The reluctance of a catanane, comprised cf macrocycles incorporating π-donors and π-acceptors, to be catenated further to form a catenane may be explained by the molecular arrangement revealed in the solid-state structure of the catenane, which shows all aromatic units to be involved in intramolecular π-π stacking interactions; moreover, the molecules self-organise in the solid-state to form a quilt-like two-dimensional array by virtue of intermolecular π-π stacking interactions.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1994|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Medicine