A dendritic porphyrin receptor for C60 which features a profound positive allosteric effect

Masatsugu Ayabe, Atsushi Ikeda, Yohei Kubo, Masayuki Takeuchi, Seiji Shinkai

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Treble clefts: The dendritic porphyrin receptor 1 has three fullerene-binding clefts, each of which consists of two face-to-face-oriented porphyrins. [60]Fullerene guests bind to each subunit, successively suppressing the rotational freedom ("domino" effect) and the guest-binding proceeds according to positive homotropic allosterism. As expected, the binding constant achieved in this system is large.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2790-2792
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)


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