Pseudorotaxanes from the self-assembly of simple 2,2′-bis(benzimidazolium) dications and DB24C8 is a first of its kind when a protonated bis(benzimidazole) without a methylene spacer between the two benzimidazolium units (a very rigid axle without flexibility) thread DB24C8 as a result of H-bonding interactions. The formation of these pseudorotaxanes was first ascertained from 1H NMR spectroscopy and later corroborated by HRMS, 2D NMR and finally supported by rigorous DFT calculations.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Drug Discovery
- Organic Chemistry