Metal controlled aggregation-deaggregation in calix[4]arene-based self-assemblies

P. Lhotak, S. Shinkai

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Supramolecular self-assemblies of complementary components 1 or 2 (calix[4]arene derivatives with two or four 2,6-diaminopyridine units, respectively) and 3 (5,5-dialkyl barbituric acids) in chloroform-acetonitrile solution were confirmed by 1H NMR spectroscopy and light scattering. While derivative 1 interacts with 3 only after addition of Na+ cation, which disrupts intramolecular hydrogen bonds, compound 2 creates a complex with 3 even without the presence of Na+ cation, indicating much weaker intramolecular bonds in this derivative.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4829-4832
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number27
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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