Structure‐Directed Synthesis of new organic materials

Franz H. Kohnke*, John P. Mathias, J. Fraser Stoddart

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The synthesis of molecular cages, belts and strips opens up new areas of technology for exploitation. Solvent specific sensors are one possible use of cage molecules called carcerands (see figure). A series of Diels Alder reactions under tight stereochemical control are used in a remarkably efficient manner to produce the structures. (Figure Presented.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-282
Number of pages8
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number8-9
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989


  • Diels‐Alder Reactions
  • Molecular LEGO
  • Solvent Sensors
  • Unnatural Products
  • Zeolitic Macropolycycles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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