Calixarene C8-imidazolium interplay as a design strategy for penetrating organic bi-layers

Irene Ling, Yatimah Alias, Alexandre N. Sobolev, Colin L. Raston

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1-Octyl-3-methylimidazolium (C8-mim) cation forms multi-component bi-layers with p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene and phosphonium ions, and aquated lanthanide ions, with the imidazolium head group residing in the calixarene cavity and the terminus of the C8 chain penetrating the adjacent hydrophobic bi-layer which is comprised of calixarenes and phosphonium ions, as part of a porous-like extended structure. Hirshfeld surface analyses reveal the nature of the interactions between the components.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)573-578
Number of pages6
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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