The condensation reactions of N2Ox (x=2, 3) donor type bifunctional antinopodands 14 with hexachlorocyclotriphosphazatriene, N3P3Cl6, have been investigated and the partly substituted 5-8 novel spiro-cyclic phosphaza (PNP) lariat ethers, having various different ring sizes between 11 and 14-membered macrocycles, have been prepared. Compounds 5-8 are the first examples of the spiro-cyclic phosphaza (PNP) lariat ether derivatives consisting of the aminopodand precursors. Interestingly, in the macrocyclic rings of the compounds 5-8, there are four-centered (trifurcate) N-(HO)-O-.../N-(HN)-N-... hydrogen bonds. The relative radii of the ring inner-hole sizes for 5-8 are 1.14, 0.95, 1.14 and 1.38 angstrom. Salient futures of the spectral data (H-1-, C-13-, P-31-NMR, HETCOR, FTIR and MS) are presented. The molecular structures of compounds 7 and 8 were determined by X-ray diffraction techniques. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.