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Molecular tubes as receptors for biological analytes

by Shorthill, Berkeley J.

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The design, synthesis, and binding properties of novel molecular tubes based on naphthalene subunits are described. Initial investigations produced 3,5- and 3,6-linked calix[n]naphthalenes, while subsequent endeavors resulted in the creation of functional chemosensors for fatty acid recognition in aqueous solution. One such chemosensor was found to be capable of selective recognition of lipids based solely on the shape of their hydrophobic surface. Brief overviews of shape selective recognition and calixarene chemistry are also presented. iii
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School:Pennsylvania State University

School Location:USA - Pennsylvania

Source Type:Master's Thesis

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