Univ Fed Espirito Santo, Dept Quim, Ave Fernando Ferrari 514, BR-29075910 Vitoria, ES - Brazil
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CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL;
JUN 23 2020.
Web of Science Citations:
A 5,15-bis(1,1 `-biphenyl)porphyrin-based molecular clip covalently connected to a ditopic aliphatic ester loop moiety yields a semi-rigid macrocycle with a well-defined cavity. The resulting macrocycle fits the structural requirements for the preparation of porphyrinates capable of promoting formation of C-C bonds. To demonstrate the usefulness of porphyrin-based macrocycles, an active-metal-template synthesis of rotaxanes through a redox non-innocent carbene transfer reaction is described. Coordination of Co-II ions into the porphyrin subunit followed by addition of appropriate monodentate nitrogen-based additives to function as axial ligands enables the radical carbene transfer reactions to styrene derivatives to occur exclusively through the cavity of the macrocycle to afford cyclopropane-linked rotaxanes in excellent 95 % yield. Investigation of the product distribution afforded from the rotaxane assembly reaction reveals how the redox cooperative action between the carbene species and the Co-II ions can be manipulated to gain control over the radical-type mechanism to favor the productive rotaxane forming process. (AU)