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Imidazole-Quartet Water and Proton Dipolar Channels

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  • Dr. Yann Le Duc,

    1. Adaptative Supramolecular Nanosystems, Institut Européen des Membranes – UMR CNRS, 5635, Place Eugène Bataillon, CC 047, 34095 Montpellier (France)
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  • Dr. Mathieu Michau,

    1. Adaptative Supramolecular Nanosystems, Institut Européen des Membranes – UMR CNRS, 5635, Place Eugène Bataillon, CC 047, 34095 Montpellier (France)
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  • Dr. Arnaud Gilles,

    1. Adaptative Supramolecular Nanosystems, Institut Européen des Membranes – UMR CNRS, 5635, Place Eugène Bataillon, CC 047, 34095 Montpellier (France)
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  • Valerie Gence,

    1. Adaptative Supramolecular Nanosystems, Institut Européen des Membranes – UMR CNRS, 5635, Place Eugène Bataillon, CC 047, 34095 Montpellier (France)
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  • Dr. Yves-Marie Legrand,

    1. Adaptative Supramolecular Nanosystems, Institut Européen des Membranes – UMR CNRS, 5635, Place Eugène Bataillon, CC 047, 34095 Montpellier (France)
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  • Dr. Arie van der Lee,

    1. Adaptative Supramolecular Nanosystems, Institut Européen des Membranes – UMR CNRS, 5635, Place Eugène Bataillon, CC 047, 34095 Montpellier (France)
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  • Dr. Sophie Tingry,

    1. Adaptative Supramolecular Nanosystems, Institut Européen des Membranes – UMR CNRS, 5635, Place Eugène Bataillon, CC 047, 34095 Montpellier (France)
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  • Dr. Mihail Barboiu

    Corresponding author
    1. Adaptative Supramolecular Nanosystems, Institut Européen des Membranes – UMR CNRS, 5635, Place Eugène Bataillon, CC 047, 34095 Montpellier (France)
    • Adaptative Supramolecular Nanosystems, Institut Européen des Membranes – UMR CNRS, 5635, Place Eugène Bataillon, CC 047, 34095 Montpellier (France)
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  • This work was supported by funds from ANR ANR 2010 BLAN 7172 and EURYI 2004 (European Young Investigator Awards scheme; see www.esf.org/euryi)

Abstract

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Dipolar water wires stabilize quartets of ureido imidazole compounds (I-quartets) in a manner reminiscent of stabilization of guanine (G) quartets by cation templating (see picture).

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