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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11(9), 3334-3348; doi:10.3390/ijms11093334

Recognition of Chiral Carboxylic Anions by Artificial Receptors

Institut de Chimie UMR7177 CNRS, Université de Strasbourg, 4 Rue Blaise Pascal, 67070 Strasbourg, France
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Received: 30 July 2010 / Revised: 19 August 2010 / Accepted: 12 September 2010 / Published: 15 September 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Molecular Recognition)
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Many carboxylic molecules, ranging from drugs to flavors and fragrances, contain chiral centers. As a consequence, research has been carried out in order to design and synthesize artificial receptors for carboxylic anions. Many problems have to be solved for binding anions. The results obtained in the binding of carboxylic anions by guanidine, secondary ammonium and metal-center have been selected. The last part of this review focuses on chiral recognition of carboxylic anions by organic and metal-based chiral receptors.
Keywords: molecular recognition; anion recognition; chiral carboxylic anions recognition molecular recognition; anion recognition; chiral carboxylic anions recognition
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Dieng, P.S.; Sirlin, C. Recognition of Chiral Carboxylic Anions by Artificial Receptors. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11, 3334-3348.

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