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Formation of a hetero[3]rotaxane by a dynamic component-swapping strategy

Wilson, Eleanor A.; Vermeulen, Nicolaas A.; McGonigal, Paul R.; Avestro, Alyssa-Jennifer; Sarjeant, Amy A.; Stern, Charlotte L.; Stoddart, J. Fraser


Eleanor A. Wilson

Nicolaas A. Vermeulen

Amy A. Sarjeant

Charlotte L. Stern

J. Fraser Stoddart


Acid-catalysed scrambling of the mechanically interlocked components between two different homo[3]rotaxanes, constituted of dumbbells containing two secondary dialkylammonium ion recognition sites encircled by two [24]crown-8 rings, each containing a couple of imine bonds, affords a statistical mixture of a hetero[3]rotaxane along with the two homo[3]rotaxanes, indicating that neither selectivity nor cooperativity is operating during the assembly process.


Wilson, E. A., Vermeulen, N. A., McGonigal, P. R., Avestro, A., Sarjeant, A. A., Stern, C. L., & Stoddart, J. F. (2014). Formation of a hetero[3]rotaxane by a dynamic component-swapping strategy. Chemical Communications, 50(68), 9665-9668.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 28, 2014
Online Publication Date Jun 30, 2014
Publication Date 2014-09
Deposit Date Sep 14, 2015
Journal Chemical Communications
Print ISSN 1359-7345
Electronic ISSN 1364-548X
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 50
Issue 68
Pages 9665-9668