Synthesis and characterisation of a calix[4] pyrrole functional polystyrene via 'click chemistry' and its use in the extraction of halide anion salts

Aydoğan A.

SUPRAMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY, vol.28, pp.117-124, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10610278.2015.1092538
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.117-124
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


A polystyrene with pendant calix[4]pyrroles was prepared via click reaction' strategy. First, a poly(styrene-co-chloromethylstyrene) with approximately 12% of chloro groups was prepared by conventional free radical polymerisation. The chloro groups were then converted to azido groups using NaN3 in N,N-dimethylformamide. An alkyne-functionalised calix[4]pyrrole was then coupled to the azido-functionalised polystyrene by click chemistry with high efficiency. The resulting polystyrene with pendant calix[4]pyrroles was used to extract fluoride and chloride anions (as their tetrabutylammonium salts) from their aqueous solutions to organic media.