One-pot synthesis–assembly–separation of cucurbit[6]uril via SO3H-functionalized ionic liquids

  • Xiao Jiang
  • Peipei Li
  • Xiumei Liu
  • Xinwen Guo
  • Li Liu
Short Communication


A novel microwave-assisted route to synthesize cucurbit[n]uril in SO3H-functionalized ionic liquids was reported, which enabled the automatic separation of cucurbit[6]uril through anion assembly. For the first time, the route has realized synthesis–assembly–separation of cucurbit[6]uril in one pot. The reaction yield and separation efficiency can be tuned by choice of anionic groups in ionic liquids.


Supramolecular Cucurbituril Ionic liquid Anion Microwave 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiao Jiang
    • 1
  • Peipei Li
    • 2
  • Xiumei Liu
    • 2
  • Xinwen Guo
    • 1
  • Li Liu
    • 1
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Fine ChemicalsDalian University of TechnologyDalianChina
  2. 2.Dalian Institute of Chemical PhysicsChinese Academy of SciencesDalianChina

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