Physicochemical and Structural Aspects of Calixarene Chemistry
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2022) | Viewed by 8691
Interests: physical supramolecular chemistry; thermodynamics and kinetics of coordination reactions; solvation phenomena; electrolyte solutions; chemometrics
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Calixarenes are widely used as templates for the synthesis of a variety of ionophores and molecular receptors. This is due to the relatively simple functionalization of their lower and/or upper rim, resulting in compounds with high affinity and notable selectivity towards a variety of guests. Calixarene-based derivatives are thus suitable for numerous applications, from sensoring and the removal of environmentally relevant species to catalysis and their use as biomimetic receptors. The design of calixarene receptors should involve comprehensive thermodynamic, kinetic, structural, solution, solid-state, and computational investigations of the corresponding complexation reactions. Apart from the compatibility of the guest and the receptor, the extent of the host–guest reactions is often quite strongly influenced by the solvation of the reactants and products, and therefore this important phenomenon deserves to be investigated in detail. The effects of intra- and intermolecular hydrogen bonds and other specific solute–solvent interactions can play a very important role as well.
The aim of this Special Issue is to highlight recent advances in our understanding of calixarene coordination reactions based on the results of experimental and theoretical physicochemical studies.
Prof. Dr. Vladislav Tomisic
Dr. Josip Pozar
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- structure determination
- computational studies