(Figure Presented) Raising the bar. Tethering the macrocyclic polyether to the tetracationic cyclophane in a "donor-acceptor" catenane (see schematic representation) slows down the process of partial pirouetting of the crown ether around the cyclophane by a factor of 10000. This level of structural control has important consequences for the design of the next generation of molecular switches that depend on bistable "donor-acceptor" catenanes.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie - International Edition|
|State||Published - May 13 2005|
- Molecular devices
- Template synthesis
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