Cation complexation and stereochemistry of macrocycles studies by C-13 NMR relaxation-time measurements

Erk C.

NATO Advanced Workshop on Applications of NMR to the Study of Structure and Dynamics of Supramolecular Complexes, SITGES, Spain, 5 - 09 May 1998, vol.526, pp.315-318 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 526
  • City: SITGES
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.315-318
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Cation binding by macrocycles was studied using C-13 NMR dipole-dipole relaxation measurements in solution. The association constants of [3n]Crown-n and its cyclohexyl, benzo and dioxo derivatives with Li+, Na+, K+ and Ca2+ cations were studied in polar solvents. The relaxation times, T-1(obs) and NOE factors (eta) of C-13 atoms in the backbone of free and complex macrocycles were estimated in the extreme narrowing NMR conditions and gave T-0(DD) and T-10(DD) dipolar relaxation times. The internal motions coupled with the dipolar relaxation times are influenced by cation binding characterized by the association constants, K-a. The experimental results showed the effect of ionic radii and macrocycle size on ion selectivity as well as on the selectivity between non equivalent binding sites. The energy barriers of the preferential a, +/-g,a conformational sequences present in the bound oxyethylene backbone were examined by molecular dynamics simulations using the MM+ force field in commercial software.