Multinuclear metallocalix[4]arenes incorporating ethylzinc groups

Michael G. Gardiner, Stacey M. Lawrence, Colin L. Raston, Brian W. Skelton, Allan H. White

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Reaction of p-But-calix[4]arene (H4L) with excess ZnEt2 (tmeda) in toluene affords the fully deprotonated, biscalixarene complex, [Zn5L2Et2(tmeda)2], with each ethyl group endo to a calixarene in the cone conformation; reaction of 1,3-dimethyl ether p-But-calix[4]arene (H2L) with ZnEt2 yields the mono-calixarene complex [Zn2L′Et2], the calixarene adopting a doubly flattened partial cone conformation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2491-2492
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996
Externally publishedYes


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