Novel Rotaxanes Based on the Inclusion Complexation of Biphenyl Guests by Cyclobis (paraquat- p-phenylene)

Emilio Córdova, Richard A. Bissell, Neil Spencer, Peter R. Ashton, J. Fraser Stoddart, Angel E. Kaifer

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The finding that benzidine and 4,4′-biphenol form stable inclusion complexes in acetonitrile with the previously reported receptor cyclobis(paraquat-p-phenylene) was used to self-assemble novel redox-active rotaxanes based on the interactions that stabilize these inclusion complexes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6550-6552
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number24
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993


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  • Organic Chemistry

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