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Review | Special issue | Vol 30, No. 1, 1990, pp.707-717
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/REV-89-SR2
Heterocycles and Molecular Recognition

Julius Rebek, Jr.

*Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, U.S.A.


The application of the heterocyclic compounds in the area of molecular recognition is explored with a number of examples. Hydrogen bonding, with its modestly directional characteristics, is shown to offer advantages in situations where recognition leads to subsequent chemical reactions.