Primary and secondary directing interactions of aquated lanthanide(III) ions with p-sulfonated calix[n]arene

Irene Ling, Colin L. Raston

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    This review reports on the solid-state structural analysis of primary and secondary coordination interactions between aquated lanthanide(III) ions and p-sulfonatocalix[n]arenes. These different interactions control the nature of the overall packing motif of the two components in the solid-state, with a diverse range of structures accessible. Structures with higher complexity can form in ternary systems, incorporating either or both endo- and exo-calixarene cavity guest molecules.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)80-105
    Number of pages26
    JournalCoordination Chemistry Reviews
    Issue numberSI
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2018


    • Lanthanides
    • Metal coordination
    • Self-assembly
    • Sulfonatocalix[n]arenes
    • Supramolecular chemistry

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