Selective recognition of small hydrogen bond acceptors by a calix[6]arene-based molecular container

Roy Lavendomme, Florent Desroches, Steven Moerkerke, Filip Topić, Johan Wouters, Kari Rissanen, Michel Luhmer, Ivan Jabin

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Abstract

Selective molecular recognition is of primary importance for applications such as sensing and separation of chemicals. This work describes the host-guest and crystallisation properties of a penta-carbamated calix[6]arene designed as a molecular container with a H-donating recognition group directed towards the heart of the cavity. As demonstrated by NMR spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction studies, this macrocyclic receptor can selectively recognise small H-bond acceptors through one or two hydrogen bonds, the guests nesting inside the polyaromatic cavity surrounded by eleven bulky tert-butyl groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-29
Number of pages7
JournalSupramolecular Chemistry
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2020

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Keywords

  • Calixarenes
  • host-guest
  • inclusion complexes
  • macrocycles
  • molecular recognition

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Lavendomme, R., Desroches, F., Moerkerke, S., Topić, F., Wouters, J., Rissanen, K., Luhmer, M., & Jabin, I. (2020). Selective recognition of small hydrogen bond acceptors by a calix[6]arene-based molecular container. Supramolecular Chemistry, 32(1), 23-29. https://doi.org/10.1080/10610278.2019.1679374