Metal-induced conversion of a 'closed' receptor to an 'open' receptor on a p-tert-butylcalix[4]arene diamide derivative; fluorescence detection of a molecular recognition process

Hiroto Murakami, Seiji Shinkai

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Molecular receptors, which change from a 'closed' form with intramolecular hydrogen bonds to an 'open' form with intermolecular hydrogen bonds with a pteridine guest upon Na+-binding designed on a calix[4]arene platform are described; the conversion process is monitored easily by a fluorescence change in a flavin guest.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1533-1535
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1993


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  • Molecular Medicine

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