The template-directed synthesis of a [2]rotaxane

Peter R. Ashton*, Michel Grognuz, Alexandra M Z Slawin, J. Fraser Stoddart, David J. Williams

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X-Ray crystallography, FABMS, and 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy have all been employed in the characterisation of a self-assembled [2]rotaxane composed of (i) a polyether chain intercepted by a centrally-located π-electron rich hydroquinol ring and terminated by admantoyl groups and (ii) a tetracationic cyclophane constructed by two π-electron deficient bipyridinium units linked by paraphenylenedimethyl residues. The full characterisation of a self-assembled [2]rotaxane is described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6235-6238
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number43
StatePublished - Oct 21 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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