AND/OR bimolecular recognition

Michito Yoshizawa, Masazumi Tamura, Makoto Fujita

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cis-Decalin (2) and perylene (3) are co-enclathrated by a self-assembled M6L4-coordination cage (1) to give 1⊃(2·3) although each of them is not enclathrated. This phenomenon is termed as AND bimolecular recognition because enclathration occursonly if 2 and 3 coexist. Cage 1 also coenclathrates azulene (8) and 1,4-naphthoquinone (9) to give 1(8·9). In this case, 1(8)2 and 1(9)2 are formed by treating 1 with 8 and 9 individually. This case is termed as OR bimolecular recognition because enclathration occurs if 8 or 9 exists. Accordingly, we have shown that the self-assembled cage 1 experiences both AND and OR bimolecular recognition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6846-6847
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jun 9
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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