This work was supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the Fonds der chemischen Industrie.
Molecular Recognition of Anions by Zwitterionic Host Molecules in Water†
Article first published online: 22 DEC 2003
Copyright © 1995 by VCH Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Germany
Angewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Volume 34, Issue 1, pages 65–66, January 16, 1995
How to Cite
Worm, K. and Schmidtchen, F. P. (1995), Molecular Recognition of Anions by Zwitterionic Host Molecules in Water. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl., 34: 65–66. doi: 10.1002/anie.199500651
- Issue published online: 22 DEC 2003
- Article first published online: 22 DEC 2003
- Manuscript Received: 6 AUG 1994
- anion complexation;
- host–guest chemistry;
- molecular recognition
Up to now cationic hosts were necessary for the molecular recognition of hydrophilic anions in water. This task can, however, also be performed with the cage molecule 1 having zero net charge. The vital design feature is the rigid separation of substructures of unlike charge, which enables encapsulation of the guest in the central cavity.