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Receptors for Zwitterionic Species

Molecular Recognition

  1. Santiago V. Luis1,
  2. Ignacio Alfonso2,
  3. Francisco Galindo1

Published Online: 15 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9780470661345.smc067

Supramolecular Chemistry: From Molecules to Nanomaterials

Supramolecular Chemistry: From Molecules to Nanomaterials

How to Cite

Luis, S. V., Alfonso, I. and Galindo, F. 2012. Receptors for Zwitterionic Species. Supramolecular Chemistry: From Molecules to Nanomaterials. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    University Jaume I, Castellón, Spain

  2. 2

    IQAC-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2012

Abstract

The recent developments in the design of receptors for zwitterionic species are reviewed in this chapter. Different types of receptors are compiled, attending to their structural properties. The difficulties in obtaining efficient and selective ditopic hosts for zwitterionic guest are discussed.

Keywords:

  • supramolecular chemistry;
  • molecular recognition;
  • zwitterions;
  • anions;
  • cations