Synfacts 2009(12): 1335-1335  
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1218179
Synthesis of Materials and Unnatural Products
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Molecular Chain Mail

Contributor(s):Timothy M. Swager, Trisha L. Andrew
P. Kissel, A. D. Schlüter*, J. Sakamoto*
ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Rational Monomer Design towards 2D Polymers: Synthesis of a Macrocycle with Three 1,8-Anthrylene Units
Chem. Eur. J.  2009,  15:  8955-8960  
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Publication Date:
20 November 2009 (online)


Macrocycle M1, which contains three 1,8-anthrylene units tethered together in C 3v symmetry, was synthesized by iterative palladium-catalyzed cross-couplings and one copper-free Sonogashira cross-coupling.


Macrocycle M1 was designed as a potential monomer to yield a 2D polymer network that is a single layer thick. The bottom-up synthesis of such networks has yet to be achieved. Herein, the authors lay the foundations to achieve this goal.