Anion binding to monotopic and ditopic macrocyclic amides

Ivan V. Korendovych, Mimi Cho, Phillip L. Butler, Richard J. Staples, Elena V. Rybak-Akimova

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Binding of fluoride anion as well as carboxylic acid tetraalkylammonium salts by macrocyclic compounds of different size was studied by NMR in DMSO-d6. It has been found that at least a 15-membered ring is necessary for successful recognition of fluoride. Larger macrocycles obtained in a [2 + 2] cyclization were shown to bind dicarboxylic acid salts. Effects of binding topicity are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3171-3174
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number15
StatePublished - Jul 20 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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