Synthesis and Study of New β-Cyclodextrin 'Dimers' Having a Metal Coordination Center and Carboxamide or Urea Linkers

Florence Sallas, Alain Marsura, Virginie Petot, István Pintér, Joseph Kovács, Laszlo Jicsinszky

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

46 Citations (Scopus)


The synthesis of new 'bridged' β-cyclodextrin (β-CD) 'dimers' 7-12 was successfully achieved by two one-pot reactions from β-CD (3) and 6A-azido-6A-deoxy-β-CD (4). The 'phosphine imine' reaction was shown to be a superior approach compared to the Mitsunobu reaction as coupling strategy for the preparation of these 'dimers'. NMR Data, along with molecular-modelling calculations, suggest a 'helical-like' arrangement for the phenanthro-line-diyl-linked 'dimer' derivative 9. Complexation properties of 9 were established by UV-VIS-spectrophotometric titration toward four metals. Among them CuII or EuIII ions were complexed selectively by 9, but no complexation occurred wish LaIII and ZnII. In addition a specific and interesing esterase activity toward the phosphodiester bond of bis(4-nitrophenyl) phosphate anion was found in the case of the CuIIcomplex of 9.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)632-645
Number of pages14
JournalHelvetica Chimica Acta
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1998


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

Cite this