The complexation of ferrocene derivatives by a water-soluble calix[6]arene

Litao Zhang, Alba Macias, Rahimah Isnin, Tianbao Lu, George W. Gokel, Angel E. Kaifer

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The complexation of several ferrocene derivatives by the water-soluble host p-sulfonato-calix[6]arene was investigated using electrochemical and1H-NMR spectroscopic techniques. The electrochemical results indicate that both oxidation states of the guests are bound to the calixarene host, although the oxidized (ferrocenium) forms are complexed more strongly than the reduced (ferrocene) species.1H-NMR spectroscopic data indicate that the complexation phenomena involves the inclusion of the guest's ferrocene moiety into the flexible calixarene cavity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)361-370
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Inclusion Phenomena and Molecular Recognition in Chemistry
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - Mar 1 1994


  • apolar binding
  • Inclusion complexation
  • redox-active guests
  • sulfonated calixarenes
  • voltammetry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Chemistry(all)


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