semiaza-Bambusurils efficiently transport anions across lipid membranes. A systematic modification of their lipophilic side chains to include various alkyl groups and thioethers reveals that the most efficient chloride transporters are those that agree with Lipinski's rule-of-lipophilicity, exhibiting clog Po/w values close to 5. Furthermore, vesicle anion-transport assays show that the new anion-transporters are independent of the cation identity but exhibit high anion selectivity, NO3- > Br- > Cl- > SO42-, in agreement with the Hofmeister series. These findings will allow for the design of highly specific anion transporters for biomedical applications, particularly for managing anion channelopathies.
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - 3 Mar 2022|