Nanocage Encapsulation of Two ortho-Carborane Molecules

Colin L. Raston, Gareth W V Cave

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Bowl-shaped C-methylcalix[4]resorcinarene forms a 1:1 ball-and-socket nanostructure with o-carborane through two endo-cavity BC-H⋯π hydrogen bonds. In the presence of 4′,2:6,4″-terpyridine, two of these nanostructures are held together by four terpyridines through sixteen OH⋯N hydrogen bonds, completely shrouding two carboranes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-282
Number of pages4
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jan 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Boron
  • Hydrogen bonds
  • Inclusion compounds
  • Molecular recognition
  • Self-assembly
  • Supramolecular chemistry


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