Chiral polyimine molecular capsules with polar interiors have been prepared through template covalent dynamic self-assembly. An aryl-extended tetraaldehyde calixpyrrole scaffold was condensed with suitable diamines as linkers using templates for efficient self-assembly. The capsular complexes were characterized in solution, gas phase and the solid-state. Unprecedented transfer of asymmetry was observed from a chiral diamine linker to the resulting supramolecular capsular assembly.
Template-directed self-assembly of dynamic covalent capsules with polar interiors
Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 7746-7750 , DOI: 10.1039/C7SC03731G.