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Host-guest interactions of catechol and 4-ethylcatechol with surface-immobilized blue-box molecules

Owais, Ahmed; Djerdjev, Alex M.; Hook, J; Yuen, Alex; Rowlands, William; White, Nicholas; Neto, Chiara


Catechol and 4-ethylcatechol are highly toxic, carcinogenic, and mutagenic molecules, often produced in water in small quantities as a result of hydrothermal upgrading processes. In this work, we demonstrate the facile immobilization of cyclobis(paraquat-p-phenylene) macrocycles (known as blue box (BB)) on silica surfaces, and show that BB-coated silica surfaces adsorb large amounts of catechol and 4-ethylcatechol, with a molar ratio of 214 : 1 and 432 : 1, respectively, instead of the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Materials Chemistry A
DOI: 10.1039/c9ta00556k


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