Calixarenes as hosts in aqueous media: Inclusion complexation of ferrocene derivatives by a water-soluble calix[6]arene

Litao Zhang, Alba MacÍas, Tianbao Lu, Jeffrey I. Gordon, George W. Gokel, Angel E. Kaifer

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The complexation of trimethyl(ferrocenylmethyl)ammonium hexafluorophosphate 1·(BF6), heptyldimethyl(ferrocenylmethyl)ammonium bromide 2·(Br) and ferrocenylmethanol 3 by a sulfonated calix[6]arene host was investigated in aqueous media using electrochemical and 1H NMR spectroscopic techniques; the binding interactions between the calixarene host and the surveyed guests are similar to those operating in the complexation of organic compounds by cyclodextrin or cyclophane hosts in aqueous media.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1017-1019
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993


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