Bis-calix[4]arene-based podants using the bridge position as a constructive mode of subunit connection

Original Article


Synthetic pathways for a bridge type connection of two calixarenes by a flexible alkylene chain or a more rigid bistriazole modified connection element of different length are presented. NMR measurements as well as MM calculations point to rather flexible conjugates showing suitable requirements for a potential formation of inclusion complexes with neutral and anionic guests of appropriate size.

Graphical Abstract


Calixarene Bridge connection Methylene bridge Click reaction MM calculation 



ADDE (Cluster of Excellence “Structure Design of Novel High-Performance Materials via Atomic Design and Defect Engineering”) is acknowledged for founding of the modelling software.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Organische ChemieTU Bergakademie FreibergFreibergGermany

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