Chem. J. Chinese Universities ›› 2012, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (01): 1.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.0251-0790.2012.01.001

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Research Progress on the Synthesis of Pillar[n]arenes and Their Host-guest Chemistry

WANG Kai, YANG Ying-Wei, ZHANG Sean Xiao-An   

  1. State Key Laboratory of Supramolecular Structure and Materials, Department of Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, China
  • Received:2011-10-27 Online:2012-01-10 Published:2011-12-20

Abstract: Pillararenes are a new class of host molecules, which are cyclic oligomers consisting of hydroquinones or 1,4-disubstituted hydroquinone ethers linked by methylene bridges in the para positions of the benze rings. Herein, recent development on the synthesis of pillar[n]arenes and pillar[n]arene derivatives, and their host-guest chemistry, i.e., molecular recognition and selective binding towards guest molecules, and their self-assembly properties was reviewed. In addition, prospects for future research based on pillar[n]arenes were also discussed.

Key words: Pillararene, Molecular recognition, Self-assembly, Host-guest chemistry

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