Photodriven [2]rotaxane-[2]catenane interconversion

Arnaud Tron, Henri-pierre Jacquot De Rouville, Aurélien Ducrot, James H. R. Tucker, Massimo Baroncini, Alberto Credi, Nathan D. Mcclenaghan

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A [2]rotaxane, whose thread component comprises a central dibenzylammonium group and 9-alkoxyanthracene stoppers and is hosted by a 24-dibenzo-8-crown bead, undergoes an efficient photocatenation step resulting in a [2]rotaxane-to-[2]catenane topology interconversion via a fully reversible [4π+4π] photocyclomerization of terminal anthracene groups.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2810-2813
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number14
Early online date5 Jan 2015
Publication statusPublished - 18 Feb 2015


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