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Metastable polymorph of calixarene forms with absolute selectivity only after guest echange for methanol and further guest release

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Metastable polymorph can be used for selective extraction from binary liquid mixtures as shown in citing papers. Formation of this polymorph is an example of genuine molecular recognition where only one compound is recognized by its imprinted image

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This page is a summary of: Unusually High Selectivity of Guest Exchange in tert-Butylthiacalix[4]arene Clathrate Producing More Thermostable Inclusion and Memory of Guest, The Journal of Physical Chemistry, August 2012, American Chemical Society (ACS),
DOI: 10.1021/jp3065739.
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