Directed self-assembly of a ring-in-ring complex

Ross S. Forgan, Douglas C. Friedman, Charlotte L. Stern, Carson J. Bruns, J. Fraser Stoddart

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A strategic modification to the corner ligands in PdII- containing, electron-poor cyclophanes has profound repercussions for their assemblies with electron-rich aromatic crown ethers in both the solid and solution states; the formation of ring-in-ring complexes can override competing [3]catenane production on masking the hydrogen bond donor capabilities of the corner ligands.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5861-5863
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number32
StatePublished - Aug 28 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • General Chemistry
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Catalysis


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