Octapi interactions: Self-assembly of a Pd-based [2]catenane driven by eightfold π interactions

J. Lu, D.R. Turner, L.P. Harding, L.T. Byrne, M.V. Baker, S.R. Batten

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An unprecedented 2.5 nm array of π interactions between eight aromatic rings drives the formation of a [2]catenane. Disruption of this array through the use of longer ligands results in the formation of only single, uncatenated rings. The catenated complex is shown to persist in solution alongside its constituent metallomacrocycles.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10372-10373
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number30
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009


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