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Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2013 Sep 16;52(38):9956-60. doi: 10.1002/anie.201302425. Epub 2013 Jul 5.

Simultaneous self-assembly of a [2]catenane, a trefoil knot, and a Solomon link from a simple pair of ligands.

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  • 1Centre for Science and Engineering, New York University, Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) (United Aarab Emirates, UAE).


A topological triptych: Three molecular links, a [2]catenane, a trefoil knot, and a Solomon link, were obtained in one pot through the self-assembly of two simple ligands in the presence of Zn(II). The approach relied on dynamic covalent chemistry and metal templation.

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Solomon link; catenanes; dynamic covalent chemistry; metal templation; trefoil knot

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