1,3-alternate calix tubes shuttling of cations

Buncha Pulpoka, Lassaad Baklouti, Jong Seung Kim, Jacques Vicens

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Calix[4]arenes in their 1,3-alternate conformation are particularly convenient scaffolds for the construction of extended calix tubes. These molecules can act as polytopic cation receptors and have the fascinating property of allowing cation transport ("shuttling") along the tube by passing through the ".-basic tube" formed by the macrocyclic rings of the calixarene units. Although calix tubes can also influence anion transport, this does not appear to involve anion shuttling.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCalixarenes in the Nanoworld
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)1402050216, 9781402050213
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • 1,3-alternate conformation
  • Calixarenes
  • calix tubes
  • nanotubes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • General Chemistry


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