A detailed conformational analysis of a rarely investigated type of compound, a laterally monosubstituted calixarene (1, which has a carboxylic acid function in the lateral position), is reported. 2D solution NMR techniques at various temperatures and in different solvents have been used, showing interesting aggregation behaviour for the different conformers. The first illustrations of crystal structures of this compound type are given, including the unsolvated carboxylic calixarene and two mixed solvent complexes containing EtOH-H2O and EtOH-THF, respectively. Isostructurality calculations have been carried out, allowing detailed comparison of the investigated structures, and an unusual conformational chirality isomerism of the calixarene molecule is demonstrated.
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- Materials Chemistry