Date of Award
Honors Thesis (Colby Access Only)
Colby College. Chemistry Dept.
Jeffrey L. Katz
Calixarenes are subset of macrocyclic ring systems in which all of the arenes composing the macrocycle are meta-linked. These compounds have been useful in guesthost binding studies, as well as in other areas of chemistry, and as such there has been a great deal of interest in these systems over the past 3 decades. While "annelated" carbon bridged calixarenes have been synthesized where each joined calixarene shares two rings, no one prior to now had reported the synthesis calixarenes sharing only one arene. Using a "component assembly" approach, combined with SNAr reactions, di-and trioxacalixarenes have been synthesized. These structures have been characterized by 'H NMR and X-ray Crystallography as well by other methods.
Molecular structure, Macrocyclic compounds, Calixarenes
Recommended CitationFeldman, Michael, "Synthesis and characterization of di- and tri-oxacalixarenes" (2005). Honors Theses. Paper 374.
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