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Sensors 2006, 6(8), 978-1017; doi:10.3390/s6080978

Tripodal Receptors for Cation and Anion Sensors

Chemo & Biosensors Group, School of Pharmacy, University of Jember, Jember 68121 Indonesia
Laboratory of Supramolecular Chemistry and Technology, MESA+ Research Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Twente, P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
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Received: 9 May 2006 / Accepted: 3 July 2006 / Published: 24 August 2006
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Supramolecular Sensors)


This review discusses different types of artificial tripodal receptors for the selectiverecognition and sensing of cations and anions. Examples on the relationship between structure andselectivity towards cations and anions are described. Furthermore, their applications as potentiometricion sensing are emphasised, along with their potential applications in optical sensors or optodes. View Full-Text
Keywords: Tripodal Ionophores; Ion Recognition; Ion Receptors. Tripodal Ionophores; Ion Recognition; Ion Receptors.

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Kuswandi, B.; N/a, N.; Verboom, W.; Reinhoudt, D.N. Tripodal Receptors for Cation and Anion Sensors. Sensors 2006, 6, 978-1017.

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