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A ferrocene functionalized rotaxane host system capable of the electrochemical recognition of chloride

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A ferrocene appended rotaxane is prepared by chloride anion templation and ring closing metathesis. Upon removal of the chloride template, the rotaxane is demonstrated to be selective for chloride over more basic oxoanions by 1H NMR spectroscopy and electrochemistry, in marked contrast to an acyclic analogue - the first example of a solution based redox-active interlocked host system capable of the electrochemical recognition of anions.

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The article was received on 20 Jul 2010, accepted on 06 Oct 2010 and first published on 09 Nov 2010


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C0OB00458H
Citation: Org. Biomol. Chem., 2011,9, 92-100
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    A ferrocene functionalized rotaxane host system capable of the electrochemical recognition of chloride

    N. H. Evans and P. D. Beer, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2011, 9, 92
    DOI: 10.1039/C0OB00458H

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