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A 26-Membered Macrocycle Obtained by a Double Diels–Alder Cycloaddition Between Two 2H-Pyran-2-one Rings and Two 1,1'-(Hexane-1,6-diyl)bis(1H-pyrrole-2,5-dione)s

Bor Lucijan Turek, Marijan Kočevar, Krištof Kranjc, Franc Perdih


With the application of a double dienophile 1,1'-(hexane-1,6-diyl)bis(1H-pyrrole-2,5-dione) for a [4+2] cycloaddition with a substituted 2H-pyran-2-one a novel 26-membered tetraaza heteromacrocyclic system 3 was prepared via a direct method under solvent-free conditions with microwave irradiation. The macrocycle prepared is composed of two units of the dienophile and two of the diene. The structure of the macrocycle was characterized on the basis of IR, 1H and 13C NMR and mass spectroscopy, as well as by the elemental analysis and melting point determination. With X-ray diffraction of a single crystal of the macrocycle we have determined that the two acetyl groups (attached to the bridging double bond of the bicyclo[2.2.2]octene fragments) are oriented towards each other (and also towards the inside of the cavity of the macrocycle), therefore, mostly filling it completely.


Macrocycles; 2H-Pyran-2-ones; [4+2] Cycloaddition; Crystal structure; Hydrogen bonds; Polymorphs

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