Revealing the remarkable structural diversity of the alkali metal transfer agents of the trans-calix[2]benzene[2]pyrrolidide ligand

Maria Ángeles Fuentes, Antonio J. Martínez-Martínez, Alan R. Kennedy, Robert E. Mulvey

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Excellent reagents for transferring their heterocalix[4]arene ligand to f-block organometallic complexes, lithium, sodium and potassium trans-calix[2]benzene[2]pyrrolidides have been found to adopt a fascinating series of structures in their own right.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12199-12201
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number82
Early online date19 Sep 2016
Publication statusPublished - 21 Oct 2016


  • alkali metals
  • crystal structure
  • heterocycles
  • calixarene
  • synthesis
  • transfer agents
  • organometallic complexes
  • f-block elements

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