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Issue 22, 2014
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Discrimination of adenine nucleotides and pyrophosphate in water by a zinc complex of an anthracene-based cyclophane

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Abstract

Combining metal–anion coordination and π–π stacking interactions, a zinc complex of a novel anthracene-based cyclophane was designed to recognise adenine nucleoside polyphosphates. This complex was found to show selective fluorescence enhancement for ATP, ADP, AMP and PPi in neutral aqueous solution. Among them, ADP induced the largest fluorescence change to the complex, while ATP showed the strongest binding affinity to the complex. This property was used to sense ATP in the presence of excess amounts of other phosphates such as ADP, AMP, PPi and Pi.

Graphical abstract: Discrimination of adenine nucleotides and pyrophosphate in water by a zinc complex of an anthracene-based cyclophane

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The article was received on 23 Jan 2014, accepted on 16 Apr 2014 and first published on 16 Apr 2014


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C4OB00184B
Citation: Org. Biomol. Chem., 2014,12, 3701-3706
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    Discrimination of adenine nucleotides and pyrophosphate in water by a zinc complex of an anthracene-based cyclophane

    P. Hu, S. Yang and G. Feng, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2014, 12, 3701
    DOI: 10.1039/C4OB00184B

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