"Metal-switched" molecular receptor site designed on a calix[4]arene platform

Hiroto Murakami, Seiji Shinkai

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New calix[4]arene having a hydrogen-bonding receptor site near an ionophoric site was synthesized. The receptor site was activated from a "closed" form to an "open" form by the Na+-binding to the ionophoric site: that is, Na+ acts as a trigger for the "opening" of the molecular receptor site.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4237-4240
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - Jun 25 1993
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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