Synthesis 2006(13): 2097-2099  
DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-942410
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Concave Reagents. [1] Calix[6]arenes Bearing Camphorsulfonyl Substituents

Serge Konrada, Christian Nätherb, Ulrich Lüning*a
a Otto-Diels-Institut für Organische Chemie, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Olshausenstr. 40, 24098 Kiel, Germany
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b Institut für Anorganische Chemie, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Olshausenstr. 40, 24098 Kiel, Germany
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Received 3 April 2006
Publication Date:
08 June 2006 (online)


The reaction of p-tert-butylcalix[6]arene with (+)-camphor-10-sulfonyl chloride gives either a mono-O-sulfonylated product or the fully O-sulfonylated calixarene. The crystal structure of mono-O-camphorsulfonylated p-tert-butylcalix[6]arene suggests that its sluggish reaction with further sulfonyl chloride can probably be explained by a conformation in which the narrow rim is covered by the camphor residue.


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The relative orientation of neighboring aryl rings in calixarenes can be determined from the difference in chemical shift of the two doublets of the CH2 group. See ref. 2, p. 110ff.