Molecular Recognition at an Interface: Binding of Monolayer‐Anchored Ferrocenyl Groups by an Amphiphilic Calixarene Host

Litao Zhang, Luis A. Godínez, Tianbao Lu, George W. Gokel, Angel E. Kaifer

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An amphiphilic calix[6]arene host effectively binds to ferrocenyl groups covalently attached to a self‐assembled monolayer on gold. Electrochemical evidence indicates that the calixarene binds the protruding ferrocenyl groups by including them in its lipophilic end (schematic representation below). (Figure Presented.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)235-237
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 3 1995



  • Calixarenes
  • Cyclic voltammetry
  • Sandwich complexes
  • Supramolecular chemistry
  • Thin films

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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