4. Calixarenes

  1. Frank Davis and
  2. Séamus Higson

Published Online: 22 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470980200.ch4

Macrocycles: Construction, Chemistry and Nanotechnology Applications

Macrocycles: Construction, Chemistry and Nanotechnology Applications

How to Cite

Davis, F. and Higson, S. (2011) Calixarenes, in Macrocycles: Construction, Chemistry and Nanotechnology Applications, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470980200.ch4

Author Information

  1. Cranfield Health, Cranfield University, Bedfordshire, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 FEB 2011
  2. Published Print: 25 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470714621

Online ISBN: 9780470980200

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Keywords:

  • calixarenes, and related resorcinarenes - actively researched group of compounds;
  • calixarenes and resorcinarenes - adopting, a bowl- or vase-shaped conformation;
  • proposed partial structure of bakelite;
  • calixarene structures - ‘cone’, Gutsche calling it the ‘up’ conformation;
  • chemical modification of calixarenes;
  • hydroxy groups, active species – reactions with reagents;
  • reaction of rings - calixarenes, both oxidised and reduced;
  • oxacalixarenes, azacalixarenes and thiacalixarenes;
  • resorcinarenes, synthesis and structure - by acid-catalysed reactions;
  • cavitands and carcerands - fixed-cone-type molecules, in Crams' book

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • History

  • Structures of Calixarenes

  • Chemical Modification of Calixarenes

  • Complexes with Calixarenes

  • Bis and Multicalixarenes

  • Oxacalixarenes, Azacalixarenes and Thiacalixarenes

  • Resorcinarenes: Synthesis and Structure

  • Cavitands and Carcerands

  • Conclusions

  • Bibliography

  • References