Ultrahigh binding affinity of a hydrocarbon guest inside cucurbit[7]uril enhanced by strong host-guest charge matching

Hugues Lambert, Neetha Mohan, Tung-Chun Lee
2019 Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics - PCCP  
Cucurbit[7]uril (CB[7]) is an artificial macrocyclic molecule that can form exceptionally strong host-guest complexes with binding constants higher than that of the biotin-avidin complex. Despite notable experimental efforts, there does...
doi:10.1039/c9cp01762c fatcat:o2wrbqjdpbfm5nbsbnf6u76nri