A [2] Catenane Made to Order

Peter R. Ashton, Timothy T. Goodnow, Angel E. Kaifer, Mark V. Reddington, Alexandra M Z Slawin, Neil Spencer, J. Fraser Stoddart*, Cristina Vicent, David J. Williams

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A template‐controlled, one‐pot reaction afforded the [2]catenane 1 in 70% yield. Compound 1 consists of π‐electron‐rich decaoxa[13.13]paracyclophane (empty circles) and an electron‐deficient macrocycle made up of two paraquat p‐phenylene units (filled circles). Dynamic 1 H NMR spectroscopy and cyclovoltammetry showed that 1 is highly ordered not only in the solid state but also in solution. (Figure Presented.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1396-1399
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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