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Keywords:

  • cucurbit[n]urils;
  • DOSY NMR;
  • self-assembly;
  • supramolecular chemistry;
  • viologen
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Climbing the cucurbit ladder: Cucurbit[6]uril dimers (connected gray cylinders; see scheme) were prepared by condensation of glycoluril hexamer with the appropriate tetraaldehydes. The self-assembly process between these dimers and oligoviologen compounds (blue) in water leads to a supramolecular ladder with the dimensions and molecular weight typical of small proteins.