We are also interested in novel cyclodextrin hosts with increased inclusion capability. Our group is the first to report the synthesis of a new class of nanotubes based on b-CD. These novel hosts are formed with two CDs linked together via 7 disulfide linkages.[6] We are currently exploring their utilities in molecular recognitions.


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