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Molecular recognition in chemical and biological systems.
Thermodynamic profiling, combined with X-ray structural and computational studies, is the key to elucidate the energetics of the replacement of water by ligands. Expand
Halogen bonding of (iodoethynyl)benzene derivatives in solution.
Halogen bonding (XB) between (iodoethynyl)benzene donors and quinuclidine in benzene affords binding free enthalpies (ΔG, 298 K) between -1.1 and -2.4 kcal mol(-1), with a strong LFER with theExpand
Halogen-Bonded Supramolecular Capsules in the Solid State, in Solution, and in the Gas Phase.
The stability of the XB capsules in the gas phase was confirmed by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS), and a new guest binding site was uncovered within the elongated iodoethynyl capsule. Expand
Multifunctional superparamagnetic MnO@SiO2 core/shell nanoparticles and their application for optical and magnetic resonance imaging
Highly biocompatible multifunctional nanocomposites consisting of monodisperse manganese oxide nanoparticles with luminescent silica shells were synthesized by a combination of w/o-microemulsionExpand
The Impact of Antiaromatic Subunits in [4n+2] π-Systems: Bispentalenes with [4n+2] π-Electron Perimeters and Antiaromatic Character.
Both experimental and computational results suggest that the molecular properties of the presented bispentalenes are dominated by the antiaromatic pentalene-subunits despite the [4n+2] π-electron perimeter of the skeletons. Expand
Halogen bonding molecular capsules.
Molecular capsules based solely on the interaction of halogen bonding (XB) are presented along with their host-guest binding properties in solution, and the thermodynamic profile shows that capsule formation is enthalpically driven. Expand
Pentalenes with novel topologies: exploiting the cascade carbopalladation reaction between alkynes and gem-dibromoolefins
A series of π-extended pentalenes with fused naphthyl-ring systems in different geometries were synthesised via a cascade carbopalladation reaction between alkynes and gem-dibromoolefins. This novelExpand
6,6-Dicyanopentafulvenes: electronic structure and regioselectivity in [2 + 2] cycloaddition-retroelectrocyclization reactions.
Alkynylated and phenylated DCFs show opposite regioselectivity of the cycloaddition, which can be explained by the differences in electronic communication between substituents and the DCF core as revealed in the EPR spectra of the radical anions. Expand
A disulfide intercalator toolbox for the site-directed modification of polypeptides.
A disulfide intercalator toolbox was developed for site-specific attachment of a broad variety of functional groups to proteins or peptides under mild, physiological conditions. The peptide hormoneExpand
Electronically Connected [n]Helicenes: Synthesis and Chiroptical Properties of Enantiomerically Pure (E)‐1,2‐Di([6]helicen‐2‐yl)ethenes
We synthesized stilbenoid (E)-(P,P)- and (E)-(M,M)-[6]helicene dimers in enantiomerically pure form as part of a program aimed at the exploration of new strategies for the synthesis of largeExpand