M.J.L. thanks the EPSRC for a DTA studentship. O.A.B. and T.L. thank the European Research Council for funding under the European Union’s Framework Program (FP7/2007-2013) ERC Advanced Grant Agreement no. 267426.
Nitrite-Templated Synthesis of Lanthanide-Containing Rotaxanes for Anion Sensing†
Article first published online: 2 JUL 2014
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 53, Issue 43, pages 11463–11466, October 20, 2014
How to Cite
Langton, M. J., Blackburn, O. A., Lang, T., Faulkner, S. and Beer, P. D. (2014), Nitrite-Templated Synthesis of Lanthanide-Containing Rotaxanes for Anion Sensing. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 53: 11463–11466. doi: 10.1002/anie.201405131
- Issue published online: 14 OCT 2014
- Article first published online: 2 JUL 2014
- Manuscript Received: 9 MAY 2014
- Funded Access
- European Research Council. Grant Numbers: FP7/2007-2013, 267426
- supramolecular chemistry;
- template synthesis
The first anion-templated synthesis of a lanthanide-containing interlocked molecule is demonstrated by utilizing a nitrite anion to template initial pseudorotaxane formation. Subsequent stoppering of the interpenetrated assembly allows for the preparation of a lanthanide-functionalized rotaxane in high yield. Following removal of the nitrite anion template, the europium rotaxane host is demonstrated to recognize and sense fluoride selectively.