Vogtle, Fritz Department of Chemistry, Friedrich-Wilhelms University, Bonn, Germany.
Böhme, M. Department of Chemistry, Friedrich-Wilhelms University, Bonn, Germany.
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A molecule composed of two building blocks: an aromatic ring (most frequently a benzene ring) and an aliphatic unit forming a bridge between two (or more) positions of the aromatic ring. Structure (1), an [n](1,3)cyclophane, provides a general example for a simple cyclophane and its nomenclature. This cyclophane is also known as [n]metacyclophane. In structure (1), n is the number of [CH2]-groups in the bridge, and (1) and (3) are the starting positions of the bridge.
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