Supramolecular macrocycles self-assembled by phenanthroline-Cu(I) and sugar-boronic acid interactions

Masashi Yamamoto, Masayuki Takeuchi, Seiji Shinkai

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Two kinds of ligand which have two phenanthroline groups linked by a C2-symmetrical chiral tetrol were synthesized by a boronic acid-diol interaction. It was shown that these ligands form unique dinuclear chiral macrocycles by a Cu(I)-phenanthroline interaction. The results indicate that a novel supramolecular system can be exploited by combination of the Cu(I)- phenanthroline interaction with the boronic acid-diol interaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3137-3140
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - Apr 22 2000


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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