Building on the pioneering work in supramolecular chemistry from the last 20 years or so, this monograph addresses new and recent approaches to anion coordination chemistry. Synthesis of receptors, biological receptors and metallareceptors, the energetics of anion binding, molecular structures of anion complexes, sensing devices are presented and computational studies addressed to aid with the understanding of the different driving forces responsible for anion complexation. The reader is promised an actual picture of the state of the art for this exciting and constantly evolving field of supramolecular anion coordination chemistry. The topics range from ion channels to selective sensors, making it attractive to all researchers and PhD students with an interest in supramolecular chemistry.
Kristin Bowman-James received her Ph.D. in Chemistry at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She joined the Chemistry Department at the University of Kansas in 1975 and is currently University Distinguished Professor of Chemistry. Her research bridges across the fields of supramolecular and transition metal coordination chemistry. She is an experienced author with over 100 papers, many reviews, has served as Editor for three books, and has received awards for both research and service. Antonio Bianchi received his Ph.D. in Chemistry at University of Florence in Italy in 1989. He was employed by the university first as a tenured Researcher, then as an Associate Professor, and from 2000 as Professor of General and Inorganic Chemistry. From 2006 to 2009 he served as the Head of the Department of Chemistry of the said university. His diverse research interests encompass inorganic chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, coordination of anions, metallo-receptors and thermodynamics of coordination compounds. He has authored over 200 papers and has served as editor of the book "The Supramolecular Chemistry of Anions" with his current co-editors. Enrique Garcia-Espana Monsonis received his Ph.D. in Chemistry at University of Valencia in Spain. After a period working in industry, he returned to the University of Valencia and held an assistant Professor position before becoming Professor at the Department of Inorganic Chemistry in 2000. He has worked within Supramolecular Chemistry since 1984 and has authored or co-authored over 215 papers.
Preface ASPECTS OF ANION COORDINATION FROM HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES Introduction Halide and Pseudohalide Anions Oxoanions Phosphate and Polyphosphate Anions Carboxylate Anions and Amino Acids Anionic Complexes: Supercomplex Formation Nucleotides Final Notes THERMODYNAMIC ASPECTS OF ANION COORDINATION Introduction Parameters Determining the Stability of Anion Complexes Molecular Recognition and Selectivity Enthalpic and Entropic Contributions in Anion Coordination STRUCTURAL ASPECTS OF ANION COORDINATION CHEMISTRY Introduction Basic Concepts of Anion Coordination Chemistry Classes of Anion Hosts Acycles Monocycles Cryptands Transition-Metal-Assisted Ligands Lewis Acid Ligands Conclusion SYNTHETIC STRATEGIES Introduction Design and Synthesis of Polyamine-Based Receptors for Anions Design and Synthesis of Amide Receptors TEMPLATE SYNTHESIS Introductory Remarks Macrocyclic Systems Bowl-Shaped Systems Capsule, Cage, and Tube-Shaped Systems Circular Helicates and meso-Helicates Mechanically Linked Systems Concluding Remarks ANION-PI INTERACTIONS IN MOLECULAR RECOGNITION Introduction Physical Nature of the Interaction Energetic and Geometric Features of the Interaction Depending on the Host (Aromatic Moieties) and the Guest (Anions) Influence of Other Noncovalent Interactions on the Anion-Pi Interaction Experimental Examples of Anion-Pi Interactions in the Solid State and in Solution Concluding Remarks RECEPTORS FOR BIOLOGICALLY RELEVANT ANIONS Introduction Phosphate Receptors Carboxylate Receptors Conclusion SYNTHETIC AMPHIPHILIC PEPTIDES THAT SELF-ASSEMBLE TO MEMBRANE-ACTIVE ANION TRANSPORTS Introduction and Background Biomedical Importance of Chloride Channels The Development of Synthetic Chloride Channels Approaches to Synthetic Chloride Channels The Development of Amphiphilic Peptides as Anion Channels Structural Variations in the SAT Modular Elements Conclusions ANION SENSING BY FLUORESCENCE QUENCHING OR REVIVAL Introduction Anion Recognition by Dynamic and Static Quenching of Fluorescence Fluorescent Sensors Based on Anthracene and on a Polyamine Framework Turning on Fluorescence with the Indicator Displacement Approach
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