Diels-alder via molecular recognition in a crystalline molecular flask

Koki Ikemoto, Yasuhide Inokuma, Makoto Fujita

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    In the pore of a porous coordination network, Diels-Alder reactants, a diene and a dienophile, are recognized by donor-acceptor and multiple H-bond interactions, respectively, and fixed at ideal positions for the reaction. Heating the crystals promoted the Diels-Alder reactions with enhanced reactivity and controlled regioselectivity as clearly monitored by in situ X-ray crystallography.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)16806-16808
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
    Issue number42
    Publication statusPublished - 2011 Oct 26

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Catalysis
    • Chemistry(all)
    • Biochemistry
    • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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