Enantiomeric recognition of aralkyl ammonium salts by chiral pyridino- 18-crown-6 ligands: Use of circular dichroism spectroscopy

László Somogyi, Péter Huszthy, Jerald S. Bradshaw, Reed M. Izatt, Miklós Hollósi

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CD studies were performed on the enantiomeric recognition of chiral aralkyl ammonium salts 1-3 by chiral pyridino-18-crown-6 ligands 4 and 6. Heterochiral complexing was found to result in larger spectral effects in both the 1L(b) and 1L(b) band regions of the chiral crown ethers. Based on the results reported herein, CD spectroscopy can be an efficient tool for discriminating between enantiomeric chiral aralkyl ammonium salts and determining the stoichiometry and relative stability of their complexes with chiral pyridino-18-crown-6 ligands.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)545-549
Number of pages5
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - Oct 20 1997



  • Chiral crown ethers
  • Circular dichroism (CD)
  • Enantiomeric recognition
  • Heterochiral complexing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Catalysis
  • Pharmacology
  • Drug Discovery
  • Spectroscopy
  • Organic Chemistry

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