Designing Synthetic Cationic Molecular Receptors for Alcohols

Luis Méndez, Raymond Singleton, Alexandra M Z Slawin, J. Fraser Stoddart*, David J. Williams, M. Kevin Williams

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The monoprotonation of diaza‐12‐crown‐6 derivatives converts these macrocycles to hosts for short‐chain alcohols; the association constant Ka is as high as 47 M−1. For the neutral diaza crown ether, on the other hand, Ka is only 1.1 M−1. X‐ray structure investigations show that the alcohol (R = Me) is held in place by two hydrogen bonds (see right). R = Me, Et, nPr, nBu; R′ = PhCH2, PhCH2CH2 (Figure Presented.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)478-480
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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