Huub Kooijman

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The didentate ligand 2-phenylazopyridine (azpy) can--in theory--give rise to five different isomeric complexes of the type [Ru(azpy)2Cl2], of which three have been known since 1980. The molecular structures of the cis-dichlorobis(2-phenylazopyridine) ruthenium(II) complexes alpha-[Ru(azpy)2Cl2] and beta-[Ru(azpy)2Cl2](in which the coordinating pyridine(More)
Novel as well as known 5'-N-substituted carboxamidoadenosines were prepared via new routes that provided shorter reaction times and good yields. Binding affinities were determined for rat A1 and A2A receptors and human A3 receptors. EC50 values were determined for cyclic AMP production in CHO cells expressing human A2B receptors. On all receptor subtypes(More)
Recently, new evidence was found for the involvement of charged nitrogen-aromatic interactions in ligand-receptor binding. In this study we report two favourable orientations of a phenyl ring with respect to a R-N+(CH3)3 group, based on crystal structure statistics from the Cambridge Structural Database. In the first orientation, the phenyl ring is situated(More)
Homochiral hydrogen-bonded cyclic assemblies are formed in dilute solutions of racemic supramolecular polymers based on the quadruple hydrogen bonding 2-ureido-4[1H]-pyrimidinone unit, as observed by 1H NMR and SEC experiments. Preorganization of the monomers and the combined binding strength of the eight hydrogen bonds result in a very high stability of(More)
New water-soluble bis(2-phenylazopyridine)ruthenium(II) complexes, all derivatives of the highly cytotoxic alpha-[Ru(azpy)(2)Cl(2)] (alpha denoting the coordinating pairs Cl, N(py), and N(azo) as cis, trans, cis, respectively) have been developed. The compounds 1,1-cyclobutanedicarboxylatobis(2-phenylazopyridine)ruthenium(II),(More)
Bifunctional 2-ureido-4[1H]-pyrimidinone (UPy) derivatives can form small cyclic oligomers as well as long supramolecular polymers in chloroform solutions using the quadruple hydrogen-bonding motif. Ring-chain equilibria of a set of supramolecular monomers containing methyl-substituted alkyl linkers between the hydrogen-bonding UPy moieties were(More)
This article describes the synthesis and binding properties of highly selective noncovalent molecular receptors 1(3).(DEB)6 and 3(3).(DEB)6 for different hydroxyl functionalized anthraquinones 2. These receptors are formed by the self-assembly of three calix[4]arene dimelamine derivative molecules (1 or 3) and six diethylbarbiturate (DEB) molecules to give(More)
A new Au(III) coordination compound with the ligand 2-(phenylazo)pyridine has been synthesized and fully characterized by means of elemental analysis, IR, UV-visible, conductivity measurements, NMR, electrospray ionization (ESI-MS) and inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES). The chemical stability of the cation in this compound,(More)
A multiple hydrogen-bond array based on dipyrimidin-2-ylamine is presented, which is easily accessible. The influence of a preorganizing intramolecular hydrogen bond, tautomeric equilibria, and steric effects on the association behavior were investigated. X-ray diffraction shows that the molecules feature an ADA (acceptor-donor-acceptor) array of(More)