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A Solomon Link through an Interwoven Molecular Grid

DOI: 10.1002/anie.201502095 DOI Help
PMID: 25960366 PMID Help

Authors: Jonathon E. Beves (University of Edinburgh) , Jonathan J. Danon (University of Manchester) , David Leigh (University of Manchester) , Jean-françois Lemonnier (University of Manchester) , Iñigo J. Vitorica-yrezabal (University of Manchester)
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Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Angewandte Chemie International Edition , VOL 54 , PAGES 7555 - 7559

State: Published (Approved)
Published: June 2015

Abstract: Amolecular Solomon link was synthesized throughthe assembly of an interwoven molecular grid consisting offour bis(benzimidazolepyridyl)benzthiazolo[5,4-d]thiazoleligands and four zinc(II), iron(II), or cobalt(II) cations,followed by ring-closing olefin metathesis.NMR spectroscopy,mass spectrometry,and X-ray crystallography confirmed thedoubly interlocked topology,and subsequent demetalationafforded the wholly organic Solomon link. The synthesis,inwhich eachmetal ion defines the crossing point of two ligandstrands,suggests that interwoven molecular grids should beuseful scaffolds for the rational construction of other topolog-ically complex structures.

Journal Keywords: catenanes ·coordination chemistry ·molecular grids ·self-assembly ·supramolecular chemistry

Subject Areas: Chemistry


Instruments: I19-Small Molecule Single Crystal Diffraction