Ion Pairs and C60: Simultaneous Guests in Supramolecular Nanotubes

Emiliano Tamanini, G. Dan Pantos, Jeremy K. M. Sanders

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Unlikely bedfellows: Naphthalenediimide‐based supramolecular nanotubes act as size‐selective receptors for ion pairs, as demonstrated by competition experiments with C60 (see picture). Fullerene forms mixed complexes inside the cavity of the nanotubes in the presence of the anion and ammonium ions of the appropriate size
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-84
Number of pages4
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 23 Dec 2009


  • fullerenes
  • host-guest chemistry
  • ion pairs
  • receptors
  • self-assembly


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