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Solution and surface-confined chloride anion templated redox-active ferrocene catenanes


Evans, NH and Rahman, H and Leontiev, AV and Greenham, ND and Orlowski, GA and Zeng, Q and Jacobs, RMJ and Serpell, CJ and Kilah, NL and Davis, JJ and Beer, PD, Solution and surface-confined chloride anion templated redox-active ferrocene catenanes, Chemical Science, 3, (4) pp. 1080-1089. ISSN 2041-6520 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2012 The Royal Society of Chemistry

DOI: doi:10.1039/C2SC00909A


The first examples of ferrocene containing catenanes, in solution and assembled on a surface are described. Chloride anion templation is exploited to synthesize redox-active [2]- and [3]-catenanes via Grubbs' ring closing metathesis, utilizing a novel ferrocene-appended isophthalamide macrocycle. X-ray crystal structures of both catenanes were determined. The ability of the [2]catenane to selectively bind and characteristically sense its chloride anion template is demonstrated by use of 1H NMR and electrochemical voltammetric techniques. Self-assembled monolayers of analogous surface-confined catenanes have been prepared on gold. In addition to being characterized by cyclic voltammetry and ellipsometry, detailed information regarding the structure of the catenane monolayers has been provided by use of angle integrated high resolution X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Macromolecular and materials chemistry
Research Field:Nanochemistry
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
UTAS Author:Kilah, NL (Dr Nathan Kilah)
ID Code:84232
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:48
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2013-05-01
Last Modified:2017-10-25

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