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Communication | Regular issue | Vol 43, No. 9, 1996, pp.1837-1841
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/COM-96-7527
Recognition of Flavin Mononucleotide (FMN) by a Melamine Derivative Having a Guanidinium Ion via a Multisite Binding

Takeshi Kajiki, Norio Tamura, Tatsuya Nabeshima, and Yumihiko Yano*

*Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Gunma University, 1-5-1 Tenjin-cho, Kiryu 376-8515, Japan


A melamine derivative bearing a guanidinium ion was found to act as a flavin mononucleotide (FMN) receptor via complementaly hydrogen bonding. The receptor extracts FMN in H2O into CHCl3 and acts as as effective carrier for the transport of FMN through a liquid membrane of CHCl3.