The construction of supramolecular systems in aqueous media is still a great challenge owing to the limited sources of building blocks. In this study, a series of 4-aryl-N-methylpyridinium derivatives have been synthesized. They formed very stable host-guest (1:2) complexes with CB in water (binding constants up to 10(14)M(-2)) with the two guest molecules arranged in a head-to-tail manner and the complexes showed high thermostability, which was revealed by (HNMR)-H-1 and UV/Vis spectroscopic studies, ITC, and crystallographic analysis.
Zhang Y,Zhou TY,Zhang KD,et al. Encapsulation Enhanced Dimerization of a Series of 4-Aryl-N-Methylpyridinium Derivatives in Water: New Building Blocks for Self-Assembly in Aqueous Media[J]. Chem.-Asian J.,2014,9(6):1530-1534.