Chapter 4. Anion Binding

  1. Jonathan W. Steed B.Sc., Ph.D. Professor Lecturer Associate Editor Recipient1 and
  2. Jerry L. Atwood B.S., Ph.D. Assistant Professor Associate Professor Professor2

Published Online: 26 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470740880.ch4

Supramolecular Chemistry, Second Edition

Supramolecular Chemistry, Second Edition

How to Cite

Steed, J. W. and Atwood, J. L. (2009) Anion Binding, in Supramolecular Chemistry, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470740880.ch4

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Chemistry, Durham University, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 9 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470512333

Online ISBN: 9780470740880



  • anion binding andbiological anion receptors;
  • non-covalent anion coordination chemistry;
  • anion binding proteins - phosphate binding protein (PBP) and sulfate binding protein (SBP);
  • anion host design concepts;
  • guanidinium ion in anion complexation host design;
  • guanidinium-based receptors;
  • neutral receptors;
  • inert metal-containing receptors;
  • supramolecular compounds and cyclic voltammetry


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Biological Anion Receptors

  • Concepts in Anion Host Design

  • From Cation Hosts to Anion Hosts – a Simple Change in pH

  • Guanidinium-Based Receptors

  • Neutral Receptors

  • Inert Metal-Containing Receptors

  • Common Core Scaffolds

  • Summary

  • Study Problems

  • Thought Experiments

  • References