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

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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    Prakasam, T., Lusi, M., Elhabiri, M., Platas-Iglesias, C., Olsen, J. C., Asfari, Z., Cianférani-Sanglier, S., Debaene, F., Charbonnière, L. J., & 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, 52(38), 9956-9960. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201302425