Starting from commercially available and relatively inexpensive chemicals, new enantiopure diisobutyl- and dioctyl-substituted acridino-18-crown-6 ether-type ligands [(R,R)-3] and [(R,R)-4], respectively were prepared. The two lipophilic isobutyl [(R,R)-3] and octyl [(R,R)-4] groups on the stereogenic centers of these macrocycles made it possible to use them as potentiometric sensor molecules when incorporated into plasticized PVC membrane electrodes. Ligand (R,R)-3 showed appreciable enantioselectivity toward the enantiomers of 1-phenylethylammonium chloride while macrocycle (R,R)-4 exhibited a high selectivity toward the silver ion.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry