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Issue 32, 2010
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Directed self-assembly of a ring-in-ring complex

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A strategic modification to the corner ligands in PdII-containing, electron-poor cyclophanes has profound repercussions for their assemblies with electron-rich aromatic crown ethers in both the solid and solution states; the formation of ring-in-ring complexes can override competing [3]catenane production on masking the hydrogen bond donor capabilities of the corner ligands.

Graphical abstract: Directed self-assembly of a ring-in-ring complex

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05 Apr 2010
26 Apr 2010
First published
28 May 2010

Chem. Commun., 2010,46, 5861-5863
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Directed self-assembly of a ring-in-ring complex

R. S. Forgan, D. C. Friedman, C. L. Stern, C. J. Bruns and J. F. Stoddart, Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 5861
DOI: 10.1039/C0CC00776E

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