ability for molecular guest substances of the presently known synthetic host compounds.
Uncharged organic molecules, cations and anions are the targets to be selectively complexed,
imprisoned, transported and extracted. The first chapters provide a more general introduction
into macrocycle synthesis and well known examples of complementary host/guest structures as
well as into the supramolecular binding types. The following chapters consequently give
detailed insight into the hitherto known synthetic receptor substances of all kinds (including
crown compounds, calixarenes, carcerands, siderophores etc) and their selective interaction with
fitting molecular guest substrates.
This volume contains many structural and host/guest illustrations including coloured
illustrations, and also refers to other volumes of this series with regard to, for example, template
synthesis, catenanes, analytical applications etc.
Some general synthetic strategies towards macrocyclic systems (J. Breitenbach, J. Boosfeld, F. Vögtle).
Receptors for organic guest molecules: general principles (H.-J. Schneider, A. K. Mohammad-Ali).
Calixarenes and related hosts (R. Ungaro, A. Pochini). Well-defined inclusion cavities for structure discrimination of organic guests (K. Koga, K. Odashima). Cyclophane hosts: binding of lipophilic and cationic guests (D.A. Dougherty). Cyclophane hosts: endoacidic, endobasic and endolipophilic large cavities (F. Vögtle, C. Seel, P.-M. Windscheif). Cyclophane hosts for quinone guests (C.A. Hunter). Cyclophane hosts: binding of polyols and related guests (Y. Aoyama). The role of the cavity in the design of high-efficiency hosts (B.J. Whitlock, H.W. Whitlock). Cryptophanes (A. Collet). Carcerands and hemicarcerands: hosts that imprison molecular guests (E. Maverick, D.J. Cram).
Large water-soluble cavities (Y. Murakami, O. Hayashida). Hydrogen-bonding receptors: open-chain catalytic systems (A. Bell, E. Anslyn). Cucurbituril (W.L. Mock). Simultaneous binding of cations and neutral molecules (W. Verboom, D.N. Reinhoudt). From chloride katapinates to trinucleotide complexes: developments in molecular recognition of anionic species (C. Seel, J. de Mendoza). Simultaneous binding of cations and anions (M.T. Reetz).