Macrocycles have been a mainstay of supramolecular chemistry since its beginnings. The latest addition to this rank of host compounds is the result of a simple and high-yielding one-step method that produces a star-shaped macrocycle able to bind anionic guests — and has the potential for generating a wide range of anion-responsive structures.
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Wisner, J. A star is born. Nature Chem 5, 646–647 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/nchem.1715
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