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Metallocalix[n]arenes in catalysis: A 13-year update

Santoro, Orlando; Redshaw, Carl


Orlando Santoro

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Professor Carl Redshaw
Professor of Inorganic Materials Chemistry and REF Lead for Chemistry


Aside from their applications in the fields of ion extraction, gas storage and molecular sensors, calixarenes have been extensively employed as ligands for metal complexation. Moreover, metallocalix[n]arenes have shown interesting catalytic activity in a plethora of reactions proving, in many cases, superior to other systems bearing different ligand scaffolds. In this review, we summarize the latest advances (post-2008) in the field, categorizing the complexes by metal center.


Santoro, O., & Redshaw, C. (2021). Metallocalix[n]arenes in catalysis: A 13-year update. Coordination chemistry reviews, 448,

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 16, 2021
Online Publication Date Sep 8, 2021
Publication Date Dec 1, 2021
Deposit Date Sep 8, 2021
Publicly Available Date Sep 9, 2022
Journal Coordination Chemistry Reviews
Print ISSN 0010-8545
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 448
Article Number 214173
Keywords Calixarene; Catalyst; Metal; Activity; Structure
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