The self-assembly of complexes with [2]pseudorotaxane superstructures

Peter R. Ashton, Douglas Philp, Mark V. Reddington, Alexandra M Z Slawin, Neil Spencer, J. Fraser Stoddart*, David J. Williams

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The application of X-ray crystallography, mass spectrometry, and NMR and UV-VIS spectroscopy has revealed that bis-p-phenylene-34-crown-10 1 forms strong 1: 1 complexes with the 4,4′-bipyridinium dication 32+ and two of its derivatives, namely, the dications 42+ and 52+ in which the substituents on the bipyridine nitrogen atoms are, respectively, 2-hydroxyethyl and 2-(2-hydroxyethoxy)ethyl groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1680-1683
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number23
StatePublished - 1991

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  • Molecular Medicine


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