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Structural diversity of multi-component self-assembled systems incorporating p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene

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Abstract

Bowl shaped p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene is a versatile anion in building multi-component self-assembled materials, with a design strategy of incorporating small organic cations including imidazolium or pyrrolidinium cations within the cavity of the calixarene through their polar head groups, which is also established in solution for the two components. Another design strategy is the assembly of interlocking (embracing) large phosphonium cations around the outer (exo-) surface of the cavity of the calixarene. The selectivity of interplay of the different cations with the endo- and exo-surfaces of the calixarene requires the presence of aquated lanthanide(III) ions, but these ions are not necessarily incorporated into the extended structures.

Graphical abstract: Structural diversity of multi-component self-assembled systems incorporating p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene

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The article was received on 27 Apr 2010, accepted on 12 May 2010 and first published on 10 Jun 2010


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C0NJ00317D
Citation: New J. Chem., 2010,34, 1802-1811
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    Structural diversity of multi-component self-assembled systems incorporating p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene

    I. Ling, Y. Alias and C. L. Raston, New J. Chem., 2010, 34, 1802
    DOI: 10.1039/C0NJ00317D

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