross, Gerard S. Harbison, John J. Stezowski

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Abstract

From a combination of X-ray crystallography, solid-state NMR, and theoretical calculations, a model of a β-cyclodextrin (β-CD)-coumarin inclusion complex has been developed which characterizes the complex as a 2:3 β-CD-coumarin system with the coumarin molecules located in β-CD dimer 'reaction nano-tubes'; the model explains the reported yield for the coumarin photodimerization reaction carried out in powdered solids.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1275-1276
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 21 1999

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