Rational synthesis for all All-homocalixarenes

Alexander V. Predeus, Vijay Gopalsamuthiram, Richard J. Staples, William D. Wulff

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Have it all: The synthesis of homocalixarenes of all sizes has been demonstrated using the triple annulation of bis(carbene) complexes with diynes (see scheme). This strategy in principle should allow access to all homocalixarenes. The generality of the synthetic approach is also demonstrated by the preparation of a pyrrole-containing calixarene.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)911-915
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 14 2013


  • annulation
  • calixarenes
  • carbenes
  • macrocycles
  • synthetic methods

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