Cyclophanes are bridged aromatic compounds and represent the central class of synthetic receptors in molecular recognition. All types of substrates, from inorganic and organic cations and anions, to neutral molecules have been complexed by tailor-made cyclophanes. This monograph focuses on the principles of supramolecular complexation and catalysis. It provides a state-of-the-art review of the intermolecular forces that hold together the supramolecular complexes of cyclophanes with neutral and charged organic molecules in the liquid phase. Cyclophanes also demonstrates the characteristics and advantages of bridged aromatic compounds as receptors. The book has great clarity, is very readable and will be extremely useful in both teaching and research.
Table of Contents
From Ansa Compounds to [2.2] Para-cyclophane to Cyclophane Complexes; Inclusion Complexes of Neutral Molecules in Aqueous Solution; Apolar Complexation in Organic Solvents; Cyclophane Complexes of Charged Organic Guests; Hydrogen-bonded Complexes of Cyclophanes and Small Neutral Molecules; Cyclophanes for Chiral Molecular Recognition; Solvent Effects in Molecular Recognition; Supramolecular Function, Reactivity, and Catalysis; Indexes.