TOWARDS A MOLECULAR ABACUS

M V REDDINGTON, A M Z SLAWIN, N SPENCER, J F STODDART, C VICENT, D J WILLIAMS

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Abstract

The solid state and solution structures of the 1:1 complex formed between the cyclobis(paraquat-p-phenylene) tetracationic cyclophane and 1,5-dimethoxynaphthalene has led to the successful design and characterisation by X-ray crystallography of a prototype for the construction of a molecular abacus in the shape of a 2:1 complex between the same cyclophane and 1,3-bis(5-hydroxy-1-naphthyloxyl) propane.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)630-634
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 1991

Keywords

  • CYCLOBIS(PARAQUAT-PARA-PHENYLENE)
  • RECEPTOR

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