Thermoregulated optical properties of peptidic pseudorotaxanes

Jean Christophe Meillon, Normand Voyer*, Éric Biron, François Sanschagrin, J. Fraser Stoddart

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Natural peptide spine and artificial crown ether are blended together to form a hybrid structure. A dicationic benzylammonium guest threads through the crown ether pendants and the resulting noncovalent, self-assembled pseudorotaxane complex, shown schematically in the picture, is both stable and has optical properties dependant on temperature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-145
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 3 2000


  • Circular dichroism
  • Peptides
  • Receptors
  • Rotaxanes
  • Supramolecular chemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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