C 60 and C 70 compounds in the pincerlike jaws of calix[6]arene

Jerry L. Atwood, Leonard J. Barbour, Colin L. Raston, Ida B.N. Sudria

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Isostructural species are found in the solid state for the supramolecular 1:2 complexes of a calix[6]-arene molecule and either C 60 or C 70 [(calix[]arene)(C 60 ) 2 ]. The calixarene assumes a double-cone conformation, and the overall structure is a result of the complementarity of the building blocks with respect to size and form - in other words, the shallow calixarene cavity and the fullerene surface have similar curvatures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)981-983
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Calixarenes
  • Fullerenes
  • Supramolecular chemistry


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