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Keywords:

  • dimerization;
  • ladderanes;
  • self-assembly;
  • supramolecular chemistry;
  • topochemistry
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Steps in supramolecular chemistry: Molecules in the form of linear templates have been used to preorganize polyenes in the solid state through hydrogen-bonding interactions. The polyenes can then undergo [2+2] photocycloaddition reactions to produce [3]- and [5]ladderanes in gram quantities and 100 % yield. (The picture shows the obtained [5]ladderane.)