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  1. Vargas Jentzsch, A.; Emery, D.; Mareda, J.; Metrangolo, P.; Resnati, G.; Matile, S. “Ditopic Ion Transport Systems:  Anion-π Interactions and Halogen Bonds at Work” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 11675-11678

Single-atom exchange series are introduced to extract the individual contributions of halogen bonds and anion-π interactions to the transport of anions across lipid bilayer membranes (see picture). Known cation binding sites are used for counterion activation of the neutral calix[4]arene transporters. The experimental evidence for anion transport with halogen bonds is unprecedented.

DOI: 10.1002/anie.201104966 

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