Letters in organic chemistry [Calixarene-based hyperbranched molecules with 'tame' and 'sen' ligand cores]

Mouna Mahouachi, Rym Abidi, Yang Kim, Sang H. Lee, Jong H. Jung, Jong S. Kim, Jacques Vicens

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Reactions between tripodal CH3C(CH2 NH2)3 = 'tame' and CH3C (CH2 NHCH2 CH2 NH2)3 = 'sen' with the monomethoxycarbonylmethyl ether 1 lead to the ready isolation of tame-dicalix. 2, tame-tricalix 3 and sentricalix 4. Studies of complex formation of 3 and 4 with Zn(II) showed that 'tame' residue is incapable of coordinating the metal in its N3 donor site, while Zn(II) is preferentially coordinated in the carbomethoxy-amido functions and two hydroxyl groups of the calix[4]units of 4.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)426-429
Number of pages4
JournalLetters in Organic Chemistry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jun
Externally publishedYes


  • Calixarenes
  • Hyperbranched molecules
  • Tripodal ligands
  • Zn-complexation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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