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The dual role of Cu(I) as a protective group and a template in the synthesis of a tetra-rhodium(III)porphyrin [2]catenane

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Abstract

A new [2]catenane containing four Rh(III) porphyrins has been prepared following a three-step strategy: (i) Cu(I)-driven entwining of two free base porphyrin-bearing bidentate chelates, followed by (ii) insertion of rhodium in the porphyrin nuclei, and finally (iii) cyclisation via the formation of N–Rh coordination bonds. Direct metalation of porphyrinic compounds with [Rh(CO)2Cl]2 was not met with success when the bidentate chelate used as a connector was metal free, thus making the Cu(I) protecting approach very attractive.

Graphical abstract: The dual role of Cu(i) as a protective group and a template in the synthesis of a tetra-rhodium(iii)porphyrin [2]catenane

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The article was received on 01 Jun 2010, accepted on 11 Jun 2010, published on 29 Jun 2010 and first published online on 29 Jun 2010


Article type: Letter
DOI: 10.1039/C0NJ00414F
Citation: New J. Chem., 2010,34, 1825-1829
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    The dual role of Cu(I) as a protective group and a template in the synthesis of a tetra-rhodium(III)porphyrin [2]catenane

    M. Beyler, V. Heitz and J. Sauvage, New J. Chem., 2010, 34, 1825
    DOI: 10.1039/C0NJ00414F

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