Calixarene and resorcarene based receptors: from structural and thermodynamic studies to the synthesis of a new mercury(II) selective material.

@article{Namor2011CalixareneAR,
  title={Calixarene and resorcarene based receptors: from structural and thermodynamic studies to the synthesis of a new mercury(II) selective material.},
  author={Angela F Danil de Namor and Walther Aparicio-Aragon and Nwanyinnaya A Nwogu and Abdelaziz El Gamouz and Oscar Enrique Piro and Eduardo Ernesto Castellano},
  journal={The journal of physical chemistry. B},
  year={2011},
  volume={115 21},
  pages={6922-34}
}
Materials used in current technological approaches for the removal of mercury lack selectivity. Given that this is one of the main features of supramolecular chemistry, receptors based on calix[4]arene and calix[4]resorcarene containing functional groups able to interact selectively with polluting ions while discriminating against biologically essential ones were designed. Thus two receptors, a partially functionalized calix[4]arene derivative, namely, 5,11,17,23-tetra-tert-butyl [25-27-bis… CONTINUE READING