(graph presented) A dendrimer with rotaxane-like characteristics has been assembled under thermodynamic control from complementary wedge-shaped precursors by slippage in CH2Cl2. The driving force for the self-assembly process is the molecular recognition that exists as a result of [N+-H⋯O] and [C-H⋯O] hydrogen bonds between an NH2 + center in one Fréchet-type benzyl ether wedge and a dibenzocrown-8 unit that links the other two such wedges.
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