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Ion pair receptors

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Compared with simple ion receptors, which are able to bind either a cation or an anion, ion pair receptors bearing both a cation and an anion recognition site offer the promise of binding ion pairs or pairs of ions strongly as the result of direct or indirect cooperative interactions between co-bound ions. This critical review focuses on the recent progress in the design of ion pair receptors and summarizes the various binding modes that have been used to accommodate ion pairs (110 references).

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The article was received on 19 Apr 2010 and first published on 24 Aug 2010

Article type: Critical Review
DOI: 10.1039/C002694H
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2010,39, 3784-3809
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    Ion pair receptors

    S. K. Kim and J. L. Sessler, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2010, 39, 3784
    DOI: 10.1039/C002694H

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