Controlling cesium cation recognition via cation metathesis within an ion pair receptor.

Ion pair receptor 3 bearing an anion binding site and multiple cation binding sites has been synthesized and shown to function in a novel binding-release cycle that does not necessarily require displacement to effect release. The receptor forms stable complexes with the test cesium salts, CsCl and CsNO(3), in solution (10% methanol-d(4) in chloroform-d) as… CONTINUE READING