Synthesis and trans-β-carotenoid inclusion properties of a new class of water soluble calixarenes

Mohamed Makha, Ian R. McKinnon, Colin L. Raston

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Abstract

The paper describes the synthesis of water soluble sulfonated calixarenes derived from p-benzylcalix[5,6,7,8]arenes and p-cumylcalix[4,6]arene along with their chlorosulfonyl derivatives. Inclusion phenomena of the sulfonated p-benzyl and p-phenyl calix[5,6]arenes towards carotenoids are also reported; 1H NMR, UV-VIS and light scattering experiments are consistent with a model in which the carotenoid is surrounded by two calixarenes and these supermolecules form large aggregates, 100-150 nm in diameter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1801-1806
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 2
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2002
Externally publishedYes

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