A molecular entity comprising a monocyclic ligand assembly that contains three or more binding sites held together by covalent bonds and capable of binding a guest
in a central (or nearly central) position. The adducts formed are sometimes known as 'coronates'. The best known members of this group are macrocyclic polyethers, such as '18-crow chemimgn-6', containing several repeating units –CR2–CR2O–
(where R is most commonly H), and known as crow chemimgn ethers.
See also: host
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