Supramolecular complexations of natural products

Chem Soc Rev. 2013 Aug 21;42(16):6777-800. doi: 10.1039/c3cs60069f.

Abstract

Complexations of natural products with synthetic receptors as well as the use of natural products as host compounds are reviewed, with an emphasis on possible practical uses or on biomedical significance. Applications such as separation, sensing, enzyme monitoring, and protection of natural drugs are first outlined. We then discuss examples of complexes with all important classes of natural compounds, such as amino acids, peptides, nucleosides/nucleotides, carbohydrates, catecholamines, flavonoids, terpenoids/steroids, alkaloids, antibiotics and toxins.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acrylic Resins / chemistry
  • Alkaloids / chemistry
  • Alkaloids / metabolism
  • Amino Acids / chemistry
  • Amino Acids / metabolism
  • Biological Products / chemistry*
  • Carbohydrates / chemistry
  • Catecholamines / chemistry
  • Catecholamines / metabolism
  • Flavonoids / chemistry
  • Flavonoids / metabolism
  • Nucleotides / chemistry
  • Nucleotides / metabolism
  • Peptides / chemistry
  • Peptides / metabolism
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa / metabolism
  • Siderophores / chemistry
  • Toxins, Biological / chemistry
  • Toxins, Biological / metabolism

Substances

  • Acrylic Resins
  • Alkaloids
  • Amino Acids
  • Biological Products
  • Carbohydrates
  • Catecholamines
  • Flavonoids
  • Nucleotides
  • Peptides
  • Siderophores
  • Toxins, Biological
  • polyacrylamide