Engineering nanorafts of calixarene polyphosphonates

Tim Clark, M. Makha, A. Sobolev, H. Rohrs, J. Atwood, C. Raston

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The water-soluble calix[4]arene bearing p-substituted phosphonic acid groups is accessible in five steps in overall 62 % yield, with the hydrogen-bonding prowess of the acidic groups dominating its self-assembly processes. These include the formation of 3.0(3) nm and 20(2) nm nanorafts of the calixarene in water using spinning disc processing, stabilized by acetonitrile, and nanorafts in the gas phase (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3931-3938
Number of pages8
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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