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New [4.4]Cyclophanes: Molecular Parallelograms, Triangles, Rhombuses, Pentagons, and Supramolecular Constructions

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posted on 01.08.2008, 00:00 by Niculina Bogdan, Eric Condamine, Loïc Toupet, Yvan Ramondenc, Elena Bogdan, Ion Grosu
The fair or good yield synthesis of new [(4.4)n]cyclophanes (n = 1−5), starting from 1,4-bis(2-hydroxymethyl-5,5-dimethyl-1,3-dioxan-2-yl)benzene and several diacid−dichlorides, based on monomer and oligomer formation reactions (from 1 + 1 to 5 + 5), is reported. The structure and the complex architectures of the lattices for these cyclophanes are revealed by the X-ray molecular structure for five compounds, NMR investigations, and mass spectrometry measurements. Intramolecular and intermolecular CH−π, p−π, and π−π interactions are observed, both in solid state and solution.