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Spontaneous resolution of a non-degenerate donor–acceptor [2]catenane

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The incorporation of a 3,5-bis(methylene)-1H-1,2,4-triazole unit into the macrocyclic polyether component of a donor–acceptor [2]catenane induces selectivity in the isomerization processes operating within the molecule, since it exists both in solution and in the solid state as only one of two possible translational isomers, and, upon crystallisation, undergoes spontaneous resolution under racemizing conditions.

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30 May 2003

Mendeleev Commun., 2003,13, 100-102
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Spontaneous resolution of a non-degenerate donor–acceptor [2]catenane

E. Alcalde, L. Perez-Garcia, S. Ramos, J. F. Stoddart, S. A. Vignon, A. J. White and D. J. Williams, Mendeleev Commun., 2003, 13, 100
DOI: 10.1070/MC2003v013n03ABEH001809

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