Complexation and Conformational Flexibility of Calix[4]arene Dibenzocrown Ethers

Jong Seung Kim, Akira Ohki, Moon Hwan Cho, Jong Kuk Kim, Do Young Ra, Nam Sook Cho, Richard A. Bartsch, Kune Woo Lee, Won Zin Oh

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1,3-Dipropyloxycalix[4]arene dibenzocrown ethers were synthesized in the fixed 1,3-alternate conformation by the reaction of 1,3-dipropyloxycalix[4]arenes with a dibenzo dimesylates. Complexation toward alkali metal ions using ISEs showed a high cesium selectivity. Conformational flexibility of the corresponding 1,3-alternate calixcrown ether (4) with respect to the NMR time scale is found to depend on the temperature and polarity of the NMR solvent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1014-1017
Number of pages4
JournalBulletin of the Korean Chemical Society
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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