Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Supramolecular devices as selective receptors
by Roshandel, Sahar, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 141; 1597789
Abstract (Summary)

We have found that calixarenes are good receptors of choline (trimethylammonium group) and they have strong affinity to form host-guest complexes with a variety of molecules carrying this moiety. Furthermore, the ability of lower rim carboxylic acid calix[n]arenes and upper rim phosphonic acid functionalized calix[4]arene to transport choline-conjugated drugs through a liquid membrane was discovered. The results demonstrate that these systems are highly efficient toward transporting choline-conjugated targets, as well as neurotransmitters that possess ionizable amine termini. The breadth of compounds that are transported is significant, facing limitations only when the payloads become extremely lipophilic. These developments reveal new approaches towards attempting synthetic receptor mediated selective small molecule transport in vesicular and cellular systems.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Schramm, Michael P.
Commitee: Buonora, Paul T., Marinez, Eric R.
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Chemistry and Biochemistry
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 55/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Chemistry, Analytical chemistry, Organic chemistry
Publication Number: 1597789
ISBN: 9781339012780
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