Novel interactions of calixarene π-systems with metal ions and fullerenes

Seiji Shinkai, Atsushi Ikeda

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This review article introduces encounters of calixarenes with fullerenes (particularly, with [60]fullerene) in the solid state, in solutions, and in the covalently linked conjugates. The starting point of this chemistry is the accidental finding that calix[8]arenes selectively include [60]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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275-280
Number of pages6
JournalPure and Applied Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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