Regioselective photodimerization of pyridyl-butadienes within cucurbit[8]uril cavities

Murthy V.S.N. Maddipatla, Mahesh Pattabiraman, Arunkumar Natarajan, Karan Srivastav, Joel T. Mague, V. Ramamurthy

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The cucurbit[8]uril (CB8) templation strategy that is known to yield stereoselective photodimers of organic olefins has been extended to substituted butadienes. By virtue of its strong binding interactions with guests the rigid cavity of CB8 is capable of preorienting the diene guests to result in greater yields of stereoselective photodimers upon irradiation. The symmetry of the butadiene monomers influences the relative arrangement of the monomers in complexes leading to the observed product selectivity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9219-9222
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic and Biomolecular Chemistry
Issue number46
Publication statusPublished - Dec 14 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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Maddipatla, M. V. S. N., Pattabiraman, M., Natarajan, A., Srivastav, K., Mague, J. T., & Ramamurthy, V. (2012). Regioselective photodimerization of pyridyl-butadienes within cucurbit[8]uril cavities. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 10(46), 9219-9222.