Macrocyclic Hamilton-type receptors comprising a ferrocene pivot

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  • Luca Pisciottani
  • Maxime Douarre
  • Brigitte Bibal
  • Clotilde Davies
  • Holly Roberts
  • Brice Kauffmann
  • Sarah L. Horswell
  • Nathan D. McClenaghan

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  • University of Bordeaux
  • Institut Europeen de Chimie et Biologie


Synthetic hydrogen-bonding receptors are described, which incorporate a central electroactive ferrocene moiety grafted with two adjacent bis(amido)pyridine motifs and an aliphatic tether (14 and 18 methylene units for 1 and 2, respectively) completing the macrocycle. The crystallographic structure, barbiturate guest-binding studies and electrochemical data are provided for the more strongly-binding macrocycle 2.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)869-875
Number of pages7
JournalSupramolecular Chemistry
Issue number10
Early online date17 Jan 2018
Publication statusPublished - 3 Oct 2018


  • barbiturate, ferrocene, Hamilton receptor, hydrogen-bonding, Macrocycle

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