Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers

, Volume 14, Issue 4, pp 211–226 | Cite as

Coordination and Organometallic Polymers and Oligomers of Upper-Rim Functionalized Calix[4]arenes by Transition Metals

  • Pierre D. Harvey


This short review focuses on recent advances in the syntheses, characterization and structures of coordination and organometallic complexes of upper-rim functionalized calix[4]arenes that form either small oligomers or polymers. This field is very limited, presumably due to the lack of X-ray data or reliable characterization that demonstrates the presence of oligomers or polymers. Nonetheless, the few published works already clearly demonstrate the immense versatility of the calix[4]arene macrocycle as it forms polymeric materials via coordination bondings with transition metals.

Polymers Oligomers Coordination Organometallic complexes Calix[4]arene 


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  • Pierre D. Harvey
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  1. 1.Département de chimieUniversité de SherbrookeCanada

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