Horning-crown macrocycles: Novel hybrids of calixarenes and crown ethers

Luke T. Higham, Ulf P. Kreher, Colin L. Raston, Janet L. Scott, Christopher R. Strauss

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(Chemical Equation Presented) Novel macrocycles possessing ether linkages and 2,6-disubstituted phenolics were produced in one step and with 100% atom economy by isoaromatization of chameleon macrocyclic precursors possessing 2,6-diarylidenecyclohexanone moieties. Intramolecular hydrogen bonding of the phenolic hydrogen atoms influenced the shape of the macrocycles and dictated host-guest behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3261-3264
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2004
Externally publishedYes


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