8. Supramolecular Redox Transduction: Macrocyclic Receptors for Organic Guests

  1. Mogens Brøndsted Nielsen
  1. Sébastien Goeb,
  2. David Canevet and
  3. Marc Sallé

Published Online: 25 OCT 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118736449.ch8

Organic Synthesis and Molecular Engineering

Organic Synthesis and Molecular Engineering

How to Cite

Goeb, S., Canevet, D. and Sallé, M. (2013) Supramolecular Redox Transduction: Macrocyclic Receptors for Organic Guests, in Organic Synthesis and Molecular Engineering (ed M. B. Nielsen), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118736449.ch8

Editor Information

  1. Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 OCT 2013
  2. Published Print: 18 NOV 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118150924

Online ISBN: 9781118736449

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Keywords:

  • electroactive guests;
  • electrochemical chiral recognition;
  • macrocyclic receptors;
  • organic guests;
  • redox-active subunit;
  • self-assembled macrocyclic redox-active receptors;
  • supramolecular redox transduction

Summary

The growth of supramolecular chemistry over the last decades has been materialized by the production of an extraordinary wide variety of macrocyclic receptors designed for binding ionic or neutral guests. In this chapter, the specific case of macrocyclic redox-responsive reporters for organic molecules, be they charged or neutral, is covered through illustrative examples of the recent literature. The recognition of small organic molecules, possibly chiral, and of macromolecules of biological interest is considered, with a special emphasis on selected applications. The chapter also addresses the recognition of redox-active organic guests by macrocyclic receptors through various examples. It presents several illustrative examples of redox-active self-assembled macrocycles. The design of the redox-receptor itself remains of critical importance, in particular in connection with the structural characteristics of the targeted guests.