Design of Synthetic Molecular Receptors and Catalysts

  • J. P. Behr
  • J. M. Lehn
Conference paper
Part of the Colloquium der Gesellschaft für Biologische Chemie 23.–25. April 1981 in Mosbach/Baden book series (MOSBACH, volume 32)


Biological receptors are macromolecules which form strong and highly selective complexes with their substrates. Starting from a linear, formally one-dimensional, primary structure, they fold up into a tertiary structure, maintained mainly by noncovalent interactions, which delineates three-dimensional crevices and cavities, whose size, shape, and binding sites are complementary to those of the substrate.


Noncovalent Interaction Ammonium Cation Amino Acid Ester Diammonium Salt Biological Receptor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. P. Behr
  • J. M. Lehn
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut Le BelUniversité Louis PasteurStrasbourgFrance

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