Miroslav Dudič

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Calix[n]arenes functionalized with guanidinium groups at the upper rim and alkyl chains at the lower rim bind to DNA, condense it, and in some cases, promote cell transfection depending on their structure and lipophilicity. Atomic force microscopy (AFM) studies indicate that upon DNA binding the hydrophobic association of the lipophilic chains of cone(More)
A series of calixarenes substituted with 2-acetamido-2-deoxy-beta-D-glucopyranose linked by a thiourea spacer was prepared and tested for binding activity to heterogeneously expressed activation receptors of the rat natural killer cells NKR-P1, and the receptor CD69 (human NK cells, macrophages). In the case of NKR-P1, the binding affinity of(More)
The in vitro study compares natural and synthetic osmotic dilators in selected parameters influencing their clinical efficacy. Diameters of Laminaria and synthetic dilators (Dilapan-S and Dilasoft) were measured in dry state, during free swelling in isotonic solution and during swelling against a force. Three aspects were evaluated—diameter increase, speed(More)
[structure: see text] Appending tetraphenylporphyrin units to the calix[4]arene skeleton via the ureido function leads to novel anion receptors designed for anion and/or cation detection by UV-vis spectroscopy. Calixarenes in the cone or 1,3-alternate conformations bearing two ureido moieties on the upper rim represent well-preorganized cavities where the(More)
A simple synthesis of a hexadehydrotribenzo[a,e,i][12]annulene by insertion of acetylene into an open-chain diiodo precursor under Sonogashira coupling conditions has been developed and used to prepare a rigid three-armed star connector for testing as a building block for a two-dimensional hexagonal hydrogen-bonding array.
Electrophilic aromatic substitution in the calix[n]arene series is a well-established procedure leading exclusively to para-substituted derivatives. An unprecedented regioselectivity of the mercuration reaction leading to the meta-substituted calix[4]arenes is described. These compounds represent a new type of substitution pattern in classical calixarene(More)
A water soluble calixarene[4]arene 1 with four guanidinium substituents on the upper rim and propyl groups below was anchored in the propylamino coating of smooth silica particles, and a tricarboxylate-tripod porphyrin 2 of 2 nm height was attached to these cationic islands. The molecular complex with a height of 3 nm was unequivocally detected on the(More)
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