Cyclophanes with self-recognising components

Pier Lucio Anelli, Masumi Asakawa, Peter R. Ashton, George R. Brown, Wayne Hayes, Oldrich Kocian, Santiago Rodríguez Pastor, J. Fraser Stoddart*, Malcolm S. Tolley, Andrew J P White, David J. Williams

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High dilution techniques have been employed to construct a series of charged flexible cyclophanes comprised of π-electron-rich hydroquinone and π-electron-deficient bipyridinium residues linked by polyether spacer units of varying length: significant conformational changes, leading to intramolecular and intermolecular interactions between the π-donors and π-acceptors, have been observed-as evidenced by X-ray crystallographic and variable temperature 1H NMR and 2D ROESY spectroscopic investigations-within the series of the cyclophanes both in the solid and solution states as a result of increasing the lengths of the polyether spacer units.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2541-2545
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number24
StatePublished - Dec 1 1995

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  • Molecular Medicine

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