The elf-assembly and metal-mediated disassembly of a multi-topic [2]pseudorotaxane

Peter R. Ashton*, Sayeedha Iqbal, J. Fraser Stoddart, Nigel D. Tinker

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A [2]pseudorotaxane, consisting of the cyclobis(paraquat-p-phenylene) tetracation complexing a polyether chain intercepted in its middle by a hydroquinone ring and terminated at each end by 12-crown-4 macrocycles, undergoes disassembly readily in acetonitrile solution on addition of alkali metal salts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)479-481
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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