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Keywords:

  • catenanes;
  • dynamic covalent chemistry;
  • macrocycles;
  • multivalency
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As if by magic: On the basis of formation of a novel multivalency-directed complex between a trisdialkylammonium strand ion and a triptycene-derived homotritopic host, an interesting magic-ring [2](3)catenane was obtained by reversible olefin metathesis (see scheme).