Scalable synthesis for porous organic cages

Lydon, D. P., Campbell, N. L., Adams, D. J. and Cooper, A. I. (2011) Scalable synthesis for porous organic cages. Synthetic Communications, 41(14), pp. 2146-2151. (doi: 10.1080/00397911.2010.499487)

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We describe an improved synthesis for a [4 + 6] imine-linked cage, which was shown recently to exhibit microporosity in the crystalline state and which can be converted by recrystallization to produce either porous or nonporous polymorphs. The original methodology for the synthesis of this molecule resulted in poor yields (approximately 35%). Here, we demonstrate that the cage can be prepared in almost 100% yields and can be isolated with high chemical purity.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Adams, Dave
Authors: Lydon, D. P., Campbell, N. L., Adams, D. J., and Cooper, A. I.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Synthetic Communications
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN (Online):1532-2432
Published Online:20 May 2011

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