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The Encapsulation Phenomenon

Synthesis, Reactivity and Applications of Caged Ions and Molecules

  • Yan Voloshin
  • Irina Belaya
  • Roland Krämer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Yan Voloshin, Irina Belaya, Roland Krämer
    Pages 1-8
  3. Yan Voloshin, Irina Belaya, Roland Krämer
    Pages 9-138
  4. Yan Voloshin, Irina Belaya, Roland Krämer
    Pages 139-258
  5. Yan Voloshin, Irina Belaya, Roland Krämer
    Pages 259-417
  6. Yan Voloshin, Irina Belaya, Roland Krämer
    Pages 419-498
  7. Yan Voloshin, Irina Belaya, Roland Krämer
    Pages 499-523
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 525-638

About this book

Introduction

This fundamental book presents the most comprehensive summary of the current state of the art in the chemistry of cage compounds. It introduces different ways of how ions and molecules can be encapsulated by three-dimensional caging ligands to form molecular and polymeric species: covalent, supramolecular, and coordination capsules. The authors introduce their classification, reactivity, and selected practical applications. Because encapsulation can isolate caged ions and molecules from external factors, the encapsulated species can exhibit unique physical and chemical properties. The resulting specific reactivity and selectivity can open up a range of applications, including chemical separation, recognition, chiral separation, catalysis, applications as sensors or probes, as molecular or supramolecular devices, or molecular carriers (cargo).
A particularly strong emphasis in this book is on the summary and review of the synthesis of various types of cage compounds. Readers will find over 850 literature references summarized and clearly represented in over 600 schemes and illustrations. The book is structured by the types of caging ligands (covalent, supramolecular, or coordination capsules). The authors further arranged the chapters by ligand classes and types of encapsulated species (neutral molecules, anions, or cations). Readers will hence find an exhaustive reference resource and summary of the current state of research into encapsulated species, nowadays almost a separated realm of modern chemistry.

Keywords

Molecular flasks Caging ligands Cation encapsulation Anion encapsulation Encapsulation of neutral molecules Macrocyclic compounds Cage compounds Supramolecular capsules Photochemistry of encapsulated species Chemical separation Caging sensors and caged probes Host-guest interaction Molecular and supramolecular devices Molecular carriers

Authors and affiliations

  • Yan Voloshin
    • 1
  • Irina Belaya
    • 2
  • Roland Krämer
    • 3
  1. 1.Compounds, Russian Academy of SciencesNesmeyanov Institute of OrganoelementMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Compounds, Russian Academy of SciencesNesmeyanov Institute of OrganoelementMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Anorganisch Chemisches InstitutRuprecht-Karls-Univers. HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

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