macrocyclic compound


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macrocyclic compound

[¦mak·rō‚sī ′käm‚pau̇nd]
(organic chemistry)
An organic compound containing a large ring, that is, a closed chain of 12 or more carbon atoms; examples include crown ethers, cryptands, spherands, carcerands, cyclodextrins, cyclophanes, and calixarenes. Also known as macrocycle.
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Again, since macrocyclic compounds are well-known for their ability to show the important property of molecular recognition, macrocyclic systems containing the chalcone moiety are expected to generate compounds having interesting biological and material properties [24, 25].
8 December 2009 - US biopharmaceutical company Tranzyme Pharma said today it has inked a strategic collaboration agreement with Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) to discover, develop and commercialise novel macrocyclic compounds directed against targets of interest to Bristol-Myers Squibb.
His group constantly searches for new methods of synthesizing unsaturated macrocyclic compounds, and of modifying their functionality.
The project combines the basic ideas of organic chemistry, solid state physics, photochemistry and spectroscopy of metallocomplexes of macrocyclic compounds (MMC) for applications in quantum information processing, sensing, switching and amplification.
Calixarenes are an important class of macrocyclic compounds in supramolecular chemistry, which offer an emerging base/platform for synthesizing new and efficient ligands.