Zinc dimerization of p-tert-butylcalix[4]arene

Jerry L. Atwood, Peter C. Junk, Stacey M. Lawrence, Colin L. Raston

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Reaction of p-tert-butylcalix[4]arene, 1, with excess ZnEt2 results in complete metallation of the calixarene, or with two equivalents of ZnEt2 selective dimetallation occurs yielding the bis(calix[4]arene) species [{1-H2)Zn}2], 2; distorted four coordinate O-bound zinc centers (Zn-O = 1.896(7) - 1.978(8) Å) fuse the slightly flattened cone conformation calixarene units with methylene chloride included in the divergent cavities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-17
Number of pages3
JournalSupramolecular Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996
Externally publishedYes


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