An extremely stable interwoven supramolecular bundle

Matthew C T Fyfe, James N. Lowe, J. Fraser Stoddart, David J. Williams

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A tritopic receptor, in which three benzo[24]crown-8 macrorings are fused onto a triphenylene core, forms very strong supramolecular bundle-like complexes in CDCl3/CD3CN solution with trifurcated trications wherein three dibenzylammonium ions are linked to a central benzenoid core. The triply threaded superbundles, one of which has been characterized in the solid state by X-ray crystallography, dissociate completely via doubly and singly threaded intermediates when CD3SOCD3 is added progressively to the CDCl3/CD3CN solution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1221-1224
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number9
StatePublished - May 4 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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