Water-soluble resorcin[4]arene based cavitands

M.H.B. Grote gansey, Marcel H.B. Grote Gansey, Frank K.G. Bakker, Martinus C. Feiters, Hubertus P.M. Geurts, Willem Verboom, David Reinhoudt

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Water-soluble resorcin[4]arene based cavitands were obtained in good yields by reaction of bromomethylcavitands with pyridine. Their solubility was determined by conductometry. The behaviour in water depends on the alkyl chain length; the methylcavitand does not aggregate, whereas the pentyl- and undecylcavitands do, as was shown by 1H NMR spectroscopy and Transmission Electron Microscopy.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)5447-5450
JournalTetrahedron letters
Issue number39
Publication statusPublished - 1998


  • METIS-105990
  • IR-11093

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