SELF-ASSEMBLING [3]CATENANES

P R ASHTON, C L BROWN, E J T CHRYSTAL, T T GOODNOW, A E KAIFER, K P PARRY, A M Z SLAWIN, N SPENCER, J F STODDART, D 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.

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

Keywords

  • AROMATIC METHYL ETHERS
  • MOLECULAR-STRUCTURE
  • CYCLOBIS(PARAQUAT-PARA-PHENYLENE)
  • RECEPTOR
  • PROTEINS
  • BENZENE

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