Angewandte Chemie International Edition

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Editor: Peter Gölitz, Deputy Editors: Neville Compton, Haymo Ross

Online ISSN: 1521-3773

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemPhotoChem, ChemPlusChem, Zeitschrift für Chemie

47_28b/2008Inside Cover: “Conformational” Solvatochromism: Spatial Discrimination of Nonpolar Solvents by Using a Supramolecular Box of a π-Conjugated Zinc Bisporphyrin Rotamer (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 28/2008)

Conformational solvatochromism has been used to discriminate nonpolar solvents by using a self-assembled chromophoric molecule. A. Tsuda, T. Aida, and co-workers describe in their Communication on page 5153 ff. the self-assembly of a bis(zinc pyridylporphyrin) rotamer with a π-conjugated linker to give a mixture of supramolecular boxes composed of planar and perpendicular conformers. The ratio of the two boxes changes depending on the solvent, and leads to a solvatochromic response.

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