Institution name and department

National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics, Chemical Physics Laboratory

Position held


Senior Researcher



Akadeemia tee 23

Tallinn, 12618




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Key words (up to 5)


·       oxacalix[n]arenes



·       air-sensitive reactions



·       Ullmann coupling reaction



Areas of Research/Expertise 

 Experience in oxacalix[n]arene synthesis encompassing unsubsituted and carboxylic acid substituted macrocycles using traditional synthesis methods. Particular experience in NMR methods and their utilization in characterizing supramolecular systems. Interest in synthesizing oxacalix[n]arene macrocycles with mechanochemical techniques.


5 Most representative publications related to mechanochemistry 


5 Most representative publications non-related to Mechanochemistry 

(1)  Peterson, A.; Ludvig, M.-L.; Martõnova, J.; Kaabel, S.; Kerner, P.; Uudsemaa, M.; Trummal, A.; Fomitšenko, M.; Pehk, T.; Aav, R. New Oxacalix [4] Arene Carboxylate Detects Viologen in Protic Media. Supramol. Chem. 2019, 1–7.

(2)  Peterson, A.; Kaabel, S.; Kahn, I.; Pehk, T.; Aav, R.; Adamson, J. Unsubstituted Oxacalix [n] Arenes (N= 4 and 8): A Conformational Study in Solution and Solid State and Interaction Studies with Aromatic Guests. ChemistrySelect 2018, 3 (31), 9091–9095.

(3)  Prigorchenko, E.; Kaabel, S.; Narva, T.; Baškir, A.; Fomitšenko, M.; Adamson, J.; Järving, I.; Rissanen, K.; Tamm, T.; Aav, R. Formation and Trapping of the Thermodynamically Unfavoured Inverted-Hemicucurbit [6] Uril. Chem. Commun. 2019, 55, 9307–9310.

(4)  Kaabel, S.; Adamson, J.; Topić, F.; Kiesilä, A.; Kalenius, E.; Öeren, M.; Reimund, M.; Prigorchenko, E.; Lõokene, A.; Reich, H. J.; Rissanen, K.; Aav, R. Chiral Hemicucurbit[8]Uril as an Anion Receptor: Selectivity to Size, Shape and Charge Distribution. Chem. Sci. 2017, 8 (3).


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