Experimental, theoretical and biological activity study on the acyl-substituted benzo-18-crown-6, dibenzo-18-crown-6 and dibenzo-24-crown-8

Ugras H. I., Cakir U., Azizoglu A., Kilic T., Erk C.

JOURNAL OF INCLUSION PHENOMENA AND MACROCYCLIC CHEMISTRY, vol.55, pp.159-165, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Hexadecanoyl, dihexadecanoyl, dioctadecaneoyl, di-10-undecenoyl, and dicis-9-octadecenoyl derivatives of benzo[18]crown-6, dibenzo[18]crown-6 and dibenzo[24]-8 were synthesized by the condensation of carboxylic acids (palmitic, stearic, oleic and undecenoic acid) with benzo and dibenzo crown ethers in the presence of zinc chloride. The extraction equilibrium constants of such macrocyclic ethers with long side chains were estimated using chloroform/water and dichloromethane/water membranes transfer of Na-PAR (4-(2-pyridylazo)-resorcinol mono sodium monohydrate) with UV-Vis spectroscopy. It was found that they were in the range of 10.88-11.71 in dichloromethane and 8.04-11.77 in chloroform. These results actually show that the Na+ binding effect of macrocyclic ethers depends on the type and the length of side chains. The geometrical properties of the molecules were studied employing semi-empirical calculations by simulated annealing technique. The frontier molecular orbital energies and dipole moments were also examined. The biological activity results showed that the synthesized crown ethers have no activity against the studied microorganisms.