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Anion-Templated Syntheses of Pseudopeptidic Macrocycles


  • Financial support from the Spanish Ministerio de Educacion y Ciencia (BQU2003-09215-C03-02) Bancaixa-UJI (P/IB2004-38), and Generalitat Valenciana (GRUPOS 04/031) is gratefully acknowledged. I.A. and M.B. thank MEC for financial support (Ramón y Cajal and FPU Programs, respectively).


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A very welcome guest: The terephthalate anion efficiently templates the selective assembly of a tetraimino dianion host–guest complex, which can be reduced to the final [2+2] pseudopeptidic macrocycle (see scheme; O red, blue N).

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