Template-directed one-step synthesis of cyclic trimers by ADMET

Hongyi Hou, Ken C F Leung, Daniela Lanari, Alshakim Nelson, J. Fraser Stoddart*, Robert H. Grubbs

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A trifurcated template, containing three secondary dialkylammonium ion recognition sites for encirclement by a dibenzo [24]crown-8-containing acyclic diene, is used to promote acyclic diene metatheses (ADMET) catalyzed by ruthenium-alkylidene complexes, affording a cyclic trimer in 55% yield. Following this one-step, threefold ADMET reaction, the resulting cyclic trimer was isolated by preparative HPLC and characterized by NMR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15358-15359
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number48
StatePublished - Dec 6 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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