Decasubstituted pillararenes containing amidopyridine fragments have been synthesized for the first time. As was shown by UV-vis spectroscopy, the pillararenes with p-amidopyridine fragments form supramolecular associates with Cu(II) and Pd(II) cations in methanol in a 2:1 ratio. Using a sol-gel approach these associates are transformed into metallo-supramolecular coordination polymers (supramolecular gels) which were characterized as amorphous powders by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and dynamic light scattering (DLS). The powders are able to selectively adsorb up to 46% of nitrophenols from water and were incorporated into an electrochemical sensor to selectively recognize them in aqueous acidic solution.
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 25 Feb 2021|