A Fluorescent and Switchable Rotaxane Dual Organocatalyst
journal contributionposted on 19.02.2016, 00:00 by Chak-Shing Kwan, Albert S. C. Chan, Ken Cham-Fai Leung
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.