This report details the advances in synthetic strategies toward arylene-ethynylene macrocycles (AEMs). After a brief description of traditional methods, we summarize recent advances based on dynamic covalent chemistry (DCC) whereby a highly active and functional group tolerant alkyne metathesis catalyst yields scalable quantities of AEMs under thermodynamic controlled reaction conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)869-878
Number of pages10
JournalPure and Applied Chemistry
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2012


  • Alkyne metathesis
  • Alkynes
  • Carbon
  • Carbon-rich
  • Depolymerization
  • Explosives
  • Macrocycles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)


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