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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 / Revised: 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.

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