Structure and kinetics of novel cyclophane inclusion compounds

Sylke Apel, Mátyás Czugler, Vivienne J. Griffith, Luigi R. Nassimbeni, Edwin Weber

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A novel cyclophane host compound, 3, featuring a macrocyclic structure with two hydroqulnone dimethyl ether and two 1,1-diphenylcyclohexane construction elements assembled via benzylic ether linkages has been synthesised and its inclusion compounds with toluene, 4, and cyclohexanone, 5, have been characterised by thermal analysis and X-ray crystallography. The conformation of the cyclophane is markedly different in the two inclusion compounds. The kinetics of desolvation of 5 are deceleratory and yield an activation energy of 182 kJ mol-1.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1949-1953
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society. Perkin Transactions 2
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1997


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