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Selecting reactions and reactants using a switchable rotaxane organocatalyst with two different active sites

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Abstract

The activation mode of a rotaxane-based organocatalyst with both secondary amine and squaramide catalytic units can be switched with acid or base. The macrocycle blocks whichever of the catalytic sites it is positioned over. The switchable rotaxane catalyst generates different products from a mixture of three building blocks according to the location of the macrocyclic ring in the rotaxane.

Graphical abstract: Selecting reactions and reactants using a switchable rotaxane organocatalyst with two different active sites

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The article was received on 26 Oct 2014, accepted on 13 Nov 2014, published on 13 Nov 2014 and first published online on 13 Nov 2014


Article type: Edge Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC03279A
Citation: Chem. Sci., 2015,6, 140-143
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    Selecting reactions and reactants using a switchable rotaxane organocatalyst with two different active sites

    J. Beswick, V. Blanco, G. De Bo, D. A. Leigh, U. Lewandowska, B. Lewandowski and K. Mishiro, Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 140
    DOI: 10.1039/C4SC03279A

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