Selected Publications

Anion Complexation and The Hofmeister Effect, Carnegie, R.; Gibb, C.L.D.; Gibb, B.C., Angewante Chemie International Edition [Hot Paper], 2014, ahead of print, DOI: /10.1002/anie.201405796/pdf

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/anie.201405796/pdf

Molecular containers assembled through the hydrophobic effect, Jordan, J.H.; Gibb, B.C., Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, ahead of print, DOI:10.1039/C4CS00191E

http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlepdf/2014/cs/c4cs00191e

Simulation optimization of spherical non-polar guest recognition by deep-cavity cavitands, Wanjari, P.P.; Gibb, B.C.; Ashbaugh, H.S., J. Chem. Phys., 2013, 139, 234502. DOI: 10.1063/1.4844215
http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4844215

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
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/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

http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2013/cc/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.
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/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).
http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2012/CC/c2cc16603h


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.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ijch.201100058/abstract


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
http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2011/CC/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
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021%2Fja202308n


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.
http://pubmedcentralcanada.ca/articlerender.cgi?accid=PMC3110010


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
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/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.
http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2011/CC/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
http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2011/cs/c0cs00030b/unauth


 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.
http://www.nature.com/nchem/journal/v2/n10/abs/nchem.751.html


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
http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2010/SM/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
http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2009/DT/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%2Fj.tet.2009.01.110
http://dx.crossref.org/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
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2896298/


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
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1560/IJC.49.1.31/abstract


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.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2744078/


 Synthesis of Nanoscale Carceplexes from Deep-Cavity Cavitands, Srinivasan, K., Gibb, B. C., Chem. Commun., 2008, 4640-4642. DOI: 10.1039/B811594J
http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2008/cc/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
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/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
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2614893/


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
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ejoc.200800206/abstract


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
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/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
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/chem.200701961/abstract


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
http://turroserver.chem.columbia.edu/PDF_db/publications_801_850/NJT815.pdf


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
http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2007/CC/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
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/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
http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2007/OB/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; (http://www.nature.com/nnano/reshigh/2006/1206/full/nnano.2006.204.html) DOI: 10.1021/ja0670916
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/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
http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2006/CC/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
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/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
http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2005/CC/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
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/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
http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2005/cc/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
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/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
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/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
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ol0498491


Resorcinarenes as Templates Gibb, B. C., Chemistry: A European Journal, 2003, 9, 5180-5187. DOI: 10.1002/chem.200305029
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/chem.200305029/abstract


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
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/chem.200390008/abstract


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
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/citedby/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
http://www.pnas.org/content/99/8/4857.full


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
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/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.
http://144.206.159.178/ft/986/32026/556979.pdf


Reduced Symmetry Deep-Cavity Cavitands.  Green, J. O.; Baird, J.-H.; Gibb, B. C., Organic Letters, 2000, 2, 3845-3848. DOI: 10.1021/ol006569m
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/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
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/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
http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/1998/cc/a803571g