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The aqueous supramolecular chemistry of cucurbit[n]urils, pillar[n]arenes and deep-cavity cavitands

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Abstract

This tutorial review summarizes the continuing exploration of three prominent water-soluble hosts: cucurbiturils, pillar[n]arenes and deep-cavity cavitands. As we describe, these hosts are revealing how orchestrating the hydrophobic effect can lead to a broad range of properties and applications, from: nano-reactors, supramolecular polymers, stimuli-responsive biointerfaces, switches, and novel purification devices. We also describe how their study is also revealing more details about the properties of water and aqueous solutions.

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The article was received on 06 Feb 2017 and first published on 24 Mar 2017


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7CS00095B
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2017, Advance Article
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    The aqueous supramolecular chemistry of cucurbit[n]urils, pillar[n]arenes and deep-cavity cavitands

    J. Murray, K. Kim, T. Ogoshi, W. Yao and B. C. Gibb, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7CS00095B

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