New water-soluble host molecules derived from calix[6]arene

Seiji Shinkai, Seiichi Mori, Takayuki Tsubaki, Takaaki Sone, Osamu Manabe

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4-Sulfonate derivatives of calix[6]arene and O-n-hexylcalix[6]arene (1a and 1b, respectively) were synthesized. Measurements using fluorescence and absorption spectral probes indicated that the cavity of calix-[6]arene can accept a naphthalene molecule but not a pyrene molecule and that (1b) has a hydrophobic cavity constructed from the aggregate of the hexyl groups while (1a) provides a reaction field apparently more polar than water. This is the first example for water-soluble host molecules derived from calix[6]arene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5315-5318
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number46
Publication statusPublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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