Cover Picture: Laser Spectroscopic Study of Cold Host–Guest Complexes of Crown Ethers in the Gas Phase (ChemPhysChem 4/2013)

Authors

  • Prof. Yoshiya Inokuchi,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-8526 (Japan)
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  • Dr. Ryoji Kusaka,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-8526 (Japan)
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  • Prof. Takayuki Ebata,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-8526 (Japan)
    • Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-8526 (Japan)
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  • Dr. Oleg V. Boyarkin,

    1. Laboratoire de Chimie Physique Moléculaire, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne 1015 (Switzerland)
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  • Prof. Thomas R. Rizzo

    Corresponding author
    1. Laboratoire de Chimie Physique Moléculaire, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne 1015 (Switzerland)
    • Laboratoire de Chimie Physique Moléculaire, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne 1015 (Switzerland)
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Abstract

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The mechanism of molecular recognition in host–guest chemistry has been of interest to many researchers. The key issues for the recognition are the relationship of the size of the guest species and the cavity of the host, the flexibility of the guest/host species and the effect of solvent. On p. 649, T. Ebata, T. R. Rizzo et al. review laser spectroscopic studies performed for cold host-guest complexes of crown ethers in the gas phase to unravel such the problems at the molecular level.

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