Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name



Chemistry and Biochemistry

First Advisor

Datton, P.,


Chemistry, Organic.

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This project was focused on synthesis of octa-tailed calix[4]resorcinarenes functionalized with pendant alpha-(diethyl acetamide) or alpha-(methyl acetate), preparation of Langmuir films and Langmuir-Blodgett films of the calix[4]resorcinarenes, and characterization of these compounds in solution and the Langmuir-Blodgett films. The octa-tailed calix[4]resorcinarene was synthesized by the cyclooligomerization of resorcinol and alpha,alpha-dihexyl acetaldehyde under acid-catalyzed conditions. The functionalized octa-tailed calix[4]resorcinarenes were obtained by substitution reaction with 2-bromo-NN-diethylacetamide or methyl bromoacetate under basic conditions. Langmuir films of the octa-tailed resorcin[4]arenes and their amide and ester derivatives were fabricated at the air/water interface. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1999 .C44. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 39-02, page: 0513. Adviser: P. Datton. Thesis (M.Sc.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1999.