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Guest control of a hydrogen bond-catalysed molecular rotor

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Abstract

Herein, the control of a molecular rotor using hydrogen bonding guests is demonstrated. With a properly positioned phenol substituent, the N-arylimide rotors can form an intramolecular hydrogen bond that catalyses the rotational isomerization process. The addition of the guests disrupts the hydrogen bond and raises the rotational barrier, slowing the rotation by two orders of magnitude.

Graphical abstract: Guest control of a hydrogen bond-catalysed molecular rotor

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Submitted
02 Oct 2017
Accepted
19 Oct 2017
First published
20 Oct 2017

Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 12469-12472
Article type
Communication

Guest control of a hydrogen bond-catalysed molecular rotor

G. T. Rushton, E. C. Vik, W. G. Burns, R. D. Rasberry and K. D. Shimizu, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 12469
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC07672J

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