Date of Award
Honors Thesis (Open Access)
Colby College. Chemistry Dept.
Jeffrey L. Katz
Bradford P. Mundy
Bicyclooxacalixarenes were synthesized in high yield via a selective, room temperature Sn Ar reaction of phluoroglucinol with 2,6-dichloropyridines. Functionality on the 2,6-dichloropyridioe was varied by changing the electron-withdrawing groups in the 3 and 5 positions (using chlorine, nitro groups, and cyano groups) and the side-chains in the 4-position (using ethyl, butyl, phenyl and ρ-tolyl groups). The resulting cage-like molecules were studied by X-ray crystallography and tested for metal complexation.
Calixarenes, Synthesis, Aromatic compounds, Macrocyclic compounds
Recommended CitationSelby, Kevin J., "The Synthesis and Characterization of Bicyclooxacalixarenes" (2005). Honors Theses. Paper 235.
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