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Molecular imprisonment: host response to guest location, orientation, and dynamics in clathrates of Dianin's compound


Lee, JJ and Sobolev, AN and Turner, MJ and Fuller, RO and Iversen, BB and Koutsantonis, GA and Spackman, MA, Molecular imprisonment: host response to guest location, orientation, and dynamics in clathrates of Dianin's compound, Crystal Growth & Design, 14, (3) pp. 1296-1306. ISSN 1528-7483 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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© 2014 American Chemical Society

DOI: doi:10.1021/cg4018129


Single crystal X-ray diffraction data measured at 100 K for Dianinís compound (DC) and 18 of its clathrates formed with a wide range of guest molecules provide considerable insight into the way the host adjusts to accommodate guest molecules. Detailed information is also obtained regarding the location, orientation, and dynamics of the guests in the host cavity. Although all unit cells are closely similar in size, the host undergoes significant change in response to the imprisonment of its various guests. Enclathration typically results in a larger cell and cavity volume, but for the small molecules methanol, ethanol, and nitromethane the host actually shrinks significantly around the guests in the cavity. In most clathrates, there is evidence of close contacts between atoms in the guest and the phenol −OH group and/or ring of the DC host. The series of clathrates formed by benzene, toluene, and the halobenzenes show the orientation of the benzene ring to be progressively modifed by the increasing size of the substituent atom or group on the ring in a systematic manner that reflects functional group contributions to van der Waals volumes.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry
Research Field:Nanochemistry and Supramolecular Chemistry
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences
UTAS Author:Fuller, RO (Dr Rebecca Fuller)
ID Code:135617
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:11
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2019-11-05
Last Modified:2019-12-05

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