(Chemical Equation Presented) The bromine atoms of the hexabromo calixarene derivative 3 were replaced by other groups under SN1 conditions, allowing the facile synthesis of calixarene derivatives incorporating identical functionalities at all bridges. Heating at reflux a mixture of 3 and the appropriate alcohol incorporated primary and secondary alkoxy substituents. Hydride abstraction was observed when the reaction with EtOH and i-PrOH was conducted in hexafluoroisopropanol (HFIP). Solvolysis of 3 in TFE in the presence of strong nucleophiles (such as N3- and aniline) afforded the corresponding hexaazido and hexaanilino derivatives. Hydroxyl groups were incorporated into the calixarene scaffold via acetolysis of 3, followed by LiAlH4 reduction of the hexaacetate derivative obtained. Friedel-Crafts alkylations in the absence of Lewis acids were conducted by heating at reflux a mixture of 3, HFIP, and a substituted benzene derivative (e.g, m-xylene, p-methyl anisole, mesitylene). The calixarene bridges were alkylated by heating at reflux a mixture of 3 and 2,4-pentanedione in TFE or HFIP. In all cases the reaction proceeded with high diastereoselectivity, and the major isomer isolated was assigned to the rc5 (i.e., all-cis) form. NMR spectroscopy indicates that the conformation adopted by the macrocycle possesses 3-fold symmetry (a "pinched cone") that is rigid in the laboratory time scale in the mesityl-substituted derivative.