Formation of a hetero[3]rotaxane by a dynamic component-swapping strategy

Eleanor A. Wilson, Nicolaas A. Vermeulen, Paul R. McGonigal, Alyssa Jennifer Avestro, Amy A. Sarjeant, Charlotte L. Stern, J Fraser Stoddart*

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Acid-catalysed scrambling of the mechanically interlocked components between two different homo[3]rotaxanes, constituted of dumbbells containing two secondary dialkylammonium ion recognition sites encircled by two [24]crown-8 rings, each containing a couple of imine bonds, affords a statistical mixture of a hetero[3]rotaxane along with the two homo[3]rotaxanes, indicating that neither selectivity nor cooperativity is operating during the assembly process. This journal is

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9665-9668
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number68
StatePublished - Sep 4 2014

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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