Despite the central role anionic species have been shown to play in both mineralogical and biological processes, until now there have been no comprehensive references dealing exclusively with anionic coordination chemistry. Written by a group comprising pioneering researchers from the United States and Europe, Supramolecular Chemistry of Anions covers all theoretical and practical aspects of anion complexation, from thermodynamics and structure to catalysis and various applications. The authors begin with the 1967 discovery of halide inclusion by bicyclic diammonium receptors and trace the development of anion coordination chemistry through the most recent developments in the field. Topics covered in detail include:<br> * Pre-supramolecular anion chemistry<br> * Natural and artificial molecules that can act as anion receptors<br> * Preorganization and chemical design<br> * Structural, thermodynamic, electrochemical, and photochemical aspects of anion coordination<br> * Computer methods for receptor design and multiple host-guest relations<br> * Anion receptor catalysis and molecular recognition and transformation of nucleotides<br> <br> Supramolecular Chemistry of Anions is a valuable professional resource for organic and inorganic chemists, analytical chemists, biotechnologists, pharmaceutical scientists, and environmental chemists. It also serves as an excellent graduate-level text for students of molecular recognition, catalysis, and biomimetic chemistry.
Physical Factors in Anion Separations (B. Moyer & P. Bonnesen).
Historical View on the Development of Anion Coordination Chemistry (B. Dietrich & M. Hosseini).
Natural Anion Receptors: Anion Recognition by Proteins (S. Mangani & M. Ferraroni).
Artificial Anion Hosts: Concepts for Structure and Guest Binding (F. Schmidtchen).
Structural and Topological Aspects of Anion Coordination (J. Atwood & J. Steed).
Thermodynamics of Anion Complexation (A. Bianchi & E. Garcia-Espana).
Electrochemical Aspects of Anion Chemistry (A. Carbo).
Photochemistry and Photophysics of Supramolecular Systems Containing Anions (L. Moggi & M. Manfrin).
Anion Binding Receptors: Theoretical Studies (J. Wiorkiewicz-Kuczera & K. Bowman-James).
Application Aspects Involving the Supramolecular Chemistry of Anions (J. Sessler, et al.).
Supramolecular Catalysis of Phosphoryl Anion Transfer Processes (M. Hasseini).