Chapter 5. Ion Pair Receptors

  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.ch5

Supramolecular Chemistry, Second Edition

Supramolecular Chemistry, Second Edition

How to Cite

Steed, J. W. and Atwood, J. L. (2009) Ion Pair Receptors, in Supramolecular Chemistry, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470740880.ch5

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



  • ion pair receptor designs - contact ion pair, ditopic, zwitterion receptors;
  • simultaneous anion and cation binding;
  • remote anion and cation binding sites;
  • simultaneous ion pair receptors – cascade, ditopic, zwitterion receptor;
  • dual-host salt extraction;
  • labile complexes as anion hosts;
  • zwitterion receptors;
  • ion pair receptors and biological symport process mimicking


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Simultaneous Anion and Cation Binding

  • Labile Complexes as Anion Hosts

  • Receptors for Zwitterions

  • Summary

  • Study Problems

  • References