Self‐Assembling [2]Pseudorotaxanes

Pier Lucio Anelli, Peter R. Ashton, Neil Spencer, Alexandra M Z Slawin, J. Fraser Stoddart*, David J. Williams

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The complex formed from the tetracationic cyclophane 1 and hydroquinone polyethers such as 2 resembles a string of pearls. It forms spontaneously on combination of the components in solution and is stabilized by multiple π/π stacking interactions between the aromatic rings. (Figure Presented.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1036-1039
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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