We thank Dr. J. D. Crowley for useful discussions and the EPSRC National Mass Spectrometry Service Centre (Swansea, UK) for accurate mass data. This work was supported by the EPSRC. P.J.L. is a Royal Society University Research Fellow. D.A.L. is an EPSRC Senior Research Fellow and holds a Royal Society–Wolfson Research Merit Award.
Gold(I)-Template Catenane and Rotaxane Synthesis†
Article first published online: 15 JUL 2008
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 47, Issue 37, pages 6999–7003, September 1, 2008
How to Cite
Goldup, Stephen M., Leigh, David A., Lusby, Paul J., McBurney, Roy T. and Slawin, Alexandra M. Z. (2008), Gold(I)-Template Catenane and Rotaxane Synthesis. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 47: 6999–7003. doi: 10.1002/anie.200801904
- Issue published online: 27 AUG 2008
- Article first published online: 15 JUL 2008
- Manuscript Received: 23 APR 2008
- coordination modes;
- template synthesis
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 NAuN bond.