Octafluorocalix[4]pyrrole: A Chloride/Bicarbonate Antiport Agent

School of Chemistry, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom.
Journal of the American Chemical Society (Impact Factor: 11.44). 02/2010; 132(10):3240-1. DOI: 10.1021/ja9092693
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ABSTRACT meso-Octamethyloctafluorocalixpyrrole, a simple tetrapyrrolic macrocycle, has been shown to function as both a chloride/nitrate and a chloride/bicarbonate antiport agent for lipid bilayer transmembrane anion transport. This is the first example of a synthetic macrocyclic pyrrole-based receptor capable of transmembrane bicarbonate transport.

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