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Cucurbit[8]uril-mediated pseudo[2,3]rotaxanes

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Guanglu Wu, István Szabó, Edina Rosta, Oren A. Scherman

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13227-13230
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number88
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

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Pseudo[2,3]rotaxanes have been successfully fabricated by the complexation of cucurbit[8]uril (CB[8]) macrocycles with extended viologen derivatives. Two design rules enable the incorporation of a third CB[8] onto a recently reported pseudo[2,2]rotaxane. Incorporation of a third macrocycle confines the dimeric stacking of chromophores into specific alignment, leading to effective electron-delocalisation along their long molecular axis.

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