Design and synthesis of trichromatic [2]catenane molecules for electronic paper display

Taichi Ikeda*, Adides Williams, Amar H. Flood, Wei Qiao Deng, William A. Goddard, J. Fraser Stoddart

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Interlocked molecules, such as catenanes and rotaxanes, have been used to create novel functional devices. In this present study, we are proposing a tristable, trichromatic [2]catenane composed of one macrocycle containing three stations, i.e., tetrathiafulvalene (TTF), benzidine (BZ), and 1,5-dioxynaphthalene (DNP) units, which is interlocked with the cyclobis(paraquat)-p-phenylene tetracationic cyclophane (CBPQT 4+). We expect the catenane to show red, green and blue colors when the CBPQT 4+ is on DNP, TTF and BZ stations, respectively. The trichromatic and long-lived tristable states of this design potentially offers cost saving for display technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication54th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecules - Polymer Preprints, Japan
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event54th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecules - Yamagata, Japan
Duration: Sep 20 2005Sep 22 2005


Other54th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecules


  • Electrochromism
  • Electronic Paper Displays
  • Interlocked Molecules
  • Molecular Devices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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