THE SELF-ASSEMBLY OF A HIGHLY ORDERED [2]CATENANE

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

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Abstract

Template-directed synthesis has been used to construct a [2]catenane in which the two molecular components, the cyclobis(paraquat-p-phenylene) tetracation and 1,5-dinaphtho-38-crown-10, are found to be ordered non-covalently with respect to each other in both the solid (by X-ray crystallography) and solution (by NMR spectroscopy) states and to influence each other to the extent of establishing electrochemical gradients for the stepwise one electron reductions of the two paraquat units.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)634-639
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 1991

Keywords

  • CYCLOBIS(PARAQUAT-PARA-PHENYLENE)
  • RECEPTOR

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