This work was supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie. D.M. is grateful for a scholarship provided by the Federal State of Saxony.
Structural chemistry and guest inclusion of a new supramolecular material showing sensitivity to organic solvent vapors†
Article first published online: 29 OCT 2004
Copyright © 1997 Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 9, Issue 12, pages 958–961, 1997
How to Cite
Meinhold, D., Seichter, W., Köhnke, K., Seidel, J. and Weber, E. (1997), Structural chemistry and guest inclusion of a new supramolecular material showing sensitivity to organic solvent vapors. Adv. Mater., 9: 958–961. doi: 10.1002/adma.19970091205
- Issue published online: 29 OCT 2004
- Article first published online: 29 OCT 2004
- Manuscript Received: 5 MAY 1997
Clathrate formation—the formation of crystalline inclusion compounds—is one approach to chemical sensing of vapors and gases. The synthesis of a new diol host compound is described and absorptive clathrate formation and thermal clathrate decomposition are reported for acetone as the guest. It is shown that the sorptive uptake of a guest vapor by the crystalline host compound is not merely surface adsorption but true clathrate formation, involving a solid-state transformation. It is suggested that the use of the host as a chemical sensor is not far off.