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Molecular containers assembled through the hydrophobic effect

19 January, 2015 - 04:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,547-585
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00191E, Review ArticleJacobs H. Jordan, Bruce C. Gibb
This review focuses on molecular containers formed by assembly processes driven by the hydrophobic effect, and summarizes the progress made in the field over the last ten years.
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Molecular containers in complex chemical systems

19 January, 2015 - 04:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,419-432
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00165F, Review ArticleSalvatore Zarra, Daniel M. Wood, Derrick A. Roberts, Jonathan R. Nitschke
This review discusses recent advances in the use of molecular containers in complex chemical systems, focusing on three aspects: host-guest behaviour, structural transformations and reactivity modulation.
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Calix[4]pyrroles: versatile molecular containers with ion transport, recognition, and molecular switching functions

19 January, 2015 - 04:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,532-546
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00157E, Review ArticleDong Sub Kim, Jonathan L. Sessler
Calix[4]pyrroles function as "molecular containers" as illustrated by their ability to act as carriers for the through-membrane transport of ions and as "monomers" in the construction of aggregated supramolecular constructs.
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Gas-phase chemistry of molecular containers

19 January, 2015 - 04:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,515-531
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00167B, Review ArticleOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence.Zhenhui Qi, Thomas Heinrich, Suresh Moorthy, Christoph A. Schalley
The use of mass spectrometry for the investigation of supramolecular capsules and containers in solution and the gas-phase is reviewed.
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Self-assembled capsules based on tetrafunctionalized calix[4]resorcinarene cavitands

19 January, 2015 - 04:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,449-466
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00153B, Review ArticleKenji Kobayashi, Masamichi Yamanaka
The hemispherical structures of calix[4]resorcinarene cavitands are suitable for forming capsular assemblies with guest encapsulations through various intermolecular interactions.
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Gated molecular baskets

19 January, 2015 - 04:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,500-514
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00140K, Review ArticleKeith Hermann, Yian Ruan, Alex M. Hardin, Christopher M. Hadad, Jovica D. Badjic
The process of molecular gating is important for controlling the trafficking of guests to and from artificial molecular capsules.
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Soft templates in encapsulation complexes

19 January, 2015 - 04:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,490-499
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00065J, Review ArticleDariush Ajami, Lijuan Liu, Julius Rebek Jr.
The ethanolamide of arachidonic acid (anandamide) nucleates the assembly of a capsule incorporating 8 spacer units.
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Molecular containers

19 January, 2015 - 04:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,392-393
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS90101K, EditorialPablo Ballester, Makoto Fujita, Julius Rebek
Guest editors Pablo Ballester, Makoto Fujita and Julius Rebek, Jr. introduce the Molecular Containers issue of Chemical Society Reviews.
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Transition metal catalysis in confined spaces

19 January, 2015 - 04:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,433-448
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00192C, Review ArticleOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence.Stefan H. A. M. Leenders, Rafael Gramage-Doria, Bas de Bruin, Joost N. H. Reek
This review discusses different strategies to provide transition metal catalysts with a second coordination sphere and the effect this has in catalysis.
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Cucurbiturils: from synthesis to high-affinity binding and catalysis

19 January, 2015 - 04:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,394-418
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00273C, Review ArticleOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Khaleel I. Assaf, Werner M. Nau
Major developments in the synthesis of cucurbiturils and applications related to their high-affinity binding and catalysis have recently taken place.
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Diffusion NMR of molecular cages and capsules

19 January, 2015 - 04:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,586-602
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00197D, Review ArticleLiat Avram, Yoram Cohen
The applications of diffusion NMR and DOSY in the field of molecular capsules and cages are reviewed focusing on the added value of using these methods when studying such systems in solution.
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Gold-catalyzed cyclopropanation reactions using a carbenoid precursor toolbox

15 January, 2015 - 03:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00304G, Review ArticleDeyun Qian, Junliang Zhang
This review highlights recent advances in gold-catalyzed selective cyclopropanation divided by the type of carbenoid precursors.
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Incorporating single molecules into electrical circuits. The role of the chemical anchoring group

15 January, 2015 - 03:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00264D, Review ArticleEdmund Leary, Andrea La Rosa, M. Teresa Gonzalez, Gabino Rubio-Bollinger, Nicolas Agrait, Nazario Martin
Constructing electronic circuits containing singly wired molecules is at the frontier of electrical device miniaturisation. Understanding the behaviour of different anchoring groups is key to this goal because of their significant role in determining the properties of the junction.
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Dendritic glycopolymers based on dendritic polyamine scaffolds: view on their synthetic approaches, characteristics and potential for biomedical applications

15 January, 2015 - 03:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00339J, Review ArticleOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence.Dietmar Appelhans, Barbara Klajnert-Maculewicz, Anna Janaszewska, Joanna Lazniewska, Brigitte Voit
The potential of dendritic glycopolymers based on dendritic polyamine scaffolds for biomedical applications is presented and compared with that of the structurally related anti-adhesive dendritic glycoconjugates.
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Molecules with a sense of logic: a progress report

15 January, 2015 - 03:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00342J, Tutorial ReviewJoakim Andreasson, Uwe Pischel
Ones and zeros can be handled by molecules through the input-control of their signaling features. The progress in this exciting field during the last five years is covered in this tutorial review.
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Two-dimensional graphene analogues for biomedical applications

15 January, 2015 - 03:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00300D, Review ArticleYu Chen, Chaoliang Tan, Hua Zhang, Lianzhou Wang
In this critical review, we summarize the state-of-the-art progress of two-dimensional graphene analogues with a particular focus on biomedical applications.
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Synthetic biology for the directed evolution of protein biocatalysts: navigating sequence space intelligently

11 January, 2015 - 02:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00351A, Review ArticleOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Andrew Currin, Neil Swainston, Philip J. Day, Douglas B. Kell
Improving enzymes by directed evolution requires the navigation of very large search spaces; we survey how to do this intelligently.
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Metal-organic molecular cages: applications of biochemical implications

5 January, 2015 - 01:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,9-25
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00222A, Tutorial ReviewNazir Ahmad, Hussein A. Younus, Adeel H. Chughtai, Francis Verpoort
New well-designed materials are highly demanded with the prospect of versatile properties, offering successful applications as alternates to conventional materials.
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Supramolecular photochemistry: from molecular crystals to water-soluble capsules

5 January, 2015 - 01:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,119-135
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00284A, Tutorial ReviewV. Ramamurthy, Shipra Gupta
Photochemical and photophysical behavior of molecules in supramolecular assemblies are different and more selective than in gas and isotropic solution phases.
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Carbon quantum dots and their applications

5 January, 2015 - 01:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,362-381
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00269E, Review ArticleShi Ying Lim, Wei Shen, Zhiqiang Gao
This review covers the progress in the research and development of carbon quantum dots and their applications in chemical sensing, biosensing, bioimaging, nanomedicine, photocatalysis and electrocatalysis.
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