321 Applications of Supramolecular Analytical Chemistry

Thursday, November 5, 2009: 1:50 PM
Rio Grande (Camino Real Hotel)
Marc S. Maynor , Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Texas-Austin, Austin, TX
Eric V. Anslyn , Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Texas-Austin, Austin, TX
Supramolecular Analytical Chemistry can be broadly defined as the combination of pattern recognition protocols and supramolecular chemistry.  As supramolecular chemists continue to increase their understanding of the interactions that govern their systems, the need to easily identify and exploit these events also increases in number.  High-throughput protocols are now being employed to help researchers rapidly investigate a variety of conditions and interactions that may affect the utility of their systems.   Enhanced experimental design and analysis is plausible as one gains a better understanding of how to use pattern recognition applications.  This talk will introduce some of the basic concepts of commonly used pattern recognition protocols, and show how they have been applied to supramolecular chemistry.   The applications are far reaching, from the analysis of sensors, to quality control, to the screening of common reactions.