A clicked bistable [2]rotaxane

Ivan Aprahamian, William R. Dichtel, Taichi Ikeda, James R. Heath*, J. Fraser Stoddart

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A universal diazide-terminated polyether, incorporating tetrathiafulvalene (TTF, green) and 1,5-dioxynaphthalene (DNP, red) units, was prepared and subsequently employed in the template-directed synthesis of a switchable donor/acceptor [2]rotaxane. The triazole rings (magenta), which are introduced into the rotaxane during requisite click reactions, do not present themselves as competing recognition sites for the tetracationic cyclophane (blue) as it is induced to switch between the TTF unit, when it becomes dicationic (green adorned with yellow extremities), and the DNP unit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1287-1290
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number7
StatePublished - Mar 29 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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