A polyoxapolyaza macrobicyclic receptor for the recognition of zwitterions

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A polyoxapolyaza heteroditopic macrobicyclic compound (btpN(4)O(3)) was synthesized. The acid-base behaviour of the compound as well as its binding ability for zwitterionic amino acids were studied by potentiometry at 298.2 +/- 0.1 K in H2O-MeOH (50 : 50 v/v) and at I = 0.10 +/- 0.01 M in NMe4TsO. The H(n)btpN(4)O(3)(n+) showed preference for amino acids containing tetrahedral anionic groups.
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Pages (from-to)5529-5532
JournalOrganic & Biomolecular Chemistry
Issue number29
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012

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