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Efficient synthesis of a molecular knot by copper(I)-induced formation of the precursor followed by ruthenium(II)-catalysed ring closing metathesis

Abstract

A double-stranded helix constructed around two copper(I) centres used as templates and bearing four terminal alkenes, is converted into a trefoil knot in 74% yield by ruthenium(II)-catalysed ring closing methathesis (RCM); the cyclic alkenes can be quantitatively reduced by catalytic hydrogenation to afford the copper(I)-complexed 82-membered knotted ring.

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Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/A704970F
Citation: Chem. Commun., 1997,0, 2053-2054
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    Efficient synthesis of a molecular knot by copper(I)-induced formation of the precursor followed by ruthenium(II)-catalysed ring closing metathesis

    C. Dietrich-Buchecker and G. Rapenne, Chem. Commun., 1997, 0, 2053
    DOI: 10.1039/A704970F

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