Sodium-23 NMR Studies of Sodium Ion Ensembles with a 1,3-Alternate-Shaped Calix[4]arene

Takashi Arimura, Takuya Nishioka, Satoshi Kumamoto, Youichi Tsuchiya, Tomohiko Yamaguchi, M. Tachiya

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Sodium-23 NMR longitudinal magnetization recovery (L.M.R.) study has been carried out to clarify the sodium ion exchange in ensembles with 1,3-alternate-shaped calix[4]arene 1 for the first time. The line width v1/2 of a sharp singlet for NaClO4 in the absence of 1 is 65 Hz: upon addition of 1 a singlet peak was broadened to 1100 Hz (v1/2). The life times (τ) of Na+ were estimated to be (20-3.8)× 103 s for τA and (5.0-2.0)× 10-3 s for τB, by the simulations of sodium-23 NMR L.M.R. curves. The life times of 1-Na+ Ensemble are larger than those for 18-crown-6. This implies that Na+ cation is bound deeply in the cavity formed by two OCH2CO groups of 1, the complex being classified as a “nest-in-type”.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-74
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of oleo science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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