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A cavitand is a container shaped molecule.[1] The cavity of the cavitand allows it to engage in host-guest chemistry with guest molecules of a complementary shape and size. Examples include cyclodextrins, calixarenes, and cucurbiturils.

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  1. ^ D. J. Cram (1983). "Cavitands: organic hosts with enforced cavities". Science 219 (4589): 1177-1183. doi:10.1126/science.219.4589.1177.
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