Royal Society of Chemistry
We have synthesized three simple and versatile terphenyl crowns (TC) receptors containing ethereal canopies that direct a potassium cation for efficient cation–π interactions as established by 1H NMR spectroscopy and by isolation and X-ray crystallography of their K+ salts.
Shukla, Ruchi; Lindeman, Sergey V.; and Rathore, Rajendra, "Terphenyl Crowns: a New Family of Receptors Containing Ethereal Canopies that Direct Potassium Cation onto Benzenoid Platforms for Cation–π Interactions" (2009). Chemistry Faculty Research and Publications. 614.