Reversible five-component assembly of a [2]catenane from a chiral metallomacrocycle and a dinaphtho-crown ether

Andrew C. Try, Margaret M. Harding*, Darren G. Hamilton, Jeremy K M Sanders

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Abstract

Addition of a dinaphtho-crown ether to the components of a chiral metallomacrocycle affords a [2]catenane as the exclusive thermodynamic product; the reversible assembly process is driven by a combination of zinc(II)-bipyridyl ligation and π-donor/π-acceptor interactions between the electronically complementary aromatic components.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)723-724
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 1998

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