• Basanta Kumar Rajbongshi

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    • Tuning of intermolecular interactions results in packing diversity in imidazolin-5-ones

      Ashish Singh Basanta Kumar Rajbongshi Gurunath Ramanathan

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      Crystal structures of four green fluorescent protein (GFP) chromophore analogues with different packing interactions could be tuned by appropriate substitutions around the imidazolin-5-one ring are reported here. Compound 1 was crystallized from tetrahydrofuran at room temperature while compounds 2-4 have been crystallized from a mixture of methanol and dichloromethane in 3:1 ratio. Molecule 1, 2 and 3 crystallized in monoclinic lattice while molecule 4 preferred to crystallize in a triclinic crystal system. The crystal packing of these molecules was stabilized by C-H$\ldots \pi$ stacking and C-H$\ldots $O type of supramolecular interactions. The results reveal that packing diversity can be easily accomplished in these molecules by tuning the substituents around the imidazolin-5-one ring. Photophysical studies also reveal that all have good quantum yield and fluoresce typically in red region due to presence of electron donating groups around the imidazolin-5-one ring.

    • Introduction of an electron push-pull system yields a planar Red Kaede fluorescence protein chromophore analogue stabilized by a C = O…𝜋 interaction

      Ashish Singh Basanta Kumar Rajbongshi Gurunath Ramanathan

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      Crystal structures of four red kaede fluorescence protein chromophore analogues are reported here. Molecules I-III adopt a non-planar geometry stabilized by 𝜋 …𝜋 stacking and hydrogen bonding. Introduction of an electron push-pull system induces molecule IV to be planar and a C = O…𝜋 supramolecular interaction is observed as well. Strong electron withdrawing and donating groups also ensure formation of a higher order two and three dimensional supramolecular architecture through hydrogen bonds in molecules I and IV. All the analogues exhibit good photoluminescence properties and emit in the red region with excellent quantum yields.

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