Chiral Di-Imidazolium Molecular Tweezers: Synthesis and Enantioselective Recognition for Amino Acid Derivatives

Author(s): Jing-bo Lan, Ru-gang Xie, Sheng-jin Guo, Qin-xiang Xiang, Jin-song You, Kui Luo, He-yan Jiang.

Journal Name: Letters in Organic Chemistry

Volume 3 , Issue 5 , 2006

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A series of novel chiral di-imidazolium tweezers were synthesized from L-alanine and L-phenylalanine. These compounds featured two open arms and multipoint binding sites. UV spectroscopic titration experiments showed these chiral di-imidazolium receptors exhibited excellent enantioselective recognition toward L- and D-amino acid derivatives in water or acetonitrile.

Keywords: UV-vis, enantioselective recognition, synthesis, molecular tweezers, Chiral imidazolium

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Year: 2006
Page: [363 - 367]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/157017806776611854
Price: $65

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