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An Amphiphilic Molecular Basket Sensitive to Both Solvent Changes and UV Irradiation
Journal of Organic Chemistry
  • Eui-Hyun Ryu, Iowa State University
  • Yan Zhao, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Disciplines
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
11-1-2006
DOI
10.1021/jo061672w
Abstract
A molecular basket was obtained by linking four cholate units to a cone-shaped calix[4]arene scaffold through azobenzene spacers. The molecule turns its polar faces inward in nonpolar solvents to bind polar molecules such as sugar derivatives. In polar solvents, the nonpolar faces turn inward, allowing the binding of hydrophobic guests such as pyrene. The molecule can also respond to UV irradiation by trans−cis isomerization of the azobenzene spacers. Response toward both solvents and UV light is fully reversible.
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Reprinted (adapted) with permission from Journal of Organic Chemistry 71 (2006): 9491, doi:10.1021/jo061672w. Copyright 2006 American Chemical Society.

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American Chemical Society
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en
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Citation Information
Eui-Hyun Ryu and Yan Zhao. "An Amphiphilic Molecular Basket Sensitive to Both Solvent Changes and UV Irradiation" Journal of Organic Chemistry Vol. 71 Iss. 25 (2006) p. 9491 - 9494
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/yan_zhao/40/