Supramolecular Polymeric Macrocyclic Receptors – Hybrid Carrier versus Channel Transporters in Bulk Liquid Membranes

  • Mihail Barboiu


The synthesis of heteroditopic macrocyclic ureido-receptors is described. NMR studies show the formation of self-organized oligomeric superstructures. Membrane transport experiments show a direct relation between the self-assembling and the transport properties of these molecular information transfer devices. The self-organization of these receptors may provide the first evidence for the possible hybrid transport carrier versus channel mechanisms in liquid membranes.

crown compounds dynamic self-assembly liquid membranes macrocyclic carrier 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mihail Barboiu
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  1. 1.Institut Européen des Membranes – IEM-UMR CNRS 5635MontpellierFrance

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