[2]Rotaxanes comprising a macrocylic Hamilton receptor obtained using active template synthesis: synthesis and guest complexation

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A macrocyclic ring comprising multiple hydrogen-bonding sites as well as metal-chelating sites is shown to play the role of ligand in active templated, copper-catalysed [2]rotaxane formation via Huisgen and Glaser reactions. The crystallographic structure and copper ion binding studies are provided for the free macrocycle, along with molecular modelling, barbital, N,N′-trimethyleneurea and copper (I) binding information for the new rotaxanes


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)733-741
JournalSupramolecular Chemistry
Issue number9-10
Early online date11 Jan 2016
Publication statusPublished - 2016