Calix 2007 9th International Conference
on Calixarene Chemistry
August 6-9, 2007

Workshop on Cucurbit[n]uril Molecular Containers

Dear Colleagues:6

We are pleased to announce that an NSF Sponsored preconference workshop on “Cucurbit[n]uril Molecular Containers” will be held in conjunction with this years Calix 2007 meeting in College Park.  The workshop will take place in College Park on August 4th and 5th and will feature presentations by leaders in the field.  The organizers – Lyle Isaacs and Angel Kaifer – invite you to attend the workshop to learn more about this exciting class of molecular container compounds.

The Cucurbituril workshop is free, but registration (independent of Calix 2007 registration) is required Register here



A poster session will be organized.

Professor Lyle Isaacs                                                    Professor Angel Kaifer
University of Maryland                                                  University of Miami
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry                   Department of Chemistry
College Park, MD 20742, USA                                   Coral Gables, FL 33416, USA                                              
(001) 301-405-1884                                                    (001) 305-284-3468

ON-CAMPUS HOUSING - If you are staying in on-campus housing and wish to extend your reservations to include the nights of August 3rd and August 4th in order to attend the combined Calix 2007/CB[n] workshop please contact Ms. Lisa Press ( in the Conferences and Visitors Services Offices.

List of Speakers at the Cucurbit[n]uril Molecular Containers Workshop

Anthony Day (Australian Defence Force Academy, Australia)
Cucurbit[n]uril as a Drug Delivery Vehicle

David Dearden (Brigham Young University, USA)
One Ring to Bind Them All: a Gas Phase Study of Isomeric Cucurbit[6]uril-Phenylenediamine Complexes

Rienk Eelkema (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
Cucurbituril-insulated Oligoaniline Rotaxanes

Vladimir Fedin (Russian Academy of Science, Russia)
Cucurbit[n]urils inclusion compounds with transition metal complexes

Yoshihisa Inoue (Osaka University, Japan)
Absolutely Entropy-Controlled Complexation of Cucurbit[7]uril with Ferrocene Derivatives

Lyle Isaacs (University of Maryland, USA)

Angel Kaifer (University of Miami, USA)
Redox Active Cucurbit[n]uril Complexes

Ehud Keinan (Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)

Kimoon Kim (Pohang University of Science & Technology, South Korea)

Yu Liu (Nankai University, P.R. China)
Molecular recognition and assembly of 2D pseudopolyrotaxanes based on cucurbiturils

Donal Macartney (Queens University, Canada)
Cucurbituril Inclusions of Metallocenes and Electron Transfer Reactions of Cucurbituril/Ferrocene Host-Guest Complexes

Werner Nau (Jacobs University Bremen, Germany)
Cucurbiturils: From Fascinating Mechanistic Details to Real Applications

Vaidyanathan Ramamurthy (University of Miami, USA)
Photochemistry in Bowls, Baskets, Cages and Cavities: How does CB fare as a reaction cavity?

Oren Scherman (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Cucurbiturils in Dynamic Functional Materials

Joachim Steinke (Imperial College, United Kingdom)
Cucurbituril as reagent: Mischief in aqueous milieu

Donus Tuncel (Bilkent University, Turkey)
Molecular switches and functional materials based on cucurbituril-containing mechanically interlocked molecules

Adam Urbach (Trinity University, USA)
Molecular Recognition of Peptides with Cucurbit[8]uril

Brian Wagner (University of Prince Edward Island, Canada)
Fluorescence-based Competitive Binding Studies of CB[6] and CB[7] Hosts


Campus Map: An interactive campus map is available on the web:

Directions to Campus: The University maintains a visitors website that contains directions to campus and other useful information. See:

Location: Scientific lectures will be held in Room 1402 in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (Building 091). Poster sessions will be held in the Atrium area adjacent to room 1402.

Parking: Parking is available for visitors on Saturday and Sunday in the Regents Drive Parking Garage (Building 202). During the week, visitors may park in the Paint Branch Drive Visitor Lot (Just behind the Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building - BLDG. 225) for $10 per day.

Food: Box lunches will be provided free of charge to registered participants.