Extended calix[4]arene-based receptors for molecular recognition and sensing

Pik Kwan Lo, Ricky M S WONG

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Recent advances in the area of recognition and sensing have shown that artificial receptors derived from extended calix[4]arenes bearing multiple conjugated fluorophoric or chromophoric systems have found useful to enhance binding affinity, selectivity and sensitivity for recognition and sensing of a targeted ion or molecule. A comprehensive review of various conjugation-extended calix[4]arene-based receptors with the highlight on the design and binding characterization for recognition and sensing is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5313-5335
Number of pages23
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2008

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

User-Defined Keywords

  • Cooperative binding
  • Extended calix[4]arene
  • Recognition
  • Sensing


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