Investigations into the assembly behaviour of a 'rigidified': P-carboxylatocalixarene
- Author(s): Fairbairn, RE;
- Teat, SJ;
- Ling, I;
- Dalgarno, SJ
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1039/c9ce01326a
The p-carboxylatocalixarenes have been shown to be versatile supramolecular building blocks capable of forming a range of bi-layers, capsules and nanoscale tubules in the solid state. Here we report the synthesis of a new 'rigidified' analogue, as well as investigations into its self-assembly and related coordination chemistry. These behaviours are reminiscent of other p-carboxylatocalixarenes despite the presence of rigidifying groups at the lower-rim, suggesting that this building block may be further exploited in the assembly of a range of new metal-organic cages and coordination polymers.