Multifunctional p-phosphonated calixarenes

Adam Martin, Colin Raston

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    Abstract

    p-Phosphonic acid calix[n]arenes and their O-alkylated lower rim analogues are remarkably versatile macrocycles, with applications in selective diameter uptake of single walled carbon nano-tubes, as surfactants in stabilising and protecting nano-particles and graphene sheets, as crystal growth modifiers for inorganic systems, in encapsulating molecules of anti-cancer carboplatin, self assembly into nano-arrays, including nano-fibres and molecular capsules, and for binding metal ions including biologically relevant Ca 2+. They are readily accessible via five or six high yielding steps from the parent p-Bu t substituted compounds.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)9764-9772
    Number of pages9
    JournalChemical Communications
    Volume47
    Issue number35
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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