Selected Publications

Guest Packing Motifs within a Supra-molecular Nano-Capsule and a Covalent Analogue, Liu, S.; Russell, D.H.; Zinnel, N.; Gibb, B.C., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 4314-4324.  DOI: 10.1021/ja310741q


Guest-mediated switching of the assembly state of a water-soluble deep-cavity cavitand, Gan, H. and Gibb, B. C., Chem. Commun., 2013, 1395-1397.  DOI: 10.1039/c2cc38227j


Dynamics of a Supramolecular Capsule Assembly with Pyrene, Tang, H.; de Oliveira, C.; Sonntag, G.; Gibb, C. L. D.; Gibb, B. C; Bohne, C., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 5544-5547. DOI: 10.1021/ja301278p.


Guest-controlled self-sorting in assemblies driven by the hydrophobic effect, Gan, H.; Gibb, B.C. Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 1656-1658. DOI: 10.1039/C2CC16603H. (Top 10 most accessed articles December 2012).


Supramolecular Assembly and Binding in Aqueous Solution: Useful Tips Regarding the Hofmeister and Hydrophobic Effects, Gibb, B. C., Isr. J. Chem. 2011, 51, 798-806.  DOI: 10.1002/ijch.201100058.


A versatile and modular approach to functionalization of deep-cavity cavitand via “click” chemistry, Li, Y., Giles, M. D., Liu, S., Laurent, B. A., Hoskins, J. N., Cortez, M. A., Sreerama, S. G., Gibb, B. C., Grayson, S. M., Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 9036-9038. DOI: 10.1039/C1CC11259G


Anion Binding to Hydrophobic Concavity is Central to the Salting-in Effects of Hofmeister Chaotropes, Gibb, C. L. D.; Gibb, B. C., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 7344-7347.  DOI: 10.1021/ja202308n


An improved synthesis of ‘octa-acid’ deep-cavity cavitand, Liu, S., Whisenhunt-Ioup, S. E., Gibb, C. L. D., and Gibb, B. C., Supramolecular Chemistry, 2011, 480-485. DOI: 10.1080/10610278.2010.550290.


Non-monotonic Assembly of a Deep-Cavity Cavitand, Gan, H.; Benjamin, C. J.; Gibb, B. C., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 4770-4773. DOI: 10.1021/ja200633d


Solvent Denaturation of Supramolecular Capsules Assembled via the Hydrophobic Effect, Liu S., Gibb, B. C., Chemical Commun., 2011, 3574-3576. DOI: 10.1039/c1cc10122f.


Water-Soluble, Self-Assembling Container Molecules: An Update, Laughrey, Z. and Gibb, B. C., Chem. Soc. Rev, 2011, 40, 363-386. DOI: 10.1039/C0CS00030B


 Kinetic resolution of constitutional isomers controlled by selective protection inside a supramolecular nanocapsule, Liu, S., Gan, H., Hermann, A. T., Rick, S. W., Gibb, B. C. Nature Chemistry, 2010, 2, 847-852. DOI:10.1038/nchem.751.


Dendronized cavitands: A step towards a synthetic viral capsid? Grayson, S. M., Gibb, B. C., Soft Matter, 2010, 6, 1377-1382. DOI: 10.1039/B921935H


Chiral Photochemistry within a Confined Space:  Diastereoselective Photorearrangements of a Tropolone and a Cyclohexadienone Included in a Synthetic Cavitand, Sundaresan, A. K.; Kaanumalle, L.; Gibb, C. L. D.; Gibb, B. C.; Ramamurthy, V.  Dalton Transactions, 2009, 20, 4003-4011. DOI: 10.1039/B900017H


Chiral Photochemistry in a Confined Space: Torquoselectivity During the Photocyclization of Pyridones within an Achiral Hydrophobic Capsule Sundaresan, A. K.; Gibb, C. L. D.; Gibb, B. C. and Ramamurthy, V., Tetrahedron (Symposium in Print), 2009, 65(35), 7277-7288. DOI:  10.1016/j.tet.2009.01.110


Guests of Differing Polarities Provide Insight into Structural Requirements for Templates of Water-Soluble Nano-Capsules, Gibb, C. L. D. and Gibb, B. C. Tetrahedron (Symposium in Print), 2009, 65(35), 7240-7248. DOI: 10.1002/chin.200945208


Divergent Dendronization of Deep-Cavity Cavitands to Tune Host Solubility, Giles, M. D.; Liu, S.; Emanuel, R. L.; Gibb, B. C.; and Grayson, S. M., Isr. J. Chem. 2009, 49, 31-40. DOI: 10.1560/IJC.49.1.31


Dendronized Supramolecular Nano-Capsules: pH Independent, Water-Soluble, Deep-Cavity Cavitands Assemble via the Hydrophobic Effect, Giles, M. D.; Liu, S.; Emanuel, R. L.; Gibb, B. C.; and Grayson, S. M., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 14430-14431.  DOI: 10.1021/ja806457x.


 Synthesis of Nanoscale Carceplexes from Deep-Cavity Cavitands, Srinivasan, K., Gibb, B. C., Chem. Commun., 2008, 4640-4642. DOI: 10.1039/B811594J


Water Inside a Hydrophobic Cavitand Molecule, Ewell, J.; Gibb, B. C.; Rick, S., J. Phys. Chem. B, 2008, 112, 10272-10279. DOI: 10.1021/jp804429n


High-Definition Self-Assemblies driven by the Hydrophobic Effect: Synthesis and Properties of a Supramolecular Nano-Capsule, Liu, S. and Gibb, B. C., Chem Commun. 2008, 3709-3716 (Feature Article). DOI: 10.1039/b805446k


Broad Functionalization of Deep-Cavity Cavitands by Directed Ortho Metalation, Kannupal, S. and Gibb, B. C., Euro. J. Org. Chem. (Cover article), 2008, 3265-3271. DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.200800206


Templation of the Excited State Chemistry of a-(n-alkyl)-dibenzylketones: How Guest Packing within a Nano-scale Supramolecular Capsule influences Photochemistry, Gibb, C. L. D.; Sundaresan, A. K.; Ramamurthy, V.; Gibb, B. C., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 4069-4080.  DOI: 10.1021/ja7107917


Encapsulation of Ferrocene and Peripheral Electrostatic Attachment of Viologens to Dimeric Molecular Capsules Formed by an Octaacid, Deep-Cavity Cavitand, Podkoscielny, D.; Philip, I.; Gibb, C. L. D.; Gibb, B. C.; Kaifer, A. E.,  Chem. Eur. J., 2008, 14, 4704-4710. DOI: 10.1002/chem.200701961


Controlling Photoreactions with Restricted Spaces and Weak Intermolecular Forces:  Exquisite Product Selectivity during Oxidation of Olefins by Singlet Oxygen Natarajan, A.; Kaanumalle, L. S.; Jockusch, S.; Gibb, C. L. D.; Gibb, B. C.; Turro, N. J. and Ramamurthy, V. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2007, 129, 4132-4133. DOI: 10.1021/ja070086x


Straight-Chain Alkanes Template the Assembly of Water-Soluble Nano-Capsules, Gibb C. L. D.; Gibb, B. C., Chem. Commun. 2007, 1635-1637. DOI: 10.1039/B618731E


Electrophilic Substitution of Deep Cavity Cavitands: Selective Exo Functionalization of Molecular Concavity Srinivasan, K. and Gibb, B. C., Organic Letters, 2007, 9, 745-748. DOI: 10.1021/ol062897w


Photo-Fries Reaction In Water Made Highly Selective With a Capsule Kaanumalle, L. S.; Gibb, C. L. D.; Gibb, B. C.; Ramamurthy, V., Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 2007, 5, 236-238. DOI: 10.1039/b617022f


Templated Assembly of Water-Soluble Nano-Capsules: Inter-Phase Sequestration, Storage, and Separation of Hydrocarbon Gases, Gibb, C. L. D., Gibb, B. C., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 16498-16499. (Featured in Nature Nanotechnology, December 2006; DOI: 10.1021/ja0670916


A Deuterated Deep-Cavity Cavitand Confirms the Importance of C-H×××X-R Hydrogen Bonds in Guest Binding, Laughrey, Z. R.; Upton, T. G.; Gibb, B. C., Chem. Commun. 2006, 970-972. DOI: 10.1039/b515187b


Directed Ortho Metallation of Deep-Cavity Cavitands: Functionalizing Molecular Concavity, Laughrey, Z. R.; Gibb, B. C., J. Org. Chem., 2006, 71, 1289-1294 (Cover article issue #4). DOI: 10.1021/jo0513515


Polyfunctionalized Macrocycles Demonstrate Enantioselective and Ditopic Binding Properties, Gong. J.; Gibb, B. C. Chem. Commun., 2005, 3319-3321. DOI: 10.1039/B501774B


A Hydrophobic Nano-Capsule Controls the Photophysics of Aromatic Molecules By Suppressing their Favored Solution Pathways, Kaanumalle, L. S.; Gibb, C. L. D.; Gibb, B. C.; Ramamurthy, V., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2005, 127, 3674-3675. DOI: 10.1021/ja0425381


A New Macrocycle Demonstrates Ditopic Recognition Properties, Gong J.; and Gibb, B. C.; Chem. Commun. 2005, 1393-1395. DOI: 10.1039/B414923H


Controlling Photochemistry With Distinct Hydrophobic Nano-Environments, Kaanumalle, L. S.; Gibb, C. L. D.; Gibb, B. C.; Ramamurthy, V., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2004, 126, 14366-14367. (see also: Nature, 2004, 432, p163, and Chemical & Engineering News Jan 3rd, 2005, p30). DOI: 10.1021/ja0450197


Well Defined, Organic Nano-Environments in Water: The Hydrophobic Effect Drives a Capsular Assembly Gibb, C. L. D., Gibb, B. C., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2004, 126, 11408-11409.  DOI: 10.1021/ja0475611


Remote Substituents Influence both the Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Zinc Binding to Tris-Pyridyl Methanol Derivatives Gong J., Gibb, B. C., Organic Letters, 2004, 6, 1353-1356. DOI: 10.1021/ol0498491


Resorcinarenes as Templates Gibb, B. C., Chemistry: A European Journal, 2003, 9, 5180-5187. DOI: 10.1002/chem.200305029


Guest Binding and Orientation within Open Nano-scale Hosts, Laughrey, Z. R.; Gibb, C. L. D.; Senechal, T.; Gibb, B. C. Chemistry: A European Journal, 2003, 9, 130-139. DOI: 10.1002/chem.200390008


Resorcinarenes as Templates: A General Strategy for the Synthesis of Large Macrocycles, Li, X., Upton, T.; Gibb, C. L. D.; Gibb, B. C., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 650-651. DOI: 10.1021/ja029116g


Adjusting the Thermodynamics, Kinetics, and Orientation of Guests within Large Synthetic Hydrophobic Pockets, Gibb, C. L. D.; Li, X.; Gibb, B. C., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (US), 2002, 99, 4857-4862. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.062653599


C-H   X-R (X = Cl, Br and I) Hydrogen Bonds Drive the Complexation of a Nano-Scale Molecular Basket, Gibb, C. L. D.; Stevens, E. D.; Gibb, B. C., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2001, 123, 5849-5850. DOI: 10.1021/ja005931p


Two New Ligands for Carbonic Anhydrase Mimicry.  Li, X.; Gibb, C. L. D.; Kuebel, M. E;  Gibb, B. C., Tetrahedron, 2001, 57, 1175-1182.


Reduced Symmetry Deep-Cavity Cavitands.  Green, J. O.; Baird, J.-H.; Gibb, B. C., Organic Letters, 2000, 2, 3845-3848. DOI: 10.1021/ol006569m


Functionalized Deep-Cavity Cavitands.  Xi, H.; Gibb, C. L. D.; Gibb, B. C., J. Org. Chem., 1999, 64, 9286-9288. DOI: 10.1021/jo9909913


Deep-Cavity Cavitands:  Synthesis and Solid-State Structure of Host Molecules Possessing Large Bowl-Shaped Cavities.  Xi, H., Gibb, C. L. D., Stevens, E. D., Gibb, B. C., Chem. Commun., 1998, 1743-1744. DOI: 10.1039/A803571G