Supramolecular assemblies of p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene with aquated trivalent lanthanide ions

Jerry L Atwood, Leonard J Barbour, Scott J Dalgarno, Colin L Raston, Helen R Webb

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New structural motifs incorporating trivalent lanthanoid ions and p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene, derived from solutions with or without potential host molecules for the calixarene, notably 18-crown-6, 1-aza-18-crown-6, and cryptand[2.2.2], have been authenticated. These include coordination polymers which form bi-layer sheet structures and an unprecedented combined `ferris wheel' and `molecular capsule' structure for Ce(3+) which incorporates two previously reported structural motifs associated with this type of chemistry, respectively for elements to the left and right of cerium in the lanthanide series.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4351-4356
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2002


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