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Supramolecular Activation of para-Benzoquinone

Authors

  • Paula A. Brooksby,

    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Otago PO Box 56, Dunedin (New Zealand) Telefax: Int. code + (34)797906
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  • Dr. A. James McQuillan,

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    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Otago PO Box 56, Dunedin (New Zealand) Telefax: Int. code + (34)797906
    • Department of Chemistry, University of Otago PO Box 56, Dunedin (New Zealand) Telefax: Int. code + (34)797906
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  • Duncan H. Purvis,

    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Otago PO Box 56, Dunedin (New Zealand) Telefax: Int. code + (34)797906
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  • Dr. Alan E. Rowan,

    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Otago PO Box 56, Dunedin (New Zealand) Telefax: Int. code + (34)797906
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  • Dr. Russell Walsh,

    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Otago PO Box 56, Dunedin (New Zealand) Telefax: Int. code + (34)797906
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  • Dr. Christopher A. Hunter,

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    1. Department of Chemistry, The University Sheffield S3 7HF (UK) Telefax: Int. code + (742)738673
    • Department of Chemistry, The University Sheffield S3 7HF (UK) Telefax: Int. code + (742)738673
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  • Richard J Shannon

    1. Department of Chemistry, The University Sheffield S3 7HF (UK) Telefax: Int. code + (742)738673
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Abstract

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Tetraamide hosts not only complex para-benzoquinone to form 1, they also activate the guest towards electrochemical reduction. The structure and redox properties of this system bear close similarity to those of the quinone binding domains of photosynthetic reaction centers.

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