Voltammetric studies for cation recognition with thiacalix[4]crown-6s

Tae Hyun Kim, Jong Seung Kim, Hasuck Kim

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Binding properties of p-tert-butylthiacalix[4]crown-6 (TCC-6), p-tert-butylthiacalix[4]monoquinonecrown-6 (TmQC-6) and p-tert-butylcalix[4]crown-6 (CC-6) with alkali metal and alkaline earth metal ions were investigated by voltammetry. Their behavior is closely related to the complex formation by entrapping individual metal ion into the cavity of host molecules. All three calix[4]crown-6s showed better binding ability towards alkaline earth metal ions than towards alkali metal ions. Introduction of metal ions causes a significant ion-dipole interaction of two phenolic groups of calix[4]crown-6s, and induces changes in voltammetric peaks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-109
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Electroanalytical Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Apr 15

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was partly supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology through the Strategic National R&D Program on Nano Biochips in 2002(M1-0213-05-0001) and by the SRC program of MOST/KOSEF through the center for Intelligent Nano-Bio Materials at Ewha Womans University (grant: R11-2005-008-00000-0). Also Student fellowship from the Brain Korea 21 and Korea Research Foundation (No. 2006-C0009) are acknowledged.


  • Calixarene
  • Calixcrown
  • Cation recognition
  • Thiacalixarene
  • Voltammetry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Electrochemistry


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