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Selecting reactions and reactants using a switchable rotaxane organocatalyst with two different active sites

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Abstract

The activation mode of a rotaxane-based organocatalyst with both secondary amine and squaramide catalytic units can be switched with acid or base. The macrocycle blocks whichever of the catalytic sites it is positioned over. The switchable rotaxane catalyst generates different products from a mixture of three building blocks according to the location of the macrocyclic ring in the rotaxane.

Graphical abstract: Selecting reactions and reactants using a switchable rotaxane organocatalyst with two different active sites

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Submitted
26 Oct 2014
Accepted
13 Nov 2014
First published
13 Nov 2014

This article is Open Access
All publication charges for this article have been paid for by the Royal Society of Chemistry

Chem. Sci., 2015,6, 140-143
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Selecting reactions and reactants using a switchable rotaxane organocatalyst with two different active sites

J. Beswick, V. Blanco, G. De Bo, D. A. Leigh, U. Lewandowska, B. Lewandowski and K. Mishiro, Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 140
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC03279A

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