Molecular Borromean Rings

  title={Molecular Borromean Rings},
  author={Kelly Scott Chichak and Stuart J. Cantrill and Anthony R. Pease and Sheng‐Hsien Chiu and Gareth W. V. Cave and Jerry L. Atwood and J. Fraser Stoddart},
  pages={1308 - 1312}
The realization of the Borromean link in a wholly synthetic molecular form is reported. The self-assembly of this link, which is topologically achiral, from 18 components by the template-directed formation of 12 imine and 30 dative bonds, associated with the coordination of three interlocked macrocycles, each tetranucleating and decadentate overall, to a total of six zinc(II) ions, is near quantitative. Three macrocycles present diagonally in pairs, six exo-bidentate bipyridyl and six endo… Expand
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