Supramolecular assembly of cucurbit[6]uril and N-butyl-4-pyrrolidinopyridine

<p>The nature of the supramolecular host–guest complex involving 4-pyrrolidinopyridine (BuPC4) and cucurbit[6]uril (Q[6]) has been investigated by NMR and UV spectroscopy, MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry, X-ray crystallography and isothermal titration calorimetry. The results revealed that the alkyl chain of the guest BuPC4 is located inside the cavity of the Q[6] host, whereas the other section of the BuPC4 guest remains outside of the portal.</p> <p>A novel supramolecular host–guest complex of 4-pyrrolidinopyridine derivative (BuPC4) with cucurbit[6]uril (Q[6]) has been investigated. The result revealed that the alkyl chain of the guest BuPC4 is located inside the cavity of the Q[6] host, whereas the other section of the guest BuPC4 remains outside of the portal.</p>