Host-guest sensing by calixarenes on the surfaces

Hyun Jung Kim, Min Hee Lee, Lucia Mutihac, Jacques Vicens, Jong Seung Kim

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Abstract

The present critical review reports on recent developments of optical nanoparticles based on the association of gold, silver, silica and quantum dots and calixarenes. These hybrid organic-inorganic compounds characterized by a thick organic layer self-assembled on the surface of a core of mineral surface atoms take advantage of the supramolecular recognition of luminescent calixarenes to fabricate nanodevices of nanoparticle size, capable of detecting metal cations, polyaromatic hydrocarbons and pesticides. Also presented is an explanation of the involvement of such nanoparticles in biochemical systems. This critical review provides an overview of their preparation, the manner in which they are characterized, and their use (108 references).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1173-1190
Number of pages18
JournalChemical Society Reviews
Volume41
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Feb 7

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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