Neutral [2]rotaxane host systems that recognise halide anions in aqueous solvent mixtures

James M. Mercurio, Fergus Tyrrell, James Cookson, Paul D. Beer
2013 Chemical Communications  
Four pyridine N-oxide axle containing [2]rotaxanes have been synthesised via an anion templated threading-followed-by-stoppering strategy and shown to be the first examples of neutral interlocked host systems capable of recognising halide anions in aqueous solvent mixtures.
doi:10.1039/c3cc47076h pmid:24122037 fatcat:tcuecy6csfeafek2u5vknln7zy