A new type of insulated molecular wire: a rotaxane derived from a metal-capped conjugated tetrayne Academic Article uri icon


  • The platinum butadiynyl complex trans-(C(6)F(5))(p-tol(3)P)(2)Pt(C≡C)(2)H and a CuI adduct of a 1,10-phenanthroline based 33-membered macrocycle react in the presence of K(2)CO(3) and I(2) or O(2) to give a rotaxane (ca. 9%) in which the macrocycle is threaded by the sp carbon chain of trans,trans-(C(6)F(5))(p-tol(3)P)(2)Pt(C≡C)(4)Pt(Pp-tol(3))(2)(C(6)F(5)). The crystal structure and macrocycle/axle electronic interactions are analyzed in detail.

altmetric score

  • 7

author list (cited authors)

  • Weisbach, N., Baranová, Z., Gauthier, S., Reibenspies, J. H., & Gladysz, J. A.

citation count

  • 74

publication date

  • January 2012