"Giant" gyroscope-like molecules consisting of dipolar Cl-Rh-CO rotators encased in three-spoke stators that define 25-27-membered macrocycles. Academic Article uri icon


  • (Chemical Equation Presented) Yet another feat for the Crubbs catalyst: Reactions with 1a,b followed by hydrogenations give 2a,b. The sizeable cavities of 2, which were characterized crystallographically, allow for rapid Cl-Rh-CO rotation in solution. Reactions with ArCCLi give ArCC-Rh-CO species; when the aryl group is sufficiently large, it is confined between two macrocycles, blocking rotation. 2006 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.

published proceedings

  • Angew Chem Int Ed Engl

author list (cited authors)

  • Wang, L., Hampel, F., & Gladysz, J. A.

citation count

  • 78

complete list of authors

  • Wang, Leyong||Hampel, Frank||Gladysz, John A

publication date

  • June 2006