A new chiral cyclophane derived from 1,1′-binaphthol and benzylviologen

Nanlin Deng, Vijay Rai Marwaha, Maurie Ei Garcia, Alan Benesi, Thomas E. Mallouk

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A new chiral cyclophane, with a binding cavity defined by the 1,1′-binaphthyl "minor groove" and a strongly π-accepting 4,4-bipyridimum dication, has been synthesized. It self-associates in solution (K = (4.1 ± 1.6) × 102 M-1), and forms charge-transfer complexes with strong π-electron donors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7599-7602
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number42
StatePublished - Oct 16 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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