Charge transfer interactions in complexes formed by carbon60 fullerene and derivatives of calix[4]arene

CHED 952

Kathryn Lukhart, lukhartkd3772@mbc.edu and Karl Zachary, rzachary@mbc.edu. Department of Chemistry, Mary Baldwin College, Frederick & New Streets, Staunton, VA 24401
The complexation behavior of C60 (fullerene) with a series of ether and ester derivatives of calix[4]arene was investigated using UV-Vis spectroscopy and quantum chemical methods. Evidence of charge transfer interactions was observed in the UV-Vis spectrum of these complexes. Ab initio and semi-empirical quantum chemical calculations were carried out in order to interpret the experimental results.