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Molecular Synchronization Enhances Molecular Interactions: An Explanatory Note of Pressure Effects

Department of Biomolecular Chemistry, Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Kyoto Prefectural University, Shimogamo, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8522, Japan
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Crystals 2018, 8(7), 300; https://doi.org/10.3390/cryst8070300
Received: 9 June 2018 / Revised: 11 July 2018 / Accepted: 16 July 2018 / Published: 20 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Microfluidic Platforms for Crystallography)
In this study, we investigated a unique aspect of the supramolecular polymerization of tetrakis (4-sulfonatophenyl) porphyrin (TPPS), a self-assembling porphyrin, under non-equilibrium conditions by subtracting the effects of back-pressure on its polymerization. We focused on the enhanced self-assembly abilities of TPPS under a process of rapid proton diffusion in a microflow channel. Rapid protonation caused synchronization of many sets of protonation/deprotonation equilibria on the molecular scale, leading to the production of many sets of growing suparmolecular spices. Pressure effects in the microflow channel, which could potentially promote self-assembly of TPPS, were negligible, becoming predominant only when the system was in the synchronized state. View Full-Text
Keywords: supramolecular chemistry; microflow; non-equilibrium supramolecular chemistry; microflow; non-equilibrium
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Numata, M.; Kanzaki, C. Molecular Synchronization Enhances Molecular Interactions: An Explanatory Note of Pressure Effects. Crystals 2018, 8, 300. https://doi.org/10.3390/cryst8070300

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