Wraparound Hosts for Fullerenes: Tailored Macrocycles and Cages

Authors

  • Dr. David Canevet,

    1. IMDEA-Nanociencia, Facultad de Ciencias, Ciudad Universitaria de Cantoblanco, Avda. Fco. Tomás y Valiente, 7, 28049 Madrid (Spain)
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  • Dr. Emilio M. Pérez,

    1. IMDEA-Nanociencia, Facultad de Ciencias, Ciudad Universitaria de Cantoblanco, Avda. Fco. Tomás y Valiente, 7, 28049 Madrid (Spain)
    2. Departamento de Química Orgánica, Facultad de Química, Universidad Complutense, 28040 Madrid (Spain), Fax: (+34) 91-394-4103 http://www.ucm.es/info/fullerene/
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  • Prof. Nazario Martín

    Corresponding author
    1. IMDEA-Nanociencia, Facultad de Ciencias, Ciudad Universitaria de Cantoblanco, Avda. Fco. Tomás y Valiente, 7, 28049 Madrid (Spain)
    2. Departamento de Química Orgánica, Facultad de Química, Universidad Complutense, 28040 Madrid (Spain), Fax: (+34) 91-394-4103 http://www.ucm.es/info/fullerene/
    • IMDEA-Nanociencia, Facultad de Ciencias, Ciudad Universitaria de Cantoblanco, Avda. Fco. Tomás y Valiente, 7, 28049 Madrid (Spain)
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Abstract

Custom-made macrocyclic receptors for fullerenes are proving a valuable alternative to achieve the affinity and selectivity required to meet challenges such as the selective extraction of higher fullerenes, their chiral resolution, or the self-assembly of functional molecular materials. In this Minireview, we highlight some of the important breakthroughs that this class of fullerene hosts has already produced.

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