Fahrenbach, Albert C.
Dey, Sanjeev Kumar
Share, Andrew I.
Friedman, Douglas C.
Gasa, Travis B.
Khashab, Niveen M.
Flood, Amar H.
Stoddart, Fraser Fraser Raser
KAUST DepartmentAdvanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center
Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
Chemical Science Program
End User Computing
Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
Smart Hybrid Materials (SHMs) lab
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AbstractA strategy towards increasing the lifetime of the metastable state of a rotaxane incorporating tetrathiafulvalene, 1,5-dioxynaphthalene and bipyridinium (BIPY 2+) is presented. Incorporation of BIPY 2+ served multiple roles as an electrostatic barrier to relaxation, a supramolecular recognition site for bis-1,5-dioxynaphthalenecrown-10 macrocycle, and upon reduction a recognition site for the mechanically bonded cyclobis(paraquat-p-phenylene) ring. © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2010.
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry (RSC)