Solid-state structures of sym-dibenzo-16-crown-5 and its derivatives

N. Kent Dalley, John F. Cannon, Jong Seung Kim, Youngchan Jang, Robert E. Hanes, Richard A. Bartsch

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Solid-state structures of sym-dibenzo-16-crown-5 (1) and five derivatives with one or two substituents on the three-carbon bridge have been determined. The derivatives with three sp3-hybridized carbons include sym-(propyl)dibenzo-16-crown-5 (4), sym-(pentafluorophenoxy)-dibenzo-16-crown-5 (5), and sym-[di(methoxymethyl)]dibenzo-16-crown-5 (6). Structures of two derivatives with sp2-hybridization of the central carbon (7 and 8) were also determined. Twisting of the three-carbon bridge causes one of the terminal methylene groups to be oriented within the polyether cavity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-271
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Dec
Externally publishedYes


  • Crown ether
  • Solid-state structure
  • X-ray crystal structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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