Synthesis and crystal structure of p-tert-butylthiacalix[8]arene: A new member of thiacalixarenes

Yoshihiko Kondo, Ken Endo, Nobuhiko Iki, Sotaro Miyano, Fumio Hamada

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Even though it was obtained in poor yield, p-tert-butylthiacalix[8]arene (TC8A) has been synthesized as a new member of thiacalix[n]arenes by the terephthalate-induced cyclization of a mixture of acyclic oligomers, which was obtained by the reaction between p-tert-butylphenol and sulfur with CaO in ethylene glycol/diphenyl ether system. Slow evaporation of the chloroform solution of TC8A afforded guest-free crystals consisting of TC8A itself. The close-packed crystal structure of TC8A resembles that of p-tert-butylcalix[8] arene (C8A) closely, containing a plated loop molecular structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-49
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Inclusion Phenomena
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jun


  • Calixarenes
  • Crystal structure
  • Self-assembly
  • Supramolecular chemistry
  • Synthetic methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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