This work was supported by Shell Research Limited, The Royal Society, and the Agricultural and Food, and Science and Engineering Research Councils in the United Kingdom and by the University of Miami Research Council in the United States.
A  Catenane Made to Order†
Article first published online: 30 DEC 2003
Copyright © 1989 by VCH Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Germany
Angewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Volume 28, Issue 10, pages 1396–1399, October 1989
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Ashton, P. R., Goodnow, T. T., Kaifer, A. E., Reddington, M. V., Slawin, A. M. Z., Spencer, N., Stoddart, J. F., Vicent, C. and Williams, D. J. (1989), A  Catenane Made to Order. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl., 28: 1396–1399. doi: 10.1002/anie.198913961
- Issue published online: 30 DEC 2003
- Article first published online: 30 DEC 2003
- Manuscript Received: 22 MAY 1989
A template-controlled, one-pot reaction afforded the catenane 1 in 70% yield. Compound 1 consists of π-electron-rich decaoxa[13.13]paracyclophane (empty circles) and an electron-deficient macrocycle made up of two paraquat p-phenylene units (filled circles). Dynamic 1 H NMR spectroscopy and cyclovoltammetry showed that 1 is highly ordered not only in the solid state but also in solution.