Calixarene based chemical sensors

Sharma, Kushal and Cragg, Peter (2011) Calixarene based chemical sensors Chemical Sensors, 1 (9). pp. 1-18. ISSN 2231-6035

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Calixarenes have seen widespread use as receptors for cations, anions and neutral molecules. Incorporation of thoughtfully designed binding motifs and chemical groups that respond to analyte complexation has given these macrocycles further applications as highly selective chemical sensors. This review briefly describes the history of the calixarenes and their nomenclature before examining how they have been used as chemical sensors or as modifiers in analytical devices. The review covers colorimetric calixarene sensors, calixarenes that give fluorescent responses to analytes via PET, PCT, FRET and excimer activity, electrochemically active calixarenes, calixarenes as modifiers on quartz crystal microbalance electrodes and considers the potential for calixarene sensors to be used in biomedicine.

Item Type: Journal article
Subjects: C000 Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Faculties: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences
Depositing User: Converis
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2011 16:33
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2015 16:13

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