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Small molecules that recognize protein surfaces are important tools for modifying protein interaction properties. Since the 1980s, several thousand studies concerning calixarenes and host-guest interactions have been published. Although there is growing interest in protein-calixarene interactions, only limited structural information has been available to… (More)
An induced cis-trans-trans (rctt) chair to cone structural rearrangement is forced by the addition of a pentacoordinate zinc(II) complex, overcoming thermodynamic and kinetic factors to produce the first phenyl-substituted zinc dimeric nanocapsule.
We report the synthesis and magnetic characterisation of a series of planar [M₇] (M= Ni(II), Zn(II)) disc complexes [Ni₇(OH)₆(L₁)₆](NO₃)₂ (1), [Ni₇(OH)₆(L₁)₆](NO₃)₂·2MeOH (2), [Ni₇(OH)₆(L₁)₆](NO₃)₂·3MeNO₂ (3), [Ni₇(OH)₆(L₂)₆](NO₃)₂·2MeCN (4), [Zn₇(OH)₆(L₁)₆](NO₃)₂·2MeOH·H₂O (5) and [Zn₇(OH)₆(L₁)₆](NO₃)₂·3MeNO₂ (6) (where HL₁ =… (More)
Ionic capsules based on dimeric arrangements of pyrogallolarenes have been structurally authenticated and suggest that there is a degree of flexibility in capsule formation with further potential for multiple guest encapsulation and manipulation in such arrangements.
The reaction of liquid (gamma-) SO3 with CH2Cl2 at room temperature leads to SO3 insertion into the C-Cl bonds, giving the useful chloromethylating agent chloromethyl chlorosulfate (CMCS). The process is very slow but becomes rapid on addition of catalytic quantities of trimethyl borate. The product mixture consists almost entirely of CMCS and the product… (More)
Two lower rim halogenated pyrogallolarenes have been synthesised and structurally characterised as either bi-layer or hexameric nano-capsule motifs depending upon chain length and functionalisation.
Nickel and cobalt seamed metal-organic capsules have been isolated and studied using structural, magnetic and computational approaches. Antiferromagnetic exchange in the Ni capsule results from coordination environments enforced by the capsule framework.