New cyclophane hosts: A hexaoxacyclophane

George R. Brown, Surinder S. Chana, J. Fraser Stoddart, Alexandra M Z Slawin, David J. Williams

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The X-ray crystal structure of the hexaoxacyclophane (1), which can be synthesized from 1,3-bis-(bromomethyl)benzene and bis(4-hydroxyphenyl) ether in one step, reveals that in the solid state the macrocyclic ring forms a large molecular void potentially capable of binding aromatic guest molecules: the X-ray crystal structure of the 1:1 molecular complex formed between (1) and benzene exposes intermolecular and intercomplex aromatic ring interactions of an edge-to-face type.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-212
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 1
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1989

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  • Chemistry(all)


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