Binding Anions in Rigid and Reconfigurable Triazole Receptors

  • Semin Lee
  • Amar H. FloodEmail author
Part of the Topics in Heterocyclic Chemistry book series (TOPICS, volume 28)


The use of triazole CH•••anion hydrogen bonds, strong and easy to install, has expanded dramatically since 2008. Various aryl-triazole derivatives have been synthesized and investigated to obtain fundamental understandings of anion stabilization as well as to develop new receptors for applications. Receptors have now been created to make use of triazole, triazolium, or iodotriazolium. The triazole CH•••anion binding motif has also been utilized in sophisticated structures such as interlocked molecules and toward fluorescent sensors and ion-selective electrodes. Furthermore, demonstrations on the transport of anions across membranes and studies of light-induced anion regulation have broadened the scope of application for this new anion binding motif. This chapter will focus on these recent developments.


Anion receptor CH hydrogen bond Click chemistry Foldamers Preorganization 









Copper(I)-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition


Electrostatic potential


Ion-selective electrode


Association constant


Nuclear magnetic resonance




Tetrabutylammonium cation


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA

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