O-alkyl resorcarenes: where are we now?

Deborah Moore, Susan E. Matthews

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Abstract

This review describes the current position in the emerging field of direct synthesis of O-alkyl resorcarenes through the use of O-protected precursors. The use of this approach for the selective synthesis of the diastereoisomers of resorc[4]arenes, the synthesis of parent resorcarenes and pyrogalloranes and the preparation of chiral partially alkylated resorc[4]arenes are highlighted. The applications of such molecules, with regard to their role as ligand platforms, for binding of cations, organic electron acceptors and in chiral discrimination are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-155
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry
Volume65
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • C-UNALKYLATED CALIX<4>RESORCINARENE
  • CONFORMATIONAL PROPERTIES
  • O-alkyl resorcarenes
  • BIS-CROWN ETHERS
  • ENANTIOMERICALLY PURE
  • Resorcinarenes
  • STEREOISOMERS
  • CATALYZED SYNTHESIS
  • Calixarenes
  • RECEPTORS
  • HOST-GUEST CHEMISTRY
  • C-4 SYMMETRIC RESORCINARENES
  • GAS-PHASE
  • Resorcarenes

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