Specific Supramolecular Interactions between Zn2+-Salophen Complexes and Biologically Relevant Anions

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Two different Zn2+-salophen complexes have been used in molecular recognition of phosphate and nucleotide anions. Very different spectroscopic techniques and mass spectrometry demonstrated their complementarity in exploring sensing processes. While H-1 NMR, absorption and emission spectroscopies, and laser flash photolysis showed interactions between the salophen aromatic rings and the aromatic moiety of anions, P-31 NMR and mass spectrometry only revealed the formation of complexes, without providing any structural information, A 2:1 intermediate was identified by laser flash photolysis.
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Pages (from-to)6229-6235
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009

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