Confinement of (S)-serine in tetra-p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene bilayers

Peter J. Nichols, Colin L. Raston

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Supramolecular complexes of tetra-p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene and (S)-serine have been isolated in the solid state and their molecular structures elucidated by X-ray diffraction studies. Chiral pairs of (S)-serine molecules are confined in ‘capsules’ of tetra-p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene in an overall bilayer arrangement. Complexes containing differing amounts of sodium and caesium cations are reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2923-2927
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society. Dalton Transactions
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jun 2003
Externally publishedYes


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