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Directed adenine functionalization for creating complex architectures for material and biological applications

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Abstract

In this feature article, targeted design strategies are outlined for modified adenine nucleobase derivatives in order to construct metal-mediated discrete complexes, ring-expanded purine skeletons, linear and catenated coordination polymers, shape-selective MOFs, and purine-capped nanoparticles, with a wide range of applications from gas and solvent adsorption to bioimaging agents and anticancer metallodrugs. The success of such design strategies could be ascribed to the rich chemistry of purine and pyrimidine derivatives, versatile coordination behavior, ability to bind a host of metal ions, which could be further tuned by the introduction of additional functionalities, and their inherent propensity to hydrogen bond and exhibit π–π interactions. These noncovalent interactions produce stable frameworks and network solids that are useful as advanced materials, and the biocompatibility of these ligand complexes provides an impetus for assessing novel biological applications.

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The article was received on 10 Jan 2017, accepted on 24 Mar 2017 and first published on 30 Mar 2017


Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC00222J
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 4748-4758
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    Directed adenine functionalization for creating complex architectures for material and biological applications

    B. Mohapatra, Pratibha and S. Verma, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 4748
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CC00222J

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