Sodium ion association via bridging water molecules for different charged p-phosphonated calix[4]arene bilayers

I. Ling, Killugudi Swaminatha Iyer, Charlie Bond, Alexandre Sobolev, Y. Alias, Colin Raston

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Cone conformation p-phosphonatocalix[4]arene forms bilayer and columnar arrays with sodium ions clustering above the calixarene cavity involving bridging water molecules, and a molecular ‘glue’ of either DMF or carbonate ion. The DMF has a methyl group directed into the cavity of the calixarene which takes on a 5-charge, whereas in the carbonate-containing structure the calixarene takes on an 8-charge, with a hydroxyl group coordinated to sodium directed into the cavity. The nature of the interactions in both structures has been probed using Hirshfeld surface analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8541–8546
Issue number24
Early online date3 Oct 2012
Publication statusPublished - 12 Nov 2012

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