Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
A very simple self-assembling system, which produces inclusion complexes with pseudorotaxane geometries, is described. The self-assembly of eight pseudorotaxanes with a range of stoichiometries-1:1, 1:2, 2:1, and 2:2 (host:guest)-has been achieved. These pseudorotaxanes self-assemble from readily available components-well-known crown ethers, such as dibenzocrown-8 and bis-p-phenylenecrown-10, and secondary dialkylammonium hexafluorophosphate salts, such as (PhCH2)2NH+2PF-6 and (nBu)2NH+2PF-6-and have been characterized not only in the solid state, but also in solution and in the “gas phase”. The pseudorotaxanes are stabilized largely by hydrogen-bonding interactions and, in some instances, by aryl-aryl interactions.
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