Synthesis and characterization of annulene-fused pseudorotaxanes

Joshua J. Pak, Timothy J R Weakley, Michael M. Haley*, Danny Y K Lau, J. Fraser Stoddart

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A 24-crown-8 ether-fused dehydrobenzo[18]annulene has been prepared via a stepwise Pd/Cu-mediated strategy. This annulene-crown ether hybrid forms a pseudorotaxane complex in CD2Cl2 with dibenzylammonium hexafluorophosphate when they are combined in a 1:1 ratio, as indicated by 1H NMR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1256-1260
Number of pages5
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2002


  • Annulenes
  • Crown compounds
  • Macrocycles
  • Pseudorotaxanes
  • Supramolecular chemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry

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