Rapid thermally assisted donor–acceptor catenation

Albert C. Fahrenbach, Karel J. Hartlieb, Chi Hau Sue, Carson J. Bruns, Gokhan Barin, Subhadeep Basu, Mark A. Olson, Youssry Y. Botros, Abdulaziz Bagabas, Nezar H. Khdary, J. Fraser Stoddart*

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Charged donor–acceptor [2]catenanes containing cyclobis(paraquat-p-phenylene) as the ring component can be synthesised in yields of up to 88% in under one hour by heating two precursors in the presence of macrocyclic polyether templates in N, N-dimethylformamide at 80 °C.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9141-9143
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number73
StatePublished - Aug 15 2012

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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