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Editorial: Supramolecular chemistry in water

This themed collection highlights some of the exciting research in supramolecular chemistry in water.

Graphical abstract: Editorial: Supramolecular chemistry in water
From the themed collection: Supramolecular Chemistry in Water
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Corrin-based chemosensors for the ASSURED detection of endogenous cyanide

Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) is a staple food for more than 500 million people, especially in Africa and South America.

Graphical abstract: Corrin-based chemosensors for the ASSURED detection of endogenous cyanide
Open Access Review Article

Bistren cryptands and cryptates: versatile receptors for anion inclusion and recognition in water

Bistren cryptands can act as selective anion receptors in water in two distinct versions: as hexaprotonated cages and as dicopper(II) cryptates. Both classes of receptors exert geometrical selectivity, but dimetallic cryptates establish the strongest interactions with the anion.

Graphical abstract: Bistren cryptands and cryptates: versatile receptors for anion inclusion and recognition in water
From the themed collection: Supramolecular Chemistry in Water
Open Access Review Article

Supramolecular control of transition metal complexes in water by a hydrophobic cavity: a bio-inspired strategy

Different strategies for obtaining water-soluble cavity-appended metal complexes are described, and their resulting interlocked assets are discussed in relationship with the very specific properties of water as a solvent.

Graphical abstract: Supramolecular control of transition metal complexes in water by a hydrophobic cavity: a bio-inspired strategy
Review Article

Cucurbituril-based supramolecular engineered nanostructured materials

Nanostructured materials, including nanoparticles, nanocomposites, vesicles, and rods, have been prepared by taking advantage of the interesting features of cucurbituril homologues.

Graphical abstract: Cucurbituril-based supramolecular engineered nanostructured materials
From the themed collection: Supramolecular Chemistry in Water
Open Access Communication

Synthesis and evaluation of a boronate-tagged 1,8-naphthalimide probe for fluoride recognition

A biocompatible fluoride receptor has been developed where the interaction between the boronic acid ester and amine (NH) results in fluoride ion selectivity and enhanced fluorescence quenching.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and evaluation of a boronate-tagged 1,8-naphthalimide probe for fluoride recognition
From the themed collection: Supramolecular Chemistry in Water
Open Access Communication

The first water-soluble bowl complex: molecular recognition of acetate by the biomimetic tris(imidazole) Zn(II) system at pH 7.4

The bowl-shaped cavity-ligand based on resorcinarene has been successfully transposed into a water-soluble version that readily binds Zn(II) and acetate at physiological pH.

Graphical abstract: The first water-soluble bowl complex: molecular recognition of acetate by the biomimetic tris(imidazole) Zn(ii) system at pH 7.4
From the themed collection: Supramolecular Chemistry in Water
Open Access Communication

Cucurbiturils as supramolecular inhibitors of DNA restriction by type II endonucleases

Cucurbiturils inactivate the restriction reaction of type II endonucleases via supramolecular interactions. This was monitored for different enzyme–DNA combinations in the absence and presence of organic macrocycles. The process can be re-activated by competitive displacement on addition of polyamines.

Graphical abstract: Cucurbiturils as supramolecular inhibitors of DNA restriction by type II endonucleases
From the themed collection: Supramolecular Chemistry in Water
Open Access Communication

Tuning viscoelastic properties of supramolecular peptide gels via dynamic covalent crosslinking

A dynamic covalent crosslinking approach is used to crosslink supramolecular peptide gels.

Graphical abstract: Tuning viscoelastic properties of supramolecular peptide gels via dynamic covalent crosslinking
From the themed collection: Supramolecular Chemistry in Water
Open Access Communication

A short, rigid linker between pyrene and guanidiniocarbonyl-pyrrole induced a new set of spectroscopic responses to the ds-DNA secondary structure

A DNA-targeting dye exhibited pH-dependent selectivity toward AT-DNA (pH 7) or GC-DNA (pH 5), accompanied by fluorimetric (pH 5) and ICD (pH 7) recognition.

Graphical abstract: A short, rigid linker between pyrene and guanidiniocarbonyl-pyrrole induced a new set of spectroscopic responses to the ds-DNA secondary structure
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Communication

Highly selective and sensitive detection of glutathione using mesoporous silica nanoparticles capped with disulfide-containing oligo(ethylene glycol) chains

Mesoporous silica nanoparticles loaded with safranin O and capped with disulfide-containing oligo(ethylene glycol) chains were used for the selective and sensitive fluorimetric detection of GSH.

Graphical abstract: Highly selective and sensitive detection of glutathione using mesoporous silica nanoparticles capped with disulfide-containing oligo(ethylene glycol) chains
Open Access Communication

Anion binding by biotin[6]uril in water

We show that the newly discovered 6 + 6 biotin-formaldehyde macrocycle Biotin[6]uril binds a variety of anionic guest molecules in water. We discuss how and why the anions are bound based on data obtained using NMR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, isothermal titrations calorimetry (ITC), computational calculations and single crystal X-ray crystallography.

Graphical abstract: Anion binding by biotin[6]uril in water
From the themed collection: Supramolecular Chemistry in Water
Open Access Communication

Artificial metalloenzymes for the diastereoselective reduction of NAD+ to NAD2H

Stereoselectively labelled isotopomers of NAD(P)H are highly relevant for mechanistic studies of enzymes which utilize them as redox equivalents.

Graphical abstract: Artificial metalloenzymes for the diastereoselective reduction of NAD+ to NAD2H
Open Access Communication

A peptide topological template for the dispersion of [60]fullerene in water

Stable dispersions of [60]fullerene in water with concentrations of up to 1.3 mg mL−1 have been obtained using a peptide topological template as the carrier.

Graphical abstract: A peptide topological template for the dispersion of [60]fullerene in water
Open Access Communication

Cell-penetrating poly(disulfide)s: the dependence of activity, depolymerization kinetics and intracellular localization on their length

We report that, with the increasing length, cell-penetrating poly(disulfide)s preferably accumulate in the endosomes, cytosol and then the nucleoli.

Graphical abstract: Cell-penetrating poly(disulfide)s: the dependence of activity, depolymerization kinetics and intracellular localization on their length
From the themed collection: Supramolecular Chemistry in Water
Open Access Communication

Transition metal ion induced hydrogelation by amino-terpyridine ligands

Hydrogelation behavior of a new class of terpyridine based metallogelators are explored. The gelation and the gel morphology was found to be critically dependent on divalent metal ions, anions and on subtle structural changes on the gelator molecule.

Graphical abstract: Transition metal ion induced hydrogelation by amino-terpyridine ligands
From the themed collection: Supramolecular Chemistry in Water
Communication

Folded alkyl chains in water-soluble capsules and cavitands

A deep cavitand with ionic “feet” dimerizes around hydrophobic compounds in D2O.

Graphical abstract: Folded alkyl chains in water-soluble capsules and cavitands
From the themed collection: Supramolecular Chemistry in Water
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Chelate effects in sulfate binding by amide/urea-based ligands

Chelate and mini-chelate effects on sulfate binding was explored for six amide-, amide/amine-, urea-, and urea/amine-based ligands in water-mixed DMSO-d6. The urea hosts were highly selective for SO42−, and displayed enhanced binding and greater tolerance for increasing water content as the number of chelate groups increased.

Graphical abstract: Chelate effects in sulfate binding by amide/urea-based ligands
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Tri- and tetra-substituted cyclen based lanthanide(III) ion complexes as ribonuclease mimics: a study into the effect of log Ka, hydration and hydrophobicity on phosphodiester hydrolysis of the RNA-model 2-hydroxypropyl-4-nitrophenyl phosphate (HPNP)

Lanthanide(III) complexes of ‘pseudo’ dipeptide ligands and 3'-pyridine ligands have been characterised as metallo-ribonuclease mimics.

Graphical abstract: Tri- and tetra-substituted cyclen based lanthanide(iii) ion complexes as ribonuclease mimics: a study into the effect of log [ ] Ka, hydration and hydrophobicity on phosphodiester hydrolysis of the RNA-model 2-hydroxypropyl-4-nitrophenyl phosphate (HPNP)
From the themed collection: Supramolecular Chemistry in Water
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“Off-on” aggregation-based fluorescent sensor for the detection of chloride in water

A new class of 2,6-bis(2-anilinoethynyl)pyridine bisureas exhibits selective turn-on fluorescence for chloride in water.

Graphical abstract: “Off-on” aggregation-based fluorescent sensor for the detection of chloride in water
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Contributions of pocket depth and electrostatic interactions to affinity and selectivity of receptors for methylated lysine in water

Investigation of charge and pocket depth in a series of receptors led to improved affinity and selectivity for trimethyllysine.

Graphical abstract: Contributions of pocket depth and electrostatic interactions to affinity and selectivity of receptors for methylated lysine in water
Open Access Paper

Tuning temperature responsive poly(2-alkyl-2-oxazoline)s by supramolecular host–guest interactions

A poly[(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline)-ran-(2-nonyl-2-oxazoline)] random copolymer was synthesized and its thermoresponsive behavior in aqueous solution modulated by the addition of different supramolecular host molecules.

Graphical abstract: Tuning temperature responsive poly(2-alkyl-2-oxazoline)s by supramolecular host–guest interactions
From the themed collection: Supramolecular Chemistry in Water
Open Access Paper

Hybridization of an Aβ-specific antibody fragment with aminopyrazole-based β-sheet ligands displays striking enhancement of target affinity

A His-tagged antibody is combined with an NTA-β-sheet breaker and displays a striking increase in Aβ affinity.

Graphical abstract: Hybridization of an Aβ-specific antibody fragment with aminopyrazole-based β-sheet ligands displays striking enhancement of target affinity
From the themed collection: Supramolecular Chemistry in Water
Open Access Paper

A γ-cyclodextrin duplex connected with two disulfide bonds: synthesis, structure and inclusion complexes

Oxidative dimerization of 6I,6V-disulfanyl-γ-cyclodextrin yields a duplex tubular structure with internal volume of ∼740 Å3 allowing formation of very stable inclusion complexes with medium to large organic molecules in water (Ka ∼ 108 M−1).

Graphical abstract: A γ-cyclodextrin duplex connected with two disulfide bonds: synthesis, structure and inclusion complexes
From the themed collection: Supramolecular Chemistry in Water
Open Access Paper

Primary amine recognition in water by a calix[6]aza-cryptand incorporated in dodecylphosphocholine micelles

A zinc calix[6]azacryptand complex was incorporated into dodecylphosphocholine micelles. This complex can strongly and selectively bind linear primary amines in an aqueous medium.

Graphical abstract: Primary amine recognition in water by a calix[6]aza-cryptand incorporated in dodecylphosphocholine micelles
From the themed collection: Supramolecular Chemistry in Water
Open Access Paper

Molecular motion of donor–acceptor catenanes in water

In this article, we use 1H NMR spectroscopy to study the spontaneous molecular motion of donor–acceptor [2]catenanes in water.

Graphical abstract: Molecular motion of donor–acceptor catenanes in water
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Solvent- and phase-controlled photochirogenesis. Enantiodifferentiating photoisomerization of (Z)-cyclooctene sensitized by cyclic nigerosylnigerose-based nanosponges crosslinked by pyromellitate

The enantioselectivity of the (E)-cyclooctene produced critically depended on the solvent and also on the phase evolved, maximizing at the flowing/rigid gel border.

Graphical abstract: Solvent- and phase-controlled photochirogenesis. Enantiodifferentiating photoisomerization of (Z)-cyclooctene sensitized by cyclic nigerosylnigerose-based nanosponges crosslinked by pyromellitate
From the themed collection: Supramolecular Chemistry in Water
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Regulating exocytosis of nanoparticles via host–guest chemistry

Regulating exocytosis of AuNPs by using host–guest interactions between AuNPs and CB[7] molecules.

Graphical abstract: Regulating exocytosis of nanoparticles via host–guest chemistry
Open Access Paper

Binding modes of a core-extended metalloporphyrin to human telomeric DNA G-quadruplexes

A novel π-extended NiII-porphyrin shows a high selectivity towards human telomeric G-quadruplexes.

Graphical abstract: Binding modes of a core-extended metalloporphyrin to human telomeric DNA G-quadruplexes
From the themed collection: Supramolecular Chemistry in Water
Open Access Paper

Effect of the amino acid composition of cyclic peptides on their self-assembly in lipid bilayers

The effect of amino acid composition on the formation of transmembrane channels in lipid bilayers upon self-assembly of alt-(L,D)-α-cyclic octapeptides has been investigated.

Graphical abstract: Effect of the amino acid composition of cyclic peptides on their self-assembly in lipid bilayers
From the themed collection: Supramolecular Chemistry in Water
Open Access Paper

Fluoride binding in water with the use of micellar nanodevices based on salophen complexes

Uranyl-salophen complexes incorporated into micelles are evaluated as supramolecular nanosystems for the binding of fluoride in water.

Graphical abstract: Fluoride binding in water with the use of micellar nanodevices based on salophen complexes
From the themed collection: Supramolecular Chemistry in Water
Open Access Paper

Synthesis and physico-chemical properties of the first water soluble Cu(II)@hemicryptophane complex

A water-soluble metallo-enzyme model featuring a copper(II) site encaged in a closed-shell cavity of a hemicryptophane has been synthesized and studied.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and physico-chemical properties of the first water soluble Cu(ii)@hemicryptophane complex
From the themed collection: Supramolecular Chemistry in Water
Open Access Paper

A coumarin based gold(I)-alkynyl complex: a new class of supramolecular hydrogelators

A phosphine-gold(I)-alkynyl-coumarin complex, [Au{7-(prop-2-ine-1-yloxy)-1-benzopyran-2-one}(DAPTA)] (1), was synthesized and the formation of long luminescent fibers in solution was characterized via fluorescence microscopy and dynamic light scattering.

Graphical abstract: A coumarin based gold(i)-alkynyl complex: a new class of supramolecular hydrogelators
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Differentiation of small alkane and alkyl halide constitutional isomers via encapsulation

Previously we have demonstrated that host 1 is capable of hydrocarbon gas separation by selective sequestration of butane from a mixture with propane in the headspace above a solution of the host (C. L. D. Gibb, B. C. Gibb, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 16498–16499).

Graphical abstract: Differentiation of small alkane and alkyl halide constitutional isomers via encapsulation
From the themed collection: Supramolecular Chemistry in Water
Open Access Paper

Highly efficient stabilisation of meta-ethynylpyridine polymers with amide side chains in water by coordination of rare-earth metals

An amphiphilic meta-ethynylpyridine polymer with chiral amide side chains coordinated with rare-earth metal salts, especially strongly with Sc(III), to stabilise its helical structure with CD enhancement.

Graphical abstract: Highly efficient stabilisation of meta-ethynylpyridine polymers with amide side chains in water by coordination of rare-earth metals
From the themed collection: Supramolecular Chemistry in Water
Open Access Paper

Phosphate binding by a novel Zn(II) complex featuring a trans-1,2-diaminocyclohexane ligand. Effective anion recognition in water

Excellent affinities and selectivities toward triphosphates are achieved through an adaptive ditopic receptor featuring a metal ion and a macrocyclic polyammonium cation binding sites, concertedly bridging phosphate anions.

Graphical abstract: Phosphate binding by a novel Zn(ii) complex featuring a trans-1,2-diaminocyclohexane ligand. Effective anion recognition in water
From the themed collection: Supramolecular Chemistry in Water
Open Access Paper

Anion binding and transport properties of cyclic 2,6-bis(1,2,3-triazol-1-yl)pyridines

The anion binding and membrane transport properties of a series of cyclic 2,6-bis-(1,2,3-triazolyl)-pyridine receptors with thiourea functionalities are reported.

Graphical abstract: Anion binding and transport properties of cyclic 2,6-bis(1,2,3-triazol-1-yl)pyridines
From the themed collection: Supramolecular Chemistry in Water
Open Access Paper

Preparation of luminescent chemosensors by post-functionalization of vesicle surfaces

A variety of luminescent chemosensors is obtained by post-functionalization of self-assembled phospholipid vesicles with receptor units ranging from metal complexes to aptamers.

Graphical abstract: Preparation of luminescent chemosensors by post-functionalization of vesicle surfaces
Open Access Paper

Aryl-bis-(scorpiand)-aza receptors differentiate between nucleotide monophosphates by a combination of aromatic, hydrogen bond and electrostatic interactions

Bis-scorpiands bind nucleotides in water with 10–100 μM affinity, with selectivity: at pH 7 pyridine-scorpiand toward CMP; at pH 5 phenanthroline-scorpiand toward AMP.

Graphical abstract: Aryl-bis-(scorpiand)-aza receptors differentiate between nucleotide monophosphates by a combination of aromatic, hydrogen bond and electrostatic interactions
From the themed collection: Supramolecular Chemistry in Water
Open Access Paper

Cyclodextrin- and calixarene-based polycationic amphiphiles as gene delivery systems: a structure–activity relationship study

Multi-head/multi-tail facial amphiphiles built on cyclodextrin (CD) and calixarene (CA) scaffolds are paradigmatic examples of monodisperse gene delivery systems.

Graphical abstract: Cyclodextrin- and calixarene-based polycationic amphiphiles as gene delivery systems: a structure–activity relationship study
From the themed collection: Supramolecular Chemistry in Water
Open Access Paper

UV-visible and 1H–15N NMR spectroscopic studies of colorimetric thiosemicarbazide anion sensors

Four model thiosemicarbazide anion chemosensors containing three N–H bonds, substituted with phenyl and/or 4-nitrophenyl units, were synthesised and studied for their anion binding abilities with hydroxide, fluoride, acetate, dihydrogen phosphate and chloride.

Graphical abstract: UV-visible and 1H–15N NMR spectroscopic studies of colorimetric thiosemicarbazide anion sensors
From the themed collection: Supramolecular Chemistry in Water
Open Access Paper

Computational study on the intramolecular self-organization of the macrorings of some ‘giant’ cyclodextrins (CDn, n = 40, 70, 85, 100)

A limited number of modes determine the overall deformations of the macrorings, which may have more than one cavity. Accordingly, they have the potential to accommodate more than one substrate molecule.

Graphical abstract: Computational study on the intramolecular self-organization of the macrorings of some ‘giant’ cyclodextrins (CDn, n = 40, 70, 85, 100)
From the themed collection: Supramolecular Chemistry in Water
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The aqueous medium-dimethylsulfoxide conundrum in biological studies

A series of straight and branched chain pyrogallol[4]arenes was studied and found to be essentially nontoxic to two strains of E. coli.

Graphical abstract: The aqueous medium-dimethylsulfoxide conundrum in biological studies
From the themed collection: Supramolecular Chemistry in Water
Open Access Paper

Water-soluble aryl-extended calix[4]pyrroles with unperturbed aromatic cavities: synthesis and binding studies

An aryl-extended calix[4]pyrrole receptor with four carboxylic groups at the lower rim binds N-oxides in water with high stability constants.

Graphical abstract: Water-soluble aryl-extended calix[4]pyrroles with unperturbed aromatic cavities: synthesis and binding studies
From the themed collection: Supramolecular Chemistry in Water
Open Access Paper

Probing coiled-coil assembly by paramagnetic NMR spectroscopy

Here a new method to determine the orientation of coiled-coil peptide motifs is described.

Graphical abstract: Probing coiled-coil assembly by paramagnetic NMR spectroscopy
From the themed collection: Supramolecular Chemistry in Water
Open Access Paper

Label-free fluorescence detection of kinase activity using a gold nanoparticle based indicator displacement assay

A straightforward fluorescence indicator-displacement assay (IDA) has been developed for the quantitative analysis of ATP→ADP conversion.

Graphical abstract: Label-free fluorescence detection of kinase activity using a gold nanoparticle based indicator displacement assay
From the themed collection: Supramolecular Chemistry in Water
Open Access Paper

Tuning the pH-triggered self-assembly of dendritic peptide amphiphiles using fluorinated side chains

We report the synthesis of a series of anionic dendritic peptide amphiphiles of increasing hydrophobic character and describe their self-assembly into supramolecular nanorods using pH and ionic strength dependent state diagrams.

Graphical abstract: Tuning the pH-triggered self-assembly of dendritic peptide amphiphiles using fluorinated side chains
From the themed collection: Supramolecular Chemistry in Water
Open Access Paper

Interactions of arene ruthenium metallaprisms with human proteins

Interactions between three hexacationic arene ruthenium metallaprisms and human proteins have been studied using NMR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry and circular dichroism spectroscopy, showing that proteins are potential biological targets for these metallaprisms.

Graphical abstract: Interactions of arene ruthenium metallaprisms with human proteins
From the themed collection: Supramolecular Chemistry in Water
Open Access Paper

A thermodynamic insight into the recognition of hydrophilic and hydrophobic amino acids in pure water by aza-scorpiand type receptors

Thermodynamic studies about the interaction of scorpiand aza-macrocycles with amino acids in water show entropy driven stabilisations often associated with solvation/desolvation processes.

Graphical abstract: A thermodynamic insight into the recognition of hydrophilic and hydrophobic amino acids in pure water by aza-scorpiand type receptors
From the themed collection: Supramolecular Chemistry in Water
Open Access Paper

pH response and molecular recognition in a low molecular weight peptide hydrogel

The preparation and characterization of a tripeptide based hydrogel, which possesses characteristic rheological properties, is pH responsive and can be functionalized at its thiol function is reported.

Graphical abstract: pH response and molecular recognition in a low molecular weight peptide hydrogel
From the themed collection: Supramolecular Chemistry in Water
Open Access Paper

Selective detection of Al3+ and citric acid with a fluorescent amphiphile

The assembly and disassembly of a fluorescent amphiphile by Al3+ and citrate, respectively, can be used to sense these analytes by fluorescence spectroscopy.

Graphical abstract: Selective detection of Al3+ and citric acid with a fluorescent amphiphile
From the themed collection: Supramolecular Chemistry in Water
Open Access Paper

Multivalent helix mimetics for PPI-inhibition

A multivalent helix mimetic is developed that inhibits the p53/hDM2 and induces dimerization/aggregation of its target – hDM2.

Graphical abstract: Multivalent helix mimetics for PPI-inhibition
From the themed collection: Supramolecular Chemistry in Water
Open Access Paper

Anion binding of a neutral bis(cyclopeptide) in water–methanol mixtures containing up to 95% water

Selectivity of a synthetic anion receptor reverses from strongly coordinating sulfate to weakly coordinating iodide anions upon increasing the water content of the solution.

Graphical abstract: Anion binding of a neutral bis(cyclopeptide) in water–methanol mixtures containing up to 95% water
From the themed collection: Supramolecular Chemistry in Water
Open Access Paper

Influence of B-ring modifications on proton affinity, transmembrane anion transport and anti-cancer properties of synthetic prodigiosenes

We describe how modulating the pKa of a family of synthetic prodigiosenes, modified on their B-ring, can control the transmembrane transport of anions.

Graphical abstract: Influence of B-ring modifications on proton affinity, transmembrane anion transport and anti-cancer properties of synthetic prodigiosenes
From the themed collection: Supramolecular Chemistry in Water
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Development and mechanistic studies of an optimized receptor for trimethyllysine using iterative redesign by dynamic combinatorial chemistry

Iterative monomer redesign leads to a Kme3-peptide receptor with 10-fold tighter affinity and 5-fold improved selectivity over Kme2 than the original receptor. Thermodynamic analysis provides insight into this improvement.

Graphical abstract: Development and mechanistic studies of an optimized receptor for trimethyllysine using iterative redesign by dynamic combinatorial chemistry
From the themed collection: Supramolecular Chemistry in Water
Open Access Paper

Diguanidinocalix[4]arenes as effective and selective catalysts of the cleavage of diribonucleoside monophosphates

Upper rim diguanidino-cone-calix[4]arenes catalyze the hydrolytic cleavage of diribonucleoside monophosphates in aqueous DMSO with good substrate selectivity and rate accelerations approaching 105-fold in the most favourable substrate-catalyst combinations.

Graphical abstract: Diguanidinocalix[4]arenes as effective and selective catalysts of the cleavage of diribonucleoside monophosphates
From the themed collection: Supramolecular Chemistry in Water
Open Access Paper

Enhanced catalysis and enantioselective resolution of racemic naproxen methyl ester by lipase encapsulated within iron oxide nanoparticles coated with calix[8]arene valeric acid complexes

In this study, two types of nanoparticles have been used as additives for the encapsulation of Candida rugosa lipase via the sol–gel method.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced catalysis and enantioselective resolution of racemic naproxen methyl ester by lipase encapsulated within iron oxide nanoparticles coated with calix[8]arene valeric acid complexes
From the themed collection: Supramolecular Chemistry in Water
Open Access Paper

Selective recognition of anionic cell membranes using targeted liposomes coated with zinc(II)-bis(dipicolylamine) affinity units

Liposomes containing phospholipid-PEG conjugates with terminal zinc(ıı)-bis(dipicolylamine) affinity units selectively target anionic membrane surfaces including the exterior of bacterial and dead/dying mammalian cells.

Graphical abstract: Selective recognition of anionic cell membranes using targeted liposomes coated with zinc(ii)-bis(dipicolylamine) affinity units
From the themed collection: Supramolecular Chemistry in Water
Open Access Paper

B-DNA structure and stability: the role of hydrogen bonding, π–π stacking interactions, twist-angle, and solvation

Insight into structure and stability of B-DNA is obtained through systematic quantum chemical analyses of the roles played by hydrogen bonding, π–π stacking, solvation, and twist-angle.

Graphical abstract: B-DNA structure and stability: the role of hydrogen bonding, π–π stacking interactions, twist-angle, and solvation
From the themed collection: Supramolecular Chemistry in Water
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About this collection

This themed collection published in Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry (OBC) highlights some of the latest exciting research in Supramolecular Chemistry in Water. The issue is Guest Edited by Professors Tony Davis (University of Bristol, United Kingdom), Antonella Dalla Cort (Università La Sapienza, Italy), and Stefan Kubik (Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany). New articles will be added to this collection as they are published.

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