Inherently chiral calixarenes

  • Volker Böhmer
  • Dagmar Kraft
  • Moniralsadat Tabatabai
Review Articles


Due to the nonplanarity of the basic 1 n -metacyclophane system, calixarenes and resorcarenes can be transformed into molecules with inherent chirality. Various attempts to achieve this goal are reviewed. Special emphasis is given to derivatives withC n -symmetry, including derivatives of spherand calixarenes and other calixarene-like macrocycles.

Key words

Inherent chirality asymmetric and dissymmetric calixarenes resorcarenes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Volker Böhmer
    • 1
  • Dagmar Kraft
    • 1
  • Moniralsadat Tabatabai
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Organische ChemieJohannes-Gutenberg-UniversitätMainzGermany

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