A dodecameric self-assembled calix[4]arene aggregate with two types of cavities.

Research paper by Kinga K Suwinska, Barbara B Leśniewska, Małgorzata M Wszelaka-Rylik, Leo L Straver, Said S Jebors, Anthony W AW Coleman

Indexed on: 11 May '11Published on: 11 May '11Published in: Chemical Communications


Twelve molecules of β-carbonyl-para-octyl-calix[4]arene assemble in an aggregate containing two types of cavities filled by water molecules and they pack in a cubic structure. Both the aggregates and the packing resemble that observed for inverse micelles.