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Qin L.;Hartley A.;Turner P.;Elmes R.;Jolliffe K.
2016
January
Chemical Science
Macrocyclic squaramides: Anion receptors with high sulfate binding affinity and selectivity in aqueous media
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© The Royal Society of Chemistry 2016.A number of macrocyclic squaramide-containing receptors (MSQs) have been designed and synthesised and their interaction with a range of inorganic anions was studied in solution by 1H NMR spectroscopy and ESI-HRMS. The binding data revealed remarkable binding of sulfate in aqueous mixtures from 0.5 to 50% v/v H2O/DMSO-d6. The larger [3]-MSQs were found to better match the size and shape of the sulfate ion than the [2]-MSQs, providing high affinity and selectivity for sulfate while other tetrahedral divalent anions such as selenate, phosphate species and chromate have substantially lower binding affinities. In mixtures of anions mimicking the composition of either nuclear waste or plasma, the [3]-MSQs were still able to bind sulfate ions with high affinity.
2041-6520
10.1039/c6sc01011c
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