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Ultramacrocyclization via selective catenation in water

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A set of two cyclic [2]catenane dimers were self-assembled in aqueous media via selective hydrazone condensation, by means of either one-pot or post-functionalization procedures. Considering that each catenane is composed of two thirty-six member rings, each of these two cyclic [2]catenane dimers can be considered as a ultra-large macrocycle that contains more than fifty atoms in the ring framework. This cyclization methodology relying on catenation thus represents a novel approach for accomplishing ultramacrocyclization in pure water.

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The article was received on 28 Aug 2019, accepted on 07 Oct 2019 and first published on 07 Oct 2019

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C9CC06692F
Chem. Commun., 2019,55, 13108-13111

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    Ultramacrocyclization via selective catenation in water

    Q. Chen, L. Chen, C. Wang, T. Jiao, Y. Pan and H. Li, Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 13108
    DOI: 10.1039/C9CC06692F

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