Molecular programming based on complexation between Pybox ligands and sec-dialkylammonium cations

Kazuki Sada, Takayuki Suzuki, Takahiro Sugimoto, Takahiro Tani, Yuzo Fujiki, Daisuke Kikuno, Seiji Shinkai

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Control of number and order in the supramolecular assemblies have been of much interest due to their application for informational technology and mimetic approaches for molecular information of biological polymers such as DNA and proteins. We previously reported that 2,6-bis(2-oxazolyl)pyridine (Pybox) forms the 1:1 complexes with various secondary dialkylammonium cations as a tool for supramolecular assemblies. In this report, we demonstrate formation of ordered supramolecular assembly from two different pybox (P) and bzpybox (B) ligands by complexation with dimeric imminium cation (IA) as a template. The two ammonium sites of IA were differentiated by steric repulsion between the phthalimide moieties of IA and macrocyclic structure of P. 1H-NMR titration indicated that IA form a 1:1:1 complex with P and B.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event54th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecules - Yamagata, Japan
Duration: Sept 20 2005Sept 22 2005


Other54th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecules

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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