Macrocyclic hosts have long been the workhorses of molecular recognition. Despite the widespread use of container-shaped molecules as synthetic receptors, an efficient preparation of cavitands bearing multiple functional groups has not been realized. This Letter describes a new cavitand derived from a sequence-defined oligoamide foldamer scaffold. A solid-phase synthesis approach is reported, which enables the display of multiple chemically diverse functional groups on the cavitand rim.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry