Switchable dual binding mode molecular shuttle

Leigh, D. A. and Thomson, A. R. (2006) Switchable dual binding mode molecular shuttle. Organic Letters, 8(23), pp. 5377-5379. (doi:10.1021/ol062284j) (PMID:17078722)

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Protonation controls the location of a dual binding mode macrocycle in a [2]rotaxane. In the neutral form, amide−amide hydrogen bonds hold the macrocycle over a dipeptide residue; when the thread is protonated, polyether−ammonium cation interactions dominate and the macrocycle changes position.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Thomson, Dr Drew
Authors: Leigh, D. A., and Thomson, A. R.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Organic Letters
Publisher:American Chemical Society
ISSN (Online):1523-7052
Published Online:11 October 2006

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