Non-covalent synthesis of organic nanostructures


Prins, Leonard J. and Timmerman, Peter and Reinhoudt, David N. (1998) Non-covalent synthesis of organic nanostructures. Pure and Applied Chemistry, 70 (8). pp. 1459-1468. ISSN 0033-4545

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Abstract:This review describes the synthesis, characterization and functionalization of hydrogen bonded, box-like assemblies. These assemblies are formed upon mixing bismelamine calix[4]arenes with a complementary barbiturate in apolar solvents. Various techniques for the characterization have been used, like 'H NMR spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography and a novel MALDI-TOF MS technique. The use of cyanurates instead of barbiturates results in the formation of three conformational isomers. The ratio in which these assemblies are formed depends on the N-substituent of the cyanurate. Substituting the bismelamine calix[4]arenes with a variety of functional groups enables the formation of assemblies in which functionalities are gathered around a box-like cavity. Mixing these homomeric assemblies creates a dynamic combinatorial library of heteromeric assemblies.
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Additional information:Plenary lecture presented at the 12th International Conference on Organic Synthesis (ICOS-12), Venice, Italy, 28 June–2 July 1998
Copyright:© 1998 IUPAC
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