- Host-guest chemistry
supramolecular chemistry, host-guest chemistry describes complexes that are composed of two or more molecules or ions held together in unique structural relationships by hydrogen bondingor by ionpairing or by Van der Waals forceother than those of full covalent bonds.
The host component is defined as an organic molecule or ion whose binding sites converge in the complex and the guest component is defined as any molecule or ion whose binding sites diverge in the complex.
Common host molecules
Host-guest chemistry is observed in:
* Intercalation compounds
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