Cookies on this website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Continue' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

The synthesis of a novel catenated system which is dense in cationic hydrogen bonding imidazolium units is described. The interlocked host system displays a preference for binding of bromide over other halides, overcoming basicity and Hofmeister trends, under aqueous conditions. This is the first example of an imidazolium-based catenane acting as an anion host through C-H hydrogen bonding.

Original publication

DOI

10.1039/d0cc06299e

Type

Journal article

Journal

Chem Commun (Camb)

Publication Date

05/01/2021

Volume

57

Pages

101 - 104