Fine-tuning of packing architecture: Symmetrically bridge-disubstituted tetramethoxycalix[4]arenes

Conrad Fischer, Petra Bombicz, Wilhelm Seichter, Edwin Weber

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Three acetonitrile solvates of tetramethoxycalix[4]arenes equally substituted on opposite methylene bridges are described with respect to their conformation and packing behaviour. All of the host molecules adopt a 1,2-alternate conformation, their packing architecture seems to be affected by the spatial demand of the bridge substituents only. This results in the synthetically implemented fine-tuning of the molecular arrangement. The engineering of the relevant packing motif, the "synthon" may be discussed most appropriate by the term "synthon engineering" following the expression of crystal engineering.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)535-541
Number of pages7
JournalStructural Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2013


  • Bridge substitution
  • Calix[4]arene
  • Crystal Engineering
  • Inclusion compounds
  • Isostructural calculations
  • Single crystal X-ray analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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