Multinuclear metallocalix[4]arenes incorporating ethylzinc groups

M.G. Gardiner, S.M. Lawrence, C.L. Raston, Brian Skelton, Allan White

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Reaction of p-Bu(t)-calix[4]arene (H(4)L) with excess ZnEt(2) (tmeda) in toluene affords the fully deprotonated, bis-calixarene complex, [Zn(2)L(2)Et(2)(tmeda)(2)], with each ethyl group endo to a calixarene in the cone conformation; reaction of 1,3-dimethyl ether p-Bu(t)-calix[4]arene (H(2)L) with ZnEt(2) yields the mono-calixarene complex [Zn(2)L'Et(2)], the calixarene adopting a doubly flattened partial cone conformation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2491-2492
JournalChemical Communications
VolumeNot assigned
Publication statusPublished - 1996


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