Calixspherands as Ligands for the Complexation of Radioactive Rubidium—81

W.I. Iwema Bakker, D.N. Reinhoudt

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    For the use in medicine we are interested in ligands that form kinetically stable complexes with radioactive alkali cations. The spherands form very stable complexes with Li+ and Na+, but reject the larger alkali cations like K+ and Rb+. Our objective was to synthesize macrocyclic hosts based on a m-teranisyl unit and a calix[4]arene moiety that form kinetically stable complexes not only with Na+ and K+ but also with Rb+.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNew Separation Chemistry Techniques for Radioactive Waste and Other Specific Applications
    EditorsMessrs L. Cecille, M. Casara, L. Pietrelli
    Place of PublicationDordrecht
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)978-94-011-3654-9
    ISBN (Print)978-1-85166-656-0
    Publication statusPublished - 1991


    • IR-12997
    • METIS-107178
    • Crown ethers
    • Stable complex
    • Partial cone
    • Alkali cation
    • Picrate anion


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