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Keywords:

  • biotin;
  • cucurbit[n]uril;
  • drug delivery;
  • host–guest chemistry;
  • oxaliplatin
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Stay on target: The cucurbit[7]uril derivative 1, which bears a covalently attached biotin targeting ligand allows for the efficient delivery of oxaliplatin as its 1⋅oxaliplatin complex to cancer cells resulting in enhanced cytotoxicity relative to oxaliplatin alone.