Structural conformers of symmetry substituted resorcin[4]arenes

Shaobin Miao, Richard D. Adams, Dian Shun Guo, Qian Feng Zhang

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Methylresorcin[4]arenes in the C2h and C4v symmetrical chair and crown conformers, and resorcin[4]arene in the C 2v symmetrical boat conformation have been synthesized from the typical one-pot acid-catalyzed reaction and structurally characterized. Solvation of organic molecules in the crystalline state of the chair and boat isomers shows inter-resorcin[4]arene interactions held together by intermolecular hydrogen bonds involving solvate molecules. The intramolecular hydrogen bonds naturally form in the crown isomer of the substituted resorcin[4]arenes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-128
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Molecular Structure
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Oct 29 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Hydrogen-bonding
  • Resorcin[4]arene
  • Self-assembly
  • Structure
  • Supramolecular chemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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