In situ deprotection and dynamic covalent assembly using a dual role catalyst

T. Wei, J. C. Furgal, T. F. Scott

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Utilization of constituent molecular precursors bearing covalently coreactive functional groups for self-assembly risks premature reaction, impeding synthetic and purification efforts. To prevent premature amine-aldehyde condensation for oligomers bearing both groups, we employ a dual-role Lewis acid catalyst for both in situ acetal deprotection and subsequent imine exchange, effecting oligomer assembly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3874-3877
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number27
Publication statusPublished - 7 Apr 2017
Externally publishedYes

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