Alkyl groups fold to fit within a water-soluble cavitand

We report here a widened, deep cavitand host that binds hydrophobic and amphiphilic guests in D2O. Small alkanes (C6 to C11) are bound in compressed conformations and tumble rapidly within the space. Longer n-alkanes (C13 to C14), n-alcohols, and α,ω-diols are taken up in folded conformations. The g...

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Published in:Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 136, No. 14 (2014), p. 5264-6
Main Author: Zhang, Kang-Da
Other Involved Persons: Ajami, Dariush ; Gavette, Jesse V ; Rebek, Julius Jr
Format: electronic Article
Language:English
ISSN:1520-5126
Item Description:Date Completed 20.04.2015
Date Revised 09.04.2014
published: Print-Electronic
Citation Status MEDLINE
Copyright: From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine
Physical Description:Online-Ressource
DOI:10.1021/ja501685z
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