A calixarene-based molecular box was synthesized. Its properties were characterized through XRD and extensive NMR studies. This receptor is able to encapsulate specifically two isolated water molecules in both non-protic and protic solvents. This is a consequence of high size, geometric and electronic complementarity between the host and the water molecules.
Lavendomme, R. (Creator), Marcélis, L. (Creator), WOUTERS, J. (Contributor), Luhmer, M. (Creator) & Jabin, I. (Creator), University of Namur, 1 Jan 2016