Photophysics of Supramolecular Architectures

Resorcinarene Crowns as Versatile Host Molecules and Their Potential Applications

Author(s): Selvaraj Devi, Somasundaram Anbu Anjugam Vandarkuzhali* and Vairaperumal Tharmaraj * .

Pp: 58-76 (19)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815049190122010006

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Resorcinarene crowns are significant building blocks for supramolecular chemistry. Resorcinarenes are part of the calixarenes family and are macrocyclic, bowl-shaped molecules. Derived from four resorcinol subunits, they have hydroxy groups at the wide rim of the bowl. These cavities were utilized for their potential recognition of racemic guests and catalysis applications. In this chapter, we focused on the overview of synthesis, conformational properties of resorcinarenes crown and their potential applications such as separation technique using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), gas chromatography (GC) and ion chromatrography (IC). In addition, they are also used as chemo sensors, antibacterial and antioxidant agents, contrast agents, nanoparticles synthesis and catalytic systems. Finally, we concluded the chapter with the significance of resorcinarenes crown.

Keywords: Antibacterial and antioxidant activity, Catalysts, Resorcinarene crown, Sensors, Separation technique.

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