A self-complexing [2]catenane

Beatriz Cabezon, Jianguo Cao, Françisco M. Raymo, J. Fraser Stoddart, Andrew J.P. White, David J. Williams

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 Scopus citations

Abstract

A supramolecular homodimer is formed in solution and in the solid state by a self-complementary [2]catenane incorporating a 1,5-dioxynaphthalene- based macrocyclic polyether interlocked with a bipyridinium-based tetracationic cyclophane (shown schematically). This unique example of self- recognition is the result of a combination of cooperative π···π and C- H···π interactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)148-151
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume39
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 3 2000
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Catenanes
  • Homodimeric complexes
  • Molecular recognition
  • Supramolecular chemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'A self-complexing [2]catenane'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this