8. Cucurbiturils

  1. Frank Davis and
  2. Séamus Higson

Published Online: 22 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470980200.ch8

Macrocycles: Construction, Chemistry and Nanotechnology Applications

Macrocycles: Construction, Chemistry and Nanotechnology Applications

How to Cite

Davis, F. and Higson, S. (2011) Cucurbiturils, in Macrocycles: Construction, Chemistry and Nanotechnology Applications, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470980200.ch8

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:

  • cucurbiturils;
  • cyclodextrins, natural products - crown ethers and calixarenes, by workers attempting to synthesise different materials;
  • complexation behaviour of simple cucurbiturils;
  • CB[5] and its lanthanum-capped complex - for their ability to complex anions;
  • Cucurbit[6]uril, shown to bind diaminohexane strongly;
  • butylamine and methacrylic acid - giving salt butylammonium methacrylate;
  • cucurbit[8]uril - CB[8], simultaneously accommodating guests - two different aromatic rings;
  • modification of cucurbiturils - cucurbituril macrocycle, amenable to modification;
  • hemicucurbiturils;
  • supramolecular chemistry of cucurbituril - intensely investigated family of cavitands

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Complexation Behaviour of Simple Cucurbiturils

  • Modification of Cucurbiturils

  • Uses of Cucurbiturils

  • Hemicucurbiturils

  • Conclusions

  • Bibliography

  • References