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Scandium calix[n]arenes (n= 4, 6, 8): structural, cytotoxicity and ring opening polymerization studies

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Abdullah Fahad A. Alshamrani, Orlando Santoro, Timothy J. Prior, Mohammed A. Alamri, Graeme J. Stasiuk, Mark R.J. Elsegood, Carl Redshaw

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8302-8306
Number of pages5
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number24
Published28 Jun 2021

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Funding Information: The EPSRC (PRIF grant EP/S025537/1) and the Whitelaw Frater Cancer Trust are thanked for financial support. The Saudi Cultural Bureau is thanked for sponsorship (of AFA and MA). GJS would like to thank both the Medical Research Council (MR/T002573/1) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EP/V027549/1 and EP/T026367/1) for financial support. We also thank the EPSRC National Crystallographic Service Centre at Southampton for data. Publisher Copyright: © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2021. Copyright: Copyright 2021 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

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Interaction of [Sc(OR)3] (R = iPr or triflate) withp-tert-butylcalix[n]arenes, wheren= 4, 6, or 8, affords a number of intriguing structural motifs, which are relatively non-toxic (cytotoxicity evaluated against cell lines HCT116 and HT-29) and a number were capable of the ring opening polymerization (ROP) of cyclohexene oxide.

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