Meta-Bridged calix[4]arenes: A straightforward synthesis via organomercurial chemistry

Karolína Flídrová, Petr Slavík, Václav Eigner, Hana Dvořáková, Pavel Lhoták*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


The regioselective mercuration of tetraalkylated calix[4]arenes with Hg(OCOCF3)2 leads to the formation of meta-substituted products which enabled Pd-catalysed intramolecular bridging within the calixarene skeleton. Bridged derivatives represent a completely novel substitution pattern in calixarene chemistry with extremely distorted cavities and possible applications in supramolecular chemistry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6749-6751
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number60
Publication statusPublished - 4 Aug 2013

Cite this