Metal assembly of cyclodextrin recognition sites

Johanna Haider, Zoe Pikramenou

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Cyclodextrin recognition sites are assembled in macromolecular structures by using metal assembly principles. Methylated cyclodextrins are functionalised with bidentate bipyridine and tridentate terpyridine units to give versatile receptor ligands, β‐CD−mbpy and β‐CD−ttp, respectively, for metal complexation. Tris‐cyclodextrin complexes are prepared by reaction of the β‐CD−mbpy receptor with iron(II) and by reaction of β‐CD−ttp with europium(III). The latter leads to a luminescent complex with three recognition sites around the luminescent metal core. Bis‐cyclodextrin complexes are prepared by addition of iron(II) to β‐CD−ttp. The characterisation of the compounds and their luminescent properties are reported.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-194
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Issue number1
Early online date27 Nov 2000
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2001


  • cyclodextrins
  • coordination chemistry
  • supramolecular chemistry
  • molecular devices
  • receptors


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