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Isomer differentiation through supramolecular self-assembly in microdroplets of milliseconds life-time

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Abstract

Supramolecular recognition of thymine (or its analogs) with various central cations can form magic number clusters. Dual nano-ESI via theta tip emitters was used to on-line synthesize clusters. Even thermodynamically unstable clusters can be detected by MS thanks to the very short life-time (∼ms) of the generated microdroplets. By recording characteristic cluster distributions, isomers can be clearly differentiated in a novel “bottom-up” way. Theoretical calculations were performed to explain the MS results.

Graphical abstract: Isomer differentiation through supramolecular self-assembly in microdroplets of milliseconds life-time

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The article was received on 12 Jan 2016, accepted on 26 Jan 2016 and first published on 27 Jan 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6AN00076B
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Citation: Analyst, 2016,141, 1641-1644
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    Isomer differentiation through supramolecular self-assembly in microdroplets of milliseconds life-time

    R. Qiu, J. Sun, X. Zhang, W. Zhao, Z. Qin and H. Luo, Analyst, 2016, 141, 1641
    DOI: 10.1039/C6AN00076B

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