Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 2004, 69, 1251-1281

1,3-Alternate Calix[4]arene: the Sophisticated Conformer of Calix[4]arene. A Review

Buncha Pulpokaa,* and Jacques Vicensb,*

a Supramolecular Chemistry Research Unit and Organic Synthesis Research Unit, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, 10330 Thailand
b Ecole Chimie Polymeres et Matériaux, Laboratoire de Chimie des Interactions Moléculaires Spécifiques, associé au C.N.R.S., 25 rue Becquerel, F-67087 Strasbourg, France


The fascinating calix[4]arene derivatives in 1,3-alternate conformation are reviewed. The review focuses on their molecular construction methodologies, sophisticated properties and applications. A review with 110 references.

Keywords: Calixarenes; Calix[4]arenes; 1,3-Alternate conformation; Conformation analysis; Supramolecular chemistry; Receptors; Nanomachines; Nanotubes; Crown ethers.

References: 110 live references.