• Nucleobase assemblies supported by uranyl cation coordination and other non-covalent interactions

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      Adenine ribbon; uracil tetrad; uranyl complex; hydrogen bonding.

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      We describe synthesis and solid state structural description of uranyl complexes of carboxylate functionalized adenine and uracil derivatives. The metal coordination through carboxylate pendant leads to the formation of dimeric assemblies, whereas the directional nature of hydrogen bonding interaction supported by nucleobases and aqua ligands, result in the generation of complex 3-D architectures containing embedded nucleobase ribbons.

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      Jitendra Kumar1 Sandeep Verma1

      1. Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur 208016, India
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