Half-rotation in a [2] catenane via interconvertible Pd(II) coordination modes

D A Leigh, P J Lusby, A M Z Slawin, D B Walker

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Reaction of a [2] catenane with Pd(OAc)(2) binds both macrocycles to the metal, locking them in position; treatment with PdCl2, however, results in coordination of only one ring, producing a half-turn in the relative orientation of the [2] catenane components in both solution and the solid state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4919-4921
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number39
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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