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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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Submitted
30 Jun 2010
First published
15 Nov 2010

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2011,40, 363-386
Article type
Critical Review

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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