1st Edition

Macrocyclic Receptors for Environmental and Biosensing Applications

    474 Pages 9 Color & 556 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    474 Pages 9 Color & 556 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The book is designed to highlight the utility of supramolecular systems in diverse areas such as sensing of ionic and molecular analytes, aggregation, artificial molecular machines, biology, and medicine. The synthetic chemistry of a diverse set of supramolecules encompassing various supramolecular interactions involved in driving macrocyclic architectures is discussed. Attempts have been made to cover unique features of macrocycles viz. control over shape, size, and valency along with supramolecular interactions, which direct complex supramolecular systems. The book also provides a discussion on the similarity between macrocyclic host-guest systems and biomolecules, which lay the foundation of building modern artificial molecular motors and switches like protein machines for application in diverse areas. The authors hope that the book will appeal to a wider audience of students and researchers in academics and/or industries.

    1. Macrocyclic Receptors Synthesis, History, Binding Mechanism: An Update on Current Status

    2. Macrocyclic Receptors for Environmentally Sensitive Metal Ions

    3. Macrocyclic Receptors for Precious Metal Ions

    4. Macrocyclic Anion Receptors

    5. Macrocyclic Receptors for Sensing the Environmentally Important Gaseous Molecules

    6. pH-Responsive Pseudorotaxanes and Rotaxanes

    7. Macrocyclic Receptors for Biomolecules and Biochemical Sensing

    8. Macrocyclic Receptors for Biologically Relevant Metal Ions

    9. Molecular Machines based on Macrocyclic Receptors: Switches and Motors

    10. Role of Macrocyclic Receptors in Surface Self-assembly

    11. Stimuli-responsive Macrocyclic Receptors


    Satish Kumar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi. During the last 18 years, Dr. Satish Kumar has worked in interdisciplinary areas covering theoretical chemistry, nanochemistry, and the application of principles of molecular recognition to design molecular receptors. Dr. Satish Kumar has published several research papers related to the development of receptors for neutral molecules, anions, and cations. He has almost 16 years of teaching experience gained at CSU-Los Angeles, University of Memphis, and St. Stephen’s College.

    Priya Ranjan Sahoo received a B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from Utkal University (2011) and an M.Sc. degree from the University of Delhi (2013). He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Delhi under the supervision of Dr. Satish Kumar. He has undertaken contract research in Jubilant Generics Limited (India). He studied magnesium dynamics at Tohoku University (Japan) as Tokyo biochemical research foundation fellow. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Ecole Normale Supérieure, Sorbonne Université (Paris).

    Violet Rajeshwari Macwan is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, and has taught undergraduate students for 16 years. She pursued her graduation, postgraduation, MPhil in Chemistry, and Ph.D. in Education from the University of Delhi. She did her doctoral research in the field of science education at the tertiary level. Her area of specialization is inorganic chemistry and her research interests include corrosion science, environmental chemistry, and chemistry education at the tertiary level.

    Jaspreet Kaur is B.Sc and M.Sc (H.S) in Chemistry from Punjab University; M.Tech and Ph.D. from IIT Delhi. She has teaching and research experience of more than 11 years. She is currently teaching at St. Stephen’s College and previously taught at LPU, IP University, and ARSD College (University of Delhi). She is actively involved in research and has received research grants from DU and DST. She has published many papers in national and international Journals.

    Mukesh has done M.Sc., M.Tech., and Ph.D. in Chemistry from IIT Delhi and has teaching and research experience of more than 15 years including that of working in the API Industry. He is presently working as Assistant Professor at Keshav Mahavidyalaya (University of Delhi). He is actively involved in research, has got few research grants, and published few papers in national/international journals. He has attended various national/international conferences and won a couple of prizes for paper presentations.

    Rachana Sahney is currently working as an Associate Professor at Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida, India. She received her Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from B.H.U., India under the supervision of Prof. R.L. Gupta in 2000. She then worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at Brandies University, USA with Prof. Irving R. Epstein. Her current research interest is focused on the design and synthesis of nanostructured materials for sensing applications.