The Self‐Assembly of Catenated Cyclodextrins

Dominique Armspach, Peter R. Ashton, Christopher P. Moore, Neil Spencer, J. Fraser Stoddart*, Trevor J. Wear, David J. Williams

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The Schotten–Baumann reaction between a diamine with a central bitolyl unit and terephthaloyl chloride in the presence of heptakis(2,6‐di‐O‐methyl)‐β‐cyclodextrin (DM‐β‐CD) in dilute solution affords the [2]catenanes 1 and 2 as well as two analogous [3]catenanes, in which two DM‐β‐CD units are threaded on a tetrakislactam ring. In catenane 1 the bitolyl unit is found to be situated inside the Cyclodextrin torus. (Figure Presented.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)854-858
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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