Novel calix[4]arene based metallo-supramolecular complex for recognition of cyanide ions in aqueous medium

A novel bis-naphthalimidocalix[4]arene-Cu(II) supramolecular complex has been observed to provide an efficient recognition system for CN ions in aqueous medium. The binding stoichiometry of bis-naphthalimidocalix[4]arene and copper ion has been found to be 1:1 while that for bis-naphthalimidocalix[4]arene-Cu(II) and cyanide ion it has been determined to be 1:2.