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In situ deprotection and dynamic covalent assembly using a dual role catalyst

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Abstract

Utilization of constituent molecular precursors bearing covalently coreactive functional groups for self-assembly risks premature reaction, impeding synthetic and purification efforts. To prevent premature amine–aldehyde condensation for oligomers bearing both groups, we employ a dual-role Lewis acid catalyst for both in situ acetal deprotection and subsequent imine exchange, effecting oligomer assembly.

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The article was received on 08 Feb 2017, accepted on 14 Mar 2017 and first published on 15 Mar 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC01028A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 3874-3877
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    In situ deprotection and dynamic covalent assembly using a dual role catalyst

    T. Wei, J. C. Furgal and T. F. Scott, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 3874
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CC01028A

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