Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 56 Issue 48

Editor: Neville Compton; Editor Emeritus: Peter Gölitz

Online ISSN: 1521-3773

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

49_13/2010Cover Picture: Bambus[6]uril (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 13/2010)

A novel hexameric macrocycle was directly prepared by acid-catalyzed condensation of 2,4-dimethylglycoluril with formaldehyde, as described by V. Sindelar and co-workers in their Communication on page 2378 ff. The macrocycle binds halide anions inside the cavity through twelve C-H ··X hydrogen bonding with high affinity and selectivity. The trivial name bambus[6]uril deriving from the bambusoidea subfamily was proposed as the macrocycle resemble part of a bamboo plant stem. Photograph courtesy of Milan Lipensky.

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