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A 3D interlocked structure from a 2D template : structural requirements for the assembly of a square-planar metal-coordinated [2]rotaxane

Fuller, A M and Leigh, D A and Lusby, P J and Oswald, I D H and Parsons, S and Walker, D B (2004) A 3D interlocked structure from a 2D template : structural requirements for the assembly of a square-planar metal-coordinated [2]rotaxane. Agewandte Chemie-International Edition, 43 (30). pp. 3914-3918. ISSN 1433-7851

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Abstract

The synthesis of a three-dimensional interlocked molecular architecture (a rotaxane) from a two-dimensional square-planar metal template (see scheme) has been achieved. A combination of steric and electronic factors direct the synthesis in the third dimension, either by promoting or preventing interlocking.