cryptand

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cryptand

[′krip‚tand]
(organic chemistry)
A macropolycyclic polyazo-polyether, where the three-coordinate nitrogen atoms provide the vertices of a three-dimensional structure.
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For example kryptofix 222 having nitrogen and oxygen donor atoms has drawn interest due to % its ability to selectively bind ions especially alkali and alkaline earth metal cations [8-10].
The inhibitive effect of serum sodium ions is effectively masked by the sodium-specific binding reagent Kryptofix 221.