Analysis of cation—macrocycle complexation by fast atom bombardment mass spectrometry

Toshio Takahashi, Akira Uchiyama, Kaoru Yamada, Bert C. Lynn, George W. Gokel

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Fast atom bombardment mass spectrometry has been used to analyse the cation complexation behaviour of a systematically varied array of crown and lariat ethers having one or two sidearms. Sandwich complexation, apparent when the cation is somewhat larger than the crown cavity, is observed for several systems but the presence of donor-group-containing sidearms in lariat ethers suppresses this phenomenon. Calcium cation complexation proved to be especially interesting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-182
Number of pages6
JournalSupramolecular Chemistry
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - Jul 1 1993

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We gratefully acknowledge partial support of this work by a grant (GM 36262) to G.W.G.f rom the NIH.

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  • General Chemistry


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