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Sensors 2008, 8(9), 5313-5335; doi:10.3390/s8095313
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Extended Calix[4]arene-Based Receptors for Molecular Recognition and Sensing

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Received: 1 July 2008; in revised form: 28 August 2008 / Accepted: 29 August 2008 / Published: 1 September 2008
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Molecular Recognition and Sensors, Including Molecular Imprinting)
Abstract: Recent advances in the area of recognition and sensing have shown that artificial receptors derived from extended calix[4]arenes bearing multiple π-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 π-conjugation-extended calyx[4]arene-based receptors with the highlight on the design and binding characterization for recognition and sensing is presented.
Keywords: Extended calix[4]arene; cooperative binding; recognition; sensing Extended calix[4]arene; cooperative binding; recognition; sensing
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Lo, P.K.; Wong, M.S. Extended Calix[4]arene-Based Receptors for Molecular Recognition and Sensing. Sensors 2008, 8, 5313-5335.

AMA Style

Lo PK, Wong MS. Extended Calix[4]arene-Based Receptors for Molecular Recognition and Sensing. Sensors. 2008; 8(9):5313-5335.

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Lo, Pik K.; Wong, Man S. 2008. "Extended Calix[4]arene-Based Receptors for Molecular Recognition and Sensing." Sensors 8, no. 9: 5313-5335.


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