The design and synthesis of a novel supramolecular allosteric catalyst, assembled via the weak-link approach, is presented. The catalyst shows completely reversible allosteric regulation for the catalytic cleavage of 2-(hydroxypropyl)-p-nitrophenyl phosphate (HPNP), which is an RNA model substrate. The system works under pseudo-aqueous conditions and can be turned completely off due to a bridging acetate ligand in the deactivated state, which inhibits the analogous intermolecular catalytic process.
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- Colloid and Surface Chemistry
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Hyo, J. Y. (Contributor), Heo, J. (Creator), Mirkin, C. A. (Creator) & Mirkin, C. A. (Creator), Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre, 2009