Cyclobis(paraquat-p-phenylene)-based [2]catenanes prepared by kinetically controlled reactions involving alkynes

Ognjen Š Miljanić, William R. Dichtel, Shahab Mortezaei, J. Fraser Stoddart*

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(Chemical Equation Presented) Charged donor-acceptor [2]catenanes, in which the π-accepting cyclobis(paraquat-p-phenylene) acts as a tetracationic template for the threading-followed-by-clipping of acyclic oligoethers, incorporating centrally a π-donating 1,5-dioxynaphthalene ring system and terminated either by acetylene units or by acetylene and azide functions, are the products of copper-mediated Eglinton coupling and Huisgen 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4835-4838
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number21
StatePublished - Oct 12 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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