A dodecalanthanide wheel supported by p-tert-butylsulfonylcalix[4]arene

Takashi Kajiwara, Kensuke Katagiri, Shinya Takaishi, Masahiro Yamashita, Nobuhiko Iki

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A dodecaholmium wheel of [Ho12(L)6(mal) 4(AcO)4(H2O)14] (1; mal = malonate) was synthesized by using p-/tert-butylsulfonylcalix[4]arene (H4L) as a cluster-forming ligand. The wheel consists of three fragments of mononuclear A3- ([Ho(L)(mal)-(H2O)]3-), trinuclear B 3- ([Ho(H2O)2 (mal)(Ho(L)(AcO)) 2]3-), and C3+ ([Ho(H2O) 2]3+), and an alternate arrangement of these fragments (A3--C3+_B3-_C3+_A 3-_C3+_B3-_c3+_)resuits in a wheel structure. The longest and shortest diameters of the core were estimated to be 17.7562(16) and 13.6810(13) Å, respectively, and the saddle-shaped molecule possesses a pocketlike cavity inside.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-351
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry - An Asian Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • Calixarenes
  • Chelates
  • Lanthanides
  • Macrocycles
  • Wheels


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