Novel Host Compounds, 1,1′-Binaphthyl-2,2′-Dihydroxy-5,5′- and 6,6′-Dicarboxylic Acid, which Trap Guest Molecules Tightly in their Inclusion Crystals

  • Koichi Tanaka
  • Hideyuki Takano
  • Zofia Urbanczyk-lipkowska
Review Article


The host compounds 1,1’-binaphthyl-2,2′-dihydroxy-5,5′-dicarboxylic acid (1) and 1,1′-binaphthyl-2,2′-dihydroxy-6,6′-dicarboxylic acid (2) have been synthesized, and their inclusion properties have been studied. Inclusion complexes formed by 1 and 2 with volatile guests such as acetone and methanol release the guests only at much higher temperatures than their boiling points. The crystal structures of the inclusion complexes have been determined from single crystal X-ray diffraction data and show different host lattices.


carboxylic acid hosts hydrogen bonding Inclusion crystals X-ray structure analysis 


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This research which was supported in part by a grant from the Kansai University Special Research Fund, 2005, to K.T. for “Design and Application of Novel Chiral Supramolecular Hosts”


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Koichi Tanaka
    • 1
  • Hideyuki Takano
    • 1
  • Zofia Urbanczyk-lipkowska
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering & High Technology Research CenterKansai UniversitySuita, OsakaJapan
  2. 2.Institute of Organic ChemistryPolish Academy of SciencesWarszawaPoland

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