Serendipity in the Crystallization of a Series of C-Alkylcalixresorcinarenes from Alcoholic Solvents
The crystal structures of a series of C-alkylcalixresorcinarenes (alkyl = methyl, propyl, butyl, pentyl, hexyl, heptyl, and undecyl), each crystallized from tert-butanol, are reported. In all seven of these structures, eight tert-butanol molecules link two resorcinarenes with 16 hydrogen bonds, thereby facilitating the formation of simple dimeric hydrogen-bonded capsules, each of which encapsulates one (disordered) tert-butanol molecule as guest. These structures are compared with, and contrasted to, those obtained from the same series of resorcinarenes recrystallized both from mixed solvents containing tert-butanol and from methanol alone.
Chemistry and Biochemistry
crystallization, alcohols, crystal structure, molecules, noncovalent interactions
Momose, Aaron Alexander, and Eric Bosch. "Serendipity in the Crystallization of a Series of C-Alkylcalix  resorcinarenes from Alcoholic Solvents." Crystal growth & design 10, no. 9 (2010): 4043-4049.
Crystal growth & design