Self‐Assembling [3]Catenanes

Peter R. Ashton, Christopher L. Brown, Ewan J.T. Chrystal, Timothy T. Goodnow, Angel E. Kaifer, Keith P. Parry, Alexandra M.Z. Slawin, Neil Spencer, J. Fraser Stoddart, David J. Williams

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Abstract

Two polyether macrocycles are “threaded” when the dication 1 is cyclized with 4,4′‐dibromomethylbiphenyl 2 in the presence of these macrocycles. NMR spectroscopy revealed that the polyether macrocycles rotate around the tetracationic macrocycle formed from 1 and 2. (Figure Presented.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1039-1042
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Volume30
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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    Ashton, P. R., Brown, C. L., Chrystal, E. J. T., Goodnow, T. T., Kaifer, A. E., Parry, K. P., Slawin, A. M. Z., Spencer, N., Stoddart, J. F., & Williams, D. J. (1991). Self‐Assembling [3]Catenanes. Angewandte Chemie International Edition in English, 30(8), 1039-1042. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.199110391