Gold(I)-template catenane and rotaxane synthesis

Stephen M. Goldup, David A. Leigh, Paul J. Lusby, Roy T. McBurney, Alexandra M Z Slawin

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(Figure Presented) Gold member: The last of the simple metal coordination geometries (linear) joins the family of metal-ligand arrangements that have been used to template the formation of mechanical bonds. Both catenanes and rotaxanes are assembled about a gold(I) template. The picture shows the molecular structure of the gold(I) catenate, viewed parallel to its N-Au-N bond.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6999-7003
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number37
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Catenanes
  • Coordination modes
  • Gold
  • Rotaxanes
  • Template synthesis


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