Solution complexes formed from C60 and calixarenes. On the importance of the preorganized structure for cooperative interactions

Atsushi Ikeda, Makoto Yoshimura, Seiji Shinkai

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In order to find calix[n]arenes which can interact with C60 in solution we have screened 28 different calix[n]arenes by spectroscopic methods. We eventually discovered such three calix[n]arenes (15 · Bu(t) · H, 26 · Bu(t) · Bu(t) · H · H, and 33 Bu(t) · H). They commonly possess a cone conformation and a benzene ring inclination suitable to C60 inclusion. We believe that this finding will open a door to new fullerene-calix[n]arene inclusion chemistry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2107-2110
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Mar 24 1997


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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