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

Scott J. Dalgarno, John E. Warren, Jerry L. Atwood, Colin L. 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. © The Royal Society of Chemistry and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique 2008.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2100-2107
Number of pages8
JournalNew Journal of Chemistry
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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