pH-Responsive molecular tweezers.

  title={pH-Responsive molecular tweezers.},
  author={Jeanne Leblond and Hui Gao and Anne Petitjean and Jean-Christophe Leroux},
  journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society},
  volume={132 25},
Molecular tweezers are dynamic devices that are able to switch from one conformation to another upon stimulation by an external trigger. In this work, we report a new water-soluble macromolecular carrier bearing a pH-responsive molecular tweezer, whose affinity for a substrate depends on the external pH. The conformational change of the switching unit was… CONTINUE READING