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Issue 17, 2013
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Amidine functionality as a stimulus-responsive building block

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This mini-review describes basic features and applications of small molecules and macromolecules containing amidine, and to a lesser extent, guanidine functional groups. The emphasis in this article is on the exploitation of such functionality as species that are capable of reversibly binding carbon dioxide in the presence of water, a process that also commonly involves a hydrophobic-to-hydrophilic transition. The review is not intended to be exhaustive but rather serves to highlight this one particular feature and demonstrate its application in areas ranging from reversible emulsion stabilization, purification and reversible self-assembly of polymeric nanoparticles.

Graphical abstract: Amidine functionality as a stimulus-responsive building block

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The article was received on 18 Feb 2013 and first published on 03 Apr 2013

Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60065C
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013,42, 7326-7334
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    Amidine functionality as a stimulus-responsive building block

    J. Y. Quek, T. P. Davis and A. B. Lowe, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013, 42, 7326
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60065C

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