Journal of inclusion phenomena and macrocyclic chemistry

, Volume 42, Issue 3, pp 241–245

Solvation of Calix[4]arene-bis-crown-6 Molecules

Authors

  • Jeffrey C. Bryan
    • Oak Ridge National LaboratoryChemical and Analytical Sciences Division
  • Tianniu Chen
    • Department of ChemistryThe University of Tennessee
  • Tatiana G. Levitskaia
    • Oak Ridge National LaboratoryChemical and Analytical Sciences Division
  • Tamara J. Haverlock
    • Oak Ridge National LaboratoryChemical and Analytical Sciences Division
  • Craig E. Barnes
    • Department of ChemistryThe University of Tennessee
  • Bruce A. Moyer
    • Oak Ridge National LaboratoryChemical and Analytical Sciences Division
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1016096203791

Cite this article as:
Bryan, J.C., Chen, T., Levitskaia, T.G. et al. Journal of Inclusion Phenomena (2002) 42: 241. doi:10.1023/A:1016096203791

Abstract

Single crystal X-ray diffraction analyses of calix[4]arene-bis-crown-6 (1) and calix[4]arene-bis-benzocrown-6⋯1,2-dichloroethane (2) are reported. Thesestructures offer an opportunity to study the conformation of calix[4]arene-bis-crown-6 molecules in the absence of solvent, and when very weakly solvated. These structures exhibit different conformations of the crown ring, and limited flexibility of the calix[4]arene,but do not show solvent or crown inclusion in the calix[4]arene cavity. Comparisons to similar structures are made, and the implications for cesium binding are discussed.

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