A double ring-closing olefin metathesis approach to [3]catenanes

Manav Gupta, Songsu Kang, Michael F. Mayer

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A [3]catenane with peripheral olefinic macrocycles was conveniently synthesized via a double ring-closing olefin metathesis. Highlights of this work include the synthesis of a 65-membered macrocycle featuring two phenanthroline ligands, a Cu(I)-templated synthesis of a [3]pseudorotaxane, and the key double ring-closing olefin metathesis to afford the desired [3]catenane in 71% yield.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2946-2950
Number of pages5
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number18
StatePublished - Apr 28 2008


  • Catenane
  • Macrocycle
  • Pseudorotaxane
  • Ring-closing metathesis


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