The design and self-assembly of a furan-containing [2]catenane

Peter R. Ashton, Mark A. Blower, Sayeedha Iqbal, Colin H. McLean, J Fraser Stoddart*, Malcolm S. Tolley, David J. Williams

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The bisfuran-containing crown ether 8 has been incorporated, along with bis(paraquat-p-phenylene), into a [2]catenane 2.4PF 6 using a self-assembly approach. The presence of the furan units in 8 has a disruptive influence upon the hydrogen bonding interactions involving this crown ether receptor and the paraquat dication. The perturbation of the hydrogen bonding interactions within the furan-containing [2]catenane 2.4PF 6 results in changes in the dynamic properties of the relative ring motions compared with those observed for the molecular components of the [2]catenane 1.4PF 6 .

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1059-1062
Number of pages4
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry


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