Stopped-flow kinetic analysis of the interaction of cyclo[8]pyrrole with anions

Elizabeth Karnas, Sung Kuk Kim, Kenneth A. Johnson, Jonathan L. Sessler, Kei Ohkubo, Shunichi Fukuzumi

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The on and off rates corresponding to the binding of two test anions (acetate, AcO-, and dihydrogen phosphate, H2PO 4-, studied as their tetrabutylammonium salts) to diprotonated cyclo[8]pyrrole have been determined in CH3CN using stopped-flow analyses carried out at various temperatures. For dihydrogen phosphate, this afforded the activation enthalpies and entropies associated with both off and on processes. The different dynamic behavior seen for these test anions underscores the utility of kinetic analyses as a possible new tool for the advanced characterization of anion receptors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16617-16622
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number46
StatePublished - 24 Nov 2010


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