Chloride Anion Templated Synthesis and Crystal Structure of a Handcuff Catenane

Authors

  • Nicholas H. Evans,

    1. Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QR (UK)
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  • Dr. Christopher J. Serpell,

    1. Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QR (UK)
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  • Prof. Paul D. Beer

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    1. Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QR (UK)
    • Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QR (UK)
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  • N.H.E. wishes to thank the EPSRC for a DTA studentship. C.J.S. also wishes to thank the EPSRC for a CASE sponsored studentship (in conjunction with Johnson-Matthey) and for postdoctoral funding (PhD Plus). We are grateful to Diamond Light Source for the award of beamtime on I19 (MT1858) and to the beamline scientists for help and support. We acknowledge Robin Procter (University of Oxford) for running the MS fragmentation experiment.

Abstract

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Chloride, you're nicked! A novel handcuff catenane was prepared by anion templation and π–π stacking interactions. In addition, the first crystal structure determination of such a catenane is reported (see picture).

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