Full Article Figures & data References Citations Metrics Reprints & Permissions PDF Abstract A new biindolyl scaffold, 7,7′-diamino-2,2′-biindolyl, 2 was efficiently synthesized and modified into anion receptors 9 and 10 with extended hydrogen bond donors. The receptor 9 possesses two indole NHs and two amide NHs, while 10 contains two indole NHs and four urea NHs. The receptors 9 and 10 bind oxoanions such as phosphates and carboxylates by multiple hydrogen bonds in DMSO, both of which bind two or three orders of magnitudes higher than does a reference molecule 8 with only two indole NHs. In addition, binding affinities of 10 with a series of dicarboxylates were also investigated, showing the association constants in between 1.6 × 105 M− 1 (malonate) and 8.1 × 105 M− 1 (adipate) in 10% (v/v) MeOH/DMSO at 22 ± 1°C.
Jeong, K-S., Lee, J-Y., & Lee, M-H. (2007). Synthesis and Binding Properties of Anion Receptors Containing Multiple Hydorgen Bond Donors. Supramolecular Chemistry, 19(4-5), 257-263. https://doi.org/10.1080/10610270701294472