The self-assembly of a complex with a [3]pseudorotaxane superstructure

Peter R. Ashton, Steven J. Langford, Neil Spencer, J. Fraser Stoddart*, Andrew J P White, David J. Williams

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Dibenzo-24-crown-8, which contains two π-electron rich catechol units, self-assembles with the π-electron deficient 2,7-dimethyldiazapyrenium dication in solution to form a mixture of 1:1 and 2:1 complexes that have the ability to undergo further self-organisation on crystallisation to form linear arrays of [3]pseudorotaxanes between which diisopropyl ether molecules are trapped.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1387-1388
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number11
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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