Dual-functional semithiobambusurils

Mandeep Singh, Ephrath Solel, Ehud Keinan, Ofer Reany

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Semithiobambusurils, which represent a new family of macrocyclic host molecules, have been prepared by a convenient, scalable synthesis. These new cavitands are double functional: they strongly bind a broad variety of anions in their interiors and metal ions at their sulfuredged portals. The solid-state structure of semithiobambus[ 4]uril with HgCl2 demonstrates the ability of these compounds to form linear chains of coordination polymers with thiophillic metal ions. The crystal structure of semithiobambus[6]uril with tetraphenylphosphonium bromide exhibits the unique anion-binding properties of the host cavity and the characteristics of the binding site.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)536-540
Number of pages5
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2 Jan 2015

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  • Anion receptors
  • Bambusuril
  • Glycoluril
  • Host-guest systems
  • Sulfur ligands


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