Molecular receptor for binding quaternary ammonium salts and a large anion effect on the complexation

Kyu Sung Jeong, Kyu Myoung Hahn, Young Lag Cho

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An acyclic receptor 1 with a binding cavity surrounded by electron-rich aryl surfaces has been synthesized for binding quaternary ammonium salts through cation-π interactions. The association constants of the receptor I with salts in CDCl3 depend on the anions due to the hydrogen bonds between the exchangeable protons in the receptor 1 and anions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3779-3782
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 1998 May 28


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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