Supramolecular daisy chains

Peter R. Ashton, Ian Baxter, Stuart J. Cantrill, Matthew C T Fyfe, Peter T. Glink, J. Fraser Stoddart*, Andrew J P White, David J. Williams

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Abstract

Our childhoods may be recalled when a self-complementary cation, endowed with both a dibenzo[24]crown-8 macroring and a secondary dialkylammonium sidearm, self-assembles to form a two-component supramolecular architecture that is reminiscent of a daisy chain (depicted schematically on the right). This daisy-chain-like super-architecture is stabilized by a combination of [N+-H ··· O] hydrogen bonds and aryl-aryl stacking interactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1294-1297
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume37
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - May 18 1998

Keywords

  • Crown compounds
  • Host-guest chemistry
  • Noncovalent interactions
  • Self-assembly
  • Supramolecular chemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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    Ashton, P. R., Baxter, I., Cantrill, S. J., Fyfe, M. C. T., Glink, P. T., Stoddart, J. F., White, A. J. P., & Williams, D. J. (1998). Supramolecular daisy chains. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 37(9), 1294-1297. https://doi.org/10.1002/(SICI)1521-3773(19980518)37:9<1294::AID-ANIE1294>3.0.CO;2-F