Metallomacrocycles and -clefts: receptors for neutral molecules and anions

Dmitry M. Rudkevich, Wilhelm T.S. Huck, Frank C.J.M. van Veggel, David N. Reinhoudt

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    In this review the concept of immobilizing electrophilic centers in synthetic receptors is described. The design of neutral metallomacrocycles and metalloclefts with an immobilized electrophilic center (UO2 2+ etc.), combined with hydrogen bonding moieties, π-π-stacking, etc. proved to be a useful approach for complexation of polar neutral molecules and of anions. By systematic variation of the structures a high degree of specificity has been obtained.

    The unique combination of binding sites for both cations and anions in a neutral receptor molecule leads to hosts with multifunctional complexation properties, eg. for the complexation of both constituents of a salts.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTransition metals in supramolecular chemistry
    EditorsLuigi Fabbrizzi, Antonio Poggi
    Place of PublicationDordrecht
    PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
    ISBN (Electronic)978-94-015-8380-0
    ISBN (Print)978-90-481-4483-9
    Publication statusPublished - 1994
    EventNATO Advanced Research Workshop on Transition Metals in Supramolecular Chemistry 1994 - Santa Margherita Ligure, Genoa, Italy
    Duration: 14 Apr 199416 Apr 1994

    Publication series

    NameNATO ASI Series C: Mathematical and Physical Sciences
    PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
    ISSN (Print)1389-2185


    WorkshopNATO Advanced Research Workshop on Transition Metals in Supramolecular Chemistry 1994
    CitySanta Margherita Ligure, Genoa


    • Association constant
    • Transition metal cation
    • Alkaline earth metal cation
    • Diisopropyl ether
    • Trinuclear complex

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