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Macrocyclic Ligands

  1. Kristin Bowman-James

Published Online: 15 DEC 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119951438.eibc0115

Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry

How to Cite

Bowman-James, K. 2011. Macrocyclic Ligands. Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry. .

Author Information

  1. University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 DEC 2011

Abstract

The main classes of macrocyclic ligands are classified. Emphasis is placed on O and N donors but S, P and As-donors are also included. The macrocyclic effect and anion coordination are both discussed.

Keywords:

  • calixarene;
  • catenand;
  • cryptand;
  • sepulchrate;
  • crown ether;
  • anion