Grawe, Thomas; Schaefer, Gerhard; Schrader, Thomas:
Molecular Recognition of Amidines in Water.
In: Organic letters (Org.Lett.), Jg. 5 (2003), Heft 10, S. 1641 - 1644
2003Artikel/Aufsatz in ZeitschriftChemie
Titel:
Molecular Recognition of Amidines in Water.
Autor(in):
Grawe, Thomas; Schaefer, Gerhard; Schrader, ThomasLSF
Erscheinungsjahr
2003

Abstract:

Tetraphosphonates are biomimetic hosts for bisamidinium cations in drugs such as pentamidine and DAPI. Similar to their insertion into DNA's minor groove, these drugs are often sandwiched by two tetraphosphonate hosts (2:1). The alternative binding mode (1:2) produces extremely high assocn. consts. in water of .apprx.108 M-2 (.apprx.12 kcal/mol), which can compete with the biol. process.