Chapter 11. Dye Encapsulation

  1. Udo H. Brinker and
  2. Jean-Luc Mieusset
  1. Jeremiah J. Gassensmith1,
  2. Easwaran Arunkumar2 and
  3. Bradley D. Smith1

Published Online: 13 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470664872.ch11

Molecular Encapsulation: Organic Reactions in Constrained Systems

Molecular Encapsulation: Organic Reactions in Constrained Systems

How to Cite

Gassensmith, J. J., Arunkumar, E. and Smith, B. D. (2010) Dye Encapsulation, in Molecular Encapsulation: Organic Reactions in Constrained Systems (eds U. H. Brinker and J.-L. Mieusset), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470664872.ch11

Editor Information

  1. Institut für Organische Chemie, Universität Wien, A–1090 Wien, Austria

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 251 Nieuwland Science Hall, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556, USA

  2. 2

    Molecular Targeting Technologies Inc, PA 19380, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 25 JUN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470998076

Online ISBN: 9780470664872



  • dye encapsulation;
  • reversible dye encapsulation - inside organic container molecules;
  • reversible dye encapsulation - by biological receptors;
  • permanent dye encapsulation inside rotaxanes;
  • organic dyes, as pigments in paints, clothing and printed matter;
  • reversible dye binding systems - into colourimetric and fluorescent assays for analytical detection;
  • permanent encapsulation inside inorganic matrices;
  • second-generation squaraine rotaxanes - produced using anthrylene tetralactam macrocycle;
  • microporous zeolite conceptualization


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Reversible Dye Encapsulation Inside Organic Container Molecules

  • Reversible Dye Encapsulation by Biological Receptors

  • Permanent Dye Encapsulation Inside Rotaxanes

  • Permanent Encapsulation Inside Inorganic Matrices

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgements

  • References