Efficiency of Packing the Sulfonato-calix[5]arene Bilayer Relative to the Ubiquitous Sulfonato-calix[4]arene Analogue

Mohamed Makha, Alexandre Sobolev

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Ytterbium(III) forms a complex with sulfonato-calix[5]arene in water with the calixarene assembled into the common clay bilayered arrangement but having unusually dense packing of the calixarenes, which are squeezed together forming "impenetrable" bilayers. The efficiency of packing of the calixarene relates to its conformational flexibility, and it has implications in providing a protective layer in stabilizing spheroidal nanoparticles.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1441-1445
JournalCrystal Growth & Design
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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