Versatility of p-sulfonatocalix[5]arene in building up multicomponent bilayers

S.J. Dalgarno, J.E. Warren, J.L. Atwood, Colin Raston

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The ability of pyridine N-oxide molecules to form host–guest complexes with p-sulfonatocalix-[5]arene was probed and resulted in the formation of europium complexes incorporating 2- or 4-picoline N-oxide, and 4,4′-dipyridine N,N′-dioxide. Relative to lanthanide complexes of p-sulfonatocalix[5]arene incorporating pyridine N-oxide, the presence of a methyl group on the aromatic ring for the picoline N-oxides, or a larger dipyridine dioxide guest dramatically alters the self-assembly, resulting in the formation of three new supramolecular motifs for the calixarene.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2100-2107
JournalNew Journal of Chemistry
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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