Unlocking the elusive binding cavity in p-sulfonatocalix[8]arene

Christopher B. Smith, Leonard J. Barbour, Mohamed Makha, Colin L. Raston, Alexandre N. Sobolev

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For the first time the utility of p-sulfonatocalix[8]arene to form a chalice-like cavity for the solid state inclusion of a classical coordination complex [Co(phen)3]3+ has been demonstrated. In the presence of Yb3+ ions, a new crystalline material is formed which possesses large diameter, negatively charged channels which propagate through the material in three dimensions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)991-996
Number of pages6
JournalNew Journal of Chemistry
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jul 2006
Externally publishedYes


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