The Synthetic Chemistry of Pillar[n]arenes

Author(s): Meijiao Cao , Yangweiwei Hao , Zhiqiang Xu , Sheng Hua Liu , Jun Yin .

Journal Name: Current Organic Chemistry

Volume 20 , Issue 12 , 2016

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Pillar[n]arenes, a new star of macrocyclic hosts since it was firstly reported in 2008 by Nakamoto group, have obtained a lot of attention due to their unique and intriguing characteristics and properties. The study of synthetic approaches to design and construct pillar[n]arenes is a significant aspect in pillar[n]arene chemistry. Up to now, routes to prepare pillar[n]arenes or functioned pillar[n]arene derivatives are very mature and diversified. In this review, we summarized the synthesis of pillar[n]arenes and pillar[n]arenes derivatives. With the development of host-guest chemistry, we expect to develop functioned pillar[n]arenes, not only in expanding sophisticated and novel structures like rotaxanes, but also in biological applications such as artificial transmembrane channels, controllable delivery systems and so on.

Keywords: Supramolecular chemistry, macrocycles, pillar[n]arenes, synthesis.

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Year: 2016
Page: [1299 - 1313]
Pages: 15
DOI: 10.2174/1385272819666151022221121
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