A new water-soluble host molecule derived from thiacalixarene

Nobuhiko Iki, Toyohisa Fujimoto, Sotaro Miyano

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A new water soluble host molecule, thiacalix[4]arenetetrasulfonate (TCAS), was obtained by direct sulfonation of p-tert-butylthiacalix[4]arene. TCAS showed size- and shape-selectivity to bind small chlorinated organic molecules in its hydrophobic cavity by a 1:1 or 1:2 manner in aqueous solution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)625-626
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1998


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