A Dual-Response [2]Rotaxane Based on a 1,2,3-Triazole Ring as a Novel Recognition Station

Authors

  • Haiyan Zheng,

    1. CAS Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 10-82616576
    2. Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (P.R. China)
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  • Weidong Zhou,

    1. CAS Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 10-82616576
    2. Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (P.R. China)
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  • Jing Lv,

    1. CAS Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 10-82616576
    2. Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (P.R. China)
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  • Xiaodong Yin,

    1. CAS Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 10-82616576
    2. Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (P.R. China)
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  • Yongjun Li Dr.,

    1. CAS Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 10-82616576
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  • Huibiao Liu Dr.,

    1. CAS Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 10-82616576
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  • Yuliang Li Prof.

    1. CAS Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 10-82616576
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Abstract

Two novel multilevel switchable [2]rotaxanes containing an ammonium and a triazole station have been constructed by a CuI-catalyzed azide–alkyne cycloaddition reaction. The macrocycle of [2]rotaxane containing a C6-chain bridge between the two hydrogen bonding stations exhibits high selectivity for the ammonium cation in the protonated form. Interestingly, the macrocycle is able to interact with the two recognition stations when the bridge between them is shortened. Upon deprotonation of both [2]rotaxanes, the macrocycle moves towards the triazole recognition site due to the hydrogen-bond interaction between the triazole nitrogen atoms and the amide groups in the macrocycle. Upon addition of chloride anion, the conformation of [2]rotaxane is changed because of the cooperative recognition of the chloride anion by a favorable hydrogen-bond donor from both the macrocycle isophthalamide and thread triazole CH proton.

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