Template-Directed One-Step Synthesis of Cyclic Trimers by ADMET

Hongyi Hou, Ken C F LEUNG, Daniela Lanari, Alshakim Nelson, J. Fraser Stoddart, Robert H. Grubbs

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A trifurcated template, containing three secondary dialkylammonium ion recognition sites for encirclement by a dibenzo [24]crown-8-containing acyclic diene, is used to promote acyclic diene metatheses (ADMET) catalyzed by ruthenium−alkylidene complexes, affording a cyclic trimer in 55% yield. Following this one-step, threefold ADMET reaction, the resulting cyclic trimer was isolated by preparative HPLC and characterized by NMR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15358-15359
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number48
Publication statusPublished - 6 Dec 2006


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