Calix[3]carbazole: A C3-symmetrical receptor for barium ion

Zhaozheng Yang, Zhangmin Tian, Peng Yang, Tuo Deng, Gang Li, Xue Zhou, Yan Chen, Liang Zhao, Hongyan Shen

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The binding ability of calix[3]carbazole (1) to metal ions has been investigated. It is found that 1 could serve as a non crown ether based, C3-symmetrical receptor for Ba2 + via the marriage of cation–π and cation–dipole interactions. FID assay further illustrates that 1 could selectively interact with Ba2 + over Pd2 +. A possible binding mechanism for [1-Ba2 +] complex is proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)32-36
Number of pages5
JournalSpectrochimica Acta - Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
StatePublished - Mar 5 2017


  • Barium ion
  • C-symmetrical
  • Carbazole
  • FID
  • Receptor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Instrumentation
  • Spectroscopy


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