The self assembly of [2]- and [3]-rotaxanes by slippage

Peter R. Ashton, Martin Bělohradský, Douglas Philp, Neil Spencer, J. Fraser Stoddart*

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Both a [2]- and a [3]-rotaxane have been synthesised in good yield by slippage at 55°C in acetonitrile of bisparaphenylene-34-crown-10 over size-complementary stoppers on a dumbbell-shaped molecule containing two 4,4′-bipyridinium recognition sites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1274-1277
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number16
StatePublished - 1993

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  • Molecular Medicine


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