The Templating Motifs

We design, synthesize and fully characterize new supramolecular templating motifs for the formation of interpenetrated host-guest systems called pseudorotaxanes.

For example:

Versatile Template

A Versatile Template for the Formation of [2]Pseudorotaxanes. 1,2-Bis(pyridinium)ethane Axles and 24-Crown-8 Ether Wheels,  Org. Biomol. Chem., 2006, 4, 667-680.

2 Psuedo from N Benzlanilinium

[2]Pseudorotaxane Formation from N-Benzylanilinium Axles and 24-Crown-8 Ether Wheels,  Org. Lett., 2005, 4923-4926.

2 Psuedo from T Shaped Benzimidazolium

[2]Pseudorotaxanes From T Shaped Benzimidazolium Axles and [24]Crown-8 Wheels, Org. Lett., 2012, 14, 2484-2487.