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1994

Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

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Cooperative Binding By A Self-Assembled Receptor: Metal In A Structural And Functional Role , Jin-Ho Lee Jan 1994

Cooperative Binding By A Self-Assembled Receptor: Metal In A Structural And Functional Role , Jin-Ho Lee

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Metal complexes of the amino acid, 4,4[superscript]'-phosphinylidine bis phenylalanine (PBP*, 1), self-assemble to produce a macrocyclic receptor (Co[subscript]2PBP[subscript]2, 2) with a hydrophobic cavity capable of binding aromatic compounds from water. Here we demonstrate that the metal can play a structural and a functional role: the receptor binds substrates bearing both aromatic and polar functional groups ditopically, using the hydrophobic pocket as well as the metal itself. The doubly anionic Co[superscript]2+ macrocyclic complex binds neutral aromatic guests more tightly than it does most anionic guests, as would be expected. However, carboxylates tethered ...


Sensitive Detection And Study Of Catalytic Species For Bimolecular Reactions , James William Lane Jan 1994

Sensitive Detection And Study Of Catalytic Species For Bimolecular Reactions , James William Lane

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

In our lab, we have developed a sensitive and convenient assay for the detection of catalysts for bimolecular reactions. We have shown that catalysis of peptide synthesis by as little as 2.5 fmol (2.5 x 10[superscript]-15 mol) of a damaged enzyme can be detected using our assay. An interesting feature of our procedure is that it requires no complex apparatus, and may be carried out in parallel on many samples. We have used the assay to detect the presence of an enzyme catalyst, however the basic assay design is very versatile and may also be used ...