Anion Receptors (#31)

The inclusion of anion guests within synthetic host molecules has developed into an important theme in supramolecular chemistry. A key challenge is the development of hosts that exhibit anion recognition for use as sensors, separating agents, membrane transport agents, ion pair receptors, and a number of other applications. A variety of reversible binding interactions are being explored to address this challenge, such as hydrogen bonding, electrostatic interactions, and metal ion coordination. This symposium will focus on all aspects of chemistry relative to the development of effective molecular hosts for anion complexation. Topics of interest include fundamental studies of the structural and thermodynamic aspects of anion–host interactions, how information from such studies is being applied in the design of host architectures, and the preparation, characterization, and coordination chemistry of novel anion receptors.
Last update: Dec 28, 2015