Publications by Year: 2006


Gibb, C. L. D.; Gibb, B. C. Templated Assembly of Water-Soluble Nano-Capsules:  Inter-Phase Sequestration, Storage, and Separation of Hydrocarbon Gases. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2006, 128, 16498-16499.
In aqueous solution, a deep-cavity cavitand was shown to self-assemble into dimeric nano-capsules via the sequestration of gaseous-phase hydrocarbons. The sequestration, assembly, and entrapment process was shown to be dependent on the hydrocarbon. Thus, by way of example, butane could be selectively sequestered from a propane−butane mixture.
Laughrey, Z. R.; Gibb, B. C. Directed Ortho Metallation of Deep Cavity Cavitands:  Functionalizing Molecular Concavity. The Journal of Organic Chemistry 2006, 71, 1289-1294.
Directed ortho metallation (DOM) processes have been used to functionalize the cavity and rim of title cavitand 1. The preorganization of the host resulted in a considerable reduction in the range of products produced. Thus, whereas sixty-nine products are possible from per-functionalization, only twelve were observed when the host was treated with three different alkyllithiums.