Geometric control of selectivity in alkali metal ion complexation by acyclic N4-tripodal ligands

Chang Lin Chuang, Michael Frid, James W. Canary

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A simple mass spectrometry experiment established that two acyclic N4-tripodal ligands lithium ion with surprisingly high selectivity in a methanol/water solution of five alkali metal perchlorate salts. The selectivity was confirmed by a 1H NMR experiment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2909-2912
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number17
StatePublished - Apr 24 1995


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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