Synthesis of rotacatenanes by the combination of Cu-mediated threading reaction and the template method: The dual role of one ligand

Ryuto Hayashi, Kota Wakatsuki, Ryu Yamasaki, Yuichiro Mutoh, Takeshi Kasama, Shinichi Saito

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Rotacatenanes were synthesized by the catalytic reaction using a macrocyclic phenanthroline-CuI complex followed by the installation of another ring by the template method. In this approach, the size of the ring component of the rotaxane turns out to be a very important factor for the synthesis of rotacatenanes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)204-206
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jan 2014

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