Calixarenes: Structure of an acetonitrile inclusion complex and some transition metal rimmed derivatives

Wei Xu, Richard J. Puddephatt*, Ljubica Manojlovic-Muir, Kenneth W. Muir, Christopher S. Frampton

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    Abstract

    The host t-butylcalix[4]arene, 1a, forms a 1:1 inclusion compound with acetonitrile as guest. The inclusion compound has been isolated and characterised by X-ray analysis of a twinned crystal at 123 K. The acetonitrile guest lies on a crystallographic four-fold symmetry axis passing through the centre of the bowl of 1a which adopts a regular cone conformation. A known tetradentate and a new tridentate phosphinitocalix[4]arene derivative, 2a and 2c respectively, have been synthesized from 1a and Ph2Cl. Both 2a and 2c show a strong ability to coordinate with late transition metals and new complexes of gold(I), palladium(II) and platinum(II) are reported.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)277-290
    Number of pages14
    JournalJournal of Inclusion Phenomena and Molecular Recognition in Chemistry
    Volume19
    Issue number1-4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Mar 1 1994

    Keywords

    • Calix[4]arene
    • coordination
    • phosphinite
    • transition metal

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Food Science
    • Chemistry(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics

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