Donor-acceptor molecular figures-of-eight

Megan M. Boyle, Ross S. Forgan, Douglas C. Friedman, Jeremiah J. Gassensmith, Ronald A. Smaldone, J. Fraser Stoddart*, Jean Pierre Sauvage

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The intermolecular template-directed synthesis, separation and characterisation of two constitutional isomers that are self-complexing donor-acceptor [1]rotaxanes has been achieved by click chemistry, starting from a π-electron deficient tetracationic cyclophane containing two azide functions and a π-electron rich 1,5-dioxynaphthalene-containing polyether chain terminated by propargyl groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11870-11872
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number43
StatePublished - Nov 21 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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