Molecular recognition involving multiple cation-π interactions: The inclusion of the acetylcholine trimethylammonium moiety in resorcin[4]arene

Kazutaka Murayama, Katsuyuki Aoki

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Abstract

X-Ray analysis of the molecular complex formed between the neurotransmitter acetylcholine (ACh) and resorcin[4]-arene, ACh+.resorcinarene.Cl-.H2O shows that the ACh molecule is captured by the macrocyclic resorcinol tetramer through multiple cation-π interactions between the quaternary trimethylammonium group of ACh and the four π-rings of the cavitand.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-120
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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