Supramolecular chemistry of environmentally relevant anions

Bruce A. Moyer, Laetitia H. Delmau, Christopher J. Fowler, Alexandre Ruas, Debra A. Bostick, Jonathan L. Sessler, Evgeny Katayev, G. Dan Pantos, Jose M. Llinares, Alamgir Hossain, Sung O. Kang, Kristin Bowman-James

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Abstract

This chapter discusses supramolecular chemistry of environmentally relevant anions. The ultimate goal of the studies on the basic chemical aspects of anion receptor design of functional pH-independent systems is to target selective binding of anions of environmental significance. In applications-oriented aspects of the research on the design of separations, strategies for selective and efficient removal of targeted anions have been a major long-term goal. The chapter discusses (1) some of the first synthetic sulfate-selective anion-binding agents; (2) simple, structure-based methods for modifying the intrinsic anion selectivity of a given class of anion receptors; and (3) the first system capable of extracting sulfate anion from acidic, nitrate-containing aqueous media. These initial findings point the way to more effective systems involving receptors with higher selectivity, binding strength, and solubility. The evolution of anion-binding ligands from simple ammonium-based systems through mixed amide/amine and thioamide/amine receptors is reviewed. Thus, the emphasis is largely on synthetic design strategy carried out in the Bowman–James group.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationADVANCES IN INORGANIC CHEMISTRY: INCLUDING BIOINORGANIC STUDIES, VOL 59: TEMPLATE EFFECTS AND MOLECULAR ORGANIZATION
EditorsR VanEldik, K BowmanJames
Place of Publication525 B STREET, SUITE 1900, SAN DIEGO, CA 92101-4495 USA
PublisherElsevier Academic Press Inc
Pages175-204
Number of pages30
Volume59
ISBN (Print)0-12-023659-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Feb 2007

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NameAdvances in Inorganic Chemistry
PublisherELSEVIER ACADEMIC PRESS INC

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    Moyer, B. A., Delmau, L. H., Fowler, C. J., Ruas, A., Bostick, D. A., Sessler, J. L., Katayev, E., Pantos, G. D., Llinares, J. M., Hossain, A., Kang, S. O., & Bowman-James, K. (2007). Supramolecular chemistry of environmentally relevant anions. In R. VanEldik, & K. BowmanJames (Eds.), ADVANCES IN INORGANIC CHEMISTRY: INCLUDING BIOINORGANIC STUDIES, VOL 59: TEMPLATE EFFECTS AND MOLECULAR ORGANIZATION (Vol. 59, pp. 175-204). (Advances in Inorganic Chemistry). Elsevier Academic Press Inc. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0898-8838(06)59005-1