The electrochemical properties of thiacalixarene (TCA) and p-tert-butylthiacalixarene (BuTCA) in the presence of various metal ions were investigated by voltammetry in organic and aqueous acetonitrile solution (pH 8). Their behavior were closely related to the complex formation by entrapping metal ions into the cavity of host molecules, and were compared with the results with calixarenes. Thiacalixarenes showed better binding ability towards transition metal ions than alkali or alkaline earth metal ions.
|Number of pages||5|
|Issue number||22-23 SPEC. ISS.|
|Publication status||Published - 2004 Sept 15|
- Cation recognition
- Transition metal ion
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemical Engineering(all)