The genesis of a new range of interlocked molecules

Peter T. Glink, Cesare Schiavo, J. Fraser Stoddart*, David J. Williams

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Secondary dialkylammonium ions self-assemble with suitably sized macrocyclic polyethers, such as the well-known dibenzo-24-crown-8 and bis-p-phenylene-34-crown-10, into pseudorotaxane superstructures in (a) solution, (b) the solid state and (c) the 'gas phase'.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1483-1490
Number of pages8
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number13
StatePublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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