Energetics of small molecule and water complexation in hydrophobic calixarene cavities.

@article{Notestein2006EnergeticsOS,
  title={Energetics of small molecule and water complexation in hydrophobic calixarene cavities.},
  author={Justin M Notestein and Alexander Katz and Enrique Iglesia},
  journal={Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids},
  year={2006},
  volume={22 9},
  pages={4004-14}
}
Calixarenes grafted on silica are energetically uniform hosts that bind aromatic guests with 1:1 stoichiometry, as shown by binding energies that depend upon the calixarene upper rim composition but not on their grafted surface density (0.02-0.23 nm(-2)). These materials are unique in maintaining a hydrophilic silica surface, as probed by H2O physisorption… CONTINUE READING