Molecular recognition by artificial receptors

Willem Verboom, Dmitry M. Rudkevich, David N. Reinhoudt

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Biological and synthetic receptors for three different types of guest species have been compared: valinomycin and calix[4]crown ethers for K+, urease and metallomacrocycles for urea, and phosphate binding proteins and synthetic anion receptors for different anions. The symbiosis of synthetic and biological receptors is demonstrated for transesterification reactions of amino acid esters by a-chymotrypsin in organic solvents in the presence of crown ethers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)679-686
JournalPure and applied chemistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1994


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