Simultaneous self-assembly of a [2]catenane, a trefoil knot, and a solomon link from a simple pair of ligands

Thirumurugan Prakasam, Matteo Lusi, Mourad Elhabiri, Carlos Platas-Iglesias, John Carl Olsen, Zouhair Asfari, Sarah Cianférani-Sanglier, François Debaene, Loïc J. Charbonnière, Ali Trabolsi

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Abstract

A topological triptych: Three molecular links, a [2]catenane, a trefoil knot, and a Solomon link, were obtained in one pot through the self-assembly of two simple ligands in the presence of ZnII (see picture). The approach relied on dynamic covalent chemistry and metal templation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9956-9960
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume52
Issue number38
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 16 2013

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Keywords

  • catenanes
  • dynamic covalent chemistry
  • metal templation
  • Solomon link
  • trefoil knot

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  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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Simultaneous self-assembly of a [2]catenane, a trefoil knot, and a solomon link from a simple pair of ligands. / Prakasam, Thirumurugan; Lusi, Matteo; Elhabiri, Mourad; Platas-Iglesias, Carlos; Olsen, John Carl; Asfari, Zouhair; Cianférani-Sanglier, Sarah; Debaene, François; Charbonnière, Loïc J.; Trabolsi, Ali.

In: Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, Vol. 52, No. 38, 16.09.2013, p. 9956-9960.

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Prakasam, T, Lusi, M, Elhabiri, M, Platas-Iglesias, C, Olsen, JC, Asfari, Z, Cianférani-Sanglier, S, Debaene, F, Charbonnière, LJ & Trabolsi, A 2013, 'Simultaneous self-assembly of a [2]catenane, a trefoil knot, and a solomon link from a simple pair of ligands', Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, vol. 52, no. 38, pp. 9956-9960. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201302425
Prakasam, Thirumurugan ; Lusi, Matteo ; Elhabiri, Mourad ; Platas-Iglesias, Carlos ; Olsen, John Carl ; Asfari, Zouhair ; Cianférani-Sanglier, Sarah ; Debaene, François ; Charbonnière, Loïc J. ; Trabolsi, Ali. / Simultaneous self-assembly of a [2]catenane, a trefoil knot, and a solomon link from a simple pair of ligands. In: Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 2013 ; Vol. 52, No. 38. pp. 9956-9960.
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