Stereoregular Oligomerization by Repetitive Diels–Alder Reactions

Peter R. Ashton, Neil S. Isaacs, Franz H. Kohnke, John P. Mathias, J. Fraser Stoddart*

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Highly stereoselective preparation of the oligomer 1 is possible “simply” by means of a structure‐directed synthesis, that is, without any use of controlling reagents or catalysts. The 3 :2 Diets–Alder adduct of diene and dienophile has an all‐syn configuration and is coiled in such a way that the two ends approach each other. (Figure Presented.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1258-1261
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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