The complexity of biomolecular systems inevitably leads to a degree of competition between the noncovalent interactions involved. However, the outcome of biological processes is generally very well-defined often due to the competition of these interactions. In contrast, specificity in synthetic supramolecular systems is usually based on the presence of a minimum set of alternative assembly pathways. While the latter might simplify the system, it prevents the selection of specific structures and thereby limits the adaptivity of the system. Therefore, artificial systems containing competing interactions are vital to stimulate the development of more adaptive and lifelike synthetic systems. Here, we present a detailed study on the self-assembly behavior of a C2v-symmetrical tritopic molecule, functionalized with three self-complementary ureidopyrimidinone (UPy) motifs. Due to a shorter linker connecting one of these UPys, two types of cycles with different stabilities can be formed, which subsequently dimerize intermolecularly via the third UPy. The UPy complementary 2,7-diamido-1,8-naphthyridine (NaPy) motif was gradually added to this mixture in order to examine its effect on the cycle distribution. As a result of the C2v-symmetry of the tritopic UPy, together with small differences in binding strength, the cycle ratio can be regulated by altering the concentration of NaPy. We show that this ratio can be increased to an extent where one type of cycle is formed almost exclusively.
Teunissen, A., Paffen, T., Ercolani, G., De Greef, T., & Meijer, E.w. (2016). Regulating competing supramolecular interactions using ligand concentration. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 138(21), 6852-6860 [10.1021/jacs.6b03421].
|Tipologia:||Articolo su rivista|
|Citazione:||Teunissen, A., Paffen, T., Ercolani, G., De Greef, T., & Meijer, E.w. (2016). Regulating competing supramolecular interactions using ligand concentration. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 138(21), 6852-6860 [10.1021/jacs.6b03421].|
|IF:||Con Impact Factor ISI|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/06 - Chimica Organica|
|Revisione (peer review):||Esperti anonimi|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jacs.6b03421|
|Stato di pubblicazione:||Pubblicato|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Titolo:||Regulating competing supramolecular interactions using ligand concentration|
|Autori:||Teunissen, Ajp; Paffen, Tfe; Ercolani, G; De Greef, Tfa; Meijer, Ew|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|