Recent advances in pillar[5]arene chemistry

Raghuram Kothur, Peter Cragg

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The class of pillar[n]arene macrocycles has existed since 2008 when the synthesis and structure ofthe cyclopentamer, 1,4-dimethoxypillar[5]arene, was first reported. In subsequent years, members of the pillar[n]arene family have shown great potential in fields as diverse as polymer science, sensor technology and medical diagnostics. Over 350 papers have now been published on the pillar[n]arenes; this review focuses on advances made in the synthesis and applications of thepillar[5]arenes.
Original languageEnglish
JournalScience Advances Today
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2016


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