Investigations into the assembly behaviour of a ‘rigidified’ p-carboxylatocalix[4]arene

Robyn E. Fairbairn, Simon J. Teat, Irene Ling, Scott J. Dalgarno

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The p-carboxylatocalix[4]arenes have been shown to be versatile supramolecular building blocks capable of forming a range of bi-layers, capsules and nanoscale tubules in the solid state. Here we report the synthesis of a new 'rigidified' analogue, as well as investigations into its self-assembly and related coordination chemistry. These behaviours are reminiscent of other p-carboxylatocalix[4]arenes despite the presence of rigidifying groups at the lower-rim, suggesting that this building block may be further exploited in the assembly of a range of new metal-organic cages and coordination polymers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6659-6665
Number of pages7
Issue number43
Early online date17 Oct 2019
Publication statusPublished - 21 Nov 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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