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Molecules 2004, 9(5), 278-286; doi:10.3390/90500278
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Self-assembly of [2]Rotaxane Exploiting Reversible Pt(II)- Pyridine Coordinate Bonds

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Departament de Química, Universitat de les Illes Balears, 07122 Palma de Mallorca, Illes Balears, Spain
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Received: 22 January 2004 / Accepted: 25 January 2004 / Published: 30 April 2004
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Abstract

A dinuclear self-assembled cationic macrocycle based on Pt(II)-N(pyridine) coordinative bonds and having competitive triflate anions, as metal counterions, is used in the construction of [2]rotaxane and [2]pseudorotaxane architectures assisted by hydrogen bonding. The kinetic lability of the Pt(II)-N(pyridine) coordinative bond controls the dynamics of the [2]rotaxane.
Keywords: Self-assembly; [2]rotaxane; coordinative bond. Self-assembly; [2]rotaxane; coordinative bond.
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Ballester, P.; Capó, M.; Costa, A.; Deyà, P.M.; Frontera, A.; Gomila, R.M. Self-assembly of [2]Rotaxane Exploiting Reversible Pt(II)- Pyridine Coordinate Bonds. Molecules 2004, 9, 278-286.

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