Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 3, 2012
Previous Article Next Article

Host–guest sensing by calixarenes on the surfaces

Author affiliations

Abstract

The present critical review reports on recent developments of optical nanoparticles based on the association of gold, silver, silica and quantum dots and calixarenes. These hybrid organic–inorganic compounds characterized by a thick organic layer self-assembled on the surface of a core of mineral surface atoms take advantage of the supramolecular recognition of luminescent calixarenes to fabricate nanodevices of nanoparticle size, capable of detecting metal cations, polyaromatic hydrocarbons and pesticides. Also presented is an explanation of the involvement of such nanoparticles in biochemical systems. This critical review provides an overview of their preparation, the manner in which they are characterized, and their use (108 references).

Graphical abstract: Host–guest sensing by calixarenes on the surfaces

Back to tab navigation

Publication details

The article was received on 23 Jun 2011 and first published on 25 Aug 2011


Article type: Critical Review
DOI: 10.1039/C1CS15169J
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2012,41, 1173-1190
  •   Request permissions

    Host–guest sensing by calixarenes on the surfaces

    H. J. Kim, M. H. Lee, L. Mutihac, J. Vicens and J. S. Kim, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2012, 41, 1173
    DOI: 10.1039/C1CS15169J

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements