Chinese Journal of Organic Chemistry ›› 2020, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (11): 3714-3737.DOI: 10.6023/cjoc202005007 Previous Articles     Next Articles


李晶a,b, 韩莹a, 陈传峰a,b   

  1. a 中国科学院化学研究所 分子识别与功能院重点实验室 北京 100190;
    b 中国科学院大学 北京 100049
  • 收稿日期:2020-05-04 修回日期:2020-05-23 发布日期:2020-06-01
  • 通讯作者: 陈传峰
  • 基金资助:

Recent Advances in Novel Macrocyclic Arenes

Li Jinga,b, Han Yinga, Chen Chuanfenga,b   

  1. a CAS Key Laboratory of Molecular Recognition and Function, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190;
    b University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049
  • Received:2020-05-04 Revised:2020-05-23 Published:2020-06-01
  • Supported by:
    Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 91856117, 21332008).

Calixarenes, pillararenes and their analogues are composed of hydroxy-or alkoxy-substituted aromatic rings bridged by methylene or methenyl groups, which can be collectively called as macrocyclic arenes. Macrocyclic arenes have attracted much attention and increasing interests because of their unique structures, easily synthesis and derivatization, electron-rich cavities and wide applications in supramolecular chemistry, and they have also become one of the most significant and studied synthetic macrocyclic hosts during the last decades. Recently, with the rapid development of macrocycles and supramolecular chemistry, various types of novel macrocyclic arenes except the classic macrocyclic arenes such as calixarenes and pillararenes have been reported. The construction and functionalization of novel macrocyclic arenes have become the new focus and hot topic of macrocyclic and supramolecular chemistry. The recent advances in the synthesis and properties of novel macrocyclic arenes are summarized. It is expected that this review will be helpful to the research of macrocyclic arenes and promote the development of macrocyclic arene chemistry.

Key words: macrocyclic arene, synthesis, host-guest chemistry, self-assembly, supramolecular chemistry