Development of molecular container with caps that can regulate uptake/release of objects

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 14:52 in Physics & Chemistry

Scientists have designed a host-guest system using a non-equilibrium kinetically trapped state for on-demand and time-programmable control of molecular functions, and synthesized a macrocyclic metallohost that has anion caps at both sides of the cation-binding site. The anion caps effectively inhibit the guest uptake/release so that we can easily make a non-equilibrium kinetically trapped state. Guest exchange to a more stable state is significantly accelerated by exchange of the anion caps in an on-demand manner.

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