University Chemistry ›› 2018, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (1): 61-68.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201708014

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Research Progress of Cucurbit[n]uril

Haiyang LIU,Xia WANG,Hua ZOU*()   

  • Received:2017-08-18 Published:2018-01-13
  • Contact: Hua ZOU
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Cucurbit[n]urils (CB[n], n=5-8 of glycouril units), a class of barrel-shaped macrocyclic cavitand, have been receiving considerable attention in recent years. The aim of this review is to summarize the recent developments on the synthesis, properties and applications of CB[n]. The applications of CB[n] in molecular switches, catalysts and drug carriers are highlighted.

Key words: Cucurbit[n]uril, Property, Synthesis, Application


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