Observation of transient alkali metal inclusion in Oxacalix[3]arenes

M. Miah, K.D. Pavey, V.M. Gun'ko, R. Sheehan, Peter Cragg

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Abstract

Oxacalix[3]arenes exhibit transient binding to Na + , K + and Ca 2+ , with a strong preference for Na + , as determined by a quartz crystal resonant sensor technique. Computational models for the behaviour indicate that the preference for Na + is due to the depth to which that cation is drawn into the macrocycle's central cavity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-192
Number of pages8
JournalSupramolecular Chemistry
Volume16
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2004

Keywords

  • Calixarene
  • Metal Binding
  • Sensor
  • Computer Simulation

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    Miah, M., Pavey, K. D., Gun'ko, V. M., Sheehan, R., & Cragg, P. (2004). Observation of transient alkali metal inclusion in Oxacalix[3]arenes. Supramolecular Chemistry, 16(3), 185-192.