Sung Ok Kang

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High-throughput screening (HTS) methods are becoming increasingly essential in discovering chiral catalysts or auxiliaries for asymmetric transformations due to the advent of parallel synthesis and combinatorial chemistry. Both parallel synthesis and combinatorial chemistry can lead to the exploration of a range of structural candidates and reaction(More)
A tricyclic host for anions consisting of two tetraamide monocycles attached by two ethylene chains was designed and synthesized. Structural and binding results indicate that the receptor is selective for linear triatomic anions. Crystallographic data for two hydrated free bases, along with FHF(-), N(3)(-), and SO(4)(2-) complexes indicate that there are at(More)
Anion recognition is an active area of research in supramolecular chemistry. The rapidly increasing amount of structural data now allows anion coordination chemistry to be formalized in terms of coordination numbers and geometries based on hydrogen-bonding interactions between the host (ligand) and the guest (anion). This Minireview targets just one class(More)
The design of supramolecular hosts for anions began with simple diaza bicycles, named katapinands, and has evolved over the last 40 years to a number of elegantly designed receptors capable of binding many different anions. About the same time the term cryptand appeared in reference to another bicyclic compound that was selective for alkaline-earth ions.(More)
Solid-state and solution studies were performed to determine if F(-) is encapsulated by anion hosts in both media. X-ray crystal structure determinations were compared with both (1)H and (19)F solution NMR data. Three hosts were studied: (1) two polyamide hosts, one with isophthaloyl spacers and the other with pyridine spacers, and (2) a polythioamide host(More)
This study identifies how the amidoximate anion, AO, interacts with the uranyl cation, UO(2)(2+). Density functional theory calculations have been used to evaluate possible binding motifs in a series of [UO(2)(AO)(x)(OH(2))(y)](2-x) (x = 1-3) complexes. These motifs include monodentate binding to either the oxygen or the nitrogen atom of the oxime group,(More)
Neutral and charged multitopic cyclophane-capped anion hosts connected by three or four diamide/monoamine chains and a decomposition product with two chains have been synthesized and characterized. The chains in the two former hosts fold together to form one or two binding pockets, respectively, and FHF(-) and several phosphate complexes have been obtained(More)
A new class of tetraamide macrocyclic receptors for anions with two quaternized amine functionalities exhibited higher affinities for anions compared with the corresponding neutral amides. In two crystal structures of halide complexes of the prototypes with phenyl and pyridine spacers, the anions are held by hydrogen bonding with the amide hydrogens. The(More)