Issue 74, 2013

Lanthanide cation-templated synthesis of rotaxanes


The first lanthanide cation-templated synthesis of an interlocked structure is demonstrated through an interpenetrated assembly between a pyridine N-oxide threading component coordinating to a lanthanide cation complexed within a macrocycle. Stoppering of the pseudo-rotaxane assembly allows for preparation of the [2]rotaxane.

Graphical abstract: Lanthanide cation-templated synthesis of rotaxanes

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17 Jul 2013
01 Aug 2013
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01 Aug 2013
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Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 8157-8159

Lanthanide cation-templated synthesis of rotaxanes

F. Zapata, O. A. Blackburn, M. J. Langton, S. Faulkner and P. D. Beer, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 8157 DOI: 10.1039/C3CC45404E

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