Control of Photodimerization by supramolecular templates

Kazuki Sada, Daisuke Kikuno, Seiji Shinkai

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Recently, we reported that pybox or bzpybox ligands form 2:2 ladder-type complexes with oligomeric secondary dialkylammonium salts. In this report, we demonstrate control of photodimerization of cinnamoyl group by introduction to the Bzpybox ligand. Photo-irradiation of the 2:2 ladder complex of cinnamoyl-modified Bzpybox with dimeric secondary dialkylammonium produced efficiently the photodimer under the dilute condition that could not form the dimers without templates. Therefore, this should be supramolecular control of 2 + 2 photodimerization.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2005
Event54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: May 25 2005May 27 2005


Other54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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