A Fluorescent and Switchable Rotaxane Dual Organocatalyst
2016-02-19T00:00:00Z (GMT) by
Rotaxane organocatalysis presents a new direction toward controlled one-pot catalytic reactions. By combining molecular switches and catalysts, fluorescence and pH-responsive switching along with the exclusive selectivity of dual catalytic reactions are demonstrated. A newly designed rotaxane catalyst containing an anthracene group was used to visualize the catalytic reaction process upon switching the macrocycle.