Expanding the supramolecular toolbox

Cally Haynes writes about a hot Chemical Science article for Chemistry World

Macrocyclic scaffolds have been hugely influential in supramolecular chemistry and now scientists in China have synthesised a new addition to this pool of chemical building blocks.

The biphen[n]arene macrocycles, created by Chunju Li of Shanghai University and colleagues, are based on 4,4’-biphenol and are reminiscent of popular phenol and biphenol based macrocycles such as  calix[n]arenes, resorcin[n]arenes and pillar[n]arenes.

Macrocyclic arenes play a very important role in supramolecular chemistry


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Read the original journal article in Chemical Science:
Biphen[n]arenes
Huanqing Chen, Jiazeng Fan, Xiaoshi Hu, Junwei Ma, Shilu Wang, Jian Li, Yihua Yu, Xueshun Jia and Chunju Li  
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02422B, Edge Article

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