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Tetraphenylethene-based tetracationic cyclophanes and their selective recognition for amino acids and adenosine derivatives in water

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Abstract

Two new tetracationic cyclophanes 1 and 2 containing tetraphenylethene and bipyridinium moieties were synthesized via a two-step SN2 reaction. These water-soluble cyclophanes with a cationic and hydrophobic cavity exhibited selective recognition for amino acids (e.g. tryptophan) and adenosine derivatives (e.g. ATP) via electrostatic and π–π interactions in water.

Graphical abstract: Tetraphenylethene-based tetracationic cyclophanes and their selective recognition for amino acids and adenosine derivatives in water

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The article was received on 23 Jan 2019, accepted on 28 Jan 2019 and first published on 28 Jan 2019


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C9CC00599D
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2019,55, 2372-2375

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    Tetraphenylethene-based tetracationic cyclophanes and their selective recognition for amino acids and adenosine derivatives in water

    L. Cheng, H. Zhang, Y. Dong, Y. Zhao, Y. Yu and L. Cao, Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 2372
    DOI: 10.1039/C9CC00599D

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