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