Rotaxane construction with a binaphthol-derived crown ether

Stuart J. Cantrill, Matthew C T Fyfe, Aaron M. Heiss, J. Fraser Stoddart*, Andrew J P White, David J. Williams

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Secondary dialkylammonium ions thread through the cavity of (RS)-benzo-2,2'-binaphtho[26]crown-8 to create [2]pseudorotaxanes, one of which was stoppered to produce a [2]rotaxane - incorporating the chiral binaphthyl unit - that was characterised by NMR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry and X-ray crystallography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1251-1252
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number13
StatePublished - Jul 7 1999

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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