Self-assembly and characterization of a giant metallocycle

Hye Young Jang, Sung Youn Chang, Kyoung Jin Chang, Kyu Sung Jeong

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A giant, 100-membered metallocycle 3 was prepared via coordination bond-based self-assembly from W-shaped ligand 9 and a palladium complex. Metallocycle 3 may create three topologically discrete subcavities, thus capable of binding up to three molecules of a diamide guest by hydrogen-bonding interactions. Elemental analysis, 1H NMR, and the ESI-mass spectra, and vapor pressure osmometry (VPO) data were all consistent with the structure of 3. N,N,N′,N′-tetramethylterephthalamide G was used as a guest for the binding study, and ESI-mass spectrum clearly displayed a characteristic, intense peak at m/z 1542 (41%), attributed to the fragment [3•G 3-3CF3SO3]3+ of 1:3 (host/guest) complex. The 1H NMR titration experiments gave association constants of 2300 ± 300 and 1200 ± 200 M-1 in CDCl3 at 25°C for two identical outer cavities, with weak positive cooperativity (Hill coefficient h = 1.3).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2433-2436
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Apr 4

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Funding Information:
This work was financially supported by the Korea Institute of the Center for Bioactive Molecular Hybrids (CBMH) and Science & Technology Evaluation and Planning (M10213030001- 02B1503-00310).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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