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Oligopyrrole Macrocycles: Receptors and Chemosensors for Potentially Hazardous Materials

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  • Dr. Brett M. Rambo,

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    1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station A5300, Austin, TX 78712-0165 (USA), Fax: (+1) 512-471-7550
    2. Signature Science, LLC, 8329 North MoPac Expressway, Austin, TX 78759 (USA), Fax: (+1) 512-533-9563
    • Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station A5300, Austin, TX 78712-0165 (USA), Fax: (+1) 512-471-7550
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  • Prof. Dr. Jonathan L. Sessler

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    1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station A5300, Austin, TX 78712-0165 (USA), Fax: (+1) 512-471-7550
    2. Department of Chemistry, Yonsei University, Seoul 120-749 (Korea)
    • Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station A5300, Austin, TX 78712-0165 (USA), Fax: (+1) 512-471-7550
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Abstract

Oligopyrroles represent a diverse class of molecular receptors that have been utilized in a growing number of applications. Recently, these systems have attracted interest as receptors and chemosensors for hazardous materials, including harmful anionic species, high-valent actinide cations, and nitroaromatic explosives. These versatile molecular receptors have been used to develop rudimentary colorimetric and fluorimetric assays for hazardous materials.

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