was born in 1942 in the Netherlands. He studied Chemical Technology at the Delft University of Technology and gained a Ph.D. in chemistry in 1969 for his work with Professor H. C. Beijerman on a thesis entitled: “On the synthesis of Cephalosporin C”. In 1970 he joined the Royal Dutch/Shell-Laboratories in Amsterdam as a research chemist in the department of Organic Chemsitry. He was actively involed in the start-up of a novel group in “Heterocyclic Chemsitry” at Shell and worked on thiepin chemistry and (2 + 2)-cycloadditions. In 1971 he started the crown ether research program at Shell and also worked on the physical-organic chemistry of crown ether complexation. In 1978 he was appointed full professor at Twente University. His research interests include the synthesis of heterocycles with biological activity such as β-lactams and bioreductive anti-tumor antibiotics (Mitomycins), and pericyclic reactions. The major part of his research deals with the synthesis of macrocyclic host molecules, e.g. crown ethers, calixarenes, and (hemi) spherands, complexation studies with neutral guest molecules and the application of macrocycles in catalysis, membrane transport, and in (electronic) sensor systems.
The transduction of host-guest interactions into electronic signals by molecular systems†
Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
Copyright © 1990 Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 2, Issue 1, pages 23–32, January 1990
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Reinhoudt, D. N. and Sudhölter, E. J. R. (1990), The transduction of host-guest interactions into electronic signals by molecular systems. Adv. Mater., 2: 23–32. doi: 10.1002/adma.19900020105
The authors acknowledge the important contributions in this field made by Dr. A. v. d. Berg, Ir. P. D. v. d. Wal, Dr. M. Skowronska-Ptasinska, Dr. H. A. J. Holterman, Dr. M. L. M. Pennings, Dr. A. G. Talma and Mr. H. van Vossen from our research group and would like to thank Prof. P. Bergveld for stimulating discussions. Financial support from the CME Twente, and the Netherlands Technology Foundation (STW), and the Technology Science Branch of the Netherlands Organization for the Advancement of Pure Research (NWO) is gratefully acknowledged.
- Issue published online: 15 SEP 2004
- Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
- Manuscript Received: 2 OCT 1989
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