Sulfate anion templation of macrocycles, capsules, interpenetrated and interlocked structures

Mullen, Kathleen & Beer, Paul (2009) Sulfate anion templation of macrocycles, capsules, interpenetrated and interlocked structures. Chemical Society Reviews, 38(6), pp. 1701-1713.

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This review examines the potential of anions, in particular sulfate, to template the formation of complex molecular architectures. Until recently, sulfate has been largely overlooked in this area and the examples described herein demonstrate this anion’s versatility in templating the formation of a diverse range of molecular systems including macrocycles, helixes, molecular capsules, interpenetrated and interlocked assemblies such as catenanes. In addition sulfate has been shown to template the formation of interpenetrated structures on a range of solid surfaces including gold, polystyrene beads and silicate nanoparticles, highlighting the potential of this anion in the fabrication of functional sensory devices exhibiting highly selective binding behaviour.

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ID Code: 45358
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1039/B806041J
ISSN: 0306-0012
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000)
Deposited On: 24 Aug 2011 22:19
Last Modified: 26 May 2014 08:19

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