Imine-based [2]catenanes in water

K. Caprice, M. Pupier, A. Kruve, C.A. Schalley, F.B.L. Cougnon – 2018

We report the efficient condensation of imine-based macrocycles from dialdehyde A and aliphatic diamines Bn in pure water. Within the libraries, we identified a family of homologous amphiphilic [2]catenanes, whose self-assembly is primarily driven by the hydrophobic effect. The length and odd-even character of the diamine alkyl linker dictate both the yield and the conformation of the [2]catenanes, whose particular thermodynamic stability further shifts the overall equilibrium in favour of imine condensation. These findings highlight the role played by solvophobic effects in the self-assembly of complex architectures.

Titel
Imine-based [2]catenanes in water
Verfasser
K. Caprice, M. Pupier, A. Kruve, C.A. Schalley, F.B.L. Cougnon
Datum
2018
Kennung
10.1039/C7SC04901C
Zitierweise
Chem. Sci., 2018, 9, 1317-1322
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