Reductive and oxidative reactions of calix[4]arene derivatives

Flavio Grynszpan*, Nahum Dinoor, Silvio E. Biali

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Reductive cleavage of 25,26,27,28-tetramethoxy-p-tert-butylcalix[4]arene with K results in the formation of 26,28-dimethoxy-p-t-butylcalix[4]arene. The reaction of 25,27-dihydroxycalix[4]arene with NO2BF4 in acetonitrile results in its oxidation to calixdiquinone 6.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1909-1912
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number16
StatePublished - 15 Apr 1991

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This work was supported by the Bat-Sheva de Rothschild


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