Cyclodextrins, Off‐the‐Shelf Components for the Construction of Mechanically Interlocked Molecular Systems

J. Fraser Stoddart*

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Abstract

Titillating games of “molecular artists” or serious attempts at the production of new, functionalized materials? This question arises in the evaluation of several recent articles by Kaifer et al., Wenz et al., Harada et al., and Macartney et al. on the threading of cyclodextrins on “thin” molecules. If these “threads” are short, [2] rotaxanes result; if they are polymers, polyrotaxanes are the products. One thing remains certain: cyclodextrins will continue to inspire imaginative projects. (Figure Presented.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)846-848
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Volume31
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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