Highly extended styrylstyrylcalix[4]arene assemblies: Synthesis and optical properties

Ricky M S WONG*, Zhong Hui Li, Chi Chung Kwok

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Novel highly extended, cone-conformed tetrakis- styrylstyryltetrapropoxycalix[4]arenes and bis- styrylstyryltetrapropoxycalix[4]arenes were synthesized by stereoselective Wadsworth-Emmons reactions. Intramolecular chromophoric interaction of these assemblies resulted in changes to optical properties relative to those of the corresponding monomers with fluorescence enhancement being observed for the assemblies end-capped with methylsulfonyl acceptors. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5719-5723
Number of pages5
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number30
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jul 2000

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

User-Defined Keywords

  • Calixarenes
  • Fluorescence


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