TOPIC: Molecular Electrochemistry.
Electrochemically active calixarenes and their use for preparation of new receptors and (bio)sensors
13-21704S (panel 206), Grant Agency of the Czech Republic
The project is focused on synthesis, fundamental electrochemical investigations and possible applications of electrochemically active calixarenes as specific receptors and (bio)sensors in electroanalysis. The selected types of molecules involve polynitrocalixarenes, thiacalixarenes and thiol-substituted calixarenes, representing mostly molecules with multiple redox centers. The main aims of the project are a) the understanding of the structure-redox properties relationship of newly synthesized molecules, their abilities as polydentate ligands to form complexes; b) evaluation of their abilities to host-guest interactions and formation of self-assembled monolayers (SAMs); c) basing on the mentioned fundamental research to design, test and develop new receptors and sensors.
Synthesis of selected electrochemically active calixarenes
Electrochem. characterization of new compounds
Recognition and optimization of their coordination abilities
Formation and grafting of SAM of calixarenes on amalgam electrodes
Development of new (bio)sensors and anion (cation) receptors
prof. RNDr. LUDVĂŤK JiĹ™Ă, CSc.
Department: Department of Molecular Electrochemistry and Catalysis
Phone: (+420) 26605 3217
Fax: (+420) 266053910