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L. D. Bizzini, M. Mayor, F. Biedermann, Chem. Commun. 2020,  56, 4652 - 4655.

DOI: 10.1039/D0CC00707B



Achiral chromophoric hosts, i.e. acyclic cucurbit[n]urils and molecular tweezers, were found to respond with characteristic Circular Dichroism (CD) spectra to the presence of micromolar concentra-tions of chiral hydrocarbons, terpenes, steroids, amino acids and their derivates, and drugs in water. In favourable cases, this allows for analyte identification or for reaction monitoring.