Evidence of a Host:Guest Complex between p-t-Butylcalix[4]arene and Carbon Dioxide

Brendan Graham, J.M. Harrowfield, R.D. Trengove, A.F. Lagalante, T.J. Bruno

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In this paper we report evidence for an inclusion complex between carbon dioxide and p-t-butylcalix[4] arene. The complex was studied with infrared spectroscopy, single-crystal X-ray diffraction, solid-state NMR, and thermogravimetric analysis. Results indicate that 70% of the p-t-butylcalix[ 4] arene cavities could be occupied by a CO2 molecule following exposure at 30 MPa and 40degreesC.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-182
JournalJournal of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry
Issue numbern/a
Publication statusPublished - 2002


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