Characterization of hydrogen-bonded supramolecular assemblies by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry after Ag+ labeling

K.A. Jolliffe, Mercedes Crego Calama, R.H. Fokkens, N.M.M. Nibbering, P. Timmerman, David Reinhoudt

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    The high affinity of Ag+ ions for aromatic pi donors and cyano groups is exploited in a novel MALDI-TOF mass spectrometric method for the identification of hydrogen-bonded assemblies. The interaction with the Ag+ ions - which, for example, can be complexed by two phenyl groups in a sandwich-type manner (see drawing on the right) - provides positively charged assemblies in a nondestructive way.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)1247-1251
    JournalAngewandte Chemie, International Edition in English
    Issue number37
    Publication statusPublished - 1998


    • IR-10991
    • METIS-105939
    • Supramolecular Chemistry
    • Noncovalent interactions
    • Hydrogen bonds
    • Mass spectrometry

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