Sung Ok Kang

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An anion receptor derived from a tren-based amide cryptand with pyridine spacers has been synthesized and characterized. Two crystal structures are reported: the hydrochloride salt and the fluoride complex. The cryptand shows extremely high binding with fluoride ion in DMSO-d6. Both the crystal structure and solution 19F NMR data indicate an encapsulated(More)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Binding and structural aspects of anions with tetraamido/diquaternized diamino macrocyclic receptors containing m-xylyl, pyridine, and thiophene spacers are reported. (1)H NMR studies indicate that the quaternized receptors display higher affinities for anions compared to corresponding neutral macrocycles. The macrocycles containing pyridine spacers(More)
Imidedioximes are formed in hydroxylamine-treated polyacrylonitrile adsorbents used in the extraction of uranium from seawater. Although known to be a good uranophile, the glutarimidedioxime model compound 1 is rapidly hydrolyzed under acidic conditions used to elute metals from the adsorbent. This work reports the synthesis of a hydrophilic(More)