This review article introduces encounters of calixarenes with fullerenes (particularly, with fullerene) in the solid state, in solutions, and in the covalently linked conjugates. The starting point of this chemistry is the accidental finding that calixarenes selectively include fullerene in carbon soot and give the precipitate with 1:1 stoichiometry. It is shown that calixarenes not only behave as a unique receptor for fullerenes but also are useful to modify the functions inherent to the fullerene π-systems.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- General Chemistry
- General Chemical Engineering