Topologically Controlled Synthesis of Reversible Macrocyclic Compounds in Microemulsions

Yanallah Alqarni, Toby D.M. Bell, Rico F. Tabor, Kei Saito

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A novel and simple approach was used to synthesize a reversible macrocyclic compound. This approach is based on capturing molecules with a photodynamic covalent bond inside microemulsions as nanoreactors and exposing them to UV radiation to facilitate a stereoselective reaction to form cyclic compounds quantitatively and selectively. The size of the microemulsion droplets used played a crucial role in synthesizing the reversible macrocyclic compounds. The formed macrocyclic compound was able to revert to monomers under UV irradiation of a shorter wavelength.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8596-8601
Number of pages6
JournalThe Journal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jul 2019

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