Nikola Bregović

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The Schiff base derived from salicylaldehyde and 2-amino-3-hydroxypyridine affords a diversity of solid forms, two polymorphic pairs of the enol-imino (D1 a and D1 b) and keto-amino (D2 a and D2 b) desmotropes. The isolated phases, identified by IR spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography, and (13)C cross-polarization/magnetic angle spinning (CP/MAS) NMR(More)
Eight novel diamidino 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene-2,5-dicarboxanilides (5a–h), obtained by condensation reaction of 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene-2,5-dicarbonyl chloride and corresponding 3or 4aminobenzamidines, were evaluated for interactions with double-stranded DNA and RNA, and their cytotoxicity was assayed against the panel of human cancer cell lines. All(More)
The binding properties and conformational adaptability of a known nitrate/sulfate receptor N,N'-3-azapentane-1,5-bis[3-(1-aminoethylidene)-6-methyl-3H-pyran-2,4-dione] (L) toward various charge-dispersed monoanions (HSO(3)(-), ClO(4)(-), IO(4)(-), PF(6)(-), and SbF(6)(-)) are considered. These anions template the folding of three HL(+) species through a(More)
Molecular recognition emerges from non-covalent interactions and is of paramount importance for understanding of biological processes, ranging from enzymatic activity to DNA base pairing, as well as in the design of functional supramolecular systems, for example, molecular motors, sensors, ion receptors, or systems used in waste management. In the specific(More)
Complexation of dihydrogen phosphate by novel thiourea and urea receptors in acetonitrile and dimethyl sulfoxide was studied in detail by an integrated approach by using several methods (isothermal titration calorimetry, ESI-MS, and (1)H NMR and UV spectroscopy). Thermodynamic investigations into H2PO4(-) dimerisation, which is a process that has been(More)
The complexation of alkali-metal cations with calix[4]arene tertiary amide derivative (L) was studied in N-methylformamide (NMF), N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF), and dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) by means of microcalorimetric and UV spectrophotometric titrations. The Gibbs energies, enthalpies, and entropies for transfer of reactants and products from(More)
The importance of turn-like peptide conformation for the copper(II) binding has been revealed by the synthesis of simple amino acid-based tweezers and the study of their interaction with copper(II). Amino acids Phe, Leu, Val, Ala and Gly were bridged through their C-terminuses with conformationally constrained motif, cis enediyne moiety(More)
This work presents a successful application of a recently reported supramolecular strategy for stabilization of metastable tautomers in cocrystals to monocomponent, non-heterocyclic, tautomeric solids. Quantum-chemical computations and solution studies show that the investigated Schiff base molecule, derived from 3-methoxysalicylaldehyde and(More)
Derivatives of dehydroacetic acid comprising amide or urea subunits have been synthesized and their anion-binding properties investigated. Among a series of halides and oxyanions, the studied compounds selectively bind acetate and dihydrogen phosphate in acetonitrile and dimethyl sulfoxide. The corresponding complexation processes were characterized by(More)
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