Slippage - An alternative method for assembling [2]rotaxanes

Peter R. Ashton, Martin Bělohradský, Douglas Philp, J. Fraser Stoddart*

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The exploitation of size-complementarity between the macrocyclic component and the stoppers of the dumbbell component of a [2]rotaxane, together with stabilising noncovalent bonding interactions that create a thermodynamic trap, have permitted the development of an alternative method, which can be termed slippage, for the syntheses of [2]rotaxanes in good yields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1269-1274
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number16
StatePublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine


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