Publications by Year: 2017
Sullivan, M. R.; Sokkalingam, P.; Nguyen, T.; Donahue, J. P.; Gibb, B. C. Binding of carboxylate and trimethylammonium salts to octa-acid and TEMOA deep-cavity cavitands. Journal of Computer-Aided Molecular Design 2017, 31, 21-28.
Wang, K.; Gibb, B. C. Mapping the Binding Motifs of Deprotonated Monounsaturated Fatty Acids and Their Corresponding Methyl Esters within Supramolecular Capsules. The Journal of Organic Chemistry 2017, 82, 4279-4288.
This tutorial review summarizes the continuing exploration of three prominent water-soluble hosts: cucurbiturils, pillar[n]arenes and deep-cavity cavitands. As we describe, these hosts are revealing how orchestrating the hydrophobic effect can lead to a broad range of properties and applications, from: nano-reactors, supramolecular polymers, stimuli-responsive biointerfaces, switches, and novel purification devices. We also describe how their study is also revealing more details about the properties of water and aqueous solutions.