The self-assembly of [n]pseudorotaxanes

Peter R. Ashton, Douglas Philip, Neil Spencer, J. Fraser Stoddart*

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An acyclic oligomeric polyether in which four tetraethylene glycol units are located between five hydroquinol rings, with the two terminal rings carrying benzyl ether groups, self-assembles in solution with one and two molar equivalents of a tetracationic cyclobis(paraquat-p-phenylene) macrocycle to afford, respectively and selectively, a [2]pseudorotaxane and a [3]pseudorotaxane.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1677-1679
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number23
StatePublished - 1991

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  • Molecular Medicine


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