Neutral anion receptor
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
---The synthesis of macrocyclic and acyclic cleft-like anion receptors in which four hydrogen bond donating urea moieties are present in a preorganized fashion is described. NMR spectroscopy shows the complex formation with H2PO4- and Cl -. Cleft-like receptors bind H2PO4- in a 2:1 guest-host stoichiometry (Ka = 107M-2) in DMSO, whereas Cl - is bound in a 1:1 stoichiometry (Ka = 103M-1). The macrocyclic receptors form a 1:1 complex with H2PO4- (Ka = 103M-1 in DMSO) with a 100-fold selectivity for H2PO4- over Cl -.
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