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Water-soluble, self-assembling container molecules: an update

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Abstract

Over the past five years, an important development in the area of self-assembling containers has been the increase in interest in those containers that function in aqueous solution. This progress is a reflection of a similar trend within supramolecular chemistry in general, and is driven in part by the need to address issues and challenges within the biological sciences, as well as a desire to develop new strategies for greener chemistries carried out in water. It is also an opportunity to learn more about fundamental topics such as the hydrophobic effect. In this critical review we discuss progress in aqueous-based self-assembling container molecules since 2005 (177 references).

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The article was received on 30 Jun 2010 and first published on 15 Nov 2010


Article type: Critical Review
DOI: 10.1039/C0CS00030B
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2011,40, 363-386

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    Water-soluble, self-assembling container molecules: an update

    Z. Laughrey and B. C. Gibb, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2011, 40, 363
    DOI: 10.1039/C0CS00030B

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