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Supramolecular control over Diels–Alder reactivity by encapsulation and competitive displacement

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Abstract

A water-soluble M4L6 coordination cage was used as a supramolecular protecting group in the Diels–Alder reaction between furan and maleimide. Encapsulation of furan in the cage prevents the Diels–Alder reaction, while subsequent addition of a competing guest will initiate the reaction.

Graphical abstract: Supramolecular control over Diels–Alder reactivity by encapsulation and competitive displacement

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Submitted
25 Oct 2011
Accepted
11 Nov 2011
First published
08 Dec 2011

Chem. Sci., 2012,3, 785-788
Article type
Edge Article

Supramolecular control over Diels–Alder reactivity by encapsulation and competitive displacement

M. M. J. Smulders and J. R. Nitschke, Chem. Sci., 2012, 3, 785
DOI: 10.1039/C1SC00847A

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