Cucurbiturils on Surfaces

M. Wiemann, P. Jonkheijm*

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Cucurbit[n]urils provide a well-known class of macrocycles that are able to form stable host–guest complexes with various guests in solution, but, over the last decade, many studies have revealed that these host–guest interactions can be employed to fabricate a wide range of surface-based platforms. This chapter provides a historical introduction of surfaces coated with CB[n] and delivers a number of different applications using CB[n]-mediated host–guest chemistry for stimuli-responsive surfaces, adhesives and biosensors. The chapter helps in understanding recent progress in the development of surface chemistry with CB[n] and its potential growth.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCucurbiturils and Related Macrocycles
EditorsKimoon Kim
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78801-917-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-78801-500-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020

Publication series

NameMonographs in Supramolecular Chemistry
ISSN (Print)1368-8642
ISSN (Electronic)2041-7144


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