The solid state structures of a [3]rotaxane and its [3]pseudorotaxane precursor

Peter R. Ashton, Peter T. Glink, J. Fraser Stoddart*, Stephan Menzer, Peter A. Tasker, Andrew J P White, David J. Williams

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The solid state structures of a [3]pseudorotaxane - formed from a bis(azidomethyl)-substituted p-xylene-α,α'-dibenzylammonium dication and two dibenzo-24-crown-8 rings - and a [3]rotaxane derived from it - by two dipolar cycloadditions of the azidomethyl groups with di-t-butyl acetylenedicarboxylate - are described. The (super)structures are remarkably similar in their geometries and packing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6217-6220
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number34
StatePublished - Aug 19 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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