Chapter 11. Redox-Switchable Cyclophanes and Other Molecular Receptors

  1. Professor Angel Kaifer and
  2. Dr. Marielle Gómez-Kaifer

Published Online: 26 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527613601.ch11

Supramolecular Electrochemistry

Supramolecular Electrochemistry

How to Cite

Kaifer, A. and Gómez-Kaifer, M. (1999) Redox-Switchable Cyclophanes and Other Molecular Receptors, in Supramolecular Electrochemistry, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527613601.ch11

Author Information

  1. Chemistry Department, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124-0413, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 23 SEP 1999

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527295975

Online ISBN: 9783527613601



  • redox-switchable cyclophanes;
  • molecular receptors;
  • metallocyclophanes;
  • redox-active cyclophanes;
  • viologen based cyclophanes


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Early Cyclophane Studies and Metallocyclophanes

  • Redox-Active Cyclophanes as Molecular Receptors

  • Viologen Based Cyclophanes- the Ideal n-Acceptor Host

  • Electroinactive Cyclophane Hosts and Their Binding of Redox-Switchable Guests

  • Other Molecular Receptors

  • Conclusions

  • References