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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 1|
|State||Published - 1989|
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