Self-organization is one of the most intriguing phenomena of chemical matter. While the self-assembly of macrocycles and cages in dilute solutions has been extensively studied, it remains poorly understood in solvent-free environments. Provided here is the first example of using anionic templates to achieve selective assembly of differently-sized macrocycles in a solvent-free system. Using acid-catalyzed synthesis of cyclohexanohemicucurbiturils as a model, size-controlled, quantitative synthesis of 6- or 8-membered macrocycles by spontaneous anion-directed reorganization of mechanochemically-made oligomers in the solid state is demonstrated.
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