3. Crown Ethers, Cryptands and Other Compounds

  1. Frank Davis and
  2. Séamus Higson

Published Online: 22 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470980200.ch3

Macrocycles: Construction, Chemistry and Nanotechnology Applications

Macrocycles: Construction, Chemistry and Nanotechnology Applications

How to Cite

Davis, F. and Higson, S. (2011) Crown Ethers, Cryptands and Other Compounds, in Macrocycles: Construction, Chemistry and Nanotechnology Applications, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470980200.ch3

Author Information

  1. Cranfield Health, Cranfield University, Bedfordshire, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 FEB 2011
  2. Published Print: 25 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470714621

Online ISBN: 9780470980200

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Keywords:

  • crown ethers, cryptands and other compounds;
  • carbon chemistry, rich and wide field of study - with limitations;
  • chemical reactions, conditions for proceeding - high temperatures, pressures or specific solvents;
  • crown ethers, polyethers as polyethylene oxide - commercially widespread, with number of applications;
  • simple complexes with crown ethers - complexation behaviour, ring size function and substitution;
  • azacrowns, cyclens and cyclams - nitrogen addition, new degree of flexibility to possible structures;
  • metals, complexed by cyclens - complexes with transition metals;
  • crowns containing other heteroatoms;
  • lariat and bibracchial crown ethers;
  • combined and multiple systems

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Crown Ethers

  • Simple Complexes with Crown Ethers

  • Azacrowns, Cyclens and Cyclams

  • Crowns Containing Other Heteroatoms

  • Lariat and Bibracchial Crown Ethers

  • Cryptands

  • Spherands

  • Combined and Multiple Systems

  • Applications of Crown Ethers and Related Compounds

  • Conclusions

  • Bibliography

  • References