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Towards a molecular abacus


The solid state and solution structures of the 1 : 1 complex formed between the cyclobis(paraquat-p-phenylene) tetracationic cyclophane and 1,5-dimethoxynaphthalene has led to the successful design and characterisation by X-ray crystallography of a prototype for the construction of a molecular abacus in the shape of a 2 : 1 complex between the same cyclophane and 1,3-bis(5-hydroxy-1-naphthyloxy) propane.

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J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 1991, 630-634
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Towards a molecular abacus

M. V. Reddington, A. M. Z. Slawin, N. Spencer, J. F. Stoddart, C. Vicent and D. J. Williams, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 1991, 630
DOI: 10.1039/C39910000630

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