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Cyclodextrins - New Perspectives

Rashid Ali

Jamia Millia Islamia

A pioneering researcher in supramolecular & organic chemistry, Dr. Rashid Ali received his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. His 12 years of research experience include a post-PhD at Sookmyung W. University, South Korea. He published more than 45 original papers in journals like Nature Chemistry, JACS, and Green Chemistry and authored an upcoming book entitled ‘Indicator Displacement Assays (IDAs): An Innovative Molecular Sensing Approach’.


Structural Features Physiochemical Properties Cyclodextrin-Metals Hybrids Aggregates Photochemical Applications Host-Guest Chemistry Molecular Recognization Drug Delivery Cyclodextrin Polymers Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Industrial Environmental

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Since the discovery of toroidal oligosaccharide-based seminatural products so-called cyclodextrins around 130 years ago by Villiers, they seem to be the most studied macrocyclic hosts in supramolecular chemistry. Interestingly, cyclodextrins are produced hundreds-of-thousands of tons every year through environmentally benign techniques and methods. More importantly, their crucial properties can be altered significantly through their ability to form inclusion complexes and also utilize their functionalizations. Remarkably, their unique ‘molecular encapsulation feature’ had already been exploited in a myriad of industrial products, technologies, & analytical practices. And their fascination towards researchers & industrialists worldwide could be seen from their diverse vital applications in pharmacy, biomedicine, nanotechnology, environmental protection, wastewater treatment, solar cells, conducting polymer, catalysis, drug-carriers, agrochemistry & cosmetology, etc. In contrast to the earlier books on cyclodextrins, herewith we planned to showcase the new developments in this emerging area with an intention, Of where this wonderful field presently stands and where it might go in years to come. Hope this new package in cyclodextrin chemistry would be informative to the readers of both academia & industry in addition to the undergraduate and post-graduate students.

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Rashid Ali

Jamia Millia Islamia

Dr. Rashid Ali is a pioneering researcher engaged in the area of supramolecular & organic chemistry who earned his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, at present one of the best institutes in India. He has 12 years of research experience, one spent at Sookmyung Women's University, South Korea, and is a holder of more than 45 original papers published in journals including Nature Chemistry, JACS, Chem. Commun., Green chemistry, and Coord. Chem. Rev. He has also published several book chapters and many more are on the way; he authored a book (currently under preparation) in Bentham Science entitled ‘Indicator Displacement Assays (IDAs): An Innovative Molecular Sensing Approach’. Besides having numerous collaborations worldwide he is also a reviewer for numerous international journals. Currently, he is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Jamia Millia Islamia (a Central University), New Delhi, India.

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