Self-assembled receptors based on hydrogen bonds

Mattijs Gregor Jurriaan ten Cate

    Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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    Self-assembly is nature's favorite, most economic and reliable way to generate large and complex biological systems. Due to the high efficiency of nature using noncovalent interactions to assemble complex aggregates, self-assembly is nowadays considered as one of the most promising ways for building synthetic functional structures. This thesis describes the assembly of large hydrogen-bonded systems (double rosettes) and their ability to act as receptors. Due to the formation of 36 hydrogen bonds that bring together three calix[4]arene dimelamines and six barbiturates or cyanurates, these double rosettes exhibit a high thermodynamic stability.
    Original languageUndefined
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Twente
    • Reinhoudt, David N., Supervisor
    • Crego Calama, Mercedes, Co-Supervisor
    Award date27 May 2004
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    Print ISBNs9789036520539
    Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2004


    • IR-41574

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