Spontaneous resolution of a non-degenerate donor-acceptor [2]catenane

Ermitas Alcalde*, Lluïsa Pérez-García, Susana Ramos, J. Fraser Stoddart, Scott A. Vignon, Andrew J P White, David J. Williams

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The incorporation of a 3,5-bis(methylene)-1H-1,2,4-triazole unit into the macrocyclic polyether component of a donor-acceptor [2]catenane induces selectivity in the isomerization processes operating within the molecule, since it exists both in solution and in the solid state as only one of two possible translational isomers, and, upon crystallisation, undergoes spontaneous resolution under racemizing conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-102
Number of pages3
JournalMendeleev Communications
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2003

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